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Decks of Paihia B&B

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Please note that this guide was last updated a few years ago (2009), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Phillip and Wendy Hopkinson
69 School Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland

Tel: + 64 (0)9-402-6146
Cell: + 64 (0)21-278-7558
Fax: + 64 (0)9-402-6147

Phil, gregarious and cheerful even after an epic series of flight misadventures the previous night, escorted me into the upstairs lounge area and the question at the back of my mind was instantly settled: yes, Decks of Paihia does have a lot of decking. The front of the house is bordered by a long deck that appears to float over the wooded valley stretching down to the sea-shore beneath and ushers into the room a tidal wave of sunlight.....

.... On the bottom storey are the guest rooms, with their own private decks beside the lawn and swimming pool. Hosts of ceaselessly busy birds, including the striking crimson rosella parrots, live in the surrounding trees. The rooms are bright and airy, with local artwork and sumptuous bed linen providing splashes of colour. The guest rooms all have flat screen TVs, DVDs and fridges and in the lounge a collection of elephant-themed images and artefacts rather caught my eye. There is also a treadmill in the office space, along with a computer for guest use, but apparently nobody ever uses it - and why would they? Wendy and Phil love travelling, swapping stories and relaxing and they've created a great space for you to do all three in, with no more effort than a gentle stroll… and perhaps the occasional bend of the drinking elbow. Broadband cord for laptops and internet computer available.

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Rooms: 3: all superkings with en/s bathroom with shower.
Prices: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Continental breakfast included.
Directions: From Opua 5km towards Paihia down hill, turn L onto School Road. Decks of Paihia is number 69. Street numbering out of sequence so continue to top of hill following odd numbers only.

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