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Bk's Pohutukawa Lodge

362 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei 0101, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling with an elderly relative we needed 2 separate rooms and room to spread out in. This was a very good unit. Only concern was shower over hot-tub which meant Mum couldn't us as no handrails or shower seats. Why o why do motels insist on using such low power light bulbs? The cost saving must be negligable. A general... More 

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OwenandLou W, Owner at Bk's Pohutukawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. If only we had know you had an elderly person with you we could have suggested a one bedroom unit with an interconnecting door to a disability unit with just the shower and bathroom set up you needed. I guess we just have to ask a few more questions to determine what is best for... More 

Auckland
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick trip to visit very ill relative - travelling with adult son who had flown in from Sydney so we needed two beds - we were provided with a one bedroom unit (queen bed plus single in lounge). It was spacious, modern, clean and most importantly warm and draft free on a winter's night where temperature fell to 1 degree... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a kilometer away from the hospital and from the city centre, nearer to shell service station and burger king and video shop and opposite a boutique hotel. free wifi and daily newspaper. owner and staff friendly and helpful

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OwenandLou W, Owner at Bk's Pohutukawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. You were terrific guests and hope to see you back here some time. Regards, Owen and Lou. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid $150pn - didn't use extra room - previous guests were charged for excessive spices smell left in cupboards - we had to put up with it but no rebate offer - rip on couch - bugs coming in through gap behind toilet - staff not that friendly - we arrived just before 1pm - unit not ready - went... More 

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OwenandLou W, Owner at Bk's Pohutukawa Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, and we have taken on board what you have said. Just in response to your comments, as advertised, check in times are from 2pm onwards. If we could have possibly got you in earlier we would have done so, it all depends on when the previous guest leaves and how busy we are. As you... More 

Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I would recommend Pohutukawa Lodge to anyone traveling to the Whangarei area. I recently organized a trip for a group of 19 and Pohutukawa was one of the hotels that I used for our visit. Owen and Dianne were wonderful to work with. I had many questions about local activities and restaurants that were answered cheerfully and I was given... More 

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Hi Pohutukawa Lodge! Just want to say how fabulous it is to stay at your place. It is our first place to stay should we need accommodation in Whangarei. Love the fact the simple things are taken care of so thoughtfully – A full bottle of fresh milk for our hot drinks is available instead of those little containers that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were headed to Paihia for the night but it was all booked up and it made financial sense to stop at Whangarei as it is a bugger place with more choice. Faced with such a choice we chose the BK Pohutukawa and boy are we glad we did. We'll probably change our holiday plans and use this as our... More 

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Vashon, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This hotel was nice, clean and the staff friendly and helpful. Convienent access off hwy 1 but relatively quiet. American should avoid driving in town however as it has one way and dead end streets and streets that change names frequently. Very confusing.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great hotel. perfect value for money, big TV's in the room and the breakfast options are huge... go from a fully cooked breakfast to eggs benedict or just basics. Bathroom was spacious and the pressure and temperature of the shower was immense - so much that I wouldn't reccommend it for children as the water was extremely hot! Either way,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stayed here for one night on our honeymoon and no complaints. Nice spacious room, delicious pancakes for breakfast delivered promptly and good location. At reception we were given lots of great information for not only exploring the area but how to best spend the next couple of days exploring the rest of the northland. We made great use of the... More 

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