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Auckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet and relaxing place to stay. Feel secluded by the all the plants/shrubs/bush around the property. View was great. Excellent cleanliness. Had all the amenities which was great. Overall enjoyed our stay!

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your kind words. The bush attracts the Tui's which I think is a real plus for relaxing and they love the water bath by the waterfall suite. Love to have to you back for another quiet and relaxing stay. Cheers Ray

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a weekend stay at this resort with special offer from GrabOne. This suit is of premium standard. Great for a special getaway and don't really want to leave. The host is friendly and informative. Will come back :)

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Wynne The Waterfall Suite is a perfect getaway for two. Cosy and romantic. Thank you for your lovely comments and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Lodge is in a beautiful setting with wonderful views, very clean with lovely hosts. Well appointed, however we did find the electrical to be slightly unusual, unable to find the lights switches for the lounge as the ones in the room didnt work, the working ones turned out to be in the hallway, quite a few light bulbs were...

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Jan Sorry to hear that you found the electrical to be slightly unusual. We are just used to the lighting and there are so many lights!!. I did switch them on again when you left and only found 1 blown. Thinking perhaps you didnt find the light switch in the kitchen. Anyway nice to have you and perhaps see...

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you hosts for having us! What an amazing place, we certainly weren't expecting this! A nice, peaceful, well thought out property. Loved the decor and furniture in the Moulin Rouge suite we stayed in. Quiet, comfortable and clean. The spa bath sure is fit for a king! Was a great added bonus to lay back and relax. Just what...

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31Bayview, Owner at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Bradley & Bryce It was our pleasure to have here at Sanctuary Palms. And thank you for your kind thoughts. Looking forward to meeting you again one day. Cheers Ray & Helen

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Private Location with Fabulous Views. Friendly Owners with Wine and Chocolates on arrival. Deep luxurious spa with modern decor. Spacious rooms and didn't hear any other guests during our stay. Highly recommended. Thank you Sanctuary Palms

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31Bayview, Owner at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your kind words and it was our pleasure to have you. May be we will see you again another time.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Bizarre and late notice request to stay was made so easy by the lovely host. Only popped in for a brief one-nighter but wish it could have been longer as the rooms were absolutely gorgeous - stayed in the Waterfall Suite and the sounds, cute living area, enormous bath and comfy bedroom area. Would recommend this place to anyone, and...

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Michael It was a pleasure to have you stay and we thank you for your lovely comments. Hopefully we will see you back again in the near future ( perhaps when the weather is a little bit warmer).

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stayed in the Moulin Rouge Suite which was lovely with the beautiful artwork from Kate Watson and beautiful views over the bay. The apartment had good heating and everything you needed. The negative for us was the noise from the penthouse above. The floor is not sound proof at all and we were woken up at 5am on a...

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Ronel We wish to thank you for your comments and take on board your negatives. We do tell the people in the Penthouse that there are people down below but there is only a limit to what you can say to them. As for the cobwebs, well we do de cobweb weekly but the pesky little things always comes...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Beautiful property. Just loved it, every part of it. Simply a luxurious stay. Would certainly go back for a longer stay. Friendly and helping hosts. Prompt reply for any query. Date change was done in a single call without any hassle and email confirmation without asking. Over all 5 star ranking for this luxurious, very well maintained and clean property.

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31Bayview, Manager at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments . We are always happy to welcome back previous guests with a great deal too! Perfect for Weekend Getaways or longer. Safe Travels!

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Lovely stay at this accommodation despite wild and stormy weather. All the amenities required plus more. Were lucky enough to be upgraded due to quiet booking time. Would definitely recommend this accommodation.

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31Bayview, Owner at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi, A pity I could not have turned on the Sunshine for you, We would love to have you back and perhaps the weather will be kinder. Cheers .

Auckland
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Courtesy of a Grabone deal we stayed in the Pacifica Suite for two nights. It was very spacious and comfortable with all amenities on hand. Wine and a few beers were included in the deal which was much appreciated. The highlights were: a large spa bath and shower, really good heating, a small but lovely view from the deck down...

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31Bayview, Owner at Sanctuary Palms, responded to this review

Hi Linda Thank you for your lovely comments although I was surprised that there was no coffee for the plunger or nespresso machine, as it is always there, one in a jar on the bench and the other in the caddy with the teas. Still nice to here you had a lovely time in Paihia and welcome you back.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Sanctuary Palms

Address: 31 Bayview Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $361 - $608 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sanctuary Palms 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“The Penthouse is awesome to view Sunrises, quiet end of the cul de sac street”
 of 5 bubbles JanM592, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Moulin Rouge or Pacifika Luxury Suite”
 of 5 bubbles Dreese005, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rather go for the Penthouse then you know you still get the views and no noise from anyone above your apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles RonelD229, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just soak up the ambience!!”
 of 5 bubbles tcuskely, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Go for the Moulin Rouge suite over the Pasifika & Waterfall suites. It has better views & a private balcony. Go for the penthouse if you can as it looked even better!! ”
 of 5 bubbles DrCajunstyle, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
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