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Appledore Lodge
Ranked #4 of 23 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bucks UK
1 review
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“the Hot tub experience”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Leiderdorp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2007

We really liked our stay at Appledore Lodge: large room with super bed, nice view on the river from our private deck.
Janet and Jim made us feel very welcome, good English humour and super breakfast. Wonderful hosts!

Peter & Carina Rutten, The Netherlands

  • Liked — all
  • Disliked — no internet access
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2007

Hubby and I stayed had a lovely time at Appledore Lodge in august 2005. It was our first true B & B experience in NZ, leaving behind fond memories of Janet, Jim and Misty.

We took the 8.15am Intercity coach from Auckland and arrived at Paihia 12.40pm. Had a yummy calamari salad lunch near the info centre before friendly, amicable Jim came to pick us up.

The drive to the lodge is about 10mins I think (maybe Janet can do it in 7)- iI cant quite remember but I do know its definitely too far to walk there with all the luggage.

On arrival, we were told they would be upgrading us to the Cottage as the rooms in the main house were still undergoing some renovation. The cottage is just beside the main house...see the photos. Very clean, spacious, cozy & well equipped and designed.

Janet, our friendly, humorous efficient hostess was all ready to welcome us into her home. Each morning, we were treated to her yummy cooked breakfast, laid out on the table of pretty porcelain china.

To work off all the calories, we took a walk in the garden with Misty and our hosts. There’s a tree outside where Janet gets the juicy sweet grapefruit for our morning meal.

The main house is beautifully furnished, with lovely colours giving it a very cozy feel. The rooms that were undergoing renovation looked spacious and inviting. Great taste in furnishings - homely and a delight for the eyes.

On entering her living room, you are immediately greeted with a wonderful view of the patio and garden. Misty, the grand "lady" white retriever, dignified and probably used to having countless of visitors falling in love with her is a bonus addition to the stay. Even the ducks in the garden made us smile….coming from the hustle and bustle of Singapore, this was a pleasant change. A very restful and relaxing stay in this beautiful retreat. It's a wonderful place to unwind and relax.

Do take note it's not within walking distance to the shops, so you will have to plan your outings and meals to avoid taking the taxi too often in a day. We sometimes bought the delicious meat pies from the deli or some fried chicken if we didnt feel like going out again in the evening. If I am not mistaken, each trip is around NZ$10-12. Jim would sometimes give us a lift in the morning.

Winter at the Bay of Islands was restful and quiet - we had blue skies every day and the walk to town can be a very pleasant morning affair if you are up to it.

A lovely escape from the hustle and bustle for us.

  • Liked — the cozy tastefully decorated rooms and cottage
  • Stayed August 2005, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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 23 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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