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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We stayed for one night in May, it was the off season so very quiet we had the place to ourselves. The setting is charming, you are right on the river, the stars at night from your front lawn are stunning, the owners were very welcoming and friendly. The breakfast basket was HUGE! more than enough for the 2 of...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We loved meeting you both and only wish you could have stayed a little longer! We do enjoy it when guests are well fed for their day ahead and are so pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast. We would love to see you again when next you are up in the Bay of Islands. Kind Regards, Colleen and Ashley

Bridgehampton, New York
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

- stunning view, next to the Whaitangi river overlooking green rolling hills Everything is very clean and well kept!!! The beds are pieces of heaven and the breakfast the best we've had in NZ! Our hosts Ashley and Colleen were very helpful, polite, and genuine! They made us feel at home right from the start and are a very wordly...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We so enjoyed meeting you all and learning about your interesting lives. We are always pleased to hear that our guests have been very comfortable and well-fed! Yes, the Cottage is a lovely large area where you can comfortably enjoy sitting on the couch watching the river all day, even on a rainy day....

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We have stayed in numerous B & B's over the years but this was undoubtedly one of the very best. Our hosts, Colleen and Ashley, were so welcoming and couldn't do enough for us without being intrusive in any way. We spent a most relaxing 3 nights here; if only it could have been longer!

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We loved meeting you both and hearing about your further travels planned throughout New Zealand with a wedding in the mix as well! Yes, the Suite where you stayed does have a beautiful setting close to the river and with the sunsets glowing off this, it is a pretty spot. We have...

Ludwigshafen, Germany
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We stayed for two nights at the lovely Appledore Lodge. The great hospitality together with the beautiful view on the little river in the back of the Lodge and the outstanding landscape of the Bay of Islands made this place to one of our favorites during our New Zealand travel. After four weeks New Zealand with countless impressions this place...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted that your stay here with us was so enjoyable. You are quite right- the Bay of Islands is a must see area of New Zealand and we loved meeting you both and making one of your memories of an unforgettable holiday. Thank you for your lovely review. Kind Regards, Colleen and Ashley

Garstang, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Our 3-day stay at Appledore was the first of many on our recent tour around New Zealand - and what a great start! Colleen & Ashley are lovely people and wonderful hosts who made us very welcome from the outset. Appledore Lodge is a short drive away from the attractions to be found in Pahia and surrounding areas and a...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

It was a delight to meet two such jolly people and get to know you for a little while. Thank you for your wonderful review and we feel very privileged to think that we ranked so high on your list of bests in New Zealand. I am experimenting with some further treats for breakfasts for the coming season, but the...

Linz, Austria
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We stayed at Appledore Lodge for 3 days. It really was the best we experienced within 35 years of travelling! Not only from the accommodation that was more than excellent, also from the location, that reminded us on a Hollywood movie! The little river behind the house, still running in its natural riverbed, the twittering birds in the morning, there's...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We were so glad that you were here with us when you heard your sad news, because you could just sit and absorb the peaceful nature of Appledore Lodge and not feel that you had to rush out and be tourists. You have been much in our thoughts and we so appreciate your review. You were delightful guests and we...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2015

I have stayed at Appledore Lodge for 3 nights with 4 visitors from Switzerland. We had a wonderful time there and Colleen and Ashley have exceeded our expectations in every way! Andrea Hudson, Tour Guide

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We absolutely loved meeting you and the 2 couples travelling through New Zealand. It was a real pleasure to see how much they enjoyed the snack platters and the setting of Appledore Lodge, right on the Waitangi River. The BBQ evening we did for everyone was great fun and we were delighted with the Lindt chocolates! We hope the rest...

Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Wow! My husband and I stayed here for Valentines Day and fell in love with it. First of all, Colleen and Ashley are the sweetest and most helpful hosts ever. They are so warm and really fun to talk to. They are also really helpful and give you tips of what to do in the area. Next, the lodge is...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

You were both such a delight to host and we are sorry it was for such a short stay. Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. We do love meeting people from all over the world and you were both so enthusiastic about life in general that it was infectious. Thanks for the app for looking at the...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

The location of Appledore lodge is truly magnificent, set beside a river that flows across the property is stunning. The quality of the accommodation is extremely high beautiful rooms and bedrooms maintained to a very high standard. Ashley and Colleen could not have been more welcoming, and also helped us plan our three days so as to maximise our time...

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sheepgalore, Owner at Appledore Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed the stay so much and we would love to welcome your brother and his wife here next year. Perhaps you might even join them! We loved talking to you both about your fascinating travels to far flung places and are so pleased that your journey through New Zealand lived up to expectations. Kindest Regards, Colleen...

Altertheim, Germany
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Everything was just beautifull. We didn´t miss something. People spiol you. The view to the river, the dugs, the sunsets, you must experience this! We felt just at home. We liked the closeness to the parcific and the short ways to lovely places and views.

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It was a real privilege to welcome you both back to Appledore Lodge on your second visit. Thank you for your kind words - we are so pleased that the weather was glorious and you could sit outside on the deck for breakfast, watching the river. The ducks are still around and get fed every morning and evening down on...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible 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: $169 - $259 (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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