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Tanoa Paihia Hotel

5 Joyces Rd, Paihia 0252, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had our work Xmas party at Tanoa and had a fantastic time. Dinner buffet was great, on time and varied- very yum. Had cooked breakfast in the morning which is cooked specially as per your liking. The rooms are comfortable and very clean. Staff were lovely and manager Ted went out of his way to make sure we had... More 

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West Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay in the Bay of Islands. We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. It was a very short/easy (5 minute) walk to the harbor, shops, restaurants, tours, etc. The service was excellent but the room was definitely dated and dirty and there was also a bug problem. We had a nice and relaxing stay... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stayed here for 10 nights. Only about 8 minutes from shops, harbor and tourist venues. The staff are the best I have ever met on all my holiday, they were helpful in advising what to see and do in Paihia and the surrounding area. The Chef cooked the best food, perfect breakfast and my favourite was the green mussels for... More 

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Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We were blown away by the fantastic service, great rooms and remarkable food we experienced at this hotel last night. The chef is amazing and we woke up this morning still in disbelief of the massive plate of fish and chips we'd received in the restaurant the night before. Cannot recommend this hotel highly enough to others. We will be... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Only a five minute walk from the main shopping area and harbour so good location. Rooms are spacious as are the bathrooms, and you get plenty of towels too! Breakfast was basic but tasty, overall a good base.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Family celebration which was truly catered for, from the warm welcome on arrival at reception and in our room a welcome card and a token gift of a little Tanoa representing the Hotel. The buffet dinner followed by breakfast the next morning was obviously prepared by one of the best chefs! The rooms are clean and comfortable. Quiet and peaceful,... More 

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TanoaPaihia, General Manager at Tanoa Paihia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elaine Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Tanoa Paihia Hotel. It is always pleasing to learn that we have met Customer expectations. The entire staff here thoroughly enjoyed hosting your group and we appreciate your compliments. Thank you for your recommendation and I certainly hope that we can be of service to you again... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I stayed at the Tanoa Paihia Hotel for two nights in July, and found the experience to be lackluster. Upon walking into my room the first thing I noticed was how cold the room was. It was bitterly freezing. Staff had been good enough to turn on the $10 electronic heater and had it pointing effectively at the wall.. Doing... More 

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TanoaPaihia, General Manager at Tanoa Paihia Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Brad Your review was dissappointing indeed. I'm on site 24/7 and totally accessible to Guests. We have 67 rooms at the hotel and during July availability is ample. Had your issues with the water been brought to my attention at the time (clearly there was a problem with the water supply) we could easily have relocated you to another... More 

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Bay Area, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I highly recommend Tanoa Paihia Hotel to my family and friends back in the USA and world travelers that enjoy finding little hotel gems to stay at. A very special thanks to Edward (Ted) Hatch, General Manager, at Tanoa Paihia Hotel for providing us with excellent customer service. When we first arrived, Mr. Hatch greeted us, personally, at the reception... More 

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TanoaPaihia, General Manager at Tanoa Paihia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Candice All staff of the Tanoa Paihia Hotel and I, thank you sincerely for your generous compliments. Reviews from international guests like yourself, provide an important guide for other travellers both national and international and we therefore greatly appreciate your comments. May I say that it was wonderful to see such a diverse group of people having a whole... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

A friendly welcome from the front desk set the scene for the celebration. A welcome card and a small token of the hotel greeted us in our room. The room was warm and very comfortable. Although not on the Main Street but a very nice 5 minute stroll down to the centre of Paihia. The celebrations started at 5 when... More 

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TanoaPaihia, General Manager at Tanoa Paihia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ron Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Tanoa Paihia Hotel on Tripadvisor. Your comments are appreciated by everyone here and we hope you do have the opportunity to stay with us again in the near future. Our new Head Chef was thoroughly delighted to provide the special banquet for your party and... More 

Carmichael, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We began our month-long New Zealand trip by visiting Paihia, spending three nights in this lovely hotel. The staff was friendly, attentive and helpful (with directions, internet access questions, extra blankets, etc.). The hotel was in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the center of town. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet, with its varied and tasty options. The... More 

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