Great place to stay in Paihia if you're looking for self-contained accommodation at a budget price. It is a bit far from the town area which is problematic if got there via bus and lack your own transport, especially when you got bags with you or when making supermarket trips.
The apartment we stayed in was great and in very tidy and clean condition. A queen bed in the lounge area which also had comfy sofas and a dining table. Kitchen was well equipped, with microwave and cooktop, all necessary pots and pans, utensils and dishes. A separate bedroom had a comfortable double bed and we used that primarily coz I have a haunting suspicion the bed out in the lounge had bed bugs.
The manager was very easy to deal with, friendly emails from the very start when I started making enquiries. The other guests were also very friendly and seconded that.
The pool pictures were a drawcard but was sad to discover that the pool was out of use, dirty and freezing cold. But that could just have been a temporary thing given we stayed there in the middle of winter and this was a while ago now. But overall happy with my stay there
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by bush, yet only 700m from Paihia’s beautiful beach, we offer quality accommodation at an affordable price and provide you with everything you need for an unforgettable stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bay Of Islands Sublime Apartments Paihia