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Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   104 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #22 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Great location, right across from the water. The private spa was amazing!!!! Staff were very friendly and helpful and they had complimentary parking and short time for free wifi in the reception. They had a games room, with the window looking out to the bay

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Rating summary
  • 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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york
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99 reviews 99 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

the hotel is situated on the waterfront,giving it excellent views of the Bay of Islands.It was also just a short walk to the harbour. The rooms were clean and comfortable.The staff were friendly and efficient and were very helpful. Breakfast was good and the evening buffet meals were more than satisfactory. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thank you for your positive feedback.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Realy nice and good place to stay, very quite as well and right in front of the beach. Wouls surely come again. Very clean and tidy as well, room service was fine, have games and spa room which are free and fine relaxing as well.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We spent one night here over the easter weekend, Overall it was a lovely stay! Friendly staff, especially the lovely tall blonde waitress that served us for evening drinks (sorry I didn't get your name) amazing friendly service!
Check in and check out was very fast, maybe mentioning the location of the breakfast that came with our room would of been nice...though it didn't take us long to find.
Rooms are simple but good enough for a short stay.
The only real problem was the occupants in the rooms on our floor. It looked as though every room on our ground floor was taken up by a tour group, that also included families with young children aged 5-10. the had been left by parents to run up and down the corridor at night opening and closing doors constantly with loud yelling. This wasn't so much a problem until it happened very early the morning of our check out! It annoyed the couple in the room opposite us so much they got up I'm there pjs to Give them a piece of there mind. Not ideal when you look forward to a sleep in, it was still pitch black with streetlights on. Rooms are not soundproof either. I asked for a late check out , they could only give me an extra 45mins as the had another tour group booking..... So maybe request a room that will be far away from any large groups.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
I apologise for the disruption created by other guests. We do our best to limit the noise and disruption created by other guests and in the past have asked disruptive guests to leave the hotel. However I am pleased that the rest of your stay was enjoyable.

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Howick, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We have stayed here on a number of occassions. It is in an excellent location right across from the Wharf, restaurants and shops. The breadfasts and buffet dinners are fantastic and the staff is always friendly and a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you or your feedback and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

great accomodation, excellent room, warm friendly greeting and staff plus a welcome drink cant be bad, right on waterfront, near everything a very pleasant stay and lots of great foods close by in particular the indian restaurant nearby is excellent value

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We spent a couple of nights here to enable us to get to Cape Reinga.
The room was clean, although we did find a bag of rubbish from the previous occupant hanging on the balcony, if a little basic.
It has a nice location, although only some of the rooms will have a clear view of the bay.
It was quiet, expect for some altercation in a neighbouring motel on our second night, but it served its purpose for our trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
I apologise for the rubbish on your balcony however I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Only some of our rooms have a view of the bay but we do have suites that look over the bay.

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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:
#14 Family Hotel in Paihia
#18 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
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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