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Poenamo Hotel

31 Northcote Road, Takapuna 0627, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Poenamo has been around longer than I can remember so since I was attending a party next door, thought I'd spend the night locally. Although it is looking very dated on the outside these days (cheap motel looking), it has been renovated very well on the inside and looked very modern indeed. A massive TV on the wall, new... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A reasonable hotel. The staff were very helpful -- even to the point that the guy on reception donated his own vegemite when we ordered our continental breakfast!! The room was a good size and very clean, no aircon but it wasn't hot. Fortunately we were not too close to the pub/hotel so it was reasonably quiet. However, we were... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Organised a group of about 50 people for a reunion in the middle of the day. About 25 of us used the restaurant. Most opted for the fish and chips or salt and pepper calamari. They felt that the meals were good value and up to standard. I opted for the Cajun chicken salad. It was okay but the chicken... More 

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Bargara, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I landed on the door at the Poenamo with no reservation late on a Sunday. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly. The room was clean, comfortable and despite the hotel being on a main road it was not noisy. The choice of restaurants on site was good and made things easier. Would happily stay here again.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Wow - this place is amazing. We stayed for 4 nights in a pool studio room. Great kitchenette separate to bedroom. bathroom separate too. Staff were very friendly and helpful, fairly decent restaurants (Especially Bushman's) in the complex and it is in a very handy location being extremely close to the main Auckland Motorway. Heaps of parking available Shopping centre... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

...to stay in this place! Our room had an undefinable odour combining old rancid fat with cloying room freshener. Possibly the result of a filthy commercial kitchen rubbish yard right outside our window (we arrived late at night and discovered this in the morning) The ambience is best described as third world industrial factory - a large walk-in freezer -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Not the worst hotel I have ever stayed in, but far from the best,,,,,Staff are fantastic very friendly and helpful,, thanks REE(cleaning lady) she was wonderful,, Good restaurants in the complex and its handy to the motorway North or south,, close to Takapuna shopping center,,, rooms are not bad,, But,,,, avoid rooms 27/28 lots of clanging and banging during the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights, was ok. Very humid and we asked for a fan but not available. (We assumed aircon was a given in all hotels and motels these days so didn't check before arrival) Had to sleep with the door open, which left us with a poor nights sleep... HOWEVER, staff are awesome, friendly, and polite. Gave us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My review is this . I stayed here for two nights late December . I had to shift rooms straight away as my front door wouldn't lock and it was facing a car park open to the street . I was then moved to a dodgy room at back of hotel after having paid for a pool view room .... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Wifi stopped working after2 hours and the reception was closed so couldnt complain. the pool was closed to guests as it had been hired out for a private party. the pub next door was also closed to guests as that had been hired out for a private party. will not come back

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