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Best Bay of Islands Historic Hotels

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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel
4.5 out of 5.0 35 The Strand, Bay of Islands, Russell
4.5/5 (315 reviews)
NZ$135/ night for 2 guests

Loved the feel of staying in old historic hotel that has a unique story and has stood the test of time. (Very rare in N-Z)

Reviewed on 18 May 2019
Blue Pacific Quality Apartments
Blue Pacific Quality Apartments
4.0 out of 5.0 166 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay Of Islands, Paihia
4.7/5 (111 reviews)

Great views of the bay, really enjoyed the spa pool. The room was quite basic but has everything that we needed for our short stay. Very helpful check in with lots of useful suggestions and recommendations for sightseeing, dining, etc. We accidentally booked the wrong nights for our stay and didn’t ...

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2019
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands
4.3/5 (173 reviews)
NZ$345/ night for 2 guests

Excellent view of the Bay! Very nice setting with terrific accommodations for preparing meals and a extra large livingvarea

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2019
Ala Moana Motel
Ala Moana Motel
3.5 out of 5.0 52 Marsden Road, Paihia
4.3/5 (50 reviews)
NZ$105/ night for 2 guests

Our room was ground floor with a patio facing the seafront - great view. The room was spacious, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Car parking space adjacent to room. Minor gripes would be no tissues supplied in the bathroom, and no safe. No aircon could be a problem in the summer. The bath (shower ...

Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2019
Marlin Court Motel
Marlin Court Motel
3.0 out of 5.0 60, Seaview Road, Paihia
Free Cancellation
3.7/5 (151 reviews)
NZ$89/ night for 2 guests

The bed was comfortable and room tidy. The customer service guy waiting for us to get to motel as we were running late and he was fine with it.

Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2019
Eagles Nest
Eagles Nest
5.0 out of 5.0 60 Tapeka Road, Bay of Islands, Russell
5.0/5 (2 reviews)
NZ$1,295/ night for 2 guests

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
Seaport Village
Seaport Village
3.5 out of 5.0 10 Chapel Street, Russell, Far North
4.4/5 (73 reviews)

Cute, quaint lodge. Had the feel of an island lodge, which it actually is. Be aware that you can to take a 5 minute ferry to get to and from Russell. Ferry price is reasonable. $17 usd round trip. I would say the kitchenette supply did not look clean. I had to buy a sponge (rather than use the used, ...

Reviewed on 26 Apr. 2019
Bellrock Lodge
Bellrock Lodge
3.5 out of 5.0 22 Chapel Street, Russell
5.0/5 (58 reviews)
NZ$275/ night for 2 guests

Everything excellent, view, bed, all the extra thoughtful additions and helpfulness from the owners.

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2019
Cloud 9 Luxury Villa
Cloud 9 Luxury Villa
5.0 out of 5.0 45 Russell Heights, Russell

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.