The Retreat

22 Paihia Road Paihia0200New Zealand
Serviced apartment
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About The Retreat

Set on ten picturesque acres, The Retreat is perched above Te Haumi Beach and has sweeping views of the Bay of Islands. Fully self-contained apartments have a full kitchen and a balcony for soaking up the scenery, all less than a five-minute drive from central Paihia.

Studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments provide all of the comforts of home, including a separate lounge and dining area plus complimentary Wi-Fi. A flat-screen TV and DVD player can also be found in spacious units, many of which have additional single beds to accommodate extra guests.

There is secure parking for cars and boats, and a laundry service is offered in addition to tour booking.

Guests can make use of the on-site barbecue and fish smoker, or make the five-minute drive for a bite to eat at local favourites such as Alfresco's Restaurant & Bar.

Beautiful Haruru Falls is a ten-minute drive from The Retreat and Paihia Harbour is five minutes' drive away.


22 Paihia Road , Paihia, 0200, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 94028134 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Fantastic owners

Guests are impressed with the friendly and knowledgeable owners, and find them to be a great resource when it comes to local information such as which restaurants to eat at and the best tours to take. In addition to being very helpful when planning nearby excursions, guests love that the owners genuinely seem to care about their comfort.

A private oasis

Guests love the serene and secluded feel of the hotel, which is truly a retreat. The views across the bay can't be beat, and it's a peaceful escape from the tourist crowds yet close enough to town when guests want to be in the middle of the action. For a dose of nature, it's easy to walk down to the beach, and it's not uncommon to see birds on the grounds.

Comfortable apartments

Apartments are well-equipped for a home away from home experience. Best of all, accommodations are spacious and clean, and the majority of guests are happy with their decision to spend a night or two.

Negative Reviews

Dated decor

Guests report a few cosmetic issues that dampens enthusiasm for their visit, including older furnishings and interiors that might be past their prime. Guests feel that a bit of sprucing up would improve their already memorable stay.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 92 reviews across the web
8.9 /10
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8.9 out of 10 based on 92 reviews