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“Amazing view” 4 of 5 stars
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Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   116 Marsden Road | PO Box 68, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #14 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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“Amazing view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Originally we were only going to stay here for one night because it's not cheap but in the end decided to book for two nights - and were very glad we did. The pool area was lovely and quiet and the pool itself clean, fresh and very inviting. We booked in for spa treatments and highly recommend the reflexology foot massage. There aren't words to describe how amazing I felt afterwards. The breakfasts were excellent, very tasty and great service in the restaurant. Our room was fantastic, very clean and had everything that we could have wanted. The only slight disappointment was when we ordered the meat room service platter, it was okay but I have definitely had a lot better. But as the breakfasts were so good I guess we may have just caught the chefs on a busy night. All in all, we had a wonderful stay here and wouldn't hesitate to go back again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fremantle, Australia
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and wanted to stay longer. We had a fourth floor room (404) with fantastic views which were just gorgeous from our large balcony. The bed was really comfortable, rooms serviced daily if preferred, reasonable sized TV with sky movies and free broadband. The service was top class and the reception girls we dealt with were always pleasant, friendly and always had a smile. I had a pedicure and manicure in the Resort Beauty Spa which was good and my husband and I had an hour couple's massage which was so relaxing. Soap, shampoo and conditioner was supplied in the shower in large dispensers which were great as was soap in bathroom sink. Hairdryer supplied, iron, ironing board, kettle, coffee, teas, milk, mini bar. We could not fault this resort, the food at the Pure Taste Restaurant was lovely and we had some lovely meals there (which I will cover in another review), the waitstaff were so helpful and we had some lovely chats with them. This resort is just around the corner from the main bay and was a lot quieter which we preferred. We just loved Paihia Beach Resort and would love to stay here again. I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 404 on the fourth floor which had magical views of the Bay of Islands, a huge balc...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We have just got back from spending 3 nights in heaven. The pool was as warm as our welcome. We walked in off the street as we could not extend our stay down the road at the Sea Spray we were put on the top floor enjoying one of the best close up views of Paihia within a short walk of the wharf and shops.
The resturant lived up to its awards on the wall were we ate for dinner and the complimentary breakfast. This hotel is so clean and we have already booked for our next stay.

Room Tip: Best to be off the first floor for privacy from the pool.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

This hotel falls short of its 5 star claim. Rooms were nice, view from the top floor lovely though the rusted guttering & massage table was disappointing. Pool level looks over the main road so not super private. We ordered cocktails that the staff member didn't know how to make (despite the fact they were on the menu) & the restaurant service was not great. The food was ok but there is absolutely better to be had in this area. Felt the resort is trading on a reputation it no longer deserves. We were disappointed.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Third stay at Paihia Beach Resort, bought the kids this time and they lived in the pool. Service as always was first class, all the staff went out of their way to be helpful and generous. We didn't do the hot stone massage this time but have done in the past - brilliant and not to be missed. Well done again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland - New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This is my 1st ever review and have just driven back from the 2 best nights away for a long time. Have just finished reading some of the bad reviews for this place and can't help thinking that they must have stayed at another place or be plain whingers. (or school teachers) I've had my own tourism business in rentals & motels for many years and totally enjoyed our stay at the Paihia Beach Resort. Very clean rooms, fast hard wired broadband (FREE) simple menu but good quality food breakfast and dinner. Only Mistake we made in Paihia was to dine out one night at the expensive Water Front Restaurant. Yes the menu at the resort was limited but adequate well cooked, well presented. Now the service... I couldn't fault it. Didn't see a spider, cockroach or rat anywhere near the place.
Now the price .. don't b!@# about the rate when you know what is is before you get there. Worried about money then buy a pup tent and stay at the camp ground. We enjoyed the place and will be returning there asap. Loved it.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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La Jolla, California
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205 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We loved our Bayfront top floor room with great balcony and good amenities except a flaky WiFi system. Location was great for walking to stores, beaches and restaurants but then, every lodging in Paihia can probably say that. Breakfasts were good if limited in selection and dinner and lunch were good but not super memorable. In all, it was a very nice place with helpful albeit not always effective staff. But it looked a lot like a dozen other places along the beach there so I would do my research on how best my money would be spent there. Our stay was booked for us and I suspect we paid too much as we got two massages and a dinner and wine coupon when we checked in!

Room Tip: I assume all rooms are ocean view but the top floor was nice.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 116 Marsden Road | PO Box 68, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Paihia
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#10 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#11 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#16 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Paihia Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel overlooks Paihia's most picturesque beach and is within walking distance of Paihia Wharf, the departure point to discover the wonderful Bay of Islands. Located within the Hotel is the chic poolside and ocean view restaurant offering only the finest culinary experience. Visit the hotel's award-winning spa, La Spa Naturale, expanded again to include a Hair Day Spa, offering first class spa treatments with a uniquely New Zealand flavour. ... more   less 
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