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Self catering accommodation, or B&B Paihia or Kerikeri?

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Self catering accommodation, or B&B Paihia or Kerikeri?

Plan to spend 2 or 3 days in Paihia area in order to see Russell, Bay of Islands and then head down west coast. Any ideas about middle range priced accommodation either self catering or B&B would be welcome? Preferably with good views and good facilities. Which is preferable Paihia or Kerikeri? Thanks Jazzieface UK

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Breakwater Motel
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1. Re: Self catering accommodation, or B&B Paihia or Kerikeri?

Father and 12 year-old spent 28-days touring South Island and North Island.

At Paihia we stayed at the Swiss Chalet three-nights (Aug.2010). The proprietors were friendly, accessible, and helpful with tour arrangements. Our studio was attractive, moderate in size, with full cooking facilities and a balcony. There is a guest laundry and spa.

The view is so-so, but the Swiss Chalet is only one block from the beach and a 10-minute walk to the pier.

I recommend the GreatSights tour to Cape Reinga--arranged by the Swiss Chalet proprietors. The tour is about 11-hours with several fun and informative stops and activities. The tour guide, Barry, was great. It was a real pleasure being a passenger and enjoying the sights rather than driving our rented car. Savings in gasoline covered a good part of the tour-price.

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2. Re: Self catering accommodation, or B&B Paihia or Kerikeri?

This sounds really helpful info about the Cape Reinga tour - hadn't even considered it. Many thanks too about Swiss Chalet accommodation.

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3. Re: Self catering accommodation, or B&B Paihia or Kerikeri?

HI jazzie

Just left you a comment about rotarua/taupo and thought I would let you know what we picked for Paihia (after extensive research!)

Cooks Lookout Motel (fabulous views from the rooms)

self catering, reasonable price and amazing reviews and again email contact with the owners was friendly and helpful.

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4. Re: Self catering accommodation, or B&B Paihia or Kerikeri?

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