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Island View Lodge, Bream Bay

34 / 27 Doctors Hill Road, Ruakaka New Zealand

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JackieandMunch wrote a review Apr 2018
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand46 contributions2 helpful votes
A lovely place to stop for a night or two. Great accommodation and lovely people. You have your own rooms with king bed, kitchen and lounge with TV, bathroom which all opens up to a glorious view. There is an indoor pool and spa pool as well.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jb1002014 wrote a review Apr 2016
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand62 contributions16 helpful votes
Main suite is spacious with amazing views and really comfy bed. Hosts can't do enough for you, friendly, knowledge and do a great breakfast. Spa is a great place for a vino. The kitchen in three main suite is great, take your own food and make the most of the views.
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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daytrippersarah wrote a review Mar 2016
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions3 helpful votes
Unbelievable location with a stunning view, this B&B far surpassed my expectations. Close to the Piroa falls, Waipu caves and the Ruakaka beach the self contained unit had everything we could have hoped for. The unit had a large and modern kitchen and lounge with a generous wet room bathroom. The laundry facilities were an amazing bonus. Had a delightful swim and spa at the end of the day. Our hosts made sure we had everything we could need even lending us torches for the caves.
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Date of stay: March 2016
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NeilMarshall2267 wrote a review Apr 2015
Auckland, New Zealand155 contributions42 helpful votes
We stayed here on a business trip. The house is lovely and the view spectacular, especially waking up to a stunning dawn over the sea. However there is just a touch of warmth missing that left us a little disappointed. In previous B&Bs we have had access to a comfortable lounge and the hosts have been so welcoming with tea, biscuits and chats. Joyce and Vince were very friendly but those little touches were missing that turn somewhere from good to excellent.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Joy H wrote a review Jul 2013
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
We stayed in the main downstairs self-contained accommodation. The facilities were excellent with a great view. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well. Breakfast was great. Even though neither of us were feeling well, we felt totally at home and were provided with lemons and honey to help stave off sore throats etc. A great place to relax!
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Roy and Sarah C wrote a review Jun 2013
Essex, United Kingdom375 contributions191 helpful votes
Joyce and Vince are 5* hosts - and their beautiful home has the most fabulous views. The main bedroom, with kitchen and sitting/dining space and ensuite wet-room is very spacious, modern, well-appointed and delightful. The pool is a super luxury, together with the spa. And there are full laundry facilities and even a games table. Go, stay! You won't be disappointed; and Joyce's omelette at breakfast is a delicious speciality. Wifi is available in the games room (the main lobby), but during our stay the signal was not strong enough to reach our room.
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Valerie F wrote a review Feb 2013
Hereford, United Kingdom23 contributions6 helpful votes
Excellent facilities in an super location overlooking the sea. Vince and Joyce looked after us in splendid fashion. Would recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful location with excellent facilities including a swimming pool.
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Date of stay: January 2013
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KiwiLivingInUK wrote a review Feb 2013
Auckland Central, New Zealand17 contributions14 helpful votes
We stopped here on our way to Whangarei to see friends (and arrived very late) and it was superb... we didn't have a chance to go into the pool or spa (which looked very inviting) but the rooms were great and all we could have wanted. Plus the view is absolutely incredible. Joyce and Vince are extremely friendly and helpful- and there are some great beaches nearby which we went down briefly to see- and want to go back to.
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Date of stay: February 2013
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Kevin F wrote a review Jan 2012
Bellevue, Washington2 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I stayed at the Island View Lodge on our way from Thames to the Bay of Islands. The location is easy to find and has a great view of Bream Bay from atop a hillside. We were greeted by Joyce (owner) upon arrival and given a quick tour of the common areas (which includes and indoor pool and hot tub, along with a pool table and flat screen TV inside). We had our own room upstairs with a beautiful large window view of Bream Bay, and a personal bathroom within our room. Joyce also provided us with a bottle of white wine in celebration of our honeymoon, very sweet of her! Breakfast was served around 8:30am (you can let her know when you want breakfast the night before) which included fruits, toast, jams, yogurt, cereals, eggs, bacon, and potatoes. It was a delicious spread that was more then expected. We sat at their dinning table over looking Bream Bay and chatted with Joyce's brother and his family while Vince was finishing up his horse training on the beach. It was great to have a nice sit down meal with a warm group of individuals on our way to the Bay of Islands. I highly recommend staying at this B&B while traveling on the north island.
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Date of stay: December 2011
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Willows6 wrote a review May 2010
Scotland82 contributions49 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay with Joyce and Vince. They are so relaxed and easy to get on with, yet very welcoming and helpful. Our rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. We had full laundry facilities as well as a kitchen which we didn't use, but I was able to catch up on the laundry which was super. The pool is an added bonus as is the wonderful view from this top class house on a hilltop. Well worth a visit and reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: March 2010
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Frequently Asked Questions about Island View Lodge, Bream Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Island View Lodge, Bream Bay?
Nearby attractions include Waipu Caves Scenic Preserve (7.0 km), Ruakaka Beach (1.7 km), and Scottish Migration Museum (7.8 km).
What food & drink options are available at Island View Lodge, Bream Bay?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Island View Lodge, Bream Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include McLeod's Pizza Barn, Spice Route Indian Restaurant, and Waipu Cafe and Deli.