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Where to Find Luxury Hotels, Apartments and B&Bs in Paihia

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 accommodations in Paihia.

While you’re here, don’t miss The Luxury Guide to the Bay of Islands. Plus, if you’re willing to stay outside of Paihia, don’t forget to compare the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in the Bay of Islands too.

1. Sanctuary Palms

Gorgeously decorated and built to impress, Sanctuary Palms is an obvious go-to when comparing luxury accommodations in Paihia. Nestled among subtropical gardens and native bush, these self-contained apartments offer the ultimate Bay of Islands retreat. Winter nights can be experienced in ultimate comfort in the two-person spa bath or in front of the fireplace, while summer mornings are best spent on the balcony with a coffee made from your very own espresso machine. There are a lot more luxury stays like this outside of Paihia, so be sure to check out the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in the Bay of Islands.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Paihia© Sanctuary Palms

2. 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

3. 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, a separate lounge with Sky TV and a private patio or balcony. Guests also have access to an underground car park, a 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 are plenty of accommodation choices at The Waterfront Suites.

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Luxury Accommodations in Paihia© The Waterfront Suites - Hetitage Collection

4. 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 Accommodations in Paihia.

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Luxury Accommodations in Paihia© Abri Apartments

5. 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 list of the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Paihia.

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

6. 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! See how Sea Spray compares to other apartment complexes in the 15 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in the Bay of Islands.

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

7. 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. Check out more romantic offerings, including in Kerikeri, in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in the Bay of Islands.

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Chalet Romantica© Chalet Romantica

8. Allegra House

Another fantastic luxury bed and breakfast option is Allegra House offering uninterrupted views of Paihia and is 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. For more things to make foodies happy, check out the 7 Best Foodie Experiences in the Bay of Islands.

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Allegra House© Allegra House

9. 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). Check out more quaint accommodations like this in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in the Bay of Islands.

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Baywaterviews© Baywaterviews

10. 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

11. 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 in 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 affordable stays like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Paihia.

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Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia© Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

More Luxury Accommodations in Paihia

That’s it for our list of the best luxury accommodations in Paihia. For more luxurious options or things to do, check out the following:

Finally, if there’s anything about planning a trip to the Bay of Islands that we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Luxury Travel Guide to the Bay of Islands.


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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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