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Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection

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Welcome to Sea Spray Suites Heritage Collection, Bay of Islands. Perfectly located to enjoy the famous Te Ti Beach mid-way between Paihia's charming township and historic Waitangi. Sea Spray Suites, Paihia - Heritage Collection, Bay of Islands ... You're somewhere special when you relax in our self-contained suites. Choose between sun drenched sea view balconies or private courtyards while enjoying the luxury of Heritage. All suites have full kitchens with all the comforts of home. Conveniently located mid-way between Paihia town centre and historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds overlooking Te Ti Bay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
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Sofa
Iron
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Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English
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Gay M wrote a review Feb 2024
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Our room ( Room 111) was sadly not what we expected for the price or the listing photos. Pros- the unit was quiet, had a comfortable bed, large fridge and dishwasher and was close to the beach. Cons- the unit was very tired with scuffed walls, mould on the shower walls, the dishwasher was dirty and the outside seating area was so un inviting that we did not use it. The television in the bedroom did not work, nor did the range hood in the kitchen. The property compendium asks clients to use the range hood when cooking but we found it was not even connected. Sky tv is advertised but most channels were not available. Disappointed and not worth the price.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is available but the space is tight. The property fronts a busy road and upstairs units...
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Harlow101 wrote a review Feb 2024
Lymington, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a sea view suite on the first floor. Don’t go for ground floor all you’ll see is the cars parked. Lovely big room. Comfortable bed. Good kitchen facilities with washer and dryer in our room. Bathroom had heated towel rail. Parking is a bit tight and it is next to a petrol station. Need to drive to restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Car park is tight.
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budd44 wrote a review Jan 2024
Southampton, United Kingdom27 contributions12 helpful votes
Disappointing and expensive for facilities . Not a true reflection from online . Dated over looked garage for court . Bedding clean lounge carpet stained bedroom tv didn't work no air con in bedroom very stuffy windows only opened a few inches . Shower hose just poured water mould outside shower and strains in shower. Bathroom window barely opened and no blinds although slightly fisted glass people behind could clearly look in . Only good thing good location to paihia
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good location lovely cafe nearby and fish and chip shop
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Maureen O wrote a review Jan 2024
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada10 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent location. Suites have everything you need. A bit dated but clean. Staff- desk and cleaning- are helpful and friendly. Would recommend for location, staff and laundry on premises. It is also away from the busy downtown but a pretty and only 10 minute walk to get to town.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carolyn R wrote a review Jan 2024
Hamilton, New Zealand45 contributions35 helpful votes
We booked the premium 2 bedroom waterfront apartment for a 4 night stay. - Pros: Beautiful views. Loved hearing the waves at night. Good location – only a 10 min walk to Paihia. Cute wee café next door, and dairy if you didn’t want to walk to the supermarket. Fish & chip shop round the corner. Shower had great pressure. Comfortable beds. Good wifi. Dishwasher. Plenty of parking (although it is tight). Large double sided fridge freezer. Balcony with outside furniture. Apartment itself was spacious. Reception staff are welcoming and polite. - Cons: Our room was on the third floor but external uncovered stairs only to access. Next to a 24 hour self service petrol station which is noisy with bright lights on all night, and the mechanics garage behind starts up at 7.30am 6 days a week so don’t expect a sleep in. If you’re in the waterfront rooms, there’s a busy road out front which is used as a race track so can be noisy, and public parking across the road. Aircon is only in the lounge so when you shut the bedroom doors for sleep you overheat in the bedrooms. And you can’t open the doors or windows in the bedrooms due to the noise outside. Front door of apartment is frosted glass with a super bright exterior light that is on all night on the rear balcony – you couldn’t leave the internal bedroom doors open due to the light shining in, and you can’t turn the light off. Oven/microwave appliance is difficult to operate. Apartment is run down – chipped wall paint, cupboard doors that don’t close properly, curtains that don’t close properly, moldy curtains, hook broken on back of bathroom door so only one hook available, shelf in shower coming away from wall, faulty