We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

Tarlton's Lodge

avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (202)
Room & Suite (96)
Dining (15)

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#4 of 13 B&Bs in Paihia
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
The Bay of Islands most spectacular ocean & island views await your discovery at Tarlton’s Lodge. All our Luxury Accommodation Rooms have their own parking space, separate entrances, and a sheltered deck with private & exclusive spa pool overlooking a breath-taking ocean view. Each room is designed & furnished to the highest standard with armchairs you can really relax in, where your privacy is assured. Each day we service your room with our elevated disinfection protocols recommended by the World Health Organization. After you return from an adventurous day, relax in your own, very private hot tub looking out over the Bay of Islands. Tarlton’s Lodge is situated just an 8 minute walk or 2 minute drive to the centre of Paihia, close to the amenities & tours but away from the hustle & bustle.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Boating
Taxi service
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Complimentary tea
Diving
Golf course
Snorkelling
Fishing
Adults only
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Show more
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
314Reviews1Q+A60Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 294
  • 11
  • 3
  • 1
  • 5
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
NJsteve8 wrote a review Mar 2024
Flemington, New Jersey1 contribution
Peter & Katalina are wonderful hosts. Katalina would have homemade ' snacks' to take on my daily trips. The room is large and with a special bonus of a hot tub overlooking the bay of islands. After a day of exploring, hiking etc coming back to the tranquility of that room and hot tub was amazing. I would highly recommend Tarlton's lodge for anyone staying in the by of islands.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
camkwc wrote a review Jan 2023
Cambridge142 contributions94 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
The advert talks about the view and the hot tub and the luxury. Yes all these things are there and are delightful. But they don't talk about how nice Peter and Katalina are. They keep out of you way when they are not needed but work very hard behind the scenes to make your stay lovely, and they are more than helpful when you need them. Fantastic accommodation - I would recommend without hesitation.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for dining recommendations in the town
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
tp11km27 wrote a review Feb 2024
Morrison, Colorado2 contributions
Peter & Katarina were such amazing hosts. We found ourselves in Paihia without accommodations. We just sowed up & lucky for we found a little slice of paradise. Great room very comfy King size bed, private patio with a nice view of the Bay of Islands. To top it off a private hot tub on our patio & Air conditioning, that allowed us to have a good nights sleep. Check out Tarlton’s lodge if your in Paihia
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 26 Feb 2024
It was great having you stay with us. Thank you for the complementary review. All the best on the rest of your New Zealand tour. Peter & Katalina
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Cecelia H wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions
+1
Firstly the location is to die for, it’s an escape within an escape. The hosts Peter and Katalina were very warming professional and accommodating. Our room was serviced daily and meticulously. We were provided with water and coke in the fridge, home made cookies that were replenished daily along with tea and coffee (multiple ways). The bed and linens were fresh and a delight to return to at the end of each day. The towel warming rack in the bathroom is also a nice touch and the rain head nozzle to shower with is also very nice.We can recommend a stay here. You will not regret it.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 26 Feb 2024
It was a pleasure seeing your smiling face each day, and a pleasure hosting you Ceceliah. Thanks for your positive comments. All the best. Peter & Katalina
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
archer o wrote a review Feb 2024
Coventry, Connecticut36 contributions57 helpful votes
A really lovely cozy, clean, quiet place with a great view and a great hot tub. Hosts were super helpful and accommodating, but left us our privacy as well. The area is fantastic; we were there for three days and nights, and had nowhere near enough time to see and do it all. The only thing to know is that it’s about a twenty minute walk (or a 5 minute drive?) into town to eat or go to the beach. We like to walk, so we spent a fair bit of time walking back and forth. The hosts provided snacks including cookies, so we ended up eating in town about twice per day, and just brought a couple of bottles of wine back to the room to enjoy at night. Highly recommend!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: See review
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
douglaskbender wrote a review Jan 2024
Midlothian, Virginia7 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful visit to Tarleton Lodge. Peter & Katalina were gracious hosts and made us feel very welcome at the lodge. Rooms were very nice and the hot tubs made for a great ending to the day. Peter saved the day when he shuttled us down to town when our cab was late‼️
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Scenic781995 wrote a review Jan 2024
11 contributions
Nestled in an upper class neighborhood, unbelievable pearl of a place. Even with the many outstanding places to see and things to do, Tarlton’s stands out. EVERYthing was great from arrival and greeting by host couple to departure. Luxury but comfortable. I particularly enjoyed the private hot tub with the view over the northeast section of the Bay of Islands. Large bathroom with rain and hand held shower heads with heated towel rack. The hosts were eager to take care of us and I didn’t feel bad about using multiple towels. High quality amenities refreshed daily. Feel free to message for more details.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t be afraid of the narrow approach or steep parking. Google maps is spotty because of poor...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 18 Jan 2024
Great to hear from our sympathetic frends from Arkansas following your departure. It is so rewarding to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at our Tarltons Lodge. We hope you stay safe and have a fantastic time for the remainder of your tour of New Zealand. We feel fortunate to have made your acquaintence. All the best from Peter & Katalina.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
CT wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
Wonderful relaxing stay at Tarleton's Lodge. My husband and I enjoyed the peacefulness of the location, proximity to everything we wanted to do, and the beautiful views from the balcony. The hot tub overlooking the water was a great way to unwind at the end of each day. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed chatting with our hosts and appreciated the little extras they thought of- the homemade cookies in the room were an especially welcomed treat!
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 3 Jan 2024
Cjrosta: We were very happy to read your positive comments. Our goal is to have guests happy, relaxed and appreciative when they check out. You make all our hard work worthwhile. All the best from Peter & Katalina
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Tia M wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
Absolutely stunning and relaxing staying here- We didn’t want to leave! The owners/host were super welcoming and pleasant. Amazing views from the spa. Comfiest bed. Comes with little nibbles, water, instant coffee, Tv and air conditioner ect. Luxurious bathroom with shampoo, conditioner, soap and shower caps included. Property was very close to central paihia where there’s amazing restaurants, tours ect. Would definitely stay here again, a beautiful experience!! Big thanks to Peter and Katalina
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 5 Jan 2024
Thank you for your kind and appreciative review Tia. All the best to you and yours in the New Year.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
AndyFranNZ wrote a review Aug 2023
Wellington, New Zealand73 contributions13 helpful votes
We had a very relaxing few days at Tarlton’s Lodge. Everything we required was laid on. The views across the bay are stunning anytime of the day, and it is very tranquil. It’s around a 15 mins walk into Paihia’s shopping and restaurant area, or a five-minute drive. The owners live onsite and they made us feel very welcome. I’m sure like us, you will enjoy your stay here.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Peter Kinsey, Owner at Tarlton's Lodge
Responded 13 Aug 2023
Andrew & Francis: Your complimentary review made our day. Happy, departing guests is our goal. Thank you for choosing Tarltons Lodge. We hope to see you again in the future. Best Regards. Peter & Katalina
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Paihia area.
PRICE RANGE
$482 - $679 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

TARLTON'S LODGE - B&B Reviews & Price Comparison (Paihia) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Tarlton's Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tarlton's Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Paihia Harbour (1.0 km), St Paul's Anglican Church (0.8 km), and Sandpit Poolroom & Bar (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tarlton's Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Tarlton's Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tarlton's Lodge?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Tarlton's Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tarlton's Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and JFC Paihia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tarlton's Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool with a view during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tarlton's Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Tarlton's Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.5 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (2.6 km), and Flagstaff Hill (4.3 km).
Does Tarlton's Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.