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4.8 out of 5

"We had the most amazing 5 night stay at Cliff Edge by the sea with our host Peter who went above and beyond to make our stay an unforgettable one, he ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 25 Nov 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Opua awaits you at Cliff Edge by the Sea. You'll be within a 20-minute walk of Bay of Islands Marina and 4.8 km (3 mi) from Paihia Beach. Highlights at this beach lodge include a nearby private beach, a restaurant, and free self parking.

All 5 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and iPod docks. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and free toiletries, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Sitting areas, ceiling fans, and hair dryers are also available.

This smoke-free lodge offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a terrace. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a garden, and a picnic area.

With a stay at this 5-star Opua lodge, you'll be 8.6 km (5.3 mi) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Waitangi Ocean Views

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$270* Per night/room 26 Jul. - 27 Jul.

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Cliff Edge by the Sea ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cliff Edge by the Sea

Everyone (9) Couples (11)
5 out of 5
We had the most amazing 5 night stay at Cliff Edge by the sea with our host Peter who went above and beyond to make our stay an unforgettable one, he is an exceptionally good cook cooking for us 4 out of the 5 nights and the best breakfasts each morning, cereal, fruits nuts, sweet buns, toast, cheeses and cold cuts and of course coffee or tea. We just loved the lodge, beautifully designed and decorated. We really felt welcomed by Peter and very comfortable. Can absolutely recommend to stay here. You will not be disappointed and we do hope to come back for another stay. Thanks you Peter

Posted by , from Hawke's Bay on 25 Nov. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Nov. 2020 by p

thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure looking after you, and I am delighted that you enjoyed the Cliff Edge experience. And Yes, please too come back for another visit. take are and all the best Peter and Charlie, the little KIng Charles

5 out of 5
A beautiful property in a stunning location. If you want to relax and take in the views, this is the place to do it.

Posted by , from Wellington on 18 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Sep. 2020 by peter

thank you Ollie, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your experience take care, stay safe and hope to see you again soon Peter

5 out of 5
Great old school hospatality, everything was perfect

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
A different experience to other places, but a wonderful place to stay.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jan. 2019 by me

I am delighted that you seem to have enjoyed the Cliff Edge experience And thank you for staying Peter Meier

5 out of 5

Bay of Islands - Cliff edge by the Sea

Location: Perfect location for Bay of Islands
Beautiful panoramic views of the Bay of Islands from this boutique B & B. Even in a thunderstorm the Bay was incredible to watch and experience. Location is prefect between Paihia and ferry to Russell. Room was charming and well appointed, would recommend the Okiato room with balcony and incredible views. Peter and staff were very helpful and welcoming. We would recommend this B&B for a nice quiet stay in the North Island's Bay of Islands.

Posted by , from Sydney on 8 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb. 2018 by Peter Meier

Dear Kim, thank you and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay it was a pleasure looking after you please come back one day Peter Meier

4 out of 5

Beautiful location

Pros: Views, proximity to Russell, Kerikeri, Haruru falls, Waitangi.
Cons: Friendlier host
Location: Bay of Islands
great place to visit for the views but don't count on a hospitable host. He was grumpy and unhelpful, and did not offer what was in the promo eg I was counting on a gourmet dinner but I think those days of cheffing are gone for him. Also, meant to have pre-dinner drinks - these were not offered and he wasn't around so I helped myself. Also stated a fully cooked breakfast ("eggs any way you like") but we did not get this. The spa pool was cold, no explanation or apology offered.

Posted by , from NZ on 4 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Cliff Edge

Pros: The views are magnificent. Pity one has to leave for various excursions. The silence at night is "deafening"/
Cons: Nil
Location: Very close to the Russell Island Ferry and a great walk from the Lodge along the water's edge. Russell is a great place to visit.
We were served a delicious breakfast by Peter and Daniel every morning. Had a great dinner cooked by Peter - Peter, you haven't lost your culinary skills. It was delicious. Daniel, you are a treasure and such a great help. Good luck in all your ventures.

Posted by , from Sydney on 18 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Very comfortable, beautiful views

Pros: Great host, great location
Location: We enjoyed the walk to Rainbow Falls. Other than that Its the Bay of Islands. Google it
We arrived on Friday night after a 3 hr drive from Auckland to be greeted by Peter with a magnificent 3 course dinner. Peter's dinners are an optional extra by arrangement and are highly recommended. We stayed two nights and had a wonderful relaxing time exploring the area. The lounge is huge with magnificent 180 degree views of the Bay. We had good weather and spent the days exploring but in bad weather could have quite happily curled up in the lounge with a book.

Posted by on 20 Mar. 2016

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5 out of 5
Excellent place to stay. Easy access to places of interest. Great views. Peter provides great service and awesome meals.

Posted by , from Australia on 21 Feb. 2016

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5 out of 5

Beautiful place to relax and enjoy the view

Cliff Edge by the Sea was quite a find. We had a wonderful, relaxing stay. It is small, insofar as the number of guests is concerned, and looks out of the Bay of Islands. The meals cooked by Peter are superb (dinner some nights; breakfast every morning). His background as a chef is obvious. The accomodation is very comfortable and private. Walks along the water's edge and through bush into Paihia start just down the hill. We will be back. We had a wonderful holiday here, a little removed from the hoards of tourists in Paihia.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2016

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Property Features

A private beach is featured. There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury Cliff Edge by the Sea. Free self parking is available. This 5-star Opua lodge is smoke free.

  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) (28.6 km / 17.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cliff Edge by the Sea offers 5 accommodations with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Cliff Edge by the Sea has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. The host will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Cliff Edge by the Sea

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Social distancing measures are in place. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Host will greet you
  • Security system
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cliff Edge Sea
  • Cliff Edge Sea Lodge
  • Cliff Edge Sea Lodge Opua
  • Cliff Edge Sea Opua
  • Cliff Edge By The Sea Bay Of Islands/Opua, New Zealand
  • Cliff Edge by the Sea Opua
  • Cliff Edge by the Sea Lodge
  • Cliff Edge by the Sea Lodge Opua

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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