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Crisdon Castle
Ranked #16 of 20 Paihia B&B and Inns
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

On our two week vacation in Roratonga and New Zealand, Crisdon Castle was our very favorite night. Just about as soon as the 6 of us arrived, we decided we didn't want go anywhere else for the evening. Donna helped us get dinner delivered so we could enjoy our full night there. Cris made us a fire in the enclosed porch so we had a perfect spot to chill, drink some wine and love this great space. Our only wish was that we could have stayed a couple more nights! Oh and breakfast was the best I'd ever had at a B&B!

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Tacoma
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Six of us spent a wonderful evening at Crisdon Castle in Pahia. The accommodations were outstanding, the views spectacular, and the experience enjoyable for all. Although the weather was blustery, Cris and Donna have created a number of comfortable spots protected from the weather to enjoy the scenery and landscaping. The rooms were nicely decorated and well stocked. The hospitality was exceeded our expectation. The breakfast was terrific. All six of us agreed that we would recommend this highly.

Room Tip: The suites are great
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Kerikeri, NZ
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We honeymooned in the royal suite some three years ago and my husband surprised me for our 3rd anniversary with another night in the same suite. It did not disappoint. The view, the roman bath, the breakfast, the linens used - all of it is fabulous - not to mention the service from Donna and Chris. Just fab!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Great views of the bay... that has been said in almost all reviews.
We went during off season to have quite time, but we were put off by the lack of care factor. The linen had a bit of humid smell and dusty as if it had been there for some days. No sink for dishes and no room service to remove used dishes. Had spider webs in every corner, around microwave, cupboards... Please do give your rooms a once over every now and then.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I went to Crisdon Castle in June 2013 with my parents to celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. We stayed at Queens Quarters apartment which was just amazing. You can look down the Bay of Islands while lying on bed in the main bedroom. The bathroom is big and absolutely loved the spa bath. It has the best view of the Bay of islands. The swimming pool was just amazing. I want to go back there in summer so that I can sit in that swimming pool and look down on Russell islands. The place is so quite and peaceful but not far from the main streets of Paihia at all. Chris and Donna were so helpful and lovely. Everything was just perfect and my parents absolutely loved the place. I now know where to stay when I go back to NZ :)

Room Tip: Stay in a room with the view of the Bay of islands.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We first visited Crisdon Castle four years ago for our honeymoon and fell in love instantly with the breathtaking views and tranquility of the place. Chris & Donna made us feel so at home and nothing was too much trouble. We have been coming back ever since every chance we get! Donna is such a great cook her meals are always premier restaurant quality. The rooms are all incredibly well appointed you would have to travel far and wide to find another Crisdon Castle.

Room Tip: just book well in advance they are all amazing three of them have breathtaking views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We stayed at the Crisdon Castle in December 2012. I have been meaning to write this review for some time so apologies for its delay. We chose Crisdon because the reviews were good and the views looked lovely. It is located about a 10 minute drive out of Paihia on a small housing estate. Our room, Kings Retreat, certainly did have stunning views and the balcony was spacious. There was also an additional balcony you could use again with stunning views inland. The bed was gorgeously comfortable with good quality linens. The bathroom was sizeable and a double jet bath with a view was a fun addition. There’s a fridge and microwave and kitchen supplies all tucked behind the door but no surface space or sink to prepare food. Okay for heating something up and making tea. My two biggest criticisms were that the room was a bit dusty with cobwebs in evidence and the wifi connection was very weak due to the thick walls. You could however pick up a good wifi connection on the communal terrace or breakfast area. Breakfast was fabulous. Best breakfast I had in New Zealand and plenty of it! Overall, a very relaxing stay. The hosts are absolutely lovely and have created a very relaxed atmosphere. We wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Crisdon Castle
Address: 18 Goffe Drive, Paihia 0252, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Ranked #16 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
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Hotel Class:5 star — Crisdon Castle 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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