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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lovely location on the bay - very quiet and peaceful outlook, beautiful sunsets. Comfortable and well appointed self contained accommodation. Very helpful hosts with excellent knowledge of the surrounding areas and New Zealand.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Set in the most tranquil bay, Pawhaoa Lodge is a joy to visit. The scenery all around it is beautiful and there are many excellent hikes to take. Bill and Claire are excellent hosts and good cooks. Their rooms and cottages are spacious and very well equipped.

Thank Foxcombe2
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Claire and Bill are amazing hosts and Pawhaoa Bay Lodge is a Jewel in New Zealand crown. From beautifully catered meals in the Lodge if you don't wish to cook to collecting clams on the beech and catching snapper in the bay for the BBQ at your Villa, Claire and Bill ensure your stay is perfect for you. On arrival...

Thank S C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Our stay at Pawhaoa Lodge, a tranquil haven about 45 mins from the small town of Russell, was so relaxing. Our large ensuite room was very comfortable and clean. Small touches such as fragrant gardenias on the bedside table, a bowl of fresh fruit, and biscuits to accompany our tea and coffee were much appreciated. The view was like a...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We stayed at Pawhaoa Bay Lodge over Christmas/new year 15/16. All guests were away from family and friends but Claire and Bill made this experience everyone's home away from home. We were met with a glass of bubbles and treated to a 4 course Christmas feast. It is secluded but meets all criteria for total relaxation, except for the walks,...

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 14 November 2015

My husband and I stayed at Pawhaoa Lodge just a few weeks ago and find the overall experience quite nice but I will give an honest review. The location of the place is quite remote and definitely not near any shops or amenities but this is certainly part of the charm and not at all off putting. It is probably...

Thank Erika M
ClaireNewZealand, Owner at Pawhaoa Bay Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest critique of the Villa you stayed in. We are sorry that it did not meet your expectations. However we are mystified as to several of your comments. The Villa had been closed over Winter and only opened up early on your insistence on staying with us. The day before your arrival the Villa was thoroughly...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We stayed at Pawhaoa Bay at the beginning of January 2015 and would thoroughly recommend this peaceful, tranquil lodge situated on the edge of the bay. Two very attractive villas have been built in the grounds of the lodge, very simple, tasteful decor and fully equipped if guests wish to cook inside or barbecue. Guest rooms within the lodge are...

1Thank JillSh3
Reviewed 27 March 2015

We visited New Zealand in Feb 2015 on our honeymoon and chose to stay at the Pawhaoa Bay Lodge in the Bay of Islands region for four nights. This lodge is tucked away in a serene setting on Bland Bay and yet, is just a short drive away from the quaint town of Russell. We stayed at one of the...

1Thank SubSh
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We are fussy travellers, but Pawhaoa Bay Lodge ticked every box! The thought and design that Bill and Claire put into building the lodge is inspirational and we couldn't think of anything that this wonderful property lacked! Bill and Claire have travelled extensively; they've brought back the best ideas from around the world and put them into practice in their...

1Thank Ann D
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2015

We stayed with Claire and Bill in January. What a fabulous place.The setting is stunning. Sitting outside with a glass of wine with Bill and Clair watching the sun go down.... What more could you ask. Everything you need is there in the beautiful villa. Claire is a wonderful cook, we had a gourmet breakfast every morning and stayed for...

Thank Mary D

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Additional Information about Pawhaoa Bay Lodge

Address: 946 Whangaruru North Road, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands
Price Range: £233 - £279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pawhaoa Bay Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Villa's are amazing, upstairs bedroom with balcony, and large lounge/kitchen downstairs with covered decking and BBQ”
 of 5 bubbles scN5905GF, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Villas have separate lounge, kitchenette if you wish to self cater”
 of 5 bubbles C3821MDjog, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed the self-contained villa, but the B and B rooms looked fantastic too.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnD136, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“We stayed at the Lodge as opposed to the Villas. We like the Lodge - it is comfortable and makes you feel at home.”
 of 5 bubbles LConwayUsa, 24 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We took the fully catered option within the lodge as we wanted a complete break from everything.”
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 of 5 bubbles Stookies, 2 Jun 2012 | Read review
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