Nice room but very disappointed no Sky Movies as we had 3 days of rain .Great food in resturant recommend the shared platters great way to try different things the ocean boat main was my favourite .plates need to be cleared faster especially at breakfast
Quiet relaxing location, restaurant very good and service first class. We stayed in a Tree Hut, if walking the paths are a little steep, although there is the option to be transported by golf cart. Would return again.
We have now been a few times to Puka Park's Restaurant for dinner, and have loved it. Firstly the setting is just beautiful, so private and quiet, hidden up in the trees overlooking Pauanui. You walk into the Restaurant and it is so warm and inviting, and so are the Staff. The food is excellent, there were six of us each time, and each time we all enjoyed our meals. Thank you
Excellent accommodation nicely renovated New inside and modern. Very quiet so slept well. Highly recommended. Took our own breakfast and plates cutlery supplied . Parking easy , great service . Did have lunch in restaurant all good. Walk to beach easy 15 mins , shops 20 mins or so .
We came for a long weekend. We had a 1 bedroom interconnecting, so had kitchen facilities and two bathrooms and then two sleeping areas. (Fully recommend this layout for a family of 4). Make sure you alert at the time of booking that you require the day bed to be made up. There was enough towels/toilet paper/coffee supplies to carry us for the time we were there. Beds were comfortable and we all slept well. It's a very quiet setting. The only drawback is walking back up to our room from the pool. The pool was great, lots of places to lay out and was a lovely temperature. Really enjoy our stay and would love to go back some day.
Cannot grumble about room which was actually very good. However, the restaurant staff was absolutely shinning with an attitude that almost refused to serve the only non white customers being us. Although reservation was made it took them more than half an hour to provide seating. The best part however was that our order was not executed for over 2 hrs! we had to keep calling the waiters and finally the in charge of this restaurant. They finally served around 10.00pm and lo and behold it was shocking. They must have thought we did not now what scalloped potatoes are! A half boiled potato cake, dry as ever, without any cream or cheese was put before me at this godly hour. Everything else was also tasteless. They were not even courteous which spoiled our complete stay as we had to depend on fast food for the rest of our stay!…
Whilst the accommodation is nice, don't bother with anything but the basic chalet. We booked an upgrade from the Tawa to the Rimu but the only difference is you get a shower over the bath! No separate shower, no sofa, no extra space! The photos and descriptions are misleading and the Hotel referred to the fine print which stated "some may vary in layout" and commented that "you booked with grab one" ... whatever difference that makes? The one receptionist went to see the manager but the response we got was by phone to the other receptionist that we had been given the correct chalet. The size of the basic room is stated at 29m2 and the Rimu 35m2 however our chalet measured 26m2! Maybe there is some other small print that states 'sizes may vary'? Misleading and un-sympathetic.
Puka Park is our Happy getaway place and once again it didn't fail to please. It's a bit like a comfort blanket, secure, safe, peaceful and full of birdlife singing. The food was exquisite and the Staff are always very friendly :-) Thanks for another special time and we look forward to our next visit.
I recently caught up with a friend from another part of the country. What better place to do this than grand mercure pauanui Having stayed before but over 12 years ago I was thrilled to find it as good as ever. We elected to eat breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and what a good decision. The breakfasts were lovely and incuded in our package. We could choose a dish from the menu and also a wonderful continental. To my delight they even offered sour dough bread for toast. As for the dinners....The menu was not huge which was just as well as making a choice was hard enough. The dishes all sounded and looked superb. AND THEY WERE ....better than any top restaurant The chalets are good and I must remember the happy hours where we were offered a great choice of wines at a very reasonable price AS FOR THE STAFF......one appeared to be in training and was delightful in her application and cheerful manner. Nothing was too much trouble and the golf cart cum shuttle was always freely available. ...Everyone was lovely and we truly were made tonfeel like family..jurt a great relaxed atmosphere A short stroll to the southern end of the beach makes for a great location and the facilities....pool sauna gym etx all were immaculate I would highly reccommend…
We loved our stay at Puka Park. The reception staff were so warm & welcoming, gorgeous rooms, lovely wait staff and meals were divine! Couldn’t fault it. Thank you heaps! Would definitely recommend staying