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Tarlton's Lodge

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5.0
#4 of 13 B&Bs in Paihia
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Bay of Islands most spectacular ocean & island views await your discovery at Tarlton’s Lodge. All our Luxury Accommodation Rooms have their own parking space, separate entrances, and a sheltered deck with private & exclusive spa pool overlooking a breath-taking ocean view. Each room is designed & furnished to the highest standard with armchairs you can really relax in, where your privacy is assured. Each day we service your room with our elevated disinfection protocols recommended by the World Health Organization. After you return from an adventurous day, relax in your own, very private hot tub looking out over the Bay of Islands. Tarlton’s Lodge is situated just an 8 minute walk or 2 minute drive to the centre of Paihia, close to the amenities & tours but away from the hustle & bustle.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Boating
Taxi service
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Complimentary tea
Diving
Golf course
Snorkelling
Fishing
Adults only
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
314Reviews1Q+A60Room tips

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camkwc wrote a review Jan 2023
Cambridge142 contributions94 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The advert talks about the view and the hot tub and the luxury. Yes all these things are there and are delightful. But they don't talk about how nice Peter and Katalina are. They keep out of you way when they are not needed but work very hard behind the scenes to make your stay lovely, and they are more than helpful when you need them. Fantastic accommodation - I would recommend without hesitation.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for dining recommendations in the town
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Matthew G wrote a review Apr 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is a hidden gem nestled in beautiful paiha. This place combines elegance with amazing customer service with a view to die for. Everything is very clean, bed is super comfortable and the linen is also very clean. Dont be put off that there is no kitchen because who wants to cook when your on holiday plus paiha has a huge amount of restaurants and places to eat you will be spoiled for choice. The shower is awesome . The hot tub is crystal clear and so clean, after a day of adventuring and being out on the saltwater the investment of getting the private hot tub really pays off . Warm , inviting and since it is an adults only it's quite and super relaxing. If you need to get away from your busy schedule,life or your children or just need a break this place is for you ,we will be booking again for our 13 yr anniversary or fingers crossed before then
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 17 May 2021
Matt: Thank you for your complimentary review. It means a lot to us, as our goal is to have departing guests , satisfied, happy and relaxed....a venue to unwind and relax. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next anniversary. Best Regards and stay safe. Peter & Katalina
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Margaret F wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This beautiful accommodation is very well appointed with top quality furnishings, bed-linen and towels . Peter and Katalina are most welcoming hosts and provided lots of information about the area, restaurants, activities etc. A superb breakfast is laid out on your individual terrace each morning and you will not leave hungry! Fresh fruit and cookies are always available. The private hot tub on each terrace is a wonderful way to relax after a busy day. The price to be paid for the amazing view is a short but rather steep climb up the hill from the town if you are on foot but some restaurants provide courtesy cars.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms are equally attractive
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Response from Tour53830496404, Manager at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 25 June 2020
Margaret: Thank you for your positive review. Additionally, we provide all our guests with the business cards of the local taxi companies, in case you don't want to take on the short walk up hill from the town to the Lodge.
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Heather G wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
There was smoking by other guests on the property. The smoke drifted into our room and triggered my husband’s asthma.

The “Lodge” description was misleading. The units are converted from a basement in a house. The view is obstructed because the foliage has not been trimmed. There were a lack of amenities. The room is overpriced. It should be listed as an Airbnb; not a Lodge.

This is not a location for anyone with mobility issues as there are tight, steep stairs going down to the room.

And there are rules as there might be in someone’s home. Don’t eat in the room. Don’t stain anything with turmeric. Make sure you have a shower and clean thoroughly before getting in the hot tub or you will be charged for any cloudiness in the water in the hot tub when you leave.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 28 Nov 2023
The reader should be assured that this guest's description does not accurately describe Tarltons Lodge. Consider why this negative review is out of alignment with the hundreds of happy and satisfied guests who have written rave five-bubble reviews both before and after this guest? It is clear that she is trying to damage our business and reputation with her negative and untrue comments. We have no idea what would motivate her to do this. We are extremely disappointed to read her comments. We work very hard to make our guests' experience extra special, as evidenced by our Trip Advisor Choice Award, which states we are in the top 10% of hotels worldwide.
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Tom C wrote a review Jan 2020
Hamilton, Bermuda6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This property sits on a hill overlooking Paihia and, in the distance, Russell, in the Bay of Islands. It consists of a private home (for the owners) and three separate accommodation units on the ground floor. Each unit has a hot tub and a separate entrance, great views and is quite private. It is only a short walk down the hill to Paihia, which is an activity hub for enjoying and exploring the Bay of Islands. The owners are delightful, well travelled and happy to give tips on how you might make your stay enjoyable including recommendations of places to eat. Breakfast is served on your private terrace and is delicious. We enjoyed our three night stay immensely!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Tarltonslodge, Manager at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Tom & Heather: Thanks for your review. We enjoyed our interesting conversations with you, as Canadian Bermudians, including learning of Heather's favorite Bermudian, pan-fried fish with fried banana sandwich. Very Best Regards Peter & Katalina
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littlepurplekiwi wrote a review July 2020
Northland Region, New Zealand11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Five star room with a five star view from both the room and the private spa. This is pure luxury from the bathroom to the decandently dressed comfy bed. We loved the little touches like couples chocolates and handmade cookies. Peter and Catalina were very welcoming hosts who have created a warm and luxurious environment for a private stay.
We highly recommend Tarltons Lodge for a romantic getaway or for the destinguished travellers wanting privacy with luxury touches.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 23 Oct 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write such a stunning review. We are happy that you appreciated the luxury and extra touches we provided for you. So rewarding to read your review. Best Regards and Stay Safe.
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Shayne Hewitt wrote a review Oct 2022
7 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our host Peter was so welcoming when we arrived.
He greeted us, then took us down to our cozy, private studio room where a hot spa with a spectacular view of the Bay of Islands awaited us.

