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Cap'n Bob's Beach House
Ranked #13 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Wales
1 review
“Home from Home”
Reviewed December 29, 2008

We found the accommodation clean, light, airy, comfortable, spacious. There is a large, well-kept kitchen/dining room facility, with a great view from the balcony, where you can sit and enjoy your meals.
All the facilities you could wish for were available, laundry, drying area, internet, lounge area. Also it is within walking distance of all the tourist activities and attractions.
The Manager was a really helpful, down-to-earth, pleasant lady, and very efficient. Well run, happy atmosphere, a real home from home!! Highly recommended.

  • Liked — Good facilities, clean and well run
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008
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Reviewed July 16, 2005

As backpacker lodges go, this is one of the best. The bus driver (bus from Auckland) pulled over in Paihia and asked everybody on board where they were staying...when it came to my turn, the only one to say Capt Bobs, he said: "Excellent choice, the best place in town."

The place is VERY clean and the manager is friendly and hardworking. The atmosphere rubs off on the guests. This is not the "party-hardy" place, those are in the main town of Paihia, as Capt. Bobs is a little north but still an easy and scenic walk to town.

Near the beach, convenience store, the tour outfits stop and drop off.

I got a single room ($40) but the group rooms looked good too.

I'd get up early and have tea in the upstairs kitchen/dinning room and mellow out with the view. Beautiful garden, well tended.....Bougainvilla blossoms. Nice.

  • Stayed November 2004
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Additional Information about Cap'n Bob's Beach House

Property: Cap'n Bob's Beach House
Address: 44 Davis Crescent, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Ranked #13 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cap'n Bob's Beach House 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cap'n Bob's Beach House offers top quality budget accommodation for the more discerning backpacker. Enjoy stunning sea views from our beautiful balcony. Watch the sunrise as you breakfast or dine in the moonlight beneath a million stars. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable with delightful sun-filled common areas and an ultra-modern, well-equipped kitchen. Relaxed, easy-going beach vibe. Wi-Fi access, TV lounge and BBQ area. Just a stones throw from the beach and easy walking distance to shops, bars and restaurants. Super friendly staff offer great advice on local trips and tours. ... more   less 
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