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“North Island-Appledore”
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Appledore Lodge
Ranked #4 of 20 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, Ca
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33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“North Island-Appledore”
Reviewed 23 February 2008

We stayed at the Appledore Lodge for three nights. The hosts, Janet and Jim Pugh are great. They made us feel at home. The accomodations were extremely clean. The view of the river and the surrounding landscape is spectacular. We would stay here again if in the area.

Stayed January 2008
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Reviewed 18 November 2007

We recently had 5 nights at Appledore Lodge.
It was marvellous! It stood out as our best stop in NZ.
Janet and Jim welcomed us and spent time with us describing the local attrations and even booked some of them for us. They were charming and so helpful.
The room was delightful - everything was spotless. Room presentaion was exceptional. The room overlooked the river which was so relaxing.
We enjoyed the breakfast baskets and it was always a treat to discover what was being served for the day, homemade breads, muffins, scones, jams, eggs - delicious!
The addition of a selection of wines for a reasonable price in the room was a great idea. We sat out on the patio and watched the river drinking our wine in the evenings.
We found the location very convenient to all the attractions in the North.
We would certainly return for another relaxing vacation at Appledore Lodge.
Pat & Ken

  • Liked — great hosts and wonderful accommodations
  • Disliked — Nothing - all was excellent
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed 8 November 2007

This was our second visit to this relaxing, private oasis of calm.

The hosts, Janet & Jim are so welcoming and willing to fufill any requests for a comfortable stay with recommendations of shopping, dining out, tours etc. offers of a hot tub for travel aches and then a breakfast basket worth waking up for ,- just yummy.
It's all the little things, from well stocked kitchen utensils, crockery and glassware, soft towels with special soaps, quality bed linen, cleanliness of the rooms throughout, beautifully kept grounds and views of the gently tumbling Waitangi river in a gorgeous 2 acre setting that make a weary travellers stay so rewarding.
When we can, we will be back for another rejuvenating experience.

  • Liked — Spacious rooms, privacy, cleanliness, friendly & willing hosts
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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devon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 June 2007

After spending a month travelling the North & South Islands, staying at Appledore Lodge for 5 days at the beginning of our adventure, we were really spoilt by the standard of the accommodation and the attention to detail to make our stay memorable by Janet & Jim.
Over the next three weeks we stayed in all different styles of accommodation from B&B to 5* hotels and we felt we had to travel back to Appledore Lodge for the last 4 days of our holiday to make sure we were not 'dreaming' the first time.
The location by the river, the food, accommodation & hosts was 5*. We would not hesitate to recommend Appledore Lodge to anyone.
Looking forward to our next visit.
Paul & Lucy

Stayed February 2003
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Leicester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2007

Janet and Jim made us very welcome at their lovely riverside home,it had a very relaxing atmosphere and a beautiful garden with amazing views. There was everything that we needed for our three day visit to the Bay of Islands.The breakfasts were yummy, especially the yogurt, and it was very nice to sit and eat out on the decking. We were sorry to leave Appledore Lodge and can recommend it for a long or short break.

Janet and Eric. (Leicester.U.K.)

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  • Stayed January 2007, travelled as a couple
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Devon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 April 2007

As a single Female Traveller arriving here surpassed my expectations, WOW is the first impression and then it gets better.
All rooms have River views and own decking with shade if needed, just the TOPS.
Delicious filling breakfast, home made Bread, Jam and Yoghurt, plus varied cooked, a great start..
Janet and Jim's suggestions, and booking if necessary to fill the days, plus help with forward bookings could not be improved on.
Take a glass of wine and sit beside the River or unwind in the Hot Tub, both a treat not available very often..
For all visitors the Hosts are the bonus that made my stay so memorable.
Appledore lodge should NOT be missed.

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  • Stayed January 2007, travelled solo
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Bucks UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2007

Lovely spot, charming hosts.

The highlight was being served wine whilst soaking in the hot tub, overlooking the river , and then there was the comet !!

Stayed January 2007
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Additional Information about Appledore Lodge

Property: Appledore Lodge
Address: 624 Puketona Road | Northland, 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 Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Appledore Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rediscover tranquility and peace to the sound of the Waitangi River gently tumbling over miniature waterfalls and rapids, set in two acres of gently sloping pasture land and only 25 meters from the river bank, you will be spellbound by the views from your pillow and all of our accommodation with 1 kilometer of uninterrupted river frontage views. ... more   less 
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