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“Decent Night’s Sleep” 3 of 5 stars
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Tanoa Paihia Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Joyces Rd, Paihia 0252, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #36 of 44 hotels in Paihia
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
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“Decent Night’s Sleep”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I stayed here as part of a tour group. The location of the hotel was good, with just a few minutes walk to the centre of town. The rooms were warm and beds comfy. A particular highlight was the powerful shower with hot water in good supply. Unfortunately the breakfast was disappointing with a poor selection available. Being out of season we also found that the town’s shops and restaurants closed early, so finding dinner after being out on an all-day tour was a tad tricky. Unfortunately the hotel’s restaurant wasn’t open during our stay.

Overall a good sleep had by all, I’d consider staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Stayed here as part of the Kirra Tour. Pleasant hotel in great location within 5 min walk of centre of town. Room Decor seemed a little tired, as was the bathroom. Large room with adequate facilities. Only 3 TV channels. Friendly staff. Dinner was good - pleasant and reasonable taste and choices (buffet style). May choose somewhere different if i do visit the bay of islands again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Great location with only a 2 minute walk down the road to the township. Room was beautifully set up, with beautiful bedding. Has a spa but pool is not heated and not really suited for children. Didn't have a chance to try the buffet dinner or breakfast, but what was served looked great!

Overall, highly recommended A+

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This hotel is about a 2 minute walk (if that) to the main street of Paihia. It's at the bottom of the hill too, so there's not much uphil walking involved. You're also in walking distance to the jetty which is where all the day trips for the Bay of Islands leave from. There's a nice little place not too far either on the street that runs parallel to the main street called Pipi Patch! And a cute little restaurant a little further down called Tito's!

The rooms were nice as well, althought there isn't much of a sound barrier between you and the people talking outside, we got woken up quite a few times by the other people in our group, and the walls were very thin we could hear the conversation on the other side of the room, but the beds and room itself, I couldnt fault :)

There isn't really any point paying for breakfast either, as all they gave us was toast and "fresh" fruit, but it was just out of a can.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Seemed like a cheap and tidy place was within walking distance to town centre. We stayed for two nights and it was ok as we were out most of the day vesting the bay of islands. The bedroom had an extra bed and hence the room a little cramp.

The room was very basic. If you opened the bathroom window at the back, the mosquitoes came in.
The swimming pool (which we did not use) is far from the impression on the website being on the large side. We used the hot tub, which we enjoyed after a whole day out, but did not find it very private.

The staff was very friendly and the restaurant food choice was good.
We would not mind staying here again if the price is right

Room Tip: If downstairs room ensure you keep the back window shut as mosquitoes may be the unwanted species.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Well the room had kind of a old look. It had a deserted kind of feel there.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Got a discount for the room & so glad we stayed there for our holiday. The hotel may seem a bit out of the way but really, it's less than 10 mins' walk to town & to the ferry point. Staff was friendly and helpful & room was comfortable. Camera left behind was also returned which I'm so grateful of as all our holiday pictures were in it. A great tip I also appreciated from the staff was the best place to see the Haruru Falls - at the Resort Panorama, where anyone can just enter & view. There's also a happy church next door if you are looking for one. The joyful music drew me there & I attended it. So, good experience overall and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 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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Additional Information about Tanoa Paihia Hotel

Also Known As:
Tanoa Paihia Hotel Bay Of Islands
Address: 5 Joyces Rd, Paihia 0252, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tanoa Paihia Hotel 3.5*
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