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Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We were lucky enough to have 4 nights at Marlin House B & B. It made for a perfect stay in Paihia. Hosts Ray and Helen were incredible hosts, making awesome coffee/continental breakfast ( hot option for a small $) and giving us great restaurant tips. We had a King room , with essentially a private porch out front with... More 

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Marlin-House-Paihia, Owner at Marlin House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Mary for taking the time to write us a great review. You are always welcome back here at Marlin House, take care Regards, Ray & Helen More 

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57 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Clean and spacious room inclusive kitchen, laundry facilities, owners constantly available through intercom, on site parking, quiet location on walking distance from city centre, perfect breakfast. Conclusion: excellent!

Marlin-House-Paihia, Manager at Marlin House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience here at Marlin House, hopefully we can welcome you back again in the not so distant future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This was a stunning B&B and great hosts, watching the storm roll in over New Years eve was amazing (even if it was too rainy to go outside). Breakfast was provided in the room and we ate on the balcony - when the rain stopped. It was walkable to town and great food options only minutes away. We loved our... More 

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Marlin-House-Paihia, Manager at Marlin House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thankyou for your outstanding review, yes unfortunately we cannot control the weather but hopefully you visit again and can see the Bay Of Islands when the sun is out! Safe Travels, welcome back anytime. More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

We stayed three nights at Marlin House and the owners , Ray and Helen, made us welcome from the start. The accommodation was homely and really well equipped with everything on hand to make us feel comfortable. The breakfast was served outside on the patio with views over the Bay and we particularly enjoyed the fruit and freshly squeezed orange... More 

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Marlin-House-Paihia, General Manager at Marlin House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you both for your wonderful review, yes Marlin House is fortunate to be situated only a few minutes walk to the centre of town and still provide great views! Safe Travels, you are welcome back anytime Regards, Tye More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The location to town is close and you can walk everywhere. Our hosts were discrete but available if and when needed. Our unit was was very private and extremely comfortable. The continental breakfast that was included was more than ample and very delicious. The quality and comfort of the bed was luxurious and the free wifi was fast and reliable.... More 

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Marlin-House-Paihia, General Manager at Marlin House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! Yes, here at Marlin House we like to provide our guests with privacy although we are only a minute away for whatever reason we are happy to help you with! We hope to welcome you back again sometime in the future, Regards, Tye More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Thanks Helen & Ray for a wonderful stay, what a hidden little gem, magnificent views over the bay. Highly recommend staying here, beautiful room and breakfast with a view😄 Simon & Claudia, Sunshine Coast Australia......will definitely be back

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Marlin-House-Paihia, General Manager at Marlin House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Simon and Claudia! Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure to have you stay here with us. We look forward to welcoming you back! More 

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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We were a larger group of travellers who stayed in the Marlin 4 bedroom apartment and could not recommend it more ! The spacious kiwi-living with a full size kitchen and lounge was more then enough to make us feel comfortable, my added favourites was the private garden courtyard with outdoor bathtub and huge out door deck and BBQ area... More 

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Marlin-House-Paihia, General Manager at Marlin House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Great to hear such positive feedback, thankyou for your time in writing this review. The Marlin Apartment Is fully equipped to cater up to 12 people, perfect for large families! Do let us no if you will be visiting us again in the future, Safe Travels! Tye More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We chose to stay at Marlin House, Pihia to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary. It proved to be a fantastic choice. Situated in a very quiet no exit street made for a very relaxing break. A short walk down the road approx 500metres and into the Main Shopping/ restaurant area. There is a good choice of restaurants and takeaway food... More 

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Scottish Borders
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We booked this bed and breakfast by reading all the previous reviews. The room was lovely, spacious, nicely furnished but on arrival there was no one on site to greet us. We had to pick up a phone which went straight through to the owners mobile who said he would be 5 minutes, 15 minutes later he drove up. There... More 

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15helen525, Manager at Marlin House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt that way. We have been in the tourist industry for 40 plus years and operating high end accommodation and Marlin House for the last 15 plus months. Yes some of the reviews have mistakenly called us Roger & Linda. Your main issue seems to be price and service. (I believe it was price) as your... More 

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215 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We loved Paihia and Marlin house was ideal for us a two couples. Each of our rooms had ensuite bathrooms and we shared a common kitchen area which was fully equipped although we only really used the fridge! I assume the if the rooms were rented to guests not travelling together, then the kitchen would be private to one of... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marlin House is a comfortable colonial-style home set in a subtropical garden with ample off-street parking.Substantial decks provide stunning views of the Bay of Islands. An easy four minute walk to the beach, wharf, cafe's, restaurants and central Paihia. Marlin House offers three generous sized suites, each with a private entrance, a sitting and dinning area, ensuite, fridge, microwave and TV. Tea and coffee making facilities are alson provided.With Rogers restaurant/chef, experience we look forward to treating you to a special breakfast which will ensure a great start to the days many activities this region has to offer. Tailord excursions or activities can be orgainised. Lunch hampers and evening meals are available by arrangement. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marlin House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 15 Bayview Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: RM631 - RM1,058 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marlin House Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Spa suit has the best view!”
 of 5 bubbles SOram1010, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Better for a group of friends than couples due to the bed/room setup. Beds are extremely comfortable and the kitchen was in top notch condition. Lots of room to spread out in and amazing view from the lounge. Amazing outdoor areas for dining at as well. ”
 of 5 bubbles KristenH415, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I had a Kingfish Suite, for two People, two-Night Stay. It was a basic room with a huge bed, lounge area, tv, ensuite and dining table with sink and microwave. I was shown a bigger room with more options which could cater for a bigger group of people, like family of friends. That room included a Spa.”
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“King room on second floor with private entrance and private porch.”
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“Grab the upper floor to have a view across the bay”
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