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Saltwater Lodge

14 Kings Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Saltwater Lodge
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Ranked #14 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frankie C North Wales, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely comfortable rooms with fantastic bathrooms / shower rooms and spacious lockers. Nice socializing areas and very helpful and friendly owners who answered questions and helped book accommodation. I stayed here for 4 nights and my main issue with my stay was the noise as the hostel is located next door to a bar which was pretty noisy at night.... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed in a number of hostels/backpackers over the years and this is the best ive come across. the staff were lovely and treated me like family from the moment i walked through the door. the room was very comfy, spacious, light and (very!) clean; even included a fridge & microwave (being en-suite was a huge perk!). The Internet... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a nice hostel - so close to everything, beds were comfortable, rooms have their own bathroom and were clean, big kitchen... really helpful with maps and things to do as well. We needed 2 keys and they were happy to oblige. great value

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Dusseldorf, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It might be for a reason that the climate up in Paihia is quite mild but I really liked the fact that the room doors are actually slide glass doors like you expect them to have for balconies/terraces. I stayed on the first level and it was so nice to have kind of a loggia on the whole length of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I've stayed in a fair amount of hostels since 2008 worldwide ( and n.z) and this is the best one ever. Firstly staff were welcoming and informative. I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm with ensuite bathroom which was super clean. The cleaners knocked on the door to clean it as I looked around thinking 'it already is clean'.... More 

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Agarone, Schweiz
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I got a 4 bed room for myself. The rooms are very nice and clean, there is also a bathroom inside. They cleaned it every day. Internet worked well, you just get a specific amount of MB, not that much. Good location, close to the beach. Everything was good, only very noisy at night, because in front of the door... More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Better than regular hostels. Friendly staff, they left me the key although I didn't ask for it when I arrived late. Nice spot, u can walk to everywhere. Rooms are very spacious including the toilets . Highly recommended. Nice balconies with a beautiful breeze

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Nice and fiendly stuff. The rooms are clean and with own bathroom. The kitchen is comfortable and also clean With parkingfelds who need it. Beautyfull place to stay! Smal town, but a lot of adventures to do.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We only went for food at the bar, they have a pizza oven, so a pizza and salad and were shocked by what we got. The pizza was average, nothing special (but for the price it should have been) while my friends salad left her so speechless she couldn't even complain. The prices, for what you got, were ridiculous. NOT... More 

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mary c, Front Office Manager at Saltwater Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, It would seem you have made a mistake with the recipient of your message. We are Saltwater Lodge, a Backpackers only. We do not have a cafe or bar, so it wouldn't have been us making your pizza.... Thank you, Kathy More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

On arrival it appeared that i had to stay in a 4 p room instead 2p room. But the staff solved the problem because the next day i had a 4p room all by myself. A big thumb up for the guys in room 5, had a good time there. Good and clean rooms, facilities okay. Staff helpfull.

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