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“An Amazing Birthday Retreat!”
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Crisdon Castle
Ranked #16 of 21 Paihia B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Where should I start! Chris and Donna have the most amazing property ever! It's on top of the hills and you see an absolute to-die-for scenery. I kid you not when I say, it's heaven.

Very cosy Spanish villa with absolute privacy! I can't think of anywhere to spend my 29th... It was amazing.

Shout out to Chris and Donna!! Lovely couple.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Junainy J
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed three nights as a long weekend getaway from the city. Communication was excellent for booking. Hosts were friendly and welcoming but still gave us plenty of space.
As an added bonus we were upgraded to the Royal Suite on the last night because it was empty and the view was not allowed to go to waste.
Highly recommending to all our friends.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank KatHulmeNZ
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

The photos tell the story. The property exceeded our expectations, as did the management, they know what people want! We will absolutely be returning here, you will not find better value for money. Views are 5star, service is 5star, rooms are 5star....

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Yhebigv82
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Fabulous place to stay in Pahia, we could not fault it. we stayed in the Kings retreat and what a treat!! The views from both balconies were just amazing, fabulous bed even more fabulous bathroom with double bath for two with amazing views from the window across the bay..heaven!!!
Chris and Donna were brilliant hosts we were made to feel so welcome, the breakfast was by far the best we had in New Zealand...super cook, Donna, also super interior designer her attention to detail was fantastic
Please go and stay at this most wonderful place we didn't want to leave but it was a wonderful way to spend our last three days in New Zealand
Having stayed in many hotels and B&b's we would rate this one, as gold star, 5 star!!!
Thank you Chris and Donna for making our stay such a memorable one even down to my lovely chocolate brownie Birthday cake.
we would recommend to all our friends

Room Tip: All rooms were good
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank PatriciaNorthBeds
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

The 5 is a qualified rating. First, the location, the accomodation, the view, the hosts and the breakfast were 5+. The qualification comes because breakfast is an additional cost option, and that limits the opportunity to visit with other travelers, which is a major plus for us when we stay at B&Bs. The other problem is the wifi did not reach our room and we had to go to the main area to get a signal.
With that said, you will not find a more beautiful view to wake up to on your NZ travels. The apartment we stayed in was spacious, well laid out, and with two bedrooms could easily accomodate two couples.
When we have the chance to return to Pahia, we will book with Chris and Donna again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

The hosts were very helpful and outlook from accomodation was lovely. Kings Nook room was ok, bit dusty, otherwise clean. Thought it was a B&b which usually means breakfast included which was our oversight. Overall not great value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lyn R
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Crisdon Castle is amazing. We stayed here for 2 nights in the Knights Nook. Great place, great location, just a couple of minutes drive out of Paihia. These where our final 2 nights in New Zealand after 4 weeks of traveling from south to north. Absolutely great!
Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to everybody.
As Cris mentioned at breakfast, an other morning in paradise!

Room Tip: The pool make's the view great. Looks great and definitely adds something to the place. The thin...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Frankbaars
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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 21 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range: £93 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Crisdon Castle 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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