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Swallows Nest Accommodation

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Warm welcome from Janet who had laid out tea cups and homemade muffins for us. The accommodation was a good size, with a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of seating inside and out. The views are as amazing as all the photos suggest. We enjoyed being able to leave the car and walk into Paihia to join the boat trips...

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Janet-Jim P, Owner at Swallows Nest Accommodation, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in Paihia, your boat trip out on the Bay, and the tea cakes. The stroll into town is easy with a little more effort on the up-hill return. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in New Zealand.

Warminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stayed for almost a week (1-7/4/17) during which time most of N Island had torrential rain and some parts had floods. Despite that, we had a wonderful time. Our hosts Janet and Jim could not have been more helpful, and the views from the apartment were just as wonderful as advertised. The apartment is very comfortable, spacious and well-equipped,...

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Janet-Jim P, Owner at Swallows Nest Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thank you for your review and we were pleased that the 'moist' days did not affect your enjoyment of the 'Bay-of-Islands'. We do try to have a direct line to the weather gods but sometimes the messages get delayed.!! New Zealand will always be here for your next visit.

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Fabulous start to our NZ tour.The owner,Jim, going the extra mile when we left the passports behind!He very kindly forwarded them onto a future stop on our tour. Also very helpful with advice and suggestions of things to do and booked us onto a boat trip. Many thanks Jim. March 6-8th 2017

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Janet-Jim P, Owner at Swallows Nest Accommodation, responded to this review

We are pleased we were able to connect you with your passports again and hope you were able to enjoy New Zealand and everything it has to offer the International traveller.

Reviewed 3 March 2017

Located a 10 min. walk from the hustle and bustle of main street Paihia, Swallows nest is a perfect place to come home to after a busy day. Very clean,full ground floor apartment, separate bedroom, full kitchen, sitting inside and outside with view of Opua harbour. We loved coming home after a full day of adventure, sitting outside on the...

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Janet-Jim P, Owner at Swallows Nest Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Peter, so pleased we were able to make some suggestions to you for your time in Paihia and the harbour views to Opua will always be there, maybe for a return visit.

Reviewed 3 February 2017

When we arrived, Janet and Jim needed to be away and not able to be there to great us. They left a note on the door and access to a key to let ourselves in. There on the counter were two cupcakes and everything ready for tea. A very thoughtful gesture from Janet and Jim. We were pleasantly surprised at...

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Janet-Jim P, Owner at Swallows Nest Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Gerald, Thank you for your review and your description, apologies for the up hill walk but hope the views made up for it.

BC, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Comfortable suite with a lovely view from high above. Very close to everything but up a steep hill, so having a car was nice. Jim & Janet were very helpful and Jim's suggestion for golf was fantastic, prettiest course we have ever played on.

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Kiwislove2travel, Owner at Swallows Nest Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Dawn, Janet & Jim thank you for your review and are pleased that you enjoyed your round of Golf at Waitangi, this course is possibly one of the 'best kept secrets' in New Zealand. We hope you enjoyed your time in New Zealand, the land of the 'Long White Cloud' Regards, Janet & Jim.

Sydney
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We stayed three nights in this generously sized accommodation that included bedroom, lounge, kitchen, bathroom views looking south across the water. Walk to Paihia shops/restaurants/waterfront. Very quiet at night. Hosts very helpful with touring information and suggestions.

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North Shore City, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Me and my fiancé escape Auckland bound for Paihia at every opportunity. We always have a good scout around at accommodation quality and prices and this time we decided to book at Swallows Nest. When we arrived we were greeted by both Janet and Jim, who are both very friendly and helpful hosts. They showed us through the apartment, rattled...

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boston,mass
Reviewed 22 January 2015

Enjoying breakfast from our patio with one of the most stunning vistas I have experienced is simply the best way to start the day. The apartment is located on a very steep hills and overlooks the bay. The view alone is sufficient reason to stay here. The apatment is more than adequate. There is a full kitchen with washer, living...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Swallows Nest offers "boutique style" self-contained accommodation for the discerning traveler looking for a spacious comfortable apartment offering all the luxurious amenities of life featuring a separate bedroom with ranch slider to sub tropical garden, bathrobes & King size bed, large luxurious bathroom with 'his & hers' hand basins, full kitchen facilities with laundry, open plan lounge & dining with 'super comfortable' cane furniture, mini hi-fi system, multi-channel 32in Lcd T.V & out door table & chairs for your alfresco dining. We look forward to hosting you and sharing our extensive knowledge of this remarkable region while in the 'Bay-of-Islands' and recommend a minimum of three nights to fully explore this outstanding location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swallows Nest Accommodation

Address: 14 Panorama Avenue | Bay-of-Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Swallows Nest Luxury Lodge Paihia)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $129 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Swallows Nest Accommodation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1
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