- Location was quite convenient, just round the corner from the waterfront and within 5-10 minutes walk of the main shops and restaurants.
Not quite so sure:
- We booked one of their studio units, which is described on their website as "small". This is no exaggeration - no wardrobe, a microwave and kettle on some shelves in an alcove, no kitchen sink (so we had to use the bathroom basin to wash up) - it just felt cramped. We've stayed here before (in 2005) and must have had one of the larger units, which we thought were marvellous. I wouldn't go for the studio unit again.
- The manager didn't really seem to know what he was doing. We asked about the laundry service, and he vaguely waved us towards the room where they were located. Also, he didn't have any change for the machines. He mentioned arranging tours for us, but in the event spent half an hour trying to find the information when we actually asked about it. Again, the last time we were here, the service we got from Trish (the owner) was second to none, which was one of the reasons we booked this motel again.
Overall, we were quite disappointed with our stay here, given the high level of expectation we had from our previous stay in 2005.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our saltwater swimming pool and spa are heated year round! We have Sky TV with 50+ Channels and free unlimited in-room WIFI. An easy two-minute walk to the beach and 10 minutes to the centre of Paihia. We have 18 self-contained units with kitchens/kitchenettes all serviced daily. Spa bath suites, 1 & 2 bedroom units, accessible and studio units. Breakfasts available, covered barbecue area, access to tennis courts, guest laundry, cots/highchairs, courtesy transfers. Children Welcome. Tour bookings at reception. Qualmark 3.5*. Proud members of Host Accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edelweiss Hotel Paihia
- Edelweiss Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands