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“Very average accomodation” 3 of 5 stars
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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 43 Hotels in Paihia
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very average accomodation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

wish I had read the reviews before booking for our trip. Booked for 3 nights and then did the overnight cruise ( which was excellent ) so only spent 2 nights at Haruru Falls resort. Jan was lovely and very helpful letting us use the resort van as I needed to go to a doctor. The cleanliness of the room leaves alot to be desired, our room had just been cleaned and as I unpacked the beside table and clock ( which didnt go ) was covered in dust. the shower was only a trickle and the room did not look like any of the pictures shown on the website. Towels were never changed for the 3 day stay. The facilities are very tired and need alot of work done. Swimming pool and scenery were awesome though,and it is 3km from Paihia from the main road turnoff - not the resort....overall very average accomodation. FYI taxi service is very limited so you do need a car if staying this far out.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Brilliant waterside location overlooking Haruru Falls. Everything needed for all the family to have a fun filled holiday. Swimming pool, barbeque area, kayaks, cafe/restaurant with great food (try the pizzas and fish and chips!). A friendly team of staff who cant do enough to make your stay a memorable one. And last but not least, lovely Olliebear, who is the resident cutest doggy!
We came here for 2 days and stayed 2 weeks!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Porirua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We have stayed at this camp at least 5 times over the last few years and we love it! The views over the river to the falls, the tranquil surroundings, the bird life ,the cultural feast of the waka rehearsals (if you're there around Waitangi Day) ,the pool, jetty,kayaks and the nearby bush walks all make for a great holiday break. We can highly recommend Haruru Falls Resort and its idyllic location. Sheryl & Ross Corkin

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

My family and I have stayed at the Haruru Falls Resort camping ground ever summer for the last nine years and loved ever bit of it! With the restaurant, boat ramp, pool, kitchen, bathrooms and laundry everything you need is on site. Everything about it is brilliant!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Stayed two nights here in our camper with our two kids aged 2 and 6 months. The lady in the office was very good to us and we really enjoyed our stay. I rented one of their kayaks for an hour and took my 2 year old right up to the falls, great fun. The resort has a nice big pool in the middle of the complex with a slide for the kids. I would happily go back again it's a nice spot to stop at on your way north up the east coast.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We continue to return to this campsite in our motorhome every year. We set up on the riverside and never tire of the view of the falls and tranquility of the river. The jetty creates a perfect fishing facility for kids and adults and along with the boatramp, kayaking, swimming pool (a rare find at camping grounds) and bbq facilities makes it the ideal holiday location for us. It's handy to both Paihia and Kerikeri for retail therapy. The pizzas from their licensed restaurant are excellent and the dessert pizzas are a must. We look forward to our next summer holidays.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

A really lovely campsite with an amazing view. Would loved to return but unfortunately the rudeness of the lady in charge will make us reluctant.
She really has to realise that the paying guests are her bread and butter and should talk to them with a little respect.
They could also spend a little more time keeping the facilities a little cleaner and more presentable.
They charge $5 for the use of the barbecue, but they are so dirty I never saw one person use them the whole time we were there.
Apart from that our kids had a great time and made some new friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Haruru Falls Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Haruru Falls Hotel Paihia
Haruru Falls Resort Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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