Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Paihia

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Luxury Hotels, Apartments and Bed and Breakfasts in the Bay of Islands

Luxury comes in many forms, especially in the Bay of Islands town of Paihia. The resort town boasts four to five-star hotels, luxury apartments and quaint bed and breakfasts with extra facilities to make your stay special. So whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or “just because”, we’ve listed some of our top recommendations for luxury accommodation in Paihia.

While you’re here, don’t miss the 12 Paihia Must-Dos and The Luxury Guide to the Bay of Islands.

1. The Waterfront Suites – Heritage Collection

Combine luxury and ultimate convenience at The Waterfront Suites. These luxury suites by the Heritage Collection boast stylishly-appointed rooms with a full kitchen, separate lounge with Sky TV and a private patio or balcony. Guests also have access to an underground carpark, the barbecue area and a heated lap pool. What’s more, you’re in one of the most central waterfront locations available. Whether you’re a couple on a romantic getaway or enjoying a family reunion, there’s plenty of accommodation choices at The Waterfront Suites.

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The Waterfront Suites - Hetitage Collection© The Waterfront Suites - Hetitage Collection

2. Abri Apartments

Set at the back of Paihia town elevated in the native forest, Abri Apartments offers a unique and luxurious stay in Paihia. There are three exclusive apartments available, each with a private entrance accessed by a set of stairs to your private balcony overlooking the Bay of Islands. The luxuriously-appointed rooms include a full kitchen, a bathroom with a double spa bath and an utterly comfortable lounge and dining area. Enjoy a glass of wine from your north-facing balcony with a barbecue which laps up the morning and afternoon sun. All in all, this is an excellent choice for couples. Find more like this in our 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Paihia.

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Abri Apartments© Abri Apartments

3. Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay Of Islands

Luxury and nature combine at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort. In between making the most of the Bay of Islands must-dos, enjoy some downtime at the resort’s pool, tennis courts or restaurant specialising in Kiwi cuisine. The Superior Harbourview/Seaview Rooms are your most luxurious options at this four-star resort with unbeatable views and your expected hotel facilities. Alternatively, indulge in more space in the Junior Suite with your own lounge and balcony. Either way, you’ll enjoy waking up to the sound of the birds and the proximity to gorgeous gardens and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. While the hotel is a little out of town, a courtesy shuttle is provided. This hotel also features in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Paihia.

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Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands© Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands

4. Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

When it comes to five-star luxury, set your sights on the Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel. The boutique resort is the ideal place to enjoy some pampering, with spa treatments available at La Spa Naturale and fine dining at the Glasshouse Kitchen & Bar. Situated on the Paihia waterfront, the hotel offers a range of well-appointed studios and two-bedroom apartments with a relaxing interior of butter-creams and French oak timbers. Each room has convenient a kitchenette, ensuite, bathrobes and slippers with the option of extras like a spa bath and a balcony with an electronic louvre system.

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Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel© Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

5. Sea Spray Suites – Heritage Collection

More luxurious offerings from Heritage, the Sea Spray Suites are set across the road from the picturesque Te Ti Beach and a short walk from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The one and two-bedroom suites have a wonderful indoor-to-outdoor flow from your private lounge to a balcony or semi-private balcony. Enjoy the convenience of your own kitchen facilities, free WiFi and Sky TV. Parking and a barbecue area are also available. All in all, it’s a premium choice for all traveller types!

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Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection© Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection

6. Chalet Romantica

If the name isn’t enough of a clue, this chalet accommodation is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway. Chalet Romantica offers luxurious packages including a glass of bubbles and a private candlelit dinner. The bed and breakfast accommodation offers a choice of characterful suites with timber interiors and tasteful furniture and bedding – something that’s sure to impress. Breakfast is an event here where fresh local produce and cooked breakfasts can be enjoyed from on the deck in the conservatory overlooking the bay. Other luxurious facilities include a heated indoor pool, hot spa, gym equipment, a library, kayaks and a table tennis table.

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Chalet Romantica© Chalet Romantica

7. Allegra House

Another fantastic luxury bed and breakfast option is Allegra House offering uninterrupted views of Paihia and set in gorgeous gardens where the call of native birds is a wonderful thing to wake up to. There are three bed and breakfast rooms with hotel-like facilities and a private balcony. Breakfast is included in the rate, which is an array of fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts, homemade bread, croissants, free-range eggs, manuka honey, as well as a cold meat and cheese selection – enough to make any foodie happy. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Accommodation in Paihia for Foodies.

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Allegra House© Allegra House

8. Baywaterviews

A down-to-earth bed and breakfast that goes the extra mile to make your stay special, Baywaterviews is a luxurious option for couples. Experience ultimate tranquillity at this peaceful retreat set back from town and overlooking the Waitangi River. There are only three rooms, each with a king bed, ensuite, basic kitchenette and a deck with outdoor furniture with the possibility of a private spa pool with sea views. You will be served breakfast on your private deck, either continental or two cooked options (we recommend the French toast).

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Baywaterviews© Baywaterviews

9. Tarlton’s Lodge

Set on a hillside overlooking the bay and only a 10-minute walk from town, Tarlton’s Lodge offers a convenient up-market bed and breakfast accommodation in Paihia. Each room boasts ocean and island views which spills onto a private balcony with a spa pool. Enjoy cosy evenings, in your plush robes and glorious mornings with impeccably-presented plates of fruit, yoghurt and spoil-yourself cooked breakfasts.

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Tarlton's Lodge© Tarlton's Lodge

10. Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Affordable luxury can be found in the Standard Rooms of the Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge. The hotel by Millennium Hotels offers hotel rooms with either two double beds or one queen and a single set-up, ideal for friends and family stays. Alternatively, amp things up by staying the Suite complete with a separate lounge, spa bath and a private balcony. Rooms have all the essential hotel facilities, such as WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities and in-room entertainment, while communal hotel facilities include a swimming pool, indoor spa, a games room and meals on the waterfront at McKenzie’s Restaurant & Bar. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Paihia.

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Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia© Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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