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"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 ar ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Opua awaits you at The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands. You'll be within a 20-minute walk of Bay of Islands Marina and 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Paihia Beach. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and balconies.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 4 individually decorated rooms feature DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Additionally, hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are available.

The hotel's restaurant is a nice spot to grab a bite. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 5-star Opua hotel, you'll be 7.5 km (4.7 mi) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Deluxe Suite, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Guest reviews for The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

Everyone (1) Couples (4)
5 out of 5

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.

Posted by , from Christchurch NZ on 27 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful views, tranquil location.

Location: Bay of Islands area. Lots of things to do nearby. Could easily spend 5 days here.
Nice to wake up to an elevated view of the bay through bushland, with natural sounds and not traffic noise. Very comfortable room and bed. We enjoyed the piano and a glass of wine before retiring. Friendly hosts who accommodated us well. All smiles...

Posted by , from Auckland on 10 Nov. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Peaceful Romantic with outstanding ambience
Cons: Driveway difficult
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Modern; Value: well priced; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Beautiful; Just a wonderful place to be

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 30 Apr. 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: Incredibly private and relaxed, while being attentive and prepared!
Cons: Couple of cobwebs but nothing to really complain about
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Expensive but worth it!; Service: Go the extra mile, Outstanding; Cleanliness: Delightful; Fantastic dinner available, great company, amazing location just outside Paihia so you can get away from it all while still having easy access!

Posted by , from New Zealand - Waikato on 8 Apr. 2013

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5 out of 5
Pros: That view! It's a gorgeous place, and the host was very helpful and welcoming.
Cons: The driveway is a little daunting, but the host was kind enough to turn our car around for us!

Posted by , from Australia - TAS - Regional TAS on 20 Mar. 2013

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About the The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

Location State Highway 11, Opua, 0241

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Opua hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 2005
  • Dining venue
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) (27.5 km / 17.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands offers 4 accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. These individually decorated accommodations include desks. Beds feature premium bedding. 33-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. This Opua hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards.

  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

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.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

Policies

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

A credit 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 and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector 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. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • 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 available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

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

  • Sanctuary Bay Islands
  • Sanctuary Bay Islands Hotel
  • Sanctuary Bay Islands Hotel Opua
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  • Bay Of Islands Hotel Opua
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  • The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands Hotel Opua

You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • 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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