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Haruru Falls Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Old Wharf Road, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #29 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Recent stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

thank you for sharing your beautiful part of the country with us on our recent stay. The hotel was wonderful and the grounds were in immaculate condition and with the close up view of the falls, made our stay very enjoyable. This was also helped out by the wonderful hospitality from Pete, your manager for the weekend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Jan and Heather were fantastic hosts at this camp and organised a fab two day stay with them. This included organising our highlight trip by boat to visit the bay of islands including orca whales and the "hole in the rock" out of Paihia with Great Sights which was excellent and well worth the visit. The campsite was great, peaceful, excellent facilities and would recommend to all.

Room Tip: We were in a camper van so not applicable. Our camp site was quiet and private.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

All three of us were absolutely delighted with our stay in the cabin at the Haruru Falls resort. It came with a bar fridge, toaster and jug. Facilities next door for loos and showers and excellent cooking facilities. We arrived on Friday night and extended out stay and left Monday morning.We so enjoyed our stay in this cabin that we have booked it again next year.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

My parner, kiddies and myself all stayed in the campground for six nights from the begining of April. We take the caravan away three or four times a year. this was our first time in Haruru Falls. We loved it! Being an outdoor family we ammeediatly took advantage of all the activities on our new doorstep. We were on or in the water every day. The staff were friendly and helpful the facilities are clean and well maintained. We will definatly be back.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012 via mobile

Campsite set in a fantastic location overlooking the falls! Amazing waking up every day! Great facilities and swimming pool! And staff were incredibly helpful! Couldn't do enough for us! Would recommend this site to anyone!!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here with our Apollo campervan, great to be able to back the van to the edge of the water and wake to the falls in view. Very tight sites though with the neighbours being almost in your pocket

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I don't even know what to start with... We spent a few days there in the summer and I wish I've never chosen that place. Never in my life have been treated so badly by a hotel/ motel "manager"(although we have been camping in paihia for the last 8 years). We were there with guests from overseas and it just wasn't a good impression. Anyway, the campground was horrific. there is only about 5 cm of soil and grass on top of concrete so it was impossible to stabalise the tent with the bolts. The kitchen was in a terrible state and the toilets the same. We had to move some of our guests to a motel room because of the rain and things weren't good there either. beds were really soft and water pressure in the showers unacceptable.
The manager lady treated us with disrespect and she was very much unprofessional. She got really drunk on new years eve and became irrational and caused a big commotion. Just not a good way for anyone camping there to start the new year.
the kids trampoline was very old and very unsafe with some of the springs missing. We had to pay $5 to use the bbq (just to heat up some saussages) plus a deposit and when we suggested that we share the bbq with some of the other campers she went crazy again. they also had to pay the 5$ plus the deposit.
We are not the kind of people that create problems and to be honest we're not fussy either. But this is one place I WILL NEVER GO AGAIN.
Just be aware that if you go there the manager will probably promise you the world and then treat you like crap. The scenery is really nice but I don't suggest anyone put up with everything that is going on there just for the view. And by the way the previous year we camped right next door at Falls Motel and Waterfront Campground and we had a wonderful, wonderful time. The managers there are very helpful and they clean constantly that place.
I believe that some of the good reviews on this site are written by the people working there or maybe by the manager herself just to save their name. And you can see that they write more about what you can do around the area rather than the facilities. Don't trust them!!! Don't let them distroy your holiday! Paihia is a very nice place and there are many many other places you can stay to enjoy it.

Room Tip: Just go next door up the hill to the other motel/ campground. You will deffinitely be treated there...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Haruru Falls Resort

Address: Old Wharf Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Haruru Falls Resort 4*
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Also Known As:
Haruru Falls Hotel Paihia
Haruru Falls Resort Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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