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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We arrived after a long drive from Auckland and were staying in the first floor directly opposite the stairs towards the front. Overall we had a lovely stay and would return.

However, there are a few things I would like to mention and highlight. The blinds were broken which meant people could see through them. These were not very clean and therefore these would need to be replaced. Because we were located near the stairs it was slightly noisy from other guests going up the stairs.

The view is towards parked cars therefore you do not get much privacy unless you fully close the blinds and curtains.

We did have a lovely stay despite the above. The location is superb as it is walking distance to the shops. Hole in the Rock tour was absolutely amazing.

Hotel marked below out of 5

Hotel 4
Staff experience 5
Hotel room cleanliness/ condition 4
Housekeeping 5
Service 5
Food / Drinks N/A

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
2  Thank VishandSheetsTravel
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SeaSprayPaihia, Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Dear VishandSheetsTravel, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. We appreciate all feedback received whether complimentary or constructive. We hope to include replacement curtains in our next soft refurbishment. Warm Regards from The Sea Spray Team

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

After a long drive from Auckland we arrived in the beautiful Bay of Islands, and found the Sea Spray apartments right opposite the beach. We got a very warm welcome from reception wtih lots of local tips, and she warned us that "there are three flights of stairs to get up, but it's worth it". She was so right - we were on the top floor overlooking the beach, in a large airy and modern apartment. Happy happy days. Free and plentiful WIFI (happy teenagers), comfy furniture, comfy beds, huge bathroom and an incredible location. Restaurants and centre of town was a lovely 15 minute stroll away. We were fascinated to watch a huge cruise ship come into the bay and see bus after bus drive past taking the cruise people into town. Be warned - all local activities tend to be booked out on cruise days. We would happily return.

Room Tip: there is a petrol station on one side - rooms near this might be noisier.
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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1  Thank Angela T
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SeaSprayPaihia, Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear Angela T, Thank you for taking the time to place feedback on your recent stay with us. We are delighted we exceeded your expectations and hope to welcome you back again next time you visit Paihia. Warm Regards from The Sea Spray Team

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We stayed in a first floor sea view suite. Well appointed, great views near to restaurants and shops and a short walk to a big supermarket.
Ground floor non sea view rooms only look out to the side fo the building on to cars parked in front of the windows so not great but depends on your budget. Upper floor non sea view rooms would be better. Site facilities good with car parking, washing machines and dryers etc Would stay again in the same room.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Brian O
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SeaSprayPaihia, Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear Brian O, Thank you for placing a review on your stay with us last month. We are delighted you found our property well appointed & convenient and look forward to hosting you again next time you visit Bay of Islands. Warm Regards from The Sea Spray Team

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived after a long drive up from Auckland and were a little tired. We spoke to Lorraine on reception and she was so helpful. Her lovely, welcoming nature made us feel right at home.
She also gave us some good tips about what to do around Paihia (the dolphin cruise recommendation proved to be an excellent idea!).
The suite itself was perfect. It was very spacious and clean, with a car-parking space right outside our door.
The location was also brilliant... a 10 minute walk along the waterfront, into the pretty town centre.
Overall, it was a perfect place to stay and made the bay of islands even more memorable.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Night00wl
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SeaSprayPaihia, Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear NightOOwl, Thank you for placing a review on your stay with us last month. We are thrilled that you found our property and our staff exceptional and appreciate you taking the time to offer feedback. We are pleased we were able to make your stay a memorable & enjoyable one. Hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards from The Sea Spray Team

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We arrived Easter Sunday after a busy drive. The reception was warm and informative, with lots of local knowledge. They were not full so even though parking is tight, we had no one in the park next to us for both nights. We had the last of the motel type rooms on the ground floor, next to the brick wall (111?) and it was fine. The room was comfortable, with a kitchenette, and we did cook in one night. The beach is just over the road, there's a small food mart 20m away and a tiny take away around the corner. Overall we were very happy to stay here, and every staff member we came into contact with was friendly.

Stayed: April 2018
Thank Robert R
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SeaSprayPaihia, Manager at Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you Robert R for taking the time and sharing your recent experience at the Sea Spray Suites Paihia. It lovely to hear such lovely comments about our team and service and we appreciate you rating us 5 star. We always try to exceed our guests expectations and we are pleased that we were able to during your stay. Warm regards from The Sea Spray Team

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