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Longhouse Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 21 Paihia B&B and Inns
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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“Don't hesitate to book at Longhouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

I travel a lot and usually stay away from B&B's, opting for the privacy and anonymity of a hotel... but I have to say the Longhouse was a great choice for a weekend getaway, even for this cynical traveler.

It's only a 2 minute drive to Paihia, but completely secluded on a hill among native bush. The spacious queen room I stayed in had a private deck, and John was a great host. He's a chef as well, so ask about having dinner as well as breakfast!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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John S, Public Relations Manager at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 June 2013
Thank you Jeff for your favarable comments, and was glad that we were able to convert you away from always staying in Hotels.It wasa pleasure making you welcome into our home and giving you a homely experience,we hope that when you are next in New Zealand that you will come back to the bay of Islands for a longer vist and enjoy more of the Longhouse and surrounding area.
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Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

Nothing was too much trouble for John. Chocies & water in Fridge, wifi available, beautifully decorated, comfortable bed. Cooked breakfast --wonderful. The nicest B & B we stayed in during our 12 days driving round NZ.

Room Tip: We only stayed one night, but did not hear any noise from the main road below.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 12 May 2013
Hi Loraine
Thanks so much for your review of Longhouse. It was great looking after you even though it was only for the one night. Really pleased you were happy with the room and all the extras that came with it. We trust that you have settled back in Australia and hope that all is well with you.
Once again thanks for your review and hope to see you back one day in the Bay Of Islands
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

I had the most wonderful 4 days at Longhouse, John and Mike are the best hosts. (think I've found where I'd like to retire!!). John and Mike were very helpful with local sites to visit and where the good restaurants were to have dinner
The accommodation: couldn't fault.
The Food: breakfast to die for...dinner on request (John sources local produce)
Location: Peaceful ---- Native birds singing all day.
I'll be back boys
Joanne
Gold Coast, Australia

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Hi Joanne and thank you for your review. It was absolute pleasure looking after you. So pleased you have found the perfect place to retire. Any help don't hesitate to contact us. We would love to have you come and stay again. Hope the weather in Brisbane has improved. I'm sure it has.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

A very enjoyable 3 night stay over the Easter break. It is a private setting just a few minutes from the main town and away from the hustle and bustle. On arrival the hosts made us feel comfortable and were knowledgeable about what there was to do in Paihia and the best eating spots around town. We loved the king deluxe room that we had booked and thought it was fantastic value for money compared to other accommodation over this period. The breakfast was delicious and we were lucky enough to have the Sunday roast included in our 3 night package. We will not hesitate to recommend to others and would certainly stay again in the future.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Thanks for staying with us at Longhouse. It was great looking after you and so pleased you enjoyed the meals provided. We would love to have you stay again. Thanks for your review
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Longhouse Bed and Breakfast is situated outside Paihia, a little off the road to Haruru Falls. It is a perfectly secluded and tranquil place to get away from the tourism bustle on the coast and yet be within reach of all the activities.

Travelling on my own and after a lot of driving and spending every night in a different place, I had been searching for a comfortable yet affordable room to relax, unwind and rest a few days. Longhouse turned out to be the perfect choice.

I stayed in the Queen Room for $109 per night and what I got was:
- a very spacious room
- comfortable bed
- free WIFI
- functional kitchenette
- beautiful bathroom (including the fluffiest bathrobe I've ever worn)
- my own little balcony that was part of the larger deck
- delicious breakfast

The road was not too far away, so I could hear the traffic, but it wasn't too bad and died down at nights. Plus, the crickets were louder. Longhouse is within easy walking distance from Haruru Falls and there is a beautiful forest walk from there to Waitangi Treaty Ground.

Without any doubt the best about Longhouse, though, are John and Mike, the hosts. They are just incredibly lovely and made me feel so welcome. I wanted to go on a sailing trip? Mike drove me down to Paihia harbour. I did not want to go out for dinner on my own? They invited me to share theirs (and John is an awesome cook). I needed to do some washing? They did it.

Thank you so much, guys! :)

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Thank you for your excellent review. After your trip through New Zealand it was great to see that you were able to relax and unwind and enjoy the time at Longhouse in our Queen Room and of course your exploring in the Bay Of Islands. Especially the sailing which we know you had a fantastic day. Hope the tan was topped up enough for your time in Samoa. We thoroughly enjoyed your time here and the dinner we had together. You will be well back into routine now you are back in Germany but we hope the memories of Longhouse and the Bay of Islands and N.Z will stay with you. All the very best and if you are ever in this part of the world again we would love to have you to stay.
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Speen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

We had 4 nights at the Longhouse B&B at Haruru Falls, Paihia and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Both John and Mike were very welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful with great tips on what to see and where to go. They organised some trips for us, and even dropped us off and picked us up again for one event. The B&B was very comfortable, spotlessly clean, in a quiet, but convenient, location and a great place to return to after a tiring day of touring. We had an evening meal which John cooked on our last evening and it was delicious.

Room Tip: The King room was very large and had its own little terrace
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 March 2013
It was a pleasure looking after you. We are really pleased you enjoyed the King Room at Longhouse. The Bay of Islands is a magical place and we are really thrilled you enjoyed the tours you went on. We both enjoyed having dinner with you on your final night and still brings back happy memories of your time with us. Hope all is well in the Uk and hope to see you again if you travel to New Zealand.
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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

My husband and I had the most wonderful 2 nights stay at Longhouse, everything was just perfect,the location, the room which was modern, well appointed and very clean was extremely comfortable.
Our hosts John and Mike were friendly, very helpful and the best hosts, the breakfasts were wonderful also.

If you are wanting a luxurious place to stay in the Bay of Islands being extremely well looked after then Longhouse is the place to be,

thank you John and Mike

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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John S, Owner at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 March 2013
Thanks for your comments. No doubt you will be well back into the Waiheke routine by now. It was great looking after you and hope that we will be able to sometime again soon.
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Property: Longhouse Bed and Breakfast
Address: 3 Kaipatiki Rise | Haruru, Paihia 0204, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Longhouse Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful spot in the Bay of Islands, Longhouse is an idyllic place to stay to relax and unwind. We are just 3 km from bustling Paihia for all of the Bay of Islands activities. Two minutes to the amazing Haruru Falls and only ten minutes to Kerikeri. We have three rooms available to our guests. The King room with en-suite, King Size bed (can be made into a twin) is situated at one end of the house for privacy that has its own balcony and entrance. The Queen Room with En-Suite is situated at the opposite end of the house with own entrance and balcony adjoining to the main deck area. The Princess Room is a smaller room and is a shared bathroom with one other room and this has direct access on to the main deck. Delicious Full English or Continental Breakfasts are included in all of the room prices. Dinner is also available by prior arrangement. A two minute drive to Paihia to enjoy your Island Boat Trips, Russell, Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the local Golf Course or just to relax on the local beach. There are plenty of other activities available to you that the Bay Of Islands has to offer. You can explore further by driving to the Top Of New Zealand to Cape Reinga and discover the beautiful beaches en route either on your way up or on your return. With all this on your doorstep come and join us at Longhouse Bed and Breakfast. You won’t regret it. Your hosts John and Mike will look forward to welcoming guests to Longhouse Bed and Breakfast. ... more   less 
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