We stayed at Club Paihia in December over the Christmas week. The resort is built on a steep hill a 5 minute walk from the town. It is a self catering resort. The chalets are clean and spacious. The cutlery and crockery is of a good standard. Dishwashing and laundry soap is provided.
If you stay in one of the units at the bottom it can be very noisy as the ceiling is made of wood. This means that you can hear the people above you walking around in the morning. The noise woke us up each day. If you stay at this resort stay in a top unit. There are only 4 units in a block and each block has its own outdoor spa. There is a swimming pool and a games room.
The only reason I have not provided a higher review is because the reception was locked over the Christmas and Boxing Day period. This meant that it was impossible to rent videos or get any level of service. When the reception was open the staff were lovely and very helpful.
There is a four square small suppermarket a 4 minute walk from the resort. If you require selection I suggest that you go to the Countdown supermarket a 6 minute drive from the resort.
The bay of Islands was underwhelming. The majority of activities involve water sports. If you are not a sailor then there are nicer places to visit in New Zealand. Suggest you go to the Lake Taupo region, Roterua or anywhere on the South Island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Club Paihia is a secluded hillside resort located in the coastal town of Paihia, near the Bay of Islands in New Zealand's North Island. The Classic Managed Resort features 54 fully self-contained studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with facilities including a spa, BBQ area, gym, tennis court, lounge, children's play area, bicycles and heated outdoor swimming pool. With a picturesque location surrounded by stunning North Island bushland, this Paihia accommodation is handy to chartered boat cruises, sea kayaks for paddling around the Bay of Islands, and day excursions to the nearby Haruru Falls. Guests can discover the Bay of Islands with the help of the in-house tour desk for information and tour bookings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Paihia Bay Of Islands