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Venice, Italy
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I took my wife here for a surprise weekend away and we had a great time. The room was super tidy, the host was very nice and the breakfasts were yummy. They even put champagne and chocolates in our room.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's out in the country, overlooking the River Waitangi. You need a car. The rooms are spotless. The breakfast excellent. There is a beautiful grounds to walk in. The hosts are friendly and as helpful as possible. The guest rooms are set off to the side of the main house and offer privacy and a nice outside garden area. The...

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seattle wa
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We arrived at this B&B with no big expectations.. We were greated by Karen and a warm smile. She showed us our room... Beautiful.. clean.. comfortable... They had left us local chocolates and a bottle of red wine! The first morning we got up for breakfast only expecting the basics.. man were we wrong! Karen made us a full hot...

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind word we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Our aim is to make you stay as friendly and happy as possible. It is always ice to hear that we have done that. Look forward to seeinf you again in the future. Regards Karen & Kerry

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We spent 4 nights in this relaxing b&b, and we had a really amazing stay! The garden room -the one that we chose- was simply lovely, quiet and with a deck over the garden to relax and enjoy the biscuits that Karen prepared. In the morning the breakfast was gorgeous, with a lot of fresh fruits and everyday something different...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the River Retreat in Haruru. Karen and Kerry were so welcoming and hospitable, the facilities were amazing and if we had our time again we'd stay longer without a second thought. We will definitely endeavour to be back and recommend this to any and everyone.

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give your review. Kerry and I really appreciate your input and want to continue to make River Retreat somewhere you can come and relax as well as being a centre point for you travels during your stay in the Bay of Island.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Karen & Kerry have created the perfect setting for a break from the stresses of daily life. 10 minutes from the Bay of Islands, River Retreat is a piece of paradise. The apartments are luxuriously appointed, backing onto magnificent gardens, river and lush bushland. Karen's breakfasts are to die for and she just continues to surprise guests with various treats...

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Ritaria, we are really happy you enjoyed your stay with us at River Retreat.

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful few days we have had with Karen and Kerry. Beautiful location, amazing rooms, great breakfast and what a welcome. The little extras in the room are just such a wonderful touch. I would be back every year if only I lived here. Couldn't recommend more highly. Thanks Lucy x

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much Lucy it was a real pleasure meeting you both hope you continue to enjoy your stay in New Zealand, and to see you again sometime in the future.

Melbourne
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had 2 nights at this wonderful BnB. It may not be in the middle of Paihia, but makes up for that in so many ways. Lovely private fully equipped room with private access and private outdoor patio overlooking beautiful lawn and gardens - did I mention private? Magnificent bottle of red wine in our room upon arrival - and...

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Kerry and I really appreciate you taking the time. We do try to make your stay as enjoyable as possible if we achieve that then we have done what we set out to do. Many thanks and look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This is the best b&b I have ever stayed in. Ever. The attention to detail shown by the hosts and the incomparable setting makes this place second to none. I stayed at the river retreat a few weeks ago with my husband during our NZ trip and this b&b alone was one of the true highlights! The rooms are spacious...

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Julian and Mina Thank you for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us at river Retreat, it was like having one of our family staying. Kerry and I look forward to seeing you again Regards Karen

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were welcomed very warmly by Karen, the host of the retreat and were stunned by the view from the main deck which overlooks a river and fields. The gardens are beautiful and full of native trees and plants. It was winter when we visited so the grounds were too wet to walk on but still looked lovely. Karen showed...

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Karen O, Owner at River Retreat Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello Tricia Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magical riverside setting, private and tranquil. 10 minutes to beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Retreat Bed & Breakfast

Address: 838 Puketona Road, Paihia 0204, New Zealand (Formerly RiverRun Retreat)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $160 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — River Retreat Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“There are three private villas but ask for the one facing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles TriciaH516, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Limited rooms available and I imagine all are good.”
 of 5 bubbles Manyon, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“River room”
 of 5 bubbles Sooji173, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Book if you have your own transport to and from the town of Paihia”
 of 5 bubbles W6021JAdavidh, 23 Dec 2013 | Read review
“One room has a view over the river the other is more private. Both are fitted out the same.”
 of 5 bubbles lasatu, 6 Mar 2013 | Read review
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