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“Comfortable accommodation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Admiral's View Lodge & Motel

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Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Queensland, Australia
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Comfortable accommodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed for five nights at the Admiral's View Lodge in Paihia. We had booked a studio room with a view but upgraded to a studio apartment with the spa bath and a GREAT view of the Bay. The room was very comfortable, extremely clean and comfortable. There was a small fridge, microwave and hotplate so you could cook a small meal if you so desired. The Manager was very nice on our arrival and the other staff were also very helpful.
This is good accommodation at a very good price and more than convenient in location to visit all the tourist places in the area. It is a short walk to the centre of town and the restaurants/cafes. Walking distance to the wharf for boat travel. I would certainly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

Room Tip: Within easy walking distance to the centre of town and all the restaurants etc.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank AussieTurnbulls
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time in Paihia and your stay with us.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

We have arrived in Bay of Islands with no accommodation prebooked. We looked at 4 motels and the Admiral was an immediate 'yes' from the three of us having seen it last. It was clean, new, welcoming owners and beautiful views over the ocean. The motel offers all facilities you may need, on site launderette, high speed unlimited wifi, even bicycles!

The rooms are spacious, tidy and fresh. Air conditioned, big bathroom with a spa tub and separate shower cubicle. I have to say that having spent 3 weeks in various motels across both islands in New Zealand this one scores my top marks! Especially as I'm quite a demanding traveller being used to staying at Sheraton etc when holidaying overseas.

On my last day I forgot to pack a dress I left in the wardrobe. I contacted the owners asking whether they could post it to me to Auckland. To my surprise the owners got on to it straight away and offered to post it for free. This is a great customer service and I strongly recommend the Admiral as a place to stay in Bay of Islands. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Britishtourists3
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review, my husband and I appreciate your comments. We endeavour to provide a room and service that we ourselves would be happy to receive and are pleased this enhanced your stay with us!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed here in February 2013 and would reccomend this Lodge to anyone. It is nicely furnished ,has good facilities,and the apartment we had, also had wonderful views. It is clean ,and has an on site laundry facility, bikes are for hire ,and with overall good impressions,it is inviting. It is also within walking distance to shops and sea front.

Room Tip: Upstairs have a deck with seating.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rachel T
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased that you found Admirals View to have everything you required.
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Admiral's View Lodge was a great find.
We had 2x Luxury studio apartments, one with a King size double Bed, the other with Twin beds.
Both were spacious and superbly equiped. Well situated 5mins from the beach and restaurants etc. The hosts, Craig and Penny, are excellent!!!! Nothing is too much trouble and full of information and advice. Many other establishments could learn a few things from this couple.
Excellent value for money. Extras like bike hire and tennis rackets loan, for use on the adjacent court - all free of charge.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rog008
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review and very kind recommendation!
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Auckland
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Work takes me to Paihia every two months and I always stay here. The rooms are well equipped, comfortable and very clean. Close enough to access the beach and town on foot, but out of the way of noise. Penny and Craig are friendly, excellent hosts, and make you feel very welcome.All of these things will keep me returning to Admirals View Lodge!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marj H
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
It is a pleasure having you to stay with us, thank you so much for taking time to post the review!
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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Its our first time here at Paihia and our accomodation was the best!!!! We booked their 2 bedroom apartment. I'm really impressed with it. First bedroom has two singles and double and other bedroom has double bed. Nice kitchen. Big bathroom. Nice decor. Plus very accomodating host penny and craig. Its quiet at night and far from the party central so its good. Short walk to town. Close to the beach. Definitely recommended to everybody with a smile. Thank you: :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Josely V
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Admirals View, we appreciate your comments and are glad you enjoyed your stay. We wish we had more two bedroom apartments!
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

This place is really nice. It is a five minute walk from town and two minute walk from the beach. The rooms are spacious and nicely decorated. I was in room facing the bay and stayed there the night of December 31st. The room balcony was primely located for viewing the fire works. The fireworks display was amazing.
The owners are really nice people and gave me good tips on my onward travel and golfing in New Zealand. I forgot my sweater in the room and they even couriered it to my destination and sent me tracking info. (I paid for it of course but still it was very nice of them to so that for me).

The hot tub in the room was a plus.

Room Tip: Choose rooms with balconies facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jambuvant
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive comments, it was a pleasure having you to stay and we hope to see you again sometime.
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Property: Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Address: 2 Macmurray Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#5 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#5 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Admiral's View Lodge & Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly 4+star self-contained and serviced motel in a central location. Relax and enjoy the view to the sea from the sunny balcony or patio of most units. Admirals View Lodge is well located for walking to all your Paihia activities and attractions - plus tours pick up daily from the motel. We are close to the Paihia beach (only 1 block, 250m) but benefit from a peaceful location away from Paihia's main road. Let us help you plan your trip to see the Bay of Islands