I chose this motel specifically because it advertised a heated outdoor pool, an outdoor spa pool and a spa bath in the room.It was the middle of winter and we thought if the weather was bad we could still enjoy some warm water. Alas, the outdoor pool was too cold to swim in. What is the point in heating a pool to a temp that is still too cold to enjoy.Very disappointing. The outdoor spa pool was great though. But the spa bath ran out of hot water just as the waterlevel reached the jets.... Again very dissappointing. The water pressure in the shower was also dismal. Again, very disappointing. Noise from bars nearby kept us awake on friday and sat nights, the other nights it was quiet. I do recognise that this is beyond the control of the motel owner.... But how about providing complimentary ear plugs! I also thought the worn out nylon blankets were tacky and in need of replacment. Luckily we had a spare blanket with us as there wern't enough blankets on the bed. The small heater also needs replacing as it only had one setting, and we were having to continually turn it on and off. On the positive side the kitchen was well set up, the room was a comfortable size, everything was clean, and the cleaning woman was very friendly and helpful. The location was good... walking distance from everything. We did have a nice time but were somewhat disappointed and wouln't stay here again.
- 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