lamp in main bedroom. We had a real issue with the cleanliness of the kitchen – the kitchen cutlery and pots were filthy when I went to use them prompting me to pull everything out of the kitchen cupboards and handwashing it all to ensure it was clean. The dishwasher had what looked like coffee liquid sitting in the bottom of it. The dryer was full of sand - clearly the appliances are not checked by the cleaners upon check out of previous tenants. I did raise the cleanliness with reception on our first morning. I made the mistake of looking under the beds, not sure when the beds were last pulled out and cleaned under. The daily room service only entailed replacing the towels – no tidying beds or vacuuming the floor and the front balcony was never swept so as our stay went on the sand blown in from the beach stuck to the balcony floor – which we tracked inside. Only 1 very small carton of long life milk (250ml) given for 4 people for a 4 night stay. Disappointing for a Heritage hotel. The cons outweighed the pros unfortunately.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Hopon wrote a review Nov 2023
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom20 contributions5 helpful votes
Located on the edge of the main town and opposite to the sea and beach just across the road, about a 10 minute walk or short car drive from the centre. To one side of the accommodation is another lodge and to the other a petrol forecourt with a garage behind it. We stayed in a bedroom deluxe queen, which looked out onto a piece of cleared ground directly behind the next door lodge and to the other side part garden and the garages land. We wrongly had the impression the suites all overlooked the beach. I would not describe the accommodation as deluxe but it does have all you need and the bed was comfortable. The apartment showed some signs of wear and tear. We only met the reception staff but they were very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking spaces both on site and off road
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Jibby9 wrote a review Oct 2023
Lakes Entrance, Australia285 contributions125 helpful votes
On the main drag opposite the beach, beautiful suite with lounge / dining / kitchen, and bedroom & ensuite. The bed was absolutely delicious to sleep in. The aircon was great as my husband and I like to sleep cold and the temperature was quite humid but not hot. Great things to do and two nights weren't enough - could easily have spent a week. Oh, and the staff were delightful 😊
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be careful with the parking - not a lot of room to navigate but you can park down the back behind...
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Janet W wrote a review Oct 2023
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The motel sold itself as a luxury stay with ocean views and was at the high end price wise for the location. The apartment was lovely and the ocean view was as promised, however there is a petrol station right next door and it is very bright and noisy, really detracting from the experience and made it impossible to enjoy the balcony area. Basic Sky only included so no movies, no access to Netflix etc, so overall a disappointing experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Flicks wrote a review Jul 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand135 contributions104 helpful votes
We took our granddaughters to Paihia and our apartment at Sea Spray Suites was fabulous. I booked it direct with their website rather than an online booking provider as their website was more informative and the rates were better. We had a waterfront, two bedroom apartment and it was perfect. The twin bedroom for the children (10 & 7) was super spacious and comfortable, and they loved it. The main bedroom had a queen sized, super comfortable bed, with ensuite, The bathroom was spacious, the shower excellent - spacious and very good pressure. The personal accessories were plentiful and well used (e.g. bath gels, shampoo etc). The kitchen was well equipped and as we had bought up most of our food, it was easy to prepare the evening meal, and also breakfasts. The room was serviced daily to a very high standard. Very welcoming and friendly staff, and just a great, comfortable apartment to stay in. Easy walking distance down to the village of Paihia, and also to the Waitangi Treaty Grounbds. Would highly recommend. Great value for money.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: We had room £329 - fantastic.
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Annie N wrote a review Aug 2022
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This is very comfortable accommodation with great views. Staff were very accommodating and helpful. Very clean with all the amenities we needed. I couldn't believe we did not hear the traffic at night it was so quiet. I would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$236 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection?
Nearby attractions include Waitangi Treaty Grounds (0.9 km), Paihia Harbour (0.8 km), and Opua Forest Lookout Track (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Letz Cafe.
Is Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Paihia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.6 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (0.9 km), and Flagstaff Hill (4.1 km).
Does Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.