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“A place to return to again.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Busby Manor

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Busby Manor
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A place to return to again.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Considering a holiday spot in the Bay of Islands (Northland). Look no further. Busby Manor offers everything for that down to earth family holiday of years gone by. A pool for the kids, spa for the adults, kayaking across the road and yes, bikes available for use. We shall return.

Room Tip: There are upstairs and downstairs rooms. We liked the downstairs room as the outdoor courtyard is a...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Okay, the first thing 'everyone' will notice is that your apartment is small. But who stays in the apartment when you are moments away from the ocean, all kinds of restaurants and bars, hiking trails, kayoing, waterfalls, parasailing, diving, and a ferry or speedboat to take you to the other 144 islands for more adventures? We had a one bedroom looking out into the ocean. We found it very clean, modern, and great for us, my husband and me. The day it did rain, we spent time in Busby Manor's library, drinking coffee and sharing stories with one of the very friendly and informative managers, Sharon, Jo, or Laura. We will return!

Room Tip: No room service but all kinds of restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. No fiitness cen...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We had a wonderful Easter break staying at Busby Manor.Although the rooms are small they were spotless and the location superb and so picturesque!The staff were wonderful and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susanmarymilneo
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Danbury, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Great location near everything. Rooms average at best. Shower floor was the strangest thing I have seen. About a foot rise off the bathroom floor. Slippery and difficult to get in and out. Walls about the thickness do a piece of newspaper. We had very noisy people and no one cared. No dishwasher. I would try a different option. It was clean enough though.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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355 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

You couldn't ask for a better location in Paihia, on the waterfront and easy walk from town and close to several restaurants. The apartments are quite small but everything is in excellent condition including the pool and spa and impeccably clean. The management are very friendly and helpful and have canoes and bikes for hire.

Room Tip: At the rear is quieter as the waterfront can be noisy. All rooms have a view of the sea.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

A neat apartment, a comfortable bed and couches, a small kitchen, but well stocked with utensils and home wares. Everything is neat and tidy. The courtyard and pool area are spotless and the lounges the most comfortable I've come across.
Our only gripe is the lack of any cooling. The nights get a bit muggy and having not even a fan, let alone the air conditioner one has come to expect, is the only fault we could find with the lovely waterfront resort in Paihia.
Also a pleasant walk to wharf and shops.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Busby manor is a timeshare resort located on the north island of New Zealand I have stayed in a two bed room uint and was the best so good I have brought a unit at not Cost at all only transfer fees $450. Any way staff are great when out of way to make holiday the happiest, and the view oh my what great views from your hotel room of the bay of island out of this world. So if staying in paihia this resort is a must stay.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Busby Manor

Property: Busby Manor
Address: 34 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Paihia
Hotel Class:3 star — Busby Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Busby Manor Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

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