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    The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

    State Highway 11, Opua 0241, New Zealand
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    29/10/2017 30/10/2017
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    • Excellent86%
    • Very good10%
    • Average2%
    • Poor1%
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    “new zealand” (21 reviews)
    “infinity pool” (6 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Multilingual Staff
    Golf course
    5.0 Star Hotel
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

    Sadly we only had four nights in this extraordinary haven.... it was superb..... made totally by our wonderful hosts Glenys and Yogi...words cannot do justice to the whole experience. Awesome..We became totally immersed in the view, the peace, the ambience, the food.... oh the food.......More

    Thank Lou V
    Reviewed 17 July 2017

    Tucked away, The Sanctuary was a hidden gem. With breathtaking views from the bedroom balcony, even though the weather outside was cold (we were there in July) you felt like you were in a rainforest overlooking the sea. Glenis and Jogi were fabulous hosts and...More

    Thank Esther A
    Reviewed 20 June 2017

    We had a amazing 3 night stay earlier in the year and the place is 'just what it says on the tin'. if you want a bit of peace and tranquility with amazing views its the place for you. We unfortunately had bad weather for...More

    Thank luckyjulie
    Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

    My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our honeymoon and I have to say it was the perfect final stop. The accommodation itself is amazing, beautifully designed and built in an absolutely stunning location - the views from the...More

    Thank Hannahmccrindle27
    Reviewed 30 April 2017

    We really enjoyed our couple of days at the sanctuary. The location is great, and the views are amazing. Our room was very comfortable, and the small deck was great for some fresh air. Glenys and Yogi were very helpful in suggesting places to go...More

    Thank Ali S
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    • US$195 - US$429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • North Island >
    • Northland Region >
    • Bay of Islands >
    • Opua
    • Also Known As
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