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“Quiet spot” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bay of Islands Sublime Apartments

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Bay of Islands Sublime Apartments
Ranked #40 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Auckland
1 review
“Quiet spot”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2010

I LOVED how quiet it was here, and it was great to have the heated swimming pool right there for the kids! Friendly staff. Generally enjoyed our stay.

Definitely a DIY sort of place though - I quite like that but a couple of times I wanted some help and nobody was answering at the desk. Also, would be nice to tell us that no shampoo is supplied! We travelled earlier in the year and both budget places provided shampoo.

Not new and not sparkly clean either - other minor problem was with only the very basic stall shower in the bathroom it was a bit hard to bathe the kids.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CatsMeowAuckland
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Cambridge, UK
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

This was the cheapest of the accommodation we'd booked during our two weeks in the North Island and offered great value for money, particularly as it was the Easter holidays.

The manager Mark was super friendly and the accommodation was basic but clean, with a relaxed family feel. After staying in lots of motels where you had to drive to get anywhere, it was great to be able to take a short stroll into town. Being up on a small hill, it was also incredibly quiet at night-time, so we got the best of both worlds. Saving on accommodation meant we treated ourselves to a blow-out meal at one of Paihia's many fantastic restaurants.

Our young daughter loved the pool and all in all this was a fantastic find for us. If you have particularly high standards, this might not be the place for you, but if you can overlook mismatched cutlery it's well worth a punt.

Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Adelaide
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2010

Initial greeting was friendly but the facilities were sub-standard. Our unit was old and tired, the laundry was a mess and the barbecue was very basic and grotty. The outside eating area had a iron-frame overhead but its covering was gone and the seating consisted of a grubby white plastic table and chairs. There was a motley collection of cutlery and crockery in the 50's style kitchen. Location was walking distance to the centre of Piahia.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank hawks2e
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Vancouver
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2010

We booked this on the faith of the photos and description. We are not fussy travellers but simply look for safe and clean. This place was neither. The bed covers were stained and the sliding main door was broken with a very low end (not installed properly) temporary fix. I did not feel as though our belongings would be safe at all. The on sight manager was very accommodating and did his best however the units are individually owned and you get what you get. Our unit was clearly unacceptable. For the same 200$ per night we found a much better option on the waterfront that suited our clean and safe needs.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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whangarei
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2010

Location is great unfortunately the hill makes it hard for the elderly and people with disabilitys to walk to town

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank robbie033
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Additional Information about Bay of Islands Sublime Apartments

Property: Bay of Islands Sublime Apartments
Address: 58 School Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Price range (per night): $46 - $140
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by bush, yet only 700m from Paihia’s beautiful beach, we offer quality accommodation at an affordable price and provide you with everything you need for an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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Bay Of Islands Sublime Apartments Paihia, New Zealand

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