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Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   104 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #21 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Great Place to Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I loved my stay here. I had such a huge room to myself. The staff were great and the location was perfect. So close to everything and right on the waterfront.

Room was very clean and large, for such a large hotel it was very quiet. They also have a pool, it's not huge but it is very nice and it's right at the front so.. great views from the pool!

Loved my time in the bay of islands and would recommend Kingsgate

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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31 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

The reception staff were friendly and helpful. Check-in was a matter of mere seconds, even though we were early.

Our double room was spacious and immaculate. The pool was perfect and the games area was well equipped. Note that there is an indoor spa pool. This must be booked in advance and the key collected from reception. The entire hotel was spotless.

Every staff member that we encountered was friendly and instantly put us at ease. The bar staff was lovely.

We booked the bed and breakfast option which was excellent value for money as it was a room cost instead of per person.

Our room faced the car park which was a little noisy before 8am, but not enough to wake two sleeping teens!

The only negative was the tv signal kept cutting out, but it was so late at night thay we weeren't bothered and it was just as easy to go to sleep.

Definitely the best place to stay in Paihia and we will book again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to hosting you again.

Regards.
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Have stayed here a few times, always clean, friendly, lovely clean pool area etc. Great Value, but hey its not the Ritz. You get what you pay for, and for staying right in Paihia this is just perfect. Will always stay here when in town. But as others have said, bugger about the wifi not being a bit longer for free...., but small observation in the scheme of things.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback. As you say we are not the Ritz but if we were we would have to charge 3 times as much.

We are currently looking at economic ways to improve our Wifi service.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Gotta be the best kept hotel in the North! We are still here for our annual holiday in the Bay and are dreading leaving!!! Well travelled mostly in five star hotels wefind this place regardless of rating has a view to die for, pool area for all ages, immaculate grounds , spotlessly kept and cleaned and a team forever friendly!
We live in Auckland but know the north well from been born and bred here, have stayed in many a place and nothing comes close to this for facilities, price, great restaurant for the family and the best thing you can walk to everything in the bay from it' s location.
Great all weather games room to get the teenage monsters out of ones hair!
We are booked for 2014 already, highly recommended place to go! Thanks to the team here, another memorable holiday commented by great weather and fine wine!Cheers Lyle and Gail and kids

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for you positive feedback. I will pass this onto all of our staff.

Regards.
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maorichikita
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Excellent location to spend New Years. Buffet dinner was delicious and reasonably priced. Happy hour and one man band ok, more suited to older customers. Awesome views of the New Years fire works and so close to the bars so you can come and go till the wee hours of the morning. Really friendly staff, nice pool area and spacious studio rooms. Will book here again, maybe for next new years eve.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Kingsgate. We reserved a room with a view across the bay. Watching the sunset over the bay from the room or balcony was spectacular. The facilities in the room were very good as was the cleanliness. The staff could not have been more helpful and were always cheerful. Recommended.

  • Stayed November 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Nice pool area overlooking one of the islands, beachfront. Never ate at the motel as there are so many local eateries within a minutes walk, room consisted of 2 double beds and it was well stocked with tea, coffee etc. the fridge came I'm really handy. Very enjoyable 2 night stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Address: 104 Marsden Road, 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 Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
#19 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the waterfront and only 100 metres from Paihia wharf and township the Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia is the ideal base from which to explore the scenic and historic Bay of Islands area. ... more   less 
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