Absolute Bliss

3.5 star property
Adults-only hotel within easy reach of Bay of Islands

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Absolute Bliss

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Deluxe Studio, Kitchenette (Gold Suite) | Terrace/patio
Deluxe Studio, Kitchen (Platinum Suite)
Deluxe Studio, Kitchenette (Gold Suite) | Living area
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Absolute Bliss

9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
24 Joyces Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, 200
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Deluxe Studio, Kitchen (Platinum Suite)

  • 49 sq m
  • Bay view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Studio, Kitchenette (Gold Suite)

  • 49 sq m
  • Bay view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Bay of Islands - 8 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Paihia Wharf - 7 min walk
  • Cbk Craft Beer and Kitchen - 7 min walk
  • The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - 27 min drive
  • Hone's Garden - 26 min drive
  • Charlotte's Kitchen - 9 min walk

About this property

Absolute Bliss

Absolute Bliss offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for NZD 32.00 per person one-way. Freebies such as WiFi, self-parking and wired Internet are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby kayaking, parasailing and scuba-diving. Also, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Bay of Islands.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:30 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 19
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking includes off-street options


  • Airport shuttle from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2005
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Lift
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 39-inch LCD TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster
  • Dining table
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 18 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 32.00 per person (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash.

Also known as

Absolute Bliss Apartment Paihia
Absolute Bliss Apartment
Absolute Bliss Paihia
Absolute Bliss Hotel
Absolute Bliss Paihia
Absolute Bliss Hotel Paihia

Frequently asked questions

Does Absolute Bliss offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Absolute Bliss does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Absolute Bliss?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Absolute Bliss?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Absolute Bliss?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Absolute Bliss?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM on request. The charge is NZD 32.00 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Absolute Bliss?
You can check in from 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Absolute Bliss and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, kayaking and scuba-diving.
Does Absolute Bliss have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker.
Does Absolute Bliss have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Absolute Bliss like?
Absolute Bliss is a short 8-minute walk from Bay of Islands and 8 minutes' walk from Paihia Wharf.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful stay in a perfect location. The view was amazing and the location was quiet, yet it was only a few minutes walk to many shops and restaurants.
Leslie, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property with views of the bay and within walking distance of everything in Paihia. The owner, Marilyn, was extremely helpful and accommodating. She booked a boat outing for me in advance of my arrival and even picked me up from the bus stop for an early check-in. An excellent experience from start to finish.
David, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location, comfortable B and B
Great location 5 minutes walk to the main wharf where tour boats start and many restaurants. Continental breakfast was excellent. Note that the drive way is very steep with a sharp turn.
Keiko, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very comfortable apartment and Marilyn very helpful.
Gaynor, 4-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Marilyn is an exceptional host. The location of the property is ideal for proximity to the wharf and other attractions. The units are perfect for a couple and are furnished very well. We had a great visit and would stay here again in a heartbeat
Johnny, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great view, spotless accomodation and very friendly host.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The view, accommodations, and the service was spectacular. Marilyn went above and beyond to make us feel at home. Gourmet breakfast on the deck , booking our day trips and going above and beyond to make us comfortable. My wife and I really enjoyed sharing a glass of wine chatting with Marilyn and her friend Ismay. Highly recommend this property.
Wayne&Mary, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A lovely setting with a view of the water. All the amenities you could wish including a well stocked kitchenette, good coffee, comfortable bed, sofas, tables inside and out. Our host Marilyn was delightful and gave us many good suggestions of places to visit and more.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review