The Bishop Selwyn
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The Bishop Selwyn

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4.5
#3 of 3 resorts in Paihia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Big fish, dramatic coastline and magnificent food! That’s the North Island. Bishop Selwyn Resort overlooks Paihia and offers easy access to the rolling, rugged countryside, stunning tidal estuaries, mangroves and long silvery beaches of New Zealand’s Northland and Bay of Islands. The Bay’s 144 islands are renowned as an aquatic playground. The spacious and modern resort is within easy reach of the beach, the boutique shops and superb restaurants of Paihia. Take a refreshing dip in the pool or relax in one of the spas, either way you’ll emerge ready to explore what is, without question, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Pool
Hot bath
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
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Location

26 Selwyn Road, Paihia 0200 New Zealand
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 96 out of 100
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Kerikeri Airport
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PHIL P wrote a review Dec 2020
Coromandel, New Zealand278 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay here....
The most central of spots ,5min to a supermarket,a bar,a restaurant,paihia wharf, countless others goings on that super hot weather encourages...
If you're lucky enough to stay here,booking a must,you will enjoy the surrounds enormously....
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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joannejohnson2023 wrote a review May 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bishop Selwyn is a great resort. We stayed in a Disabled unit. The Bathroom was spacious and plenty of room for the Wheelchair to maneuver around. The resort was very close to the centre of Paihia but very quiet. Look forward to visiting again
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Date of stay: May 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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purplegirlbarbs wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed and loved our stay. We had a spacious clean modern 2 bedroom unit with amazing sea views, good heating, swimming pool and spa, large kitchen and so close and handy to everything. The service was helpful and resort was quiet.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Redhillroamer wrote a review Oct 2017
Taupo, New Zealand34 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed at this hotel last month for a week. It was absolute bliss. We were allocated a one bedroom 2 bathroom flat that was so well appointed and equipped I would have been happy to live there on a permanent basis. 2 min walk to the beach and surrounded by restraunts what more could one ask for.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at The Bishop Selwyn
Responded 11 Jan 2018
Thanks for stopping by to give us a review and share your holiday experience at our resort. We're very proud of our resort and always strive to provide a home away from home experience. We're therefore delighted to hear that you've had a relaxing stay with us and that you enjoyed our facilities. It's been a pleasure to host you during your stay and we hope to be able to host you again soon!
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Ausietravler wrote a review Sept 2017
Sunshine Coast, Australia93 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another wonderful time share property. We stayed a week and found our unit very spacious and comfortable. Located in the heart of everything. Very well equipped and maintained. Even a veggie and herb garden for guests. Hope to return again.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at The Bishop Selwyn
Responded 26 Sept 2017
Thank you so much for your kind words and positive feedback, it means the world to us. We are dedicated to providing our guests with a comfortable home away from home experience with everything you could ever need to make the most of your stay with us so we are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your time at our resort. We are grateful to have been part of your holiday memories and we hope we'll be able to host you again to create many more!
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jules7307 wrote a review Feb 2017
Shearwater, Australia12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are heading to the Bay of Islands, a beautiful part of New Zealand or the world for that matter and want to be in the centre of the action I have nothing but praise for this little gem. Situated right in the heart of Paihia, amid shops and eateries, a few minutes’ walk to the wharf the centre of all the activities, this was a great choice. It is well run by a couple of lovely Kiwis whose local knowledge and willingness to share just made the experience even better. The apartments are spacious and well serviced to allow you to just survive or cook up a gourmet meal. The main ensuite even features a bath, as well as shower, bidet etc. Swimming pool, sauna, spa, barbecues and games room, and even a welcome sausage sizzle are all features.
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Date of stay: February 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at The Bishop Selwyn
Responded 1 May 2017
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and share your experience at our resort. Your feedback is appreciated and valued as it allows us to continually improve the holiday experience for our guests. We're very proud of our resort and always strive to provide a home away from home experience. We're therefore delighted to hear that you've had a relaxing stay with us and that you enjoyed our facilities. Thank you for choosing to stay at our resort. It has been a pleasure to host you and we hope to have you stay with us again in the future.
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Tom M wrote a review Dec 2019
New Plymouth, New Zealand15 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place to base a Bay of Islands experience. The Hole in the Rock is great and if the tide is right you can go through, Swim with the Dolphins can be included. Bus trip to Cape Reinga with option to board down the sandhills.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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mothorchid wrote a review Jul 2018
North Shore, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Is a classy well located Resort - a stone throw away from the shops/ferries etc. Amenities include spa pools (inside and outside), swimming pool, games room (with table tennis table, pool table, football table game, small library, many board games and videos available, and large tv). Good bikes to use, nearby tennis courts to use.

Apartments are spacious and have everything you need. TV in every room to keep the different age groups happy. Kitchen is well equipped.

We enjoy sitting outside on your private deck during the day overlooking the pool, bbq etc or if in a front apartment overlooking the town and the seaview in the distance while having a drink and a chat. We tend to visit early October each year. There is heaps to do/see in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: We prefer the back block of apartments which overlook the pool etc
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Patrick W wrote a review May 2018
Carterton, New Zealand63 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family stayed here 4 a week lovely resort got everything you would need in the units big rooms tv in all rooms beds comfortable great location right in town close to everything units maintained well and beautifully clean would recommend it to anyone
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jennifer M wrote a review Sept 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand76 contributions62 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed a week in a one bedroom apartment. The apartment is roomy for us and was spotlessly clean. Excellent bathrooms (2) all clean and spacious.Very well equipped kitchen etc. Laundry with a dryer and drying rack for pool /hot tub towels. Everything is handy, 20 minute walk to the Treaty grounds 5 minutes to the ferry. Quite quiet. Easy parking.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from Classic H, Guest Relations Manager at The Bishop Selwyn
Responded 11 Jan 2018
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are happy to hear that your room was clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed the facilities that our resort has to offer. We thank you for choosing our resort for your holiday and we hope that we are able to welcome you back again soon.
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Answer from Jennifer M
Auckland Central, New Zealand76 contributions62 helpful votes
Well that is a difficult question. The west coast beaches have black sand and the east white/golden sands. On the west side there is a gannet colony at Muriwai and good surfing . Further north are the Kaipara and Hokianga harbours very scenic less populated, Kauri forests and a sense of being back in time. Auckland to Paihia the east side is busy but scenic. Waiwera has hot mineral pools roads are busy but there is a toll road to dodge some of the traffic. I suggest that you go to the Automobile Association to get maps and chat with them.
mothorchid wrote a tip Jul 2018
North Shore, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We prefer the back block of apartments which overlook the pool etc"
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serpentine2014 wrote a tip Aug 2017
Greymouth, New Zealand114 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Apartments on the higher floors have better views across the water to Russell."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bishop Selwyn
Which popular attractions are close to The Bishop Selwyn?
Nearby attractions include Paihia Harbour (0.3 km), St Paul's Anglican Church (0.4 km), and The Cabbage Tree Shop (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bishop Selwyn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at The Bishop Selwyn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at The Bishop Selwyn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bishop Selwyn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and JFC Paihia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bishop Selwyn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Bishop Selwyn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Paihia.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bishop Selwyn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.4 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (1.8 km), and Flagstaff Hill (4.0 km).
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