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“Bad rash from the spa!” 2 of 5 stars
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Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   27 Kings Rd., Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #33 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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33 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Bad rash from the spa!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The hotel stay was fine for what we paid, but i got a bad rash from the spa pool hence my rating. It didn't look clean, but i assumed they must have to test the water and thought i was just being fussy, so we went in it and i had a shower straight afterwards, but still got the rash which a week later is improved but still got a way to go until it's gone. Other than that the room was pleasant but tired. Bathroom in particular is tired and bath has been repaired with putty which looks unsightly. We paid $75 a night and at that price we were more than happy with our stay (other than the spa). Location is good - a short walk to the shops/restaurants. Staff helpful and friendly. We had wifi included in our stay and it worked well. Usually is $5 for 90 minutes.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We booked this hotel online and thankfully got a pretty good deal because the rooms were not indeed worth the normal rate. The hotel is very outdated, the rooms very 'average' more of a low budget motel style. Our 'pool view' room was located near the carpark and although we could see the pool it was through the carpark.. The beds were comfortable but it wasn't 'hotel quality'. Don't go to the restaurant, the food is average to below standard for the price. Best to walk into the town and choose many of the other better quality restaurants.
We stayed there with our son who is 4 years old and was hoping for a quiet swim, but the roudy teenagers jumping in and out of the pool seemed to frighten him, not to mention the pool and spa area needed an upgrade.
Wouldn't stay there again until they've upgraded the pool complex and the restaurant and pretty much everything.
The staff were very nice though.

Room Tip: Poolside rooms aren't exactly poolside.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

The rooms are good and clean. The beds are comfy and the staff are friendly & helpful. Short walk to the beach. Got the one night voucher through grabone. had dinner at the Volcanic restaurant which was a good experience. Would stay here again!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Very happy with this hotel, it was very good value, clean and pleasant. No complaints :)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We stayed here,on a Grab One deal, following an overnight cruise out to the Bay of Islands. The managers kindly let us park our car the night we were on our boat trip and were very helpful in ensuring we were picked up for the wharf transfer.
Our room was clean and spacious - fine for our overnight stay - and whlie the hotel is not on the waterfront, it's a very short walk from the village/cafes

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We had a really good time in that hotel. We stayed there for 3 nights and got a free upgrade to a larger room ! The spa and swimming pool areas are really nice ! The room was really clean and the morning breakfast was normal.
Would stay there again !

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Highworth UK
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

On arrival hotel did not look much but when we got to our room is was split-level and great. Food great although on first night we were the only people to eat in the restaurant.

Staff very friendly. If you are American Express card users beware they sting you 4% for a transaction.

Conveniently situated near the seafront and the departure point for boats. Walking distance from the Waitangi Maori centre. Well worth a visit. Great boat trip to see the Dolphins.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel

Address: 27 Kings Rd., Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in the tranquil atmosphere of The Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel. Swim in the pool, relax in our spa, enjoy a sauna, work out in our gymnasium or tan yourself in the sunbed. Most of our rooms look over a natural setting of native and subtropical plantings and are available at surprisingly affordable rates. The Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel is located at 27 Kings Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. It is a short stroll to the ocean and only a 5 minute walk into Paihia town centre. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paihia Pacific Hotel Paihia
Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel Bay Of Islands

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