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Sanctuary Palms

Adults-only apartment with fireplace, near Waitangi Treaty Grounds


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  • Helen was so helpful definitely worth staying here Thanks Mark

    Jan 29, 2019

  • Good location, very nicely decorated, big spa bath was bliss! Fabulous bed too.

    Jul 25, 2020

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  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 4 smoke-free apartments
  • Near the beach
  • Self parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Self-serve laundry

What’s around

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 33 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 9 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 10 min walk
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km
  • Russell Museum - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Russell Christ Church - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Moulin Rouge Suite
  • The Pacifika Suite
  • The Waterfall Suite
  • Penthouse, 2 Bedroom Suite


  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 33 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 9 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 10 min walk

What’s around


  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 33 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 9 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 10 min walk
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km
  • Russell Museum - 2.8 mi / 4.4 km
  • Russell Christ Church - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Pompallier Mission - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Russell Beach - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Tapeka Point - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Waitangi Mountain Bike Park - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Haruru Falls - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 4 apartments


  • Check-in time 3 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions and key retrieval information prior to arrival. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*


  • Onsite self parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • Caters to adults only
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby


  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the apartment

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer/dryer

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 40-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher

Small print

Also known as

  • Sanctuary Palms
  • Sanctuary Palms Paihia
  • Sanctuary Palms Apartment
  • Sanctuary Palms Apartment Paihia
  • Sanctuary Palms Apartment
  • Sanctuary Palms Apartment Paihia
  • Sanctuary Palms Paihia
  • Sanctuary Palms Paihia, Bay Of Islands

Optional extras

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, there's self parking on site (charges apply).
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Orange Frog (6-min walk), King Wah Restaurant (7-min walk), and Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack (8-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like kayaking and parasailing.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very spacious, excellent location back from the main drag so quiet.

    Jo, 1 night trip, Jan 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a lovely place! We had a lovely welcome and were made to feel special. Everything was thought of and suggestions were made for what we might do and Raykindly made a bookingfor us for a day tripon a cat sailing. Theapartment (Moulin Rouge) has every amenity; we appreciated the stocked fridge, washing powder, dishwasher tablets....The apartments are up quite a steep hill but easy o drive to te bottom and park if you dont want to walk back up! Lovely beach for swimming round the corner, towels are provided. Stunning sunrise but it was a bit hot sitting on the little balcony for breakfast - cant complain!

    4 night romance trip, Jan 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Helen was very friendly quick to get us in and knowledgeable about the area. The appartment was beautiful, had a lovely view and the best bath ever.

    4 night romance trip, Dec 25, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Absolutely beautiful property, fantastic location - didn’t need to use the car, and the hosts were wonderful. Would definitely stay there again and we highly recommend it!

    2 night romance trip, May 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay!

    Fantastic stay, fabulous bed so comfy. Loved the bottle of wine in the fridge. It’s a short walk down a fairly step hill. Ok going down but for elderly people they may have trouble returning to the apartments. The only negative for us was not being able to connect to wifi. However we were able to outside. I’ll definitely recommend & hopefully come back in the near future.

    Carolyn, 2 night romance trip, Mar 12, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It was really quiet which was really nice. What we didn't like was the steep walk to the beach and also little problems like the dishwasher rocked when loading it the paint on the ceiling in the bathroom was peeling.

    2 night romance trip, Feb 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely property with some luxurious touches. Nice views over Paihia. All the mod cons, with aircon, heaters, washing machine, Sky TV, list goes on. Steep hill to climb back from town, but it helped work off those calories!

    Raj, 3 night romance trip, Feb 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Beautiful place some redecorating needed. The second bedroom very plain. The hammock was dirty and smelly so could not be used. There where no fire alarms. The view was amazing.

    2 night family trip, Feb 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Peaceful Retreat with a View

    This was a quiet, clean flat with everything we needed. There was a safe place to park on site. Our check in was easy and Helen gave us lots of great suggestions of what to see and where to eat. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals and the refrigerator was stocked with drinks to enjoy upon arrival. It has a very large comfortable bathroom with a big shower and a jetted tub. The towels and linens are all good quality and the bed was very comfortable. The air conditioner and fans were effective to keep the flat comfortable. There are only 4 units in the complex so it is very quiet. It is up a steep hill from the busy tourist area which we enjoyed because we like a bit of daily exercise and we like a quiet environment. It is still close and within walking distance to all the activities Paihia has to offer. There is a fabulous view of the ocean from the outdoor patio and a barbecue to cook the fresh fish we caught. This is a great place to relax out of the busy tourist area yet still just a few minutes walk to the activities Paihia has to offer.

    Keith, 3 night romance trip, Feb 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A beautiful place stay in Paihia

    We booked a room for 2 nights at this hotel for a relaxing end to a month-long holiday in New Zealand and it didn't disappoint. We arrived earlier than check-in time but Helen (one of the owners) was more than accommodating and we were able to access the room early which was a huge bonus. We had a complimentary mini-bar delivered by Ray which was extremely generous with wine, beer, orange juice and milk). The location is ideal if you want to be away from all the regular hotels/motels in the area. It's in a quiet residential street, but the main centre is approximately only a 10-minute walk away so you're not far from the restaurants, beaches, attractions etc. It is a fairly steep walk uphill when returning to the hotel so bear this in mind. Our room (The Pacifika Suite) was fantastic. It had a private balcony which we could see the sea from, and was surrounded by foliage; there was a full kitchen with a washer and dryer; the shower and bathtub were lovely to use; and the bedroom was gorgeous. The town itself is fairly small but we spent time walking around the shops and eating at the restaurants, we'd already been to Russell but could have easily got the ferry over there fro the day; and we walked to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds from the hotel which was an easy walk. All in all, our stay at Sanctuary Palms was a perfect ending to our holiday.

    Mike, 2 night romance trip, Jan 23, 2019

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