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Atawhai Beachcomber Resort

1 Seaview Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Paihia, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Beachcomber Resort has been closed for 18 months and 3 months ago demolition started. Please remove this hotel from Trip Advisor! Please can this hotel be taken off the Trip Advisor site since it no longer exists!

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The Beachcomber is close to town but far enough out to be away from noise. Each unit has a sea and causeway view. We have stayed twice on special deals. There is plenty to do here even in winter. Try the passenger ferry to and from Russell. Take the car on the car ferry from Opua. The hole in the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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248 hotel reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

the setting was beautiful- overlooking a large tidal bay with mountain and water views. you can walk downstairs to a rather secluded beach that you can use to walk to town even during high tide. the room had a large private balcony with panoramic bay view. the room was large, with a 5 channel tv and tea and coffee provided,... More 

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We stayed here on our honeymoon from 30 December 2011 to 2 January 2012 and were so disappointed on arrival that we spent ages fruitlessly searching for alternative accommodation in booked-up Paihia. We booked through the hotel's website, which is adorned with beautiful pictures and the following comments, among others: "great value resort-style accommodation" "Your new hosts, Sarah and Hamish... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

We were a little put off by the outside, it all looked slighty worn and the rubbish bins are the first thing you see at the top of the drive. Once in the room we were converted, room was spotless and very well furnished. large bed was very comfortable. We had no problems with room service in fact no problems... More 

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London
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Stayed here for two nights last week in a superior room with king sized bed. A little disappointing...rooms need further refurbishment as still look quite dated so not sure where the 'sumptuous decor' was! The room was however clean with great sea views and we received a very warm welcome on arrival. Overall I would say it is more suited... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The website is a bit misleading if you are going to book at Atawhai Beachcomber. The pictures of the place are gorgeous and make it look like a lovely place to stay, however the facilities themselves are tired late 80s versions of what you see in the pictures. We stayed in a Superior King room, I think for the money... More 

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Auckland
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We stayed here over New Years and enjoyed our time here, the staff we nice enough to drop us down to the harbour (in the pouring rain) for dinner, after which we found it an easy walk back. I found a great little private beach out the back of the hotel and to the left (about 5 mins) towards Paihia... More 

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Herts, UK
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41 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

You get great views of the bay here from all the rooms and the rooms have kitchenettes, sky TV and aircon. It's about a 20 minute walk from the harbour, up a hill but apart from that it's a good place to stay. Breakfast could have been better presented - the cooked food looked unappetising but there was a great... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

We had a voucher that we got off one of those daily deals websites and, with that in mind, it was a really good deal. Not sure I'd pay full price, as there are many, many other options around Paihia (even closer to the main part of town) but not a bad hotel in any case. The good: quiet location,... More 

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