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“Excellent place to be in the Bay of Islands”

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Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 20 Paihia B&B and Inns
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Bonn, Germany
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3 reviews
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“Excellent place to be in the Bay of Islands”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I spend five night at the Decks of Pahia on recommendation of a friend. Phil and Wendy are great hosts and run a wonderful Bed & Breakfast nicely located in Pahia hills. The place feels like being home. All rooms are clean, comfortable and well equipped with direct access to a terrace and the pool area. Excellent home made breakfast.
Phil and Wendy know pretty much everything about the area and beyond so they gave le lots of nice recommendation what to see and where to eat.
Excellent hospitality. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
It was an absolute pleasure hosting you also - and so lovely to meet you via our mutual friend. Thanks for the fabulous review, and we hope that you make it down to NZ again some time and can squeeze in a few more days in our wonderful area.
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East Horsley, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

We spent five weeks travelling in New Zealand and ended our trip for three nights at the Decks of Pahia on the recommendation of friends who had stayed eighteen months ago. Philip and Wendy Hopkinson offer wonderful hospitality, they make you feel really at home, the rooms are very comfortable, spotlessly clean, with great views from the decking overlooking the swimming pool. Outstanding breakfasts, and good advice, really to be recommended !!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Fabulous kind review - thank you so much. We are so pleased we were able to make a difference to your time in New Zealand and do hope that we are able to continue to keep in touch.
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

A modern, peaceful bed and breakfast. Wendy and Phillip are hosts who go out of their way to help and suggest and book tours. Great breakfasts. A real home away from home. Its worth the walk up the hill.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
It was totally our pleasure having you stay with us - just as much fun for us too! Do hope you are able to come back again next time you have a conference in the area!
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France
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Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Situated atop a hill overlooking the town (only 2-3 mins away but steep), this is a modern house with three guest bedrooms on a decked terrace overlooking the small pool. Seating, table and loungers available on quiet, sun-drenched deck.
Phil and Wendy are friendly hosts and knowledgeable about the whole Northland area (Wendy works in travel trade) .
Large, comfortable bed and bathroom with shower and, unusually, shelf space!
Rooms nicely decorated and clean.
Free Wifi with decent strength.
Continental breakfast available 0730-1000 and cooked options available.
Very pleasant and relaxing. Recommended.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thanks so much for your very kind review - so glad we were able to help in making your holiday to NZ special. Safe travels back to your beautiful part of the world. Hope you get a nice warm French spring to ease you into summer. They are predicting a long hot summer for you in Europe.
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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

A peaceful place up on the hillside overlooking the town of Paihia. The rooms are a good size and ours was adjacent to the small pool - a good spot to sit in the sun and enjoy a glass of wine.
Our hosts Phil and Wendy made us welcome and organised for us to have good seating for the trip to Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach.
Well placed for trips over the water to Russell
Good breakfasts

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thanks for your review - so pleased we were able to contribute to you having a lovely time in Paihia. Do hope you can return some day.
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Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2014

The Decks of Paihia is a fabulous peaceful place to stay. The rooms are extremely comfortable and the attention to every detail is just amazing. The rooms have access to a lovely terrace by the pool... the perfect place to relax. Wendy and Phil are so kind and welcoming and their knowledge of places to visit so helpful (and not just in the Bay of Islands) Breakfast was delicious! Really hope we get the opportunity to return one day. We would definitely recommend this lovely B&B to anyone visiting the Bay of Islands.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thank so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it and also very much enjoyed meeting you all and having you stay. So happy your time here in New Zealand was blessed with such lovely weather, and we too hope you can return one day.
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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

This was my second time staying at the Decks of Pahia and I looked forward to the return visit. It's an amazing place to unwind and relax or go into town to join up on adventures.
Phil and Wendy make you feel and home and know where to go to get the best out of the area.

Room Tip: This is located up a big hill but Wendy or Phil are willing to drive you to and from downtown
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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decksofpaihia, Owner at Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
It's always wonderful seeing our guests come back again. So glad you were here to enjoy Phil's special birthday celebrations with him as well. Hope we see you again for a 3rd time!. All the best for 2014.
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Property: Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Address: 69 School Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Decks of Paihia Luxury Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in central Paihia above the main village with great views, your friendly hosts Philip and Wendy Hopkinson have spent 2 decades in hospitality. A superior standard of accommodation in poolside rooms surrounded by peaceful private gardens abundant with birdlife. They are keen to share their extensive knowledge of the Northland region and New Zealand. Guest rooms stylishly furnished, heated and air conditioned, en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and very comfortable interiors. Complimentary wireless internet. Separate guest lounge adjacent to all rooms to relax in, or enjoy a relaxing afternoon poolside on the deck outside your room. ... more   less 
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