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142 Pakiri Rd., New Zealand
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Leigh Sawmill Cafe and Accommodation
Ranked #675 of 1,055 hotels in North Island
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

An enjoyable night away from the kids mixing good food, great beer and live music a combination of what we both enjoy... Accommodation nothing fancy but fine, comfortable and clean. The service not as good as it could be but the Food was fine and the beer as always fantastic.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I've stayed here several times over the past 5 years. Overall great place, memorable meal here of beautiful meal of fresh peas from their gardens and salmon. Accommodation needs updating and soon - a shower curtain has been ripped for over 3 years now! The one with the naked lady on it. Also TV and internet need updating I think.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Been to Leigh Sawmill cafe a few times, it's always been "the" place to get brunch if your in the area or driving through Leigh. However my perception of the cafe has changed over my last few visits. When the cafe is busy, normally any sunny day over a weekend, it's best to avoid. The cafe seemed understaffed, bathrooms was... More

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I did not stay in the accommodation, only ate in the cafe on a busy Sunday lunchtime. Price is reasonable in terms of New Zealand and the quality was very good. Service was good considering how busy they were (always a good sign). The outside area was nice, especially seeing as it was such a lovely, sunny day outside. There... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

This place rocks. On weekends, the Sawmill features bands and the venue is superb for a great night dancing, dining and drinking. Come back in the morning to have a hangover-cure delicious breakfast. Attentive service in general. You won't regret going! I did not stay, but needed to tick the room box. Disregard that rating, please!

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14 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Came here as it seems to be the only place in the area, and we were anticipating it to be a tourist trap and over-priced. It was neither of these: there were kiwi accents aplenty, and the prices were very reasonable for the high qality of the food. Don't be put off by the 'quirky' decor (chainsaws and melancholic artwork,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in one of the large double rooms - the bathroom alone was nearly as big as some hotel rooms I've stayed in. Each room has a small terrace - the overall concept is really well conceived and it makes for a relaxing place to stay. The term "rustic" is used to distract the guest from the fact that... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Very fishy Caesar salad - way too much anchovy!! The menu also seemed fairly limited. The staff were very lax, had to ask three times for water and twice for a high chair, by which time someone else had got. Overall not too impressive.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We actually spent the night here. The room was fairly large. We were across from the kitchen, but we never heard anyone go in there. Big bathroom. Comfortable bed....even had a heater, which we needed. We arrived kind of late and they were shutting down the kitchen, but they hung around to make sure we had something to eat since... More

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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 hotel reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

What a great find in the middle of the North Island. Fantastic converted sawmill now restaurant, bar, boutique hotel and brewery. A must do stop on the NORTH island of New Zealand map. The Sawmill also plays host to some of the very best musicians in the world\. Chances are if a big act is p[laying somewhere in NZ the... More

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Address: 142 Pakiri Rd., New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island
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