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“What a great long weekend!”
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Crisdon Castle
Ranked #16 of 20 Paihia B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“What a great long weekend!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My wife and I stayed at crisdon castle in jan this 2014. It was fantastic. The best b&b we had been too. Very private with a friendly atmosphere. The best view in Paihai, maybe NZ! we didn't want to leave. We have been dreaming of returning since the day we left, pity it's over the ditch for us! Only advice is spend the extra money and get their best suite, we did and you won't be disappointed, however if that's not possible I don't think they have a bad one from what we seen! If you looking for a slice of heaven on your romantic New Zealand trip, crisdon castle is it. Can't speak a bad word about this B&B.
Talk to the owners about what and who to book for adventures in Paihai, local knowledge is gold for a great visit.

Room Tip: Great area, wish we had planned more time to explore. Need a car to get around, all the rooms look g...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

A Castle in New Zealand! The idea of staying in a 'castle' was what first got my attention when I saw this on Wotif. It completely hit the spot with wonderfully designed rooms that have the grandeur you would expect from a Castle. The water views are the best we have found in New Zealand and are expansive even from your own deck. The natural setting was the icing on the cake. Chris and Donna are definitely people you would call the 'the hosts with the most' being genuine and down to earth who went beyond what I would have expected and made us feel so welcome. We have been back more than once and will certainly stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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
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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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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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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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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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