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The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights ... should have stayed more. It was fabulous. We ate out two nights and in one. If you stay and they ask if you want to eat in ... say yes definitely say yes!!! The food was amazing. One of the best racks of lamb I have had and we have eaten in some...

Thank lesleybrumfitt
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderfully restful and peaceful lodge. Glennis and Yogi make their guests their guests. If ever there is a way to begin a NZ holiday, this is it. The views from the communal deck are not to be believed as is the food. B'fast and dinner are served at a large dining table. Aside from superb food, prepared fresh each...

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Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for two nights, but would happily have stayed for more. Extremely comfortable accommodation and superb views across the Bay of Islands. Our hosts made us feel welcome right from arrival to departure, and a highlight of our stay was the dinner prepared by Glennis, ably assisted by Yogi! Should you stay at the Sanctuary don't miss this. This...

Thank asis29
Bedlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A place to relax thanks to the hosts Glennis and Yogi after a busy few weeks in New Zealand. Recommended by Trailfinders staff in Newcastle upon Tyne Uk glad we listened to their advice. Lovely rooms with stunning views, evening meals are a must Glennis is a wonderful chef. Stayed 4 nights could have stayed longer!!!!

Thank Eastos
Littleton, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yogi & Glynnis were AWESOME! The driveway was a little scary, but Yogi made it work with the 'magic box' every day, and we appreciated it. Be sure to stay in for dinner when its available, as your hosts are free with sharing their wine and have excellent culinary skills. We happened to be there when their chef friend was...

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please read all of this: Arrived yesterday for day 1 of a two day stay, met at the door by Yogi and Glennis the owners who warmly welcomed us into the retreat with a glass of wine and showed us around. Despite the appalling weather "persistent rain" the place lived up to its name and the accommodation and views were...

Thank andyjbale
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Expected a lot based on the website, but it more than lived up to expectations. The location and views from both bed and public rooms were superb. The accomodation was spacious and very comfortable. We included evening meals which were super and found that Yogi poured generously and often. The website advertised an open bar which meant that you found...

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Forster, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Escape the world by spending some time at this luxurious B&B tucked into the tree'd hillside above Opua. Yogi and Glennis will pamper you the second you arrive; with a personal valet service and, if you wish, a gourmet dinner including wines. Although it was too cool during our stay, relaxing in the infinity pool with a glass of wine...

Thank Bob T
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Having just returned from a great trip,travelling around both north and south islands of New Zealand felt I had to sing the praises of this great hotel. From the moment we parked our car we were taken care of. Yogi was there to welcome us by name, tell us not to bother with the car he would sort that out,...

Thank 321W321
Castle Rock
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Glennis and Yogi are very warm hosts that provided many suggestions for what to see and do locally, as well as a great breakfast and wonderful dinners. The rooms at the Sanctuary are well appointed, comfortable beds and bedding, and the robes are great for an afternoon nap listening to the birds and looking out to the water. Don't skimp...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $272 - $561 (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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“All rooms equally good”
asis29, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
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“From what I coud see all rooms shared th same view and facilities”
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“Just go! All rooms are terrific!”
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“They all face the islands in the bay”
321W321, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
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