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“Plaeasant stay plus extra's”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mayfair Lodge

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Mayfair Lodge
Ranked #25 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Picton
1 review
“Plaeasant stay plus extra's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2010

We stayed at the lodge for 3 nights. We camped out in the front yard for the first two nights. We had a pretty good first two nights and if you would like to camp, this is a good place for Paihia. Yes, it is a 10 minute walk from the city centre, but it sure is a nice walk along side the beach with some nice views. If you go here and want to do something special, just ask the owner and you can have a special trip or experience for little money. We went down to the waterfalls by motorboat and did some swimming and jumping off from the cliffs. Besides if you want to learn more about the Maorie culture without all the tourist fuzz, they are sure willing to do that.

We had a great stay,

Sebastiaan and Johanna, Holland

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

I find it very hard to believe the comment about unfriendly owner Wayne!!! (Wayne is a very staright laced man and to the point, but he would never intend on upsetting anyone or bullying people into watching a show)
Me and my husband stayed at Mayfair Lodge in Dec 09 as we traveled round Nz for a month and have recently got back after travelling other parts of the world, so have just had the opportunity to write this review.
Waynes Family are both very talentend and poliet individuals and always make you stay fun and friendly.
Whilst we stayed there I asked them to peform as they were singing beautifully and the guys performed a haka, (I must say that we later went to Rotarua to see a proffesianal haka and it wasnt half as good!!!!) . So maybe this has happened after we left as I said it was a great idea that the Kids do a show its fun ans shows you that Nz has talent!!
We Stayed at Mayfair Lodge for 4 days and wished we could have stayed longer- it was very clean - rooms are not huge but when would you want to dance in it theres plenty of outside space for that. I can only comment on when we stayed there - we had a car and it was summer but I wouldnt say it was massively out of town i would say about a 10 min walk.
Credit due to Wayne as everywhere is clean and tidy some most place that we stayed in after this tended to be a bit noisey at night and kitches and showers dirty - lights out is always good here to, at least you get your kip in ready to get up n at em the next day.
I would definately reccomend the fishin trip with loca lAlbie - ask Wayne for details. The dolphin trip is a must a incredible experience. Go visit where they signed the treaty and also try the fish and chips at Monganoi.
Me and my husband would like to take the oppertunity to thank Wayne and his family for such a warm welcome and hope that one day we will return.
Lucy and Stephen Sheffield England

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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MayfairWaitangi, Manager at Mayfair Lodge, responded to this review, December 10, 2010
Hi Lucy & Steve...seasons greetings to you both, thanks for your review...We would like your email details if this is appropriate...our email...info@mayfairlodge.co.nz
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2010

I wouldn't recommend this hostel to anyone.

The hostel is about a 15 minute walk away from the main section of town. This isn't a huge problem, but if it's raining it means you are pretty much stranded at the hostel, and when you have to catch your dolphin cruise or connecting bus in town, it means you have to wake up a little bit earlier and hope it isn't raining.

The rooms are tiny, and the room that we stayed in was underneath the owners' house. We could hear his family stomping around at all hours of the night. They have a large family with many young children, and they would be jumping up and down so loud above our room, I was surprised that they didn't come flying through the ceiling. When we told the owner about it, he told us to "just wait, they'll be finished soon".

The real problem at this hostel is the lack of manners, unfriendly attitude of's ot the owner. It's owned by a husband/wife team. The wife was quite friendly and welcoming to us. Her husband, however, has absolutely zero customer service skills, and is only there to make sure that you know 'he's the boss'. HIs children decided to perform a concert at 9pm and he went around to guests that were already enjoying themselves and started ordering them to watch the show. It was the most bizarre thing I've ever seen. During his kids' show, the guests were looking at each other as if to say "I can't believe what just happended"

Paihia is a great place, and we had a great time DESPITE having to stay at this hostel.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2009

we booked this last minute and it was reasonably priced, we stayed there for 3 nights in a twin room. it was a very small room, infact i dont think it could have possibly been any smaller! it was a small hostel but friendly. it had a nice kitchen and lounge area as well as free pool table. internet was $2 per half hour. it is quite far from the shops and centre of paihia, about a 15 mintue walk. but it is next door to a supermarket which was handy. they also allowed us to borrow their kayaks and bicycles free of charge which was nice.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mayfair Lodge

Property: Mayfair Lodge
Address: 7 Puketona Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #25 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Mayfair Lodge Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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