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“One of the best location we had in NZ.”
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Appledore Lodge
Ranked #3 of 21 Paihia B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Wonderful location and service we visited at Dez 2012. Nothing to change, simply one of the best location you can join. Stephanie and Carl provided an brilliant stay. We will come back next time in NZ.

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Appledorelodge, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2013

Thank you for your kind review. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your trip as much as your stay in the Bay of Islands.

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Reviewed 19 January 2013

Extremely beautiful view! Homemade breakfast for the morning after already placed in fridge, which was quite handy! Friendly hosts, who had a lot of information about the things to do, and helped us make the reservation.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Appledorelodge, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2013

Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased to have been of service to you.

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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We had a very warm welcome from Janet and Jim from the Appledore lodge. They arranged a booking for a tour to the hole in the rock and points us some good restaurants en free parking places in the town of Pahia, all wrote on a map. The room had a spectacular view and a very nice and comfortable bed. The breakfast was very good.
Thank you, Janet and Jim for your hospitality and we recommend this B&B to all our friends in Belgium

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

A nice room with the view on the river. So one expect to have a quiet room. But unfortunately the B&B is located close to the road so one a little nuisance of the traffic noise. No WiFi. When we arrived the hosts were very pushy in selling us a boot trip to the hole in the rock. It felt uncomfortable. But on the other hand the boot trip was very good.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

Steph and Carl were the perfect hosts for a perfect B&B and surrounding. We spend two days in november 2012 and really enjoyed our stay. The view across the river is just beautiful. The beach of Paihia is just a 5 Minute car ride away. And much thanks to Carl and Steph for all your tipps and hints - especially 'her majesty pleasure'! To say it short: We would come back right now! Greetings Katja and Patrick

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Appledore is set on the banks of the Waitangi river about 7km from Paihia.
The setting of the house is idillyc but as there are no shops or restaurants within walking distance you have to drive to eat - it took us about ten minutes to drive to Pahia where there are plenty of options. Stephanie and Carl were very helpful giving us suggestions for places to eat as well as trips.
One downside was the breakfast which, having been prepared the previous afternoon / evening, was left in our fridge for the next morning...so some of the items were a little past their best.
Compared to other similar B&B's we felt it was a little overpriced.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

I have been reading through past reviews and thought I would write a little update in response to this positive one. Since your stay, we have taken over the Lodge and breakfast is now served in the main house dining room - a substantial continental breakfast that will set you up for the day! Various other upgrades have taken place and we strive to make our guests' stay as pleasurable as possible. Thank you for your feedback- it has been most helpful. Colleen and Ashley

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Wow we were so lucky to find Appledore. Everything was absolutely wonderful - Stephanie and Carl, our hosts, could not have been more friendly and helpful and the accommodation and setting were outstanding. Photos on web do not deceive. All this peace within 5 minutes drive of Paihia. The best start to our 6 week tour that we coudl have hoped for. Wished we lived closer, we would be regular visitors.

Roger and Barbara Baldwin
Thorpe Bay, England

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #3 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Paihia
Price Range: £93 - £194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Appledore Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Appledore Lodge is a luxury boutique bed and breakfast Lodge on the banks of the Waitangi River. Guests love using the outdoor swimming pool which overlooks the gardens and river and is a fabulous outdoor space for a BBQ or for relaxing. Breakfast is a sociable affair with guests from around the globe exchanging travel tales. We pride ourselves on helping our guests make the most of their time with us and on their forward journeys. The suites are all individually appointed and offer comfort and views. ... more   less 
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