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1 room, 2 adults

Sanctuary Palms, Paihia, New Zealand

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31 Bayview Road, Paihia, 200, New Zealand

Adults-only apartment with fireplace, near Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Free WiFi
  • Helen was so helpful definitely worth staying here Thanks Mark Feb 7, 2019
  • What a lovely place! We had a lovely welcome and were made to feel special. Everything…Feb 5, 2020

Sanctuary Palms, Paihia, New Zealand

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

What’s around Sanctuary Palms, Paihia, New Zealand


  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 33 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 9 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 10 min walk
  • Tapeka Point - 37 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

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 apartments


  • Check-in time 3 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
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.
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

The manager

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

Sanctuary Palms, Paihia, New Zealand’s 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


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.

Optional extras

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

FAQs for Sanctuary Palms, Paihia, New Zealand

  • Does Sanctuary Palms offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Sanctuary Palms does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Sanctuary Palms?
    Yes, there's self parking available (charges apply).
  • Are pets allowed at Sanctuary Palms?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sanctuary Palms?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Sanctuary Palms?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 18 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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, au2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A Wonderful Stay at the Sanctuary Palms
We have stayed in many apartments in our travels. The Sanctuary Palms was the best. Many times apartments are furnished obviously for short one time stays This is an apartment that we would be happy to live in. Everything was done unsparingly, tastefully and of high quality. The service was excellent and we were given complimentary bottles of wine, juice and milk. We really could not ask for more.
HERMAN, ie3 night romance trip

Sanctuary Palms, Paihia, New Zealand

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