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Kiwi Paka Rotorua

60 Tarewa Rd., Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Kiwi Paka Rotorua
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Ranked #32 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Rotorua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014
mike j Neptune, New Jersey
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Bed bugs! Don't stay here. As a backpacker, encountering bedbugs is one of my worst fears. I stayed there this week and I definitely woke up with clusters of bites! Other than that, the hostel was good, but that is enough for me to put it on a list of places to avoid. Hopefully they resolve the issue!!!

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Neptune, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This trip was very good. My family and I had a very good time. We enjoyed the enviroment and the sights in the area. One thing alarmed me though. On our 4th day of sight seeing, it was just my family and I. We heard a loud screech. I immediatly ran for the kids and my wife. As we were... More 

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Whangamata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Having had a big trip into Rotorua and then a pretty packed and busy day, it was an absolute delight to be dropped off by a lovely local man at Kiwi Paka and be greeted by a very heartwarming Welcome in the form of lovely Bev! Lugging in my 'overnight haul' (travel luggage) I was grateful for the lovely, warm... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My partner and I stayed in the Kiwi Paka for 2 nights recently. We stayed in a double standard room. Room was small, just a bed, table and chair with mirror. Had everything we needed. Our room was on the ground floor. A room above us. Only major complaint is the room above us, every move/step we could hear in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in April 2014 and Bev was a delight! The rooms are clean and the kitchen is stocked but there were a lot of student groups coming through which made for a lot of notice and not an easy night's rest.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed at Kiwi Paka for two nights. Overall the facilities were good: friendly staff, good food, convenient bar at good prices. We loved the hot pool, great after a day full of hiking and walks. We stayed in a private double and the only gripe was the fact that the room was so poorly ventilated -just one Window and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is our 4th time staying at KiwiPaka. We stayed with 2 adults and 3 of our children and had a dormitory room. All facilities are in excellent condition, well maintained and clean. The dinner was excellent at $12 for crumbed fresh fish (not pre-frozen) with a good salad and chips and $7.50 for five small hot dogs and chips... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Me and my partner have stayed there for a total of 2 nights. After all we have been told by WOTIF its close to city, its about 15-20 walking and then this and that we have found these Advantageous and Disadvantageous and we hope will help to find more whether to waste or invest your money into it; Advantages: We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had no choice but to stay here when EVERYTHING else in Rotorua was fully booked! We camped... and were the only ones camping! I feel bad leaving a mean review based on our experience because the owners aren't really to blame but it is still my own true opinion of our stay. we camped like I said and were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the Lodge with Yr 13 students and i was very impressed with the rooms, bathrooms and service from staff! Small criticism would be that the cooking hobs need upgrading as it was difficult cooking for large numbers. That said, we had a great stay!

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