River Retreat

838 Puketona RoadPaihia0204New Zealand
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About River Retreat

River Retreat is a bed and breakfast with an extensive garden that sits just outside of Paihia, about five kilometres from the scenic Haruru Falls.

The property has two rooms, both of which are heated and air-conditioned and come with a mini-fridge, coffee-making facilities, and private bathroom. Both rooms also have direct balcony access, a television, and a dining area.

Guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and off-street parking. There is an outdoor area with barbecue grills and a library at the property as well.

A complimentary cooked or continental breakfast is served each morning at River Retreat. Charlotte's Kitchen, which sits on Paihia Wharf and features outstanding views of the water, is about nine kilometres away.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the location where the country's founding agreement was signed, is less than ten kilometres away. Opua Forest, a large area with hiking trails and beautiful views, is about 16 kilometres from the bed and breakfast.


838 Puketona Road, Paihia, 0204, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(9)4027092 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Wonderful hosts

Guests find the property's owners friendly and accommodating, mentioning that nothing is too much to ask of them. Travellers are impressed by the attention to detail at the bed and breakfast, as the hosts go out of their way to provide recommendations, chat with visitors, and place snacks in the refrigerators. The hosts prepare a tasty breakfast each morning and deliver it as well. Overall, guests report the owners make the property feel just like home by catering to their every need.

Spacious, well-appointed rooms

Although the property only has two rooms, guests are impressed by the modern decor, comfortable furnishings, and privacy. The rooms are large and kept extremely clean at all times as well, helping visitors to feel right at home throughout their time there. Each room has direct balcony access, providing even more space and giving visitors a place to relax in nature.

Scenic grounds

Travellers love the grounds on which the bed and breakfast sits, as the area is tranquil and quiet, away from the city and its noise. In addition, plenty of birds make their way into the property's garden in the morning and the river that meanders through the grounds offers an excellent view and creates a peaceful atmosphere.

Negative Reviews

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 73 reviews across the web
9.3 /10
  • Expedia
    9.7 /10
  • Hotels.com
    9.8 /10
  • ebookers.com
    10 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.3 /10
9.3 out of 10 based on 73 reviews