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Admiral's View Lodge

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   2 McMurray Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #15 of 44 hotels in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The property is very clean and ideally situated within walking distance to attractions and restaurants. The manager, Craig is very pleasant and couldn't be more helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our room was clean, spacious, and stocked with everything we needed to make our own meals, we had great plunger coffee provided every day, The water pressure in the showers was awesome, plenty of hot water to fill the giant Jacuzzi in the bathroom, and a TV that wirelessly connected to our laptop. The staff was friendly and helpful, and... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a night in March. We were travelling as two couples and called in on the off chance of two rooms. Craig is great, he sorted our needs and even got into light hearted banter with our group. The motel is really very good, we had the pair garden rooms at the front of reception. Very comfortable... More

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Port Macquarie
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had spent a couple of days in Auckland then headed to Paihia for 3 days of a month long holiday of the North and South Islands. We had booked approx. 6 months before travelling as we were told February is the most popular holiday month of the year. We were greeted by a very friendly gentleman, I think Pel,... More

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Sunnyvale, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great stay in such a beautiful place. Very convenient for walking to the town area and bay. The manager, Craig, was extremely helpful and helped with booking trips. We would definitely stay there again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A comfortable and spacious cottage-style living. We stayed as a family of five and did not feel cramped. Amenities were outstanding; namely, free bike hire, free use of tennis courts, free wi-fi, free foxtel, free movie hire, and free beach towels. Basically, anything you asked for was covered. Nothing was too big an ask. The property was a five minute... More

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Narooma, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admiral's View Lodge is centrally located at Paihia with views over the Bay of Islands. Restaurants and cafes are within walking distance of the Lodge. The units are modern, spacious, clean and well appointed. The staff were friendly and helpful. Paihia is a base for fantastic tours, including, dolphins, seals and whales.

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Terrigal, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great motel and very reasonably priced. We had a ground floor studio which was very clean and a perfect size for the two of us. The kitchenette was very well equipped, they have really thought of everything. The bathroom is spacious, the bed is so comfy, and free unlimited wifi is a bonus. The owners are so... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this motel for 3 nights in mid-March. Right from driving in, we could tell parking would be an issue. Parking is quite tight and the other guests seem to not mind taking up 2 spaces. When we purchased the room over the internet, we were under the impression we would have a king size bed in the... More

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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. You do make an important point about our king size beds, they are New Zealand king size beds and as such smaller than the oversized American, Australian and zip king beds. Unfortunately when booking through 3rd party websites such as Wotif they do not differentiate on the size of the... More

Napier, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Great service, but the cheaper room was pretty average whilst still being nice for an overnighter. The staff were super sensational, very helpful and friendly. The room we were in would probably rate as more of a 3 star room rather than a 4 1/2 star, but luckily our experience overall was pretty awesome.

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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review, we're glad you had an awesome time and the room did not ruin your stay with us. We agree our garden rooms are not part of the 4.5 star block and are sold as budget rooms with a price that reflects the value of the room. Unfortunately we do not have control of 3rd... More

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Also Known As:
Admirals View Hotel
Admiral's View Lodge Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Address: 2 McMurray Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Admiral's View Lodge 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly 4+star self-contained and serviced motel in a central location. Relax and enjoy the view to the sea from the sunny balcony or patio of most units. Under new management - April 2012 ... more   less 
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