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Tanoa Paihia Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Joyces Rd, Paihia 0252, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #35 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“very very basic”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

really lovely staff but fail to see how it meets the "well appointed" claims. Not even a bottle opener, 1 teaspoon and a telly that was old. no sky available, 4 almost trusty channels. Room had been well used and was tired. Nice (older) spa pool and the bed was decent and it was clean. But honestly only 1 step up from a backpackers not even motel standard. Shower was great.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We used a *grab one* voucher which offered 'pay for 1 night stay for 2 nights'. What a disappointment to not be able to watch the All Blacks v South Africa rugby in the comfort of our room. It was pouring with rain and the wind was blowing gales and we had to make our way along the wet corridor to the public lounge to watch. They dont open the diningroom for dinner and also no breakfast. The reason given was that the hotel was too quiet at this time of the year (Sept 2012) Never to return!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We normally stay in Motels, as we like having a kitchenette.. but Wotif had a special so we grabbed it.
Paihia is a lovely place and a great place to stay. This Hotel is clean and modern. a decent shower. and lovely soft sheets!
only 3 channels on the telly... but I guess that will change once freeview comes in?
The tv in the lounge didn't offer much more.. unless you're into sport :)

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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19 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Tanoa Paihia Hotel

Address: 5 Joyces Rd, Paihia 0252, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 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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