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“Location, location!” 4 of 5 stars
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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 44 hotels in Paihia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Location, location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Paihia is a tiny tourist town about three hours from Auckland. The hotel is right on the water and a block from the Main Street of town. It is also right across the from ferry landing to Russell. The room was clean and had nice amenities-French press coffee, tea, and cocoa. The staff was really nice and helpful. We really found this to be a good value !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Had a great two nights in a one bedroom suite facing the water. Really well appointed with everything we needed and the paper each morning! Had a soak in the hot tub which was great and a drink and meal at the bar which was good too.
Staff friendly.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Both my husband and myself were very pleased with our recent stay at kingsgate hotel, we found our one bedroom suite to be of excellent standard, the view was amazing, and the suite was well equip to meet all our needs during our stay, found the bed to be comfortable, and the spa bath was welcomed after a long days drive. We had travelled up from palmerston north, via dargaville, kaitaia and only intended to stay a couple of days, but because we were enjoying our stay so much added another night on. We enjoyed a bar snack on one night and had tea at the restaurant on another night both meals were great, no complaints. Staff were all friendly and very helpfull.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, May 19, 2013
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California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I recommend this hotel. It was clean, comfy & in a good location, situated close to restaurants, etc. The bed was comfortable & we got a good night's sleep. The 2 couples we traveled with were of the same mind.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Napier, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights using a voucher. The hotel is in a good location, only a minutes walk to Paihia township with it's restaurants and the ferry. The room was pretty standard, but comfortable enough. The usual tea and coffee making facilities with a small fridge. Having self service laundry facilities was handy, only $2 each for the washer and dryer with free washing powder. The bar and restaurant on the top floor has a great view out over the harbour. We had a couple of drinks, but didn't eat in the restaurant. The swimming pool would be great in summer, as long as you don't mind pedestrians being able to watch you simming.
The internet available is very expensive and limited. A two hour session mean's two hours from when you log on, not total time.
But that was the only gripe. If your looking for accomodation handily located to Paihia this isn't a bad deal.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Stayed 2N on a voucher deal. Reception staff were excellent - very friendly and welcoming throughout our stay. Our downstairs room was spacious with queen sized bed and single bed. Plenty of space for luggage and desk with 2 chairs - all along one wall. Tea/coffee making facilities (incl small plunger) and a fridge. Bed is soft but that's a personal preference. Great reading lights. Shower was fantastic. Didn't dine at the hotel so cannot comment on meals available. Had our own mountain bikes which we were able to lock in secure cupboard. The pool/outdoor area is great as is the fitness centre and of course the views from the hotel are amazing. Metres from main shopping area. This is a great place to stay. Thanks to all the staff.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, May 14, 2013
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Room description:
- Large room with two double beds
- Small table with a single chair
- Small working space with a single chair
- Bedside tables
- Reading lamps
- TV
- Small fridge
- Tea/coffee-making supplies including a selection of teas, coffees, sugar, milk, cups, teacups, saucers, spoons, dishcloth
- Large bathroom, handicap accessible, with large tub, separate shower, large sink basin
- New furnishings in excellent shape
- Wall of windows along the front, windows in the bathroom
- Blackout curtains on the windows

Pros:
- Spacious room
- New furnishings
- Plenty of horizontal surfaces to place belongings and a small closet to hang clothes
- Recently refurbished bathroom
- Pleasant staff
- Great 'extras' including a pool, spa pool, games room, free bicycles/helmets
- Outstanding location right on the Paihia waterfront
- SKY channels
- Small fridge with milk
- Tea-making facilities
- Broadband connection in the room

Cons:
- Very thin walls that will make your sleep dependent on the consideration of your neighbours and their children
- Room was very clean except for the padded comforter on the bed which had blood and fluid stains plus several stray hairs: This may be a one-off, but we found it off-putting nevertheless (this covering was the layer UNDER the bedspread and over the sheets).
- Only one hook in the bathroom - no good places to hang bathroom kit, towels, etc.

We had a GrabOne coupon that gave us this room at half of the usual rate which made this hotel, especially given its location, a particularly good value. Under the assumption that other TripAdvisor readers will be paying full-price for the room, I've tried to rate it with the usual cost in mind. Even at full price, my sense is that the quality, spaciousness, and location make a room at this hotel a better option than similarly-priced options in the area: Hence, my 'very good' rating.

We would stay here again and can recommend it to other travelers but do caution light sleepers about the potential for noise.

  • Stayed April 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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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:
#10 Family Hotel in Paihia
#21 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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