A down-to-earth bed and breakfast that goes the extra mile to make your stay special, Baywaterviews is a fantastic option for couples. Experience ultimate tranquillity at this peaceful out-of-town retreat overlooking the Waitangi River. There are only three rooms, each with a king bed, ensuite, basic kitchenette, your own deck with outdoor furniture and the possibility of a private spa pool with sea views. You will be served breakfast on your deck, with the choice of either continental or two cooked options (we recommend the French toast).
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2. The Waterfront Suites – Heritage Collection
Combine luxury, location and convenience at The Waterfront Suites. These luxury suites by the Heritage Collection boast stylishly-appointed rooms ideal for a romantic retreat. Stay in a suite with a full kitchen, separate lounge with Sky TV, and a private patio or balcony with the option for ocean views. What’s more, the suites are in a central waterfront location in Paihia, making it easy to stroll back to from the town’s activities and eateries. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Paihia.
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3. Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay Of Islands
Enjoy a romantic retreat on the waterfront of Waitangi at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort. In between making the most of the Bay of Islands must-dos, enjoy some downtime together at the resort’s pool, tennis courts or restaurant specialising in fine Kiwi cuisine. The Superior Harbourview/Seaview Rooms are your “treat yourself” options at this four-star resort, while the Standard Rooms are a comfortable and more affordable option for couples. Or if you’re celebrating a special occasion, go all out and book yourselves a Junior Suite with your own lounge and balcony. Wherever you stay in this expansive hotel, you’ll enjoy waking up to the sound of the birds along with the proximity to gorgeous gardens and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. And while the hotel is a little out of town, at least a courtesy shuttle is provided.
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4. Bay Of Islands Beachhouses
For an alternative location in the Bay of Islands, consider one of the private apartments at the Bay of Islands beachhouses at Sullivans Beach. While most of the apartments are larger than what most couples need, they provide a gorgeous retreat with the feeling of serenity, yet still not too far from town. Every apartment has commanding views where it’s possible to sometimes see dolphins jumping in the bay, while you’re completely surrounded by native bush teeming with birds. You’ll have each access to the beach, in between enjoying your own space that these apartments bring. Facilities include a kitchen, at least one separate bedroom, a lounge and private deck/balcony.
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5. Abri Apartments
What’s more romantic than getting cosy in your luxurious treehouse in the Bay of Islands? Set at the back of Paihia town elevated in the native forest, Abri Apartments offers a unique stay in Paihia for couples. There are three exclusive apartments available each with a private entrance accessed by a set of stairs to your balcony overlooking Paihia. The well-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 or a barbecue from your north-facing balcony which laps up the morning and afternoon sun.
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6. The Retreat
As the name suggests, The Retreat is an out-of-town retreat overlooking the gorgeous Te Haumi Beach. Enjoy glorious nights in at your self-contained accommodation with a private balcony soaking in the sea views and containing a lounge, kitchen and bathroom. While the romantic views are the main reason to stay at The Retreat, the apartment complex also has a range of useful facilities, including on-site parking, free WiFi, a barbecue, fishing facilities and late arrival check-in.
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7. 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 perfect for a romantic getaway. Each room spills onto a private balcony with a spa pool and ocean views. Enjoy cosy evenings in your provided fluffy robes and glorious mornings with impeccably-presented plates of fruit, yoghurt and spoil-yourself cooked breakfasts.
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8. Allegra House
Another utterly romantic bed and breakfast option in Paihia is Allegra House set in gorgeous gardens where the call of native birds is wonderful to wake up to. There are three bed and breakfast rooms with hotel-like facilities ad all with a private balcony. Breakfast is included in the rate, which is an indulgent 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 bounce. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Accommodation in Paihia for Foodies.
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9. Chalet Romantica
If the name isn’t enough of a clue, this chalet bed and breakfast accommodation is an obvious choice for a romantic getaway. Chalet Romantica offers romance and honeymoon packages including a glass of bubbles and a private candlelit dinner. Your stay will be in a characterful suite styled with timber interiors and tasteful furniture and bedding, i.e. something that’s sure to impress. Breakfast is an event where fresh local produce and cooked breakfasts can be enjoyed from on the deck in the conservatory overlooking the water. The chalet also offers a few luxurious facilities, such as a heated indoor pool, hot spa, gym equipment, a library, kayaks and table tennis.
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10. Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
For couples seeking a bit of pampering, consider Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel. The boutique resort is the ideal place to enjoy some downtime, with couples’ spa treatments available at La Spa Naturale and exquisite dining at the Glasshouse Kitchen & Bar. As for accommodation, the five-star 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 kitchenettes, an ensuite, bathrobes and slippers with optional extras like a spa bath and a balcony with an electronic louvre system.
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