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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We loved this place. We had a family two-bed apartment with a sea view...and what a stunning view, through the surrounding natural bush to the bay below. The apartment was spacious and clean and the owners,Jan and Kevin welcoming and very helpful with local information. We would come back here again and highly recommend it.

2 Thank Tiernan M
Regensburg, Germany
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86 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We have been to Paihia a couple of times. This time we had the perfect accommodation. Very quiet, great view over the bay, absolutely charming. Room was very clean and comfy. View from the private deck perfect. Very good value for the pric ewe paid.

1 Thank WolfJosef
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I believe we had the studio. We loved this place the view was stunning, the staff were very helpful and our room clean quiet and comfortable. Kitchen and bathroom are retro and may not suit everyone but we found all we needed. Outside we had a patio area. Wish we could have stayed longer and done some of the walks.... More 

1 Thank screennamechalky
Warrnambool, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great 2 bedroom apartment with fantastic views across the bay from the balcony and living room. Hosts were fantastic and gave us great tips and information on what to do and see in this region. Thanks Kev for the tip to see the big Kauri tree which we all hugged. A bit of a walk into town so may need... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We spend 2 great nights at the Retreat, with a stunning view on the bay. Here calm place, which we enjoyed a lot. The room we had was very confortable and quite big, and quite complete kitchen equipments. The hosts are very nice and can glandly help you. We had a very nice stay here. Great place near Paihia !

1 Thank Oriana P
Suzhou, China
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Not far from Paihia, but still calm. Excellent location with view over the bay. Spacious apartment although the furniture is a bit outdated. Good equipment in the kitchen. Grill and kids trampoline available. Good starting point for day trips in the bay

2 Thank Taste C
Adelaide, Australia
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102 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed 10 days and had a marvellous time. Very quiet, very relaxing, spectacular views and friendly service. As it wasn't busy, just in early December, Jo upgraded us from a Studio to a nice, quiet and spacious unit as we extended our stay from 3 to 10 nights. We enjoyed our stay very much

Warragul, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

This cottage had everything. Facilities are good, the view from living area and bedroom are breath taking, and the owners and staff are super friendly and helpful. They even put down a new road surface to our cottage while we waited (that's a long story !!!)

1 Thank Sheila A
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The only thing I didn't like about this place was that we couldn't stay more than one night. The rooms were very quaint - slightly dated, which made them even more attractive, in my opinion. Some of these places can be a bit clinical but the Retreat was homely and just a beautiful, warm and calm place to be. Hosts... More 

1 Thank Jennifer C
Kaitaia, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We have just spent 2 nights at the Retreat and it was wonderful. The moment we arrived Jan made us most welcome and she informed us that she had upgraded us from a studio to a one bedroom unit. If you are looking for a quiet, friendly place to stay with great views we really recommend it.

1 Thank Pat B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A quiet,secluded natural bush setting set on a 10 acre Penninsula with panoramic uninterrupted seaviews,Northfacing,but only 3 minutes drive to Paihia Central.Bush walks,great Fishing,native bird life and access to the Coastal Walkway A perfect home away from Home ,Friendly Hospitality ,Relaxed Genuine Kiwi Owners ,on site. Prepare to be spoilt.A great place to base your Complete Northland Holiday ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Retreat

Address: 22 Paihia Road | Paihia, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: ₹ 4,661 - ₹ 9,939 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Unit 8 was situated up higher still than some of the others and surrounded in bush. We would choose this one again.”
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 of 5 bubbles Josie006, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I don't think any of their rooms would be unacceptable... as they all have beach views.”
 of 5 bubbles TeresaS812, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms offer fabulous ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles ianr150, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Our 2 bedroom unit had amazing views, but all others were similar”
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“the end unit with 2 bedrooms has the most elevation, and the bonus, it was a stand alone chalet with no neighbours too close.”
 of 5 bubbles thejunos, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
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