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4.9 out of 5

"It feel relax like home, has realy wondfull view. But the owner was far away, we could not get into hotel till her friend come come to help us to ge ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 06 Feb 2017

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Hotel Description

At The Boathouse Opua, you'll be 8.8 km (5.4 mi) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Highlights at this beach property include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

Each apartment is individually decorated and features an LCD TV with satellite channels, along with free WiFi, a furnished balcony, and a DVD player. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop. Nice touches to enhance your stay include premium bedding, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. An espresso maker, free local calls, and a safe are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

This pet-friendly apartment building offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and a front-desk safe. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Opua property include Bay of Islands Marina and Paihia Beach.

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen (The Landing)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen (The Bridge)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Boathouse Opua ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Boathouse Opua

Everyone (6) Couples (7) Family (12)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2019

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel on the water with lovely view.

Pros: Like home, relaxed. great view.
Cons: key and wifi information should let gust know early. There is not staff at all.
Location: Close to ferry, not to far from town.
It feel relax like home, has realy wondfull view. But the owner was far away, we could not get into hotel till her friend come come to help us to get the key. should email those information to us early, like wifi infors as well.

Posted by , from AK on 6 Feb. 2017

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5 out of 5

Spectacular entertainment!

Pros: As above
Cons: Maybe the notification of how to get in
Location: Right on wharf at Opua - restaurants etc in Paihia a 10 min drive, great store next door, Cruising Club has great dinners, waterside walk (1 1/2hrs)
this is right on the wharf at Opua. The ferry comes & goes right next door and while that has the potential to disturb, we didn't find that - just great built-in entertainment. So handy to Paihia & Russell without being in those tourist traps! Definitely going again

Posted by , from Mangawhai, NZ on 6 Mar. 2016

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5 out of 5

Truly boatiful!

Pros: Location, location, location! Fishing from the balcony. Ice crusher in the fridge. Wifi included.
Location: Take the ferry across to Russell for dinner. A quick drive to Paihia for a range of water activities. Visit Waitangia for a taste of history.
Our high expectations were exceeded by the Boathouse. Comfortable mattresses, a kitchen with everything we needed, each room was spacious and the barbeque was a breeze to use. We ate every meal on the deck and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the changing skyline - from cloudy to vivid blue. Whilst the vehicle ferry is right next door, it really is very quiet and actually quite interesting to watch. We spent three days here and left feeling relaxed and happy that we had spent time there.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location right on the waterfront :-)

Pros: Modern, clean and beautiful. Thank you for the clear instructions and guides found in your book. The ferry next door was handy and convenient
Cons: I think a fishing rod holder would be great on the deck :-)
Location: We went to Kerikeri, Kawakawa, Paihia, Russel during our 3 day stay....plenty to do and see
Wonderful place with all the comforts of a luxurious home in the water and very modern feel!! Love the deck and the potential fishing literally out your door, yes I caught a snapper!! My husband and I loved every part of the house and all it offered us, personally better than a serviced hotel and 10 fold upgrade than a bach. Would love to come again one day!

Posted by , from Auckland on 27 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: We had to leave so soon
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Great deal; Service: Remarkable; Cleanliness: Spotless; Catch fish from your balcony

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 5 Mar. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Sitting on the deck relaxing, fishing and watching the ferry come and go.
Cons: Nothing really!
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Above average; Value: Bit over priced; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 14 Feb. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Facilities and views, shop next door.
Cons: Had to take the car to get to restaurants, other than boat club.
Location: Good views, not many restaurants near
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Affordable; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Is next to the carferry.

Posted by , from Netherlands on 7 Dec. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The Position
Cons: Nothing
Location: Outstanding, Australia
Facilities: Top of the line; Value: Fantastic; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Immaculate; There is a shop close 50 meters away that sells all you need.

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 5 Nov. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Location and friendly, responsive but unobtrusive service
Proximity to Paihia and Russell. Also the awesome local grocery store!

Posted by , from New Zealand - Canterbury on 24 Jul. 2014

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About the The Boathouse Opua

Location 5 Beechy Street, Opua, 0200

Property Features

As a guest of The Boathouse Opua, you'll find barbecue grills, laundry facilities, and a front desk safe. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available.

  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front-desk safe
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • 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) (28.9 km / 18 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Boathouse Opua offers 2 accommodations with washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Accommodations at this 3.5-star apartment have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and bidets. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bidet
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

This property does not have a front desk. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email with check-in information and key retrieval information prior to arrival. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 33 lbs)

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. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • Number of children who can stay for free – 3
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Private entrance
  • Property does not use a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Hotel Names

  • Boathouse Opua Apartment
  • Boathouse Opua
  • The Boathouse Opua Opua
  • The Boathouse Opua Apartment
  • The Boathouse Opua Apartment Opua

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

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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