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“Good hotel, but spoiled by noisy guests”
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Poenamo Hotel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Takapuna
Reviewed August 6, 2014

The beds and pillows were comfy, which I regard as key in a hotel,

They need to launder the curtains though, to remove the mould,

Noisy late night guests kept us awake, otherwise the accommodation was fine.

I do appreciate the free wifi, and the morning paper.

Room Tip: Don't park under the trees, unless you like bird droppings.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Older establishment but very clean. We were put into an older block which had an old non-digital tv with no reception. When I rang the front desk to complain, I was quickly given a free room upgrade. This room overlooked the pool and bar, so I was worried we would be kept awake by noise, but that did not happen. Very comfortable bed. Good kitchen facilities in the room.
Left at 4:30am to go to the airport - it was a very convenient place for getting onto the motorway. Got to airport within 30mins.
Great food and drink and the bar. Could have gone to several restaurants within a 2 minute walk.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Poenamo is a nice enough hotel with decent sized rooms (rare for Auckland), nearby restaurants, a pool area and lovely ladies who clean your room everyday. However the courtyard/pool is shared with a bar which isn't exactly private and relaxing. The bar wasn't noisy when we were there, but the other guests were so the walls aren't up to much. My husband had a TV duel with the rude guy next door who woke us up at 2am. I would advise management to warn the guests to shut up after 11pm, otherwise it is fine and I would stay there again. PS Bushmans Bar and Grill is excellent, go there!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

When we got here we were given room 28, which had lots of mold on the bathroom ceiling and bedroom curtains. We then complained and got room 24, which was better but still had a bit of mold on the curtains.
The room looked dated and wasnt cleaned thoroughly (dust and dirt and spiders in the corners...)
Also the shower looked nothing like the pictures on booking.com.
Towels have been very old and full of hair. Not staying here again!

Stayed: January 2014
1  Thank fsm248
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

I stayed Saturday night with my family and there is a swimming pool and spa and also opens on a good sports bar that serves nice food .Rooms have sky TV and are clean and tidy .close to a off ramp so very easy to find,Much better that I thought after reading other reviews

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Well here it is at 1am and this is the worst night of my life!!!!! Seriously I have stayed in hundreds of hotels and this is by far the worst accommodation ever! Paper thin wall, loud music, shouting and after calling the front desk to ask the other guests to be quiet.......music goes off for only 5 minutes and returns louder! I am at my wits end here. The next thing I will be writing is a letter of complaint to the manager/ owners. This is totally unacceptable! DO NOT STAY HERE, unless you are deaf!!!!

Room Tip: Just don't bother....seriously!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The apartment was a nice size and clean but it was all a bit tired. The staff were really helpful. it was handy to have a bar and restaurants close by. We found it a bit noisy and would stay closer to Takapuna next time.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Poenamo Hotel

Address: 31 Northcote Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > North Shore > Takapuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Takapuna
Price Range: $77 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Poenamo Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located 10 minutes drive from Auckland's CBD, just off the Northern Motorway, right next to the Takapuna golf course and close to Takapuna Beach. Within minutes of the hotel you'll find the North Shore Events Centre, North Shore Stadium and the Bruce Mason Centre, all major venues for any events happening on the North Shore. ... more   less 
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