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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can one say? Fantastic place to stay, Wonderful Owners, Outstanding hospitality, lovely peace & quiet. Just sit on your terrace with a glass of wine watching the sun go down & watching the wildlife go about its business. Rooms spotless & comfortable & all you can eat for breakfast. Would without doubt stay again.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this fabulous review. You have summed up the atmosphere of the Lodge very well and it is so satisfying to us to know how much our guests enjoy the location as well as everything else. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Elstree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed here for one night but were treated as if we'd booked for at least a week!! Both Colleen and Ashley are wonderful hosts and their cheese scones are delicious.Our room was delightful overlooking the river with a lovely outdoor space to sit and have a drink. Colleen and Ashley recommended a few resturants and we were very...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We do love helping our guests make the most of their time with us and in the area, and we would love to see you next time for a little longer. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Appledore Lodge was our first taste of New Zealand hospitality and a lot to live up to. Colleen and Ashley were excellent hosts and were a superb source of information and a great help in suggesting and booking activities for us during our all too short stay with them. Our room, The Studio, was clean, comfortable and inviting with wonderful...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

How lovely to know that you felt so comfortable here with us. Thank you for this happy review and we hope that the rest of your travels through New Zealand have left you with many wonderful memories to dwell upon. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Maaseik, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How fortunate we were to stay two nights in The Appledore Lodge located in the middle of an immense garden near the beautiful Waitangi river reminding us of our holidays in Afrika : a super accomodation and an unforgettable location. Our room was located on the groundfloor, very bright with windows from ground to ceeling, opening on the garden and...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

What a lovely review! We so enjoyed meeting you both on your special trip to New Zealand and are delighted that you felt so at home here with us. That is what we strive towards. You obviously have many wonderful memories of your time in the Bay of Islands and we hope these will remain with you for many years...

Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very warm welcom by Colleen and Ashley. We got good advice fot what to do, see and where to eat. Unfortunally we were here one night instead of the two we had planned. Breakfast was delicious. Very Nice location of the Lodge.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you can return one day for a longer time! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The Appledore Lodge was our first B&B in New Zealand, and what a B&B it was! Excllent location close to Paihia with lovely view over the river (pukeko!) from the cottage. Colleen and Ashley were the perfect hosts. They made arrangements on our behalf for daytrips and even made an appointment at the Medical Center.Also the breakfast was excellent. We...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We do enjoy helping our guests and were happy to be able to make your appointment. Yes, 3 nights is good, but there really is a lot to do in the area and if you could have stayed a little longer it would have been lovely. I am sure you thought that...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We are a UK couple travelling around Australia/New Zealand for 6 weeks and without reservation can say this BnB out of all the places we stayed during this trip (inc hotels,motels,lodges,4/5stars ) was at the top of the list.We booked it through a UK Travel Agent ...linked with "Inspired by Australia". Thats the background stuff. Appledore fully lives up to...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kathy and Tony, this is the most amazing review we have received and I am almost at a loss for words as to how to respond, so will limit myself to saying a heartfelt and sincere thank you to you both for staying with us and for taking the time and effort to write such a glowing report. It...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stayed here for 2 nights & Ashley & Colleen couldn't have been better hosts. Everything was catered for, the room was excellent and everything was catered for. Both hosts went out of their way to get us organised with trips so that we didn't miss out on anything, and the views from the terrace were beautiful if only we...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

How lovely to know that we helped make your travels to New Zealand memorable. Thank you both. Come back for longer next time! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Nice room and terrace area with lovely views of the river. Breakfast with a similar view, watching a gull and pukeko compete for scraps of bread. Thanks Colleen and Ashley for a pleasant stay (and the loan of your bird book). P & T

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both and such a joy to have Paul play that lovely musical piece for us on the piano after breakfast. Thank you. We have recently had torrential rains here so the river is well up and the seagull is nowhere in sight! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Stay here for 3 nights and Ashley & Colleen were great hosts. Large room with a wooden terrace looking out over the river which was nice spot to sit out and relax after a busy day. Excellent continent breakfast selection provided. Highly recommended and book early.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Yes, you are quite right about booking early because accommodation does fill up fast as the Bay of Islands is such a popular tourist spot with gorgeous beaches and varied activities. We are taking bookings for next season already! We are very happy to know that your stay with us was so enjoyable. Kind...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
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 

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
Price Range: RM455 - RM792 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Appledore Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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