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The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

Star Rating
5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.9 / 5Exceptional
16 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Bay of Islands Marina
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Paihia Beach
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Opua Forest
    8 min drive
  • Airport
    Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)
    23 min drive

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1-800-238-0767

    About this area

    Opua

    Located in Opua, The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands is in a rural location and by the sea. Russell Museum and Hundertwasser Public Toilets are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Russell Christ Church.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Bay of Islands Marina - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Paihia Beach - 4 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Paihia Wharf - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Action World - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Opua Forest - 8 min drive

    Getting around

    • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 23 min drive

    About this property

    The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

    This hotel features a restaurant, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a front-desk safe are onsite. All 4 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and DVD players. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 2 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Check-out

    Check-out before 11 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50 per night.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    We should mention

    Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Property is also known as

    • Sanctuary Bay Islands
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    Property amenities

    Internet

    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Free breakfast available
    • 1 restaurant

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • DVD player
    • Laundry facilities
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

    Conveniences

    • Elevator
    • Front-desk safe

    Guest services

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Hindi

    Outdoors

    • Terrace

    Accessibility

    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Roll-in shower

    More

    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    • Ceiling fan
    • Premium bedding
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

    Bathroom

    • Bathrobes
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Shower

    Entertainment

    • 33-inch flat-screen TV
    • Cable channels
    • DVD player

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker

    Outdoor space

    • Balcony

    More

    • Desk
    • Individually decorated
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Slippers

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    • Bicycle rentals
    • Ecotours
    • Golf lessons
    • Golfing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Kayaking
    • Parasailing
    • Sailing
    • Windsurfing
    4.9

    Exceptional

    5 - Excellent
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    4.8
    Cleanliness
    4.9
    Service and Staff
    5.0
    Amenities
    4.8
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    The decor and location were awesome. Sitting out on the patio with a wonderful view was a worthwhile experience. The food was exceptional.

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Fantastic views & warm welcome

    The Sanctuary is an oasis of tranquility and Glenys & Yogi are consummate hosts. By the way the cooking is fantastic as well. The Sanctuary’s rooms are finished to a high standard and each has its own balcony with views over luxuriant forest to the bay. I would have no hestitation in recommending the Sanctuary to travellers wanting a high end accommodation experience in the Bay of Islands.

    Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2017

    5/5 Excellent

    Stunning views

    Great Boutique hotel with stunning views from the bedrooms and from the lovely open plan dining/lounge area. The excellent hosts were both welcoming and helpful

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2017

    5/5 Excellent

    Amazing - 5 star , read why below

    Have stayed at many luxury properties around the world. Among the best ! Rudi and ash

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2017

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