The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection

100 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0252, New Zealand | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Paihia

To Swim or not to Swim?

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit


... a Dolphin cruise into the Bay. We were hoping to get an opportunity to swim with the dolphins, but we had to find some first!

The first pod we found were not for playing and they swum right into the side if some cliffs where we watched them jumping and playing in the waves crashing on the rocks. We continued to find a group more open to the idea of swimming with us and after a while, and some false alarms that were ...

Going up north

A travel blog entry by suebar


... the Maori chiefs ceded sovereignty to Britain. In the Maori version, they did not. They are still discussing it today. However what it did succeed in doing was in recognising the Maori's land rights and in recognising the Maori as British subjects. Having said that the land rights have not always been respected. While we were there we saw a huge canoe which the Queen had seen when she had visited and she had apparently asked to be ...

Hundertwassen Toilets & Glow-worms!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07


... in the night sky. Neither of us have ever seen glow worms before, so we found it very informative and quite fascinating.

After all this culture, we scooted out to Ginns Ngawha Spa & Campground, one of the places recommended by Tina, the lady we met at the airport campground. It was a funny little place that had obviously seen it's better day, with pretty rundown stinky sulphur ...

Paihia in the bay of islands

A travel blog entry by belhorizon1


Paihia is situated in the bay of islands (also a nice name!) in the Northern part of the North island. It is said to be subtropical but I must say it was a little fresh and windy for being in the middle of Summer. The area itself is very pretty, made of a succession of bays with quiet beaches and of course islands. Some of them are public, some are private. You would almost think ...

Bay of Islands day 2

A travel blog entry by vanessaandjeff


... There was word that there was a pod of dolphins, and our cruise headed straight for us to indulge in this sight. The bay is a secure haven for the dolphins. As soon as we turned the boat around, it started to rain and so we made our way to the HOLE in the rock. I loved the way our skipper on board said this... Even though it was raining, the water was calm. The skipper told us sometimes when the swell is great, this hole can be filled with ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on 100 Marsden Road, Paihia, is near Kings Dolphin Cruises, Paihia Harbour, Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures, and Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Waterfront Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection Paihia

    Reviewed by rubin

    Wish we could stay longer!

    Reviewed May 20, 2013
    by (14 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    We had a fantastic stay at the Waterfront Suites and wish we could have stayed longer. The suite was well appointed and spotless, the staff friendly and helpful. The four of us (two adults, 10 and 13 year old children), had plenty of room in this two bedroom, two bath suite with kitchen, dining area, and living room. A washer and dryer were included - such a bonus for a vacation with kids. Great location and plenty of covered parking. The outdoor swimming pool was chilly - but it is almost winter and the kids enjoyed trying it out. We didn't pay extra for the view and most likely were given what was considered the worst room - the back windows were very close to a private home - but it didn't dampen our enthusiasm. Our two complaints were relatively minor - we were unable to use the purchased internet in the room (so they didn't charge us) and we needed to use portable heaters provided as it was rather chilly.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Boutique Collection Paihia

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding