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york
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay at The Sanctuary. Our room was very comfortable . Yogi and Glennis are great hosts and there is a wonderful sense of calm pervading the house with its stunning outlook onto the idyllic Bay of Islands. Yogi was very informative about places to visit nearby which really enhanced our time spent in the area. We...

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly exceptional three night stay. Welcoming hosts, comfortable cosy accommodation with great views, substantial breakfasts and sublime evening meals when available (they don't cook every night, but when they do, it's worth staying in).............enough said! Just go!

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One the the best accommodations that I have stayed at anywhere in the world. Gracious hosts, fabulous rooms with views, relaxed and friendly. We were served a stunning dinner to top off our stay. Not to be missed.

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Boston, MA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hubby and I stayed in this gorgeous property for 3 days. It is conveniently located to many area activities and the warm and friendly Yogi and Glennis can arrange everything for you. The rooms all have fabulous views and have every amenity including beer and wine in the fridge. The meals are communal and included breakfast features fresh fruits, cereals,...

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Finchley, North London, England
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It was THAT view which first told me this place was special ..so stunning that when I first saw it I almost cried. Each of the four rooms has got it and you can see it from the lounge kitchen and of course balcony of the lodge. Then there was the hospitality from your hosts Glennis and Yogi who own...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed at this hotel as the first stop on our honeymoon so were looking for something relaxing to recover from our jet lag. We stayed for 4 nights and were not disappointed. Yogi and Glennis were fantastic hosts and looked after everything. They had great local knowledge and a huge array of pamphlets and brochures for activities to do...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights, it was amazing- from the warmest of welcomes, to the amazing views, great personal touches from a gift, wine and beer in fridge, confirming our reservations for the next day and not forgetting Yogi's valet parking - your car is turned around for the next time you go out! And then there was the great...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent three nights at the Sanctuary in early November, during a short vacation in New Zealand. We have only good things to say about the hotel, which felt more like a home away from home thanks to the warm welcome of the owners. Our room was extremely comfortable, clean and very eell appointed, the view from...

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Glennis S, Owner at The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments, much appreciated, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. :)

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a perfect quiet place to chill out; Glennis and Yogi are excellent hosts and help to make your stay memorable. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped and have balconies overlooking the bay. Glennis cooks dinner on several nights which is served on a communal dining table - a great way to meet fellow guests and to exchange...

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Glennis S, Owner at The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands, responded to this review

Much appreciate your feedback and very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Spent three wonderful days in this special place. It is the home of Glennis and Yogi and they invite you to make it yours. A true sanctuary after the noise of the city. Glennis provides a wonderful breakfast and delicious dinner assisted by Yogi who also provided a much needed Miri Miri massage . The area is beautiful and boat...

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Glennis S, Owner at The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands, responded to this review

We thoroughly enjoyed your company, thank you for your comments, much appreciated. Pleased you enjoyed everything and trust you had a great trip back.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

Address: State Highway 11, Opua 0241, New Zealand (Formerly Bay of Islands Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Opua
Price Range: $521 - $567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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Bay Of Islands Hotel Opua
The Sanctuary @ Bay Of Islands New Zealand - Opua
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