Marlin House

15 Bayview Road0470PaihiaNew Zealand
Bed & Breakfast
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About Marlin House

Set in a colonial-style home, Marlin House offers both bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation. The property is just five minutes’ walk from Paihia Beach and ten minutes from Nihonui Scenic Reserve.

B&B guests at Marlin House stay in one of four spacious suites, each one featuring a private bathroom, a seating area, and a kitchenette. A four-bedroom self-contained apartment features a full kitchen. Sky TV is offered with all accommodation options.

Along with a lush subtropical garden, amenities at this property include free parking, laundry equipment, and a DVD library. Wi-Fi is complimentary in rooms and public areas.

A complimentary continental breakfast crafted from local organic produce is served daily in the Captain’s Cabin for bed and breakfast guests. Plus, a cooked farmhouse-style breakfast is available for an additional fee.

Marlin House sits within half-a-mile of the wharf and 900 metres from Paihia Mission Village. Both Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park are three miles away.


15 Bayview Road, 0470, Paihia, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(9)4028550 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Spacious and comfortable accommodation

The guest accommodation here – both the bed and breakfast suites and the self-contained apartment – is consistently described as being spacious and comfortable. Guest feedback indicates that there are no concerns about cleanliness or a lack thereof. On the contrary, the accommodation is well maintained and complete with all manner of little extras that help to make a stay at the property experience guests are happy to repeat.

Excellent location near attractions

Guests find the location of this property appealing. Set at the top of a hill, it offers amazing views of the Bay of Island. Plus, guests are within a short distance of the attractions and amenities in the town centre. Water activities at the wharf are also easily accessible.

Delicious breakfast

The morning meal served at this Paihia B&B goes down a treat. Guests find the food is delightfully fresh and beautifully presented. The spread is said to be generous and guests appreciate the option to add a cooked dish to their breakfast. Service, as in other areas, is friendly and prompt. Plus, the sea views from the breakfast room add to guests’ enjoyment.

Negative Reviews

Some aspects of accommodation vary

If there’s a negative aspect of the accommodation here, it’s that not all suites are as ideally situated as others. Guests report that one is close to reception and the driveway and another is rather like a basement suite with none of the sea views enjoyed elsewhere in the property.

Steep walk

Less mobile guests can encounter some difficulties when returning to the property, typically finding that the walk up the hill is not quite as enjoyable as the walk down.

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