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Allegra House, Paihia

Allegra House

Paihia, New Zealand

In a quiet position, high on the hill overlooking Paihia and the ocean, Allegra House is in the heart of the Bay of Islands. It's just a five-minute walk downhill into the town and it's also close to the passenger ferry across to the historic town of Russell.

Its simple, elegant décor and friendly welcome make this a fantastic place to include in your trip to New Zealand. The whole property faces the ocean and all rooms open on to the decks, taking in the views and leading down to the gardens. All rooms have the use of the first-floor lounge and dining room where a continental breakfast is served.


A great value option, with fantastic views over the Bay of Islands. Heinz and Brita are extremely friendly and welcoming hosts, who are more than happy to recommend and book excursions for guests.

OUR RATING: First Class

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The guest suites are designed with modern furnishings, sunny seating areas and they share a common lounge on the first floor. The top floor suites have en suite bathrooms with showers and a super king size bed, whilst the downstairs Island Suite has a queen size bed and en suite shower room. The property's self-contained apartment is spacious and light, and comprises a bedroom with queen size bed, a bathroom, kitchen and dining area.


It is just a five-minute walk downhill into the town, and it is also close to the passenger ferry across to the town of Paihia, where you can visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Food and drink

A delicious, extensive continental breakfast is included, served on your private balcony or in the dining room. A short walk away from the Allegra House is the town of Russell, or guests can take the ferry across to Paihia; both towns have some lovely restaurants to choose from, most notably the Duke of Marlborough in Russell, which was the first licensed pub in New Zealand.

Facilities and activities

Allegra House has its own bush area where guests can view many native New Zealand birds and trees. The property also operates an open kitchen where guests can help themselves to tea and coffee, and an honesty box is provided for wines and homemade jams and chutneys.

Tour ideas in Paihia

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Allegra House as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Hole in the Rock Cruise
      Hole in the rock, Russell & The Bay of Islands

      Hole in the Rock Cruise

      Hole in the Rock Cruise

      Be whisked away by the high speed luxury catamaran for a comfortable journey out through game fishing waters to the Cape Brett Lighthouse before reaching Motukokako Island and the famous 'Hole in the Rock'. The excitement grows as you make passage through the hole and on to the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave.

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    • Swimming with Dolphins
      Dolphin, Pemba Island

      Swimming with Dolphins

      Swimming with Dolphins

      This four-hour trip departs from Paihia and Russell in the morning or afternoon on a jet-powered catamaran from which you will meet one of nature's most charming creatures in the warm waters of the Bay of Islands.

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