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Nautilus Resort

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   9 Puketona Road | Waitangi, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Ranked #19 of 44 hotels in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
ManiKaul Auckland Region, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there last year and it thoroughly enjoyed our stay. it was a lovely large 2-bedroom Apartment with a Spa which was awesome ! The range of guest supplies was excellent and more than enough for the price we paid. Got the deal from Grabone so was a awesome bargain and staff was extremely helpful.

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have stayed at the Nautilus twice now once without the kids and once with the kids, both times we found everything we needed and more. Bookings for events were even able to be booked to our hotel and settled later. Wonderful staff assistance and local knowledge.Countdown right next door so handy for any supplies. Plenty of parking. Great location... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Stayed for a week in the school holidays in a large group, it had everything we needed, great location-few minutes to beach, over road from adventure park(great for kids),next to supermarket,-so never short on supplies. The pool and spa were used daily, the tennis courts also had some use. We took a boat and there was ample parking.it really was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had a quick 3 day Easter break and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Nautilus. Friendly, helpful staff coupled with a great location meant we could relax, unwind and have a great time in Paihia. We were impressed with the tidy rooms and a good outdoor area for the kids to run around in. We were even allowed to... More

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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed two night on a grab one deal, the resort is nice with clean spacious rooms, a breakfast was provided as par of the deal which was nice and plentiful. The pool and spa were nice and clean and owners friendly and helpful. A good place to stay but not on the beach and the shower was extremely hard... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

sorry, i was supposed to write this in January but better late than never. we stayed here a week before Christmas December 2013. The Nautilus was not my first choice, but so glad my other accommodation fell through because this was so much more better and close to everything we needed! I had family visiting from England and booked two... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I would not stay here again when there are so many others to choose from. The cooking area was more minimal than minimal. It was very basic and the owners/staff were not very friendly. it had wifi but didn't work. Nothing to commend it at all. Look at little further and you'll find many more to stay in with lovely... More

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Stephen W, Owner at Nautilus Resort, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay. The descriptions of our rooms clearly state what cooking facilities are (or are not) available in each room type so you should not have been surprised about what was in your room. The studios only provide basic facilities - jug, toaster, microwave and small fridge. If you required additional then the... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights in late December 13. Location is on the North end of town so just a few minutes in the car to the centre or 100 yds to beach. Large supermarket next door so provisions at hand. Shippeys, the restaurant boat also handy, 150 yds. We had a standard room as only two of us which... More

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Stephen W, Owner at Nautilus Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope the balance of your holiday was equally enjoyable. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Thanks for such a great holiday, you thought of everything. Fluffy robes, cosy blankets for couch, good amenities and the kids loved the pool area and being able to scooter around the tennis courts. The location next to Countdown was super handy too. We'll be back :-)

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Sydney, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Had to stay there because we travelled at a busy time on the Bay of Islands. I read the reviews and booked a 2bd for $395 hoping it would be as nice as some of the reviews. It is spacious, has clean bed linen. Easy parking right in front, Countdown right next door. Nice clean pool. Towels for the pool... More

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Stephen W, Owner at Nautilus Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make your comments, we do how ever wonder why the areas of concern you mention were not raised during your stay, thereby giving us the opportunity to either rectify the issues or find you alternative accommodation. We have been able to determine which room you stayed in although your online presence provides no... More

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Address: 9 Puketona Road | Waitangi, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Nautilus Resort 4.5*
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Nautilus Hotel Paihia
Nautilus Resort Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#8 Family Hotel in Paihia #15 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
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The Nautilus Resort / Motel is a Qualmark accredited 4* Plus luxury selection of accommodation apartments, 200 metres from the golden sand beach and close to Waitangi on the edge of Paihia - the hub of the beautiful Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand. The centre of Paihia is a pleasant 15 minute sea front stroll away. If it is adventure, excitement or just relaxation you seek, look no farther than the Bay of Islands. Every conceivable activity is catered for from Paihia, from diving the Rainbow Warrior and the spectacular sub-tropical undersea world, to sailing, kayaking, fishing, horse riding, golfing, parasailing and much more. ... more   less 
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