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Historic Hotels in Bay of Islands

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Best Bay of Islands Historic Hotels

Eagles Nest
5 out of 5
60 Tapeka Road, Bay of Islands, Russell
The price is NZ$1,550 per night
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
1st Wedding Anniversary

"Perfect romantic escape for our 1st wedding anniversary. Stunning and private location and in room chef was a fantastic way to cap the experience."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2018

Eagles Nest
Bellrock Lodge
3.5 out of 5
22 Chapel Street, Russell
The price is NZ$224 per night
5/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)

"We fully enjoyed our stay here!! A fantastic seaview, a spacious apartment and friendly and helpful hosts. Everything was nice and clean and the Appartement was very well equipped. Perfect location in Russel, which is just a stroll away from the Wharf."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Bellrock Lodge
Baywaterviews
3 out of 5
24 Goffe Drive, Paihia, Northland
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4.9/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Didn’t want to leave!

"Amazing stay, amazing host! Highly recommended!!!!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec. 2019

Baywaterviews
Ounuwhao Harding House
4.5 out of 5
16 Hope Ave, Russell
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4.8/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)
Great Place to Stay

"Lovely place to stay - clean, comfy and quiet. Location was excellent to explore Russell and catch ferries. Liz and Gordon are wonderful hosts (excellent breakfasts)"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Ounuwhao Harding House
Bay Cabinz Motel
4 out of 5
32-34 School Road, Paihia
The price is NZ$108 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)
Nice stay!

"Great cabins! Nice view from the sea-view cabins. Lovely staff. Appreciated the kitchenette in the cabin. Easy walk into the town center. Lots of nearby shops and restaurants. Nearby beach is great, too!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2020

Bay Cabinz Motel
Hananui Lodge and Apartments
3 out of 5
4 York Street, Russell
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The price is NZ$129 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (255 reviews)

"Great situation. Perfect for a short walk if arriving via the ferry from Paihia as we did. Near to lots of restaurants for an evening meal. Across the road from an excellent cafe for breakfast. Spacious room with a lovely patio to sit on with a bottle of wine in the evenings."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Hananui Lodge and Apartments
Blue Pacific Quality Apartments
4 out of 5
166 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay Of Islands, Paihia
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4.7/5Exceptional! (132 reviews)
great apartment, easy walk into Piahia

"A great little apartment, easy walk into Paihia. The manager Doug was very helpful and informative, with lots of local knowledge and history. Everything you need was in the apartment and a supermarket is within a five minute walk. The beach is directly opposite apartment, safe swimming. Boat trips ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

Blue Pacific Quality Apartments
Flagstaff Lodge Day Spa
4 out of 5
17 WELLINGTON STREET,, Russell, Northland
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4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
home away from home with 5 star service!

"We loved every minute of our stay in Russell. Our accommodation and hosts were fantastic. Enjoyed our pre dinner wine tasting and chats with the friendly hosts and other guests. Breakfast served al fresco was delicious every time. Highly recommend as a peaceful break in a busy travelling schedule. ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2017

Flagstaff Lodge Day Spa
Bay of Islands Gateway Motel
3 out of 5
2 Puketona Road, Paihia
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4.5/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)
Good, easy & convenient.

"Good, easy & convenient."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2018

Bay of Islands Gateway Motel
Seaport Village
3.5 out of 5
10 Chapel Street, Russell, Far North
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4.5/5Wonderful! (83 reviews)

"Friendly, welcoming, efficient, convenient.Very happy."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2019

Seaport Village
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
4.5 out of 5
35 The Strand, Bay of Islands, Russell
The price is NZ$135 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (405 reviews)

"Very helpful and friendly staff. Excellent restaurant for dinner, average breakfast buffet with ridiculous additional charge for any tea or coffee. Excellent location. Standard room was clean with a comfortable bed but just too small to be practical (nowhere to stand a suitcase, tiny en-suite) and ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
3 out of 5
24 Franklin Street, Opua, Bay of Islands
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The price is NZ$175 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Nice getaway

"Liked the out-of-the-way location and still very convenient to town and food, ferry, etc. Leah was a very nice hostess and helped make our visit to the area extra special."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2019

Opua Boutique Seaview Motel
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
5 out of 5
130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands
The price is NZ$167 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (209 reviews)

"Rooms were very spacious and had fantastic views of the bay. I would definitely stay here again. Staff were very friendly. Hotel is in a quiet location and a quick walk to town."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Ala Moana Motel
3.5 out of 5
52 Marsden Road, Paihia
The price is NZ$99 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (66 reviews)

"Super friendly staff, very accommodating. Excellent location right across from the beach and within a couple blocks of food and shopping"…"

Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2020

Ala Moana Motel
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
4 out of 5
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi
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4.1/5Very Good! (1,434 reviews)

"Outstanding views at the Copthorne- and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb. 2020

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
Waitangi Holiday Park
2 out of 5
1 Tahuna Road, Waitangi, Paihia
The price is NZ$89 per night
4/5Very Good! (34 reviews)

"The lady in the reception office was fantastically helpful and friendly, a real good sort and asset to the park."…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2020

Waitangi Holiday Park
Marlin Court Motel
3 out of 5
60, Seaview Road, Paihia
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$98 per night
3.6/5Good! (176 reviews)

"Just great service and value for money. Happy to stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Marlin Court Motel
Cloud 9 Luxury Villa
5 out of 5
45 Russell Heights, Russell
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There are many things to love about Bay of Islands. Home to great restaurants, a thriving arts scene, and plenty of outdoor spaces, there are truly an unlimited number of ways to enjoy your holiday. In addition to its modern-day marvels, Bay of Islands is also known for its rich history. Choose to immerse yourself in local life firsthand by booking your stay at one of the best historic hotels in Bay of Islands.

Historic accommodation in Bay of Islands will lend an air of glamour to your stay. As you stroll through the lobby, notice the refined lighting fixtures and intricate floor detailing that have been preserved over the years. The elegant amenities extend to your room, where you may enjoy vintage styling and opulent touches that make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. After taking the time to unpack and relax in your room, venture out into the streets of Bay of Islands to explore the many landmarks and museums that also bring you back to yesteryear.

Whether you spend your time brushing up on local lore or simply want to experience the stately atmosphere of a Bay of Islands historic hotel, we’ve got you covered. We have an array of properties offering the amenities and vintage vibes you crave, and that are well-suited for both solo travel and for meeting the needs of you and your entire travel party. Boasting contemporary luxuries as well as well-preserved pieces of history, we have Bay of Islands accommodation in a historic setting that will make your next holiday one for the books.

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