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The Retreat

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 2 April 2017

What a lovely chap the manager, Marcel, is! Couldn't do enough for us and has great local knowledge of restaurants and attractions. Our cabin overlooked the beach and all the essentials for a 4 night stay were within 2-3 mins drive. Superb views and lovely people made our visit exceptional.

2Thank paulsuzanne101
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous View. Overlooking at the Bay. Clean, well maintained room. Can choose a private room with your own deck. Very helpful and friendly owner. Perfect place for a holiday. Thanks to Jo and Marcel.

1Thank Lhorayne O
Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stayed 2 nights at The Retreat. The host was very friendly and helpful with tracking down our luggage which had got lost on the way to New Zealand. Spacious room with great view over the bay. Practical kitchen facilties, useful as there is no breakfast included.

Thank NaimDiver
Springwood, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Such a beautiful spot - a glorious view, peaceful surrounds, everything we could need to enjoy our stay. Friendly, helpful hosts. And the view - did I mention the view? Not in the centre of town, but conveniently located close by, without the noise and bustle. A brilliant place to escape to.

1Thank Brondogs
Campbell, California
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great view looking out into the Bay. Convenient to town if you have a car. Nice track walk down to the beach. They give great restaurant suggestions and other local sites to see in Paihia as well as near by town of Kerikeri .

2Thank 425wendyn
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We felt that six nights at The Retreat really lived up to it's name. When we walked into Unit 8 the view was breathtaking. The bed in separate bedroom was very comfortable and it was a warm unit to sleep in at night - well built by the owner Kevin in the 1990's. Daily servicing of our unit was excellent...

Thank Josie006
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Accommodation really spacious with all the modcoms. Accommodation choices perfect for families or couples wanting so quiet time. Million dollar views and greeted in the morning by Tui birds in the trees. Township close by. The owners were a highlight. They were so friendly and just made your stay Thank you.

2Thank toots_kiwi
Newcastle, NSW
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We had a three day family (grandparents, parents and toddlers) holiday at The Retreat. Jo and Marcel are very friendly and helpful. The units have amazing water views from the balconies. They are simply furnished with all you need including kitchen utensils and spotlessly clean. I'd love to return some day.

1Thank Always_travelling15
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The three of us recently stayed here for 3 nights, and throughly enjoyed Marcel & Jo's hospitality! We found The Retreat a lovely place to stay while we were in Paihia for our 1st time. We had absolutely amazing views from our windows & balcony, nice, quiet & peaceful. We were very spoilt by Marcel driving us into Paihia at...

1Thank TeresaS812
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 1 April 2016

The friendly, welcoming owners made The Retreat a pleasure to stay. The location is quiet and all rooms provide spectacular views fro the bedroom and balcony. The interior décor of our room was rather old, but extremely clean, comfortable and well presented. The amenities left nothing to be desired, right down to air freshener and insect spray! We thoroughly enjoyed...

Thank Ian R

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A quiet,secluded natural bush setting set on a 10 acre Penninsula with panoramic uninterrupted seaviews,Northfacing,but only 3 minutes drive to Paihia Central.Bush walks,great Fishing,native bird life and access to the Coastal Walkway A perfect home away from Home ,Friendly Hospitality ,Relaxed Genuine Kiwi Owners ,on site. Prepare to be spoilt.A great place to base your Complete Northland Holiday ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Retreat

Address: 22 Paihia Road | Paihia, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $86 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room 8 is excellent.”
paulsuzanne101, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Unit 8 was situated up higher still than some of the others and surrounded in bush. We would choose this one again.”
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Josie006, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I don't think any of their rooms would be unacceptable... as they all have beach views.”
TeresaS812, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms offer fabulous ocean views.”
ianr150, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Our 2 bedroom unit had amazing views, but all others were similar”
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506sheilaa, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
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