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Appledore Lodge
Ranked #4 of 20 Paihia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 21 February 2011

We loved staying here. The location was so lovely with the river running by and the peaceful setting. The studio was very well equipped and the hosts Janet and Jim were very welcoming and helpful. We felt like we were staying with old friends. The pool was a lovely extra after a long day's sight seeing! The location was out of the main drag of Paihia and it was an easy drive to Kerikeri too, Plenty to see and do. Definitely one of the best places we stayed in during our trip.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2011

Appledore was the very best placed we stayed during our visit of 5 weeks to NZ. Jim and Janet are the most friendly hosts and make us feel like friends. The accommodate (we had the studie) is amazing - overlooking the river and we were treated to a wonderful array of wild life all whilst supping a glass of wine! On arrival, after long drive, we were offered a glass of wine and then took the opportunity to dip in the pool - heaven and what a view! I recommend everyone to stay at Appledore and spoil you senses.

The only problem we had was finding it ,as Appledore is not in the centre of Phaihia. It is about 10 minutes outside and as we had no directions (our travel agents fault) this proved a bit of a problem. Jim and Janet made us so welcome that we soon forgot.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2011

Appledore is a beautiful lodge nestled in a peaceful setting with lovely views over the river. Our cottage had floor to ceiling windows which allowed us to take in the wonderful scenery and beautiful light shone in the room all day.
Breakfast provisions were stocked daily and consisted of delicious home made treats which we enjoyed on our sunny deck.
The place was very clean and comfortable with plenty of space for lounging and eating.
The hosts were a delightful English couple who brought the well known British country style to this welcoming property.
Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed January 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2010

I stayed in Riverview room for 3 nights to finish off my 3 weeks campervan trip. The view was stunning with two walls of french window facing Waitangi river. You can literally do bird watching in the morning staying in your bed. The host were very helpful, friendly, and non-intrusive. And I enjoyed the swimming pool in the afternoon, the water stayed warm for quite some time after sunset. This is one of the most beautiful guest houses I've ever stayed. The only downside is that it is quite far away from the town, you better have your own means of transport, otherwise it could be inconvenient and expensive to get to town for meals or activities. But if you have your own transports, I highly recommend this place without reservation.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 November 2010

Wonderful location on the Waitangi River. Nice rooms, good homemade breakfast, very friendly hosts and comfortable clean rooms.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Appledorelodge, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review, 7 December 2010
Hi Jurgen,

Thank you for the review on 'Trip Advisor' any positives are gratefully received, we know we all live in a competitive world and if we stand still we go backwards.

Wishing you and your family all the very best for Christmas & the New Year.

Regards,

Janet & Jim Appledore Lodge.
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

We stayed at the Appledore on our first night in NZ. We stayed in the Riverview suite. It truly was a beautiful room with a beautiful view. The people that run the inn are very nice and accomodating. One problem is that the room does get very hot in the afternoon, and there is no Air Conditioning. Opening the windows doesn't help a lot, either. It cooled down nicely for the evening, and the bed was very comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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West Midlands
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

Beautiful setting by the river, extremely comfortable accommodation - self contained for privacy, with every convenience imaginable! The owners, Janet and Jim, were always available for help, assistance and advice. We had some wonderful viewings of the birds by the river!
Breakfast basket was delivered the previous evening with fresh fruit and yoghurt, cereal, juice, toast and cake.
Hospitality and accommodation highly recommended! Would have no hestitation in staying there again!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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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 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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