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Northerner Hotel

corner North Rd & Kohuhu St, Kaitaia, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Upper Coomera, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

if you have watched the rocky horror picture show, you will understand this place is a time warp. Where do the tourist coaches stay? This place would be great. It is huge, everyone can have their own room. They could do a set menu for dinner and breakfast. Yes true, I was driving past, and from the street drive by... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Attracted at the end of a long day by the cheap room rate. Hotel looks fine from the outside. Do not be deceived! Receptionist OK when we checked in, but other reception staff are scowling and surly. Big empty corridors, reminiscent of "the Shining" horror film. Dated rooms with ancient TV sets (poor reception). Shampoo and tea bags not replenished... More 

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Camiguin, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

...and I think that not many people want to stay in Kaitaia for longer anyway... ;-) We came here on a Friday evening without reservation and were attracted by their street sign which announced a "Special for tonight: $89". We decided to give it a try and the check-in was fast and hassle-free. It's more of a motel-style place than... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I can agree with some of the other reviews. The staff seemed indifferent. The interior is extremely old and dated. The shower grout and curtain were covered in mold, as were other parts of the bathroom. The shower head is at a height for people only 4 ft tall or less. The hot water worked great and the pressure was... More 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Booked this hotel Via the Whangarei Hub and paid for room in full. Check in was OK but no details given of facilities which were not available. Had small aperitif in the room and went to the advertised restaurant/bar to be told (after having to ask) that neither bar or restaurant were operational because receptionist was the ONLY member of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed at the Northerner Hotel as you need to stay overnight in Kaitaia (or at another nearby town) if you're heading up from Auckland to do the Cape Reinga trip. The Northerner Hotel was the nicest looking hotel out of all the hotels available in Kaitaia, which isn't saying much about the town. Of course hotel websites are always... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Have stayed here a few times over the years for business. It's going downhill every time... TLC is needed and isn't showing. This time the restaurant was closed, and when I mentioned about breakfast I was given a tray about 1/2hr later (So assumed the breakfast room was closed) but saw it was open the next morning when checking out!!... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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95 reviews 95 reviews
16 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

First impressions when you walk into the reception that this is not a modern hotel at all. The staff were okay friendly and okay helpful. A decent amount of parking in the hotel so finding a lot shouldn't be too big of an issue. Walking to the room, you have to use your key to open a main door before... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed one night and it was very pleasant. The room was very old, but the price was right. Was expecting to cook in room but found out that it wasn't a room to cook in and did not want to pay hotel prices for breakfast as we only are small eaters. The room was like the house I grew... More 

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shanghai china
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The staff was very welcoming and helpful with providing information about local places to eat. The hotel is about 15 minutes' walk from the town center with all it's restaurants or a few minutes by car. The room was just as other's said like back in the 70's.Shower head very low and old.The TV was old fashioned like grandpa. Because... More 

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