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The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

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Beach
Balcony
Premium bedding, individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board
Premium bedding, individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

5 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
State Highway 11, Opua, 0241

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBay of Islands Marina16 min walk
  • Popular LocationPaihia Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationPaihia Wharf5 min drive
  • AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)23 min drive

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About this area

Opua

Located in Opua, The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands is in a rural area and by the sea. Bay of Islands Marina and Paihia Wharf are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Paihia Beach and Waitangi Mountain Bike Park. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and parasailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Bay of Islands Marina - 16 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 4 min drive
  • Paihia Wharf - 5 min drive
  • Russell Museum - 21 min drive
  • Russell Christ Church - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • Marina Cafe Opua - 18 min walk
  • Nikau Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Alfresco's - 4 min drive
  • El Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Thirty30 Craft Beer Bar - 5 min drive

About this property

The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

Luxury hotel with restaurant and 24-hour front desk
A restaurant, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are on-site. All 4 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and DVD players. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands offers 4 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated accommodation includes desks. Beds feature premium bedding. 33-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. This Opua hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hindi

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • 33-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Slippers

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Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

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.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Sanctuary Bay Islands
Sanctuary Bay Islands Hotel
Sanctuary Bay Islands Hotel Opua
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Bay Of Islands Hotel Opua
The Sanctuary @ Bay Of Islands Opua, New Zealand
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The Sanctuary Of Islands Opua
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Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 16 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 16 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 16 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 16 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 16 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The decor and location were awesome. Sitting out on the patio with a wonderful view was a worthwhile experience. The food was exceptional.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stunning views
Great Boutique hotel with stunning views from the bedrooms and from the lovely open plan dining/lounge area. The excellent hosts were both welcoming and helpful
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing - 5 star , read why below
Have stayed at many luxury properties around the world. Among the best ! Rudi and ash
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2017