The room was beautifully decorated (I loved the Victorian lamps!) and felt very sumptuous and decadent.

Wonderful walk-in wet room, with a luxurious rain head shower. I loved that there were good quality toiletries provided, and plenty of towels, plus waffle robes in the closet.

Tea and coffee machine, and drinks/snacks were made available to us.

Comfortable bed, with good quality linens. Heat pump/air conditioner.

Our room was lovely and we noted how impeccably clean it was, both inside and the outside area around the spa were spotless.

The spa water was CRYSTAL clear which is important as in other places we've stayed, it has not been. This was a real sign to us that the owners take great pride in what they do.

It's a 1 minute drive to town and there are taxis to get you home from the numerous wonderful restaurants and bars safely.

These folks have gone to great trouble to present a cozy, private and romantic retreat for couples to relax and enjoy a break from the world.

We had a wonderful stay and would love to return again.

Thank you so much for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 10 Oct 2022
Shayne & Hope: We very much enjoyed our brief conversations with you. Thank you for your detailed review. Knowing you appreciated our work means a lot to us. We hope to see you here again. Best Wishes Peter & Katalina
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Barbara D wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I spent two nights at Tarlton's Lodge as part of a month-long tour of New Zealand. The lodge resembles a modern, spacious home, with three guest units located below the owners' living quarters, high in the hills overlooking the village of Paihia. Our guest room was lovely and hosts Peter and Katalina were most gracious.
We enjoyed a delicious, made-to-order breakfast each morning, at a table on our private patio overlooking Paihia and the Bay of Islands. At night, we relaxed in a heated spa, located on our patio so we could star gaze as we soaked and sipped wine! We stayed at a lot of places during our visit, and Tarlton's was the most memorable!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Tarltonslodge, Manager at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Barbara & John: Thank you for your kind review. We hope that the rest of your New Zealand tour was as memorable as Tarltons Lodge and you have or will soon make it home safe to Minnesota. Best Regards Peter & Katalina
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Compass49016933881 wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An amazing birthday stay for my wife. Hosts Peter and Katrina are lovely and friendly and have created an amazing, luxury experience for those who want time to experience just being. Enjoying a spa looking out over the Bay on your private balcony is such a relaxing experience and be in the moment. Paihia centre a short walk away where restaurants provide variety in menu and cost. Taxi back if you don't want to walk back up the hill. Standard of room, cleanliness, attention to detail and amenity is very high indeed. Highly recommended for a special break or use as a base for touring in the area.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 4 June 2021
We also enjoyed your visit, and hope you visit again soon. Best Regards. Peter & Katalina
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Cecelia H wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly the location is to die for, it’s an escape within an escape. The hosts Peter and Katalina were very warming professional and accommodating. Our room was serviced daily and meticulously. We were provided with water and coke in the fridge, home made cookies that were replenished daily along with tea and coffee (multiple ways). The bed and linens were fresh and a delight to return to at the end of each day. The towel warming rack in the bathroom is also a nice touch and the rain head nozzle to shower with is also very nice.We can recommend a stay here. You will not regret it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 26 Feb 2024
It was a pleasure seeing your smiling face each day, and a pleasure hosting you Ceceliah. Thanks for your positive comments. All the best. Peter & Katalina
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Answer from Natasha K
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Good Morning. Unfortunately the 1st - 2nd is fully booked. We have availability on December 29 & 30 and starting on January 2nd. Best Regards Peter Kinsey Tarltons Lodge
archer o wrote a tip Feb 2024
Coventry, Connecticut36 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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Scenic781995 wrote a tip Jan 2024
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t be afraid of the narrow approach or steep parking. Google maps is spotty because of poor cell coverage. Look for Sullivans Road"
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Adventurer444637 wrote a tip June 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book through owners as better pricing compared to booking.com"
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camkwc wrote a tip Jan 2023
Cambridge142 contributions94 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for dining recommendations in the town"
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Wayne H wrote a tip Dec 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is about a 10 minute walk unto town, but you have to push up hill on the way back. Best be prepared to drive if you are not up to getting the heart going."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$441 - AU$627 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarlton's Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tarlton's Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Paihia Harbour (1.0 km), St Paul's Anglican Church (0.8 km), and Sandpit Poolroom & Bar (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tarlton's Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Tarlton's Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tarlton's Lodge?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Tarlton's Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tarlton's Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and JFC Paihia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tarlton's Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool with a view during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tarlton's Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Tarlton's Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.5 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (2.6 km), and Flagstaff Hill (4.3 km).
Does Tarlton's Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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