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durham, nc
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Appledore Lodge is in a lovely pastoral setting, and we were lucky to have the cottage room that overlooked the river. Our suite was beautiful and roomy, and quiet and comfortable at night. Our only complaint is that we wish more of the windows had had screens, so that we could have enjoyed more of the breeze without letting in...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive words- much appreciated! You are quite right- there is a lot to see and do in the area and a week would be a good length of time to spend here:) It has been a very hot summer which the guests have enjoyed, and so have the bugs!! Thank you for pointing out the screen...

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Auf diesem Wege ein recht herzliches Dankeschön, wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen und waren dankbar für viele Infos, leckeres Essen und überaus freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeber. Thank you very much for everything. Actually for us it was a privilege to stay at your wonderful home with you. Your hospitality and warmth and kindness was outrages, we enjoyed it so...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely words. It is always a pleasure to help our guests who are so happy and so delighted with New Zealand and its beauty. It is very satisfying when we know everyone feels very pleased with their stay here in the Bay with us. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Alleroed Municipality, Denmark
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Colleen and Ashley are very helpful with advice on things to do and helping arranging and making reservations. The rooms are well kept and the location by the river is really great and tranquille, while still being close to Paihia. Delicious breakfast. Will recommend to anyone. Would love to return there one day myself - just a shame NZ is...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

You are quite right- New Zealand is really at the other end of the world from Denmark, but it is worth the long journey! We are so pleased that you managed to fit in a visit up north to us during your stay in the country. Thank you for your kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you and hope to...

Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 29 March 2016

For us,this was the best accomodation in NZ. Fantastic rooms with a great view. Ashley and Colleen do everything to make your stay unforgettable. The delicious breakfast, super tipps for things to do in the area, the BBQ and so on. I would recommend this Bed&breakfast to all my friends.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

What a wonderful review- thank you so much. We loved meeting you all and were so sorry for you with your broken ankle! What a thing to happen on holiday. We are just so pleased that you continued your travels up to visit us because it was a real pleasure to help you, even in the wheelchair:) We were relieved...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Spent time here during an extremely hot summer, Very pleasant helpful host , very well presented rooms and property, extremely relaxing pleasant situation but for another summer like that air conditioning would complete the package, great outlook but noticeable road noise, This is a quality operation and the hosts are serious about the guests comfort.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, it has been the hottest summer on record, that is for sure, and along with the guests we have been very grateful for our swimming pool which has been in constant use! We really do enjoy making sure that our guests are well cared for and try our utmost to achieve this. Ashley...

Reviewed 21 March 2016

Colleen and Ashley are great hosts who helped us to do so much things in the time we spend there, the rooms are fantastic with a nice view on the river, you have to go there an find out yourself. The boat to Hole in the Rock and the flight to Cape Reinga were amazing.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We were very happy to make sure you did everything on the one day you had here and are so pleased that it all worked out so well! Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Klagenfurt, Austria
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Colleen & Ashley from Appledore Lodge offer a very nice and well equipped quite accomodation. They were very supportive in organizing our stay in Paihia and shared with us their international experiences. Absolutely unusual is their strive for profesional perfection.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review. We love helping our guests choose the trips and tours to suit exactly how they feel. We so enjoyed chatting to you about your lives as well. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Colleen and Ashley are the best hosts we have met on our holidays in NZ. A wonderfull house near to a river with great views. The rooms are superior and breakfast is outstanding. A must stay in NZ when travelling

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We loved meeting you both and being part of such a special celebration in your lives. Our "job" is such fun especially when champagne is involved! We look forward to hearing from you in the future. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Palestine, Texas
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Colleenand Ashley greeted us on short notice arrival and made dinner arrangements for us at a nice restaurant. Breakfast was wonderful served on pretty rose pattern china. The view is beautiful and pastoral with a beautiful stream flowing by. Great hosts.

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for being patient when we were running around on the busy day you arrived! It was a delight to meet you both and hear about your family histories. We hope your stay near the Waipua Forest was wonderful. Safe travels. Kind regards, Colleen and Ashley

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Mary and I were absolutely delighted with Appledore Lodge. You can never really tell from a website but in this case you can believe the pictures and rave reviews! From the welcoming cup of tea, the advice on what to do, the call to book us places at Waitangi, to the generous cheese platter after our swim, we could not...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It was a treat to meet you both and we hope you enjoyed the fresh produce! I am sure your further travels were fun and also your stay in Australia. Thank you for your kind words. Warm regards, Colleen and Ashley

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $182 - $261 (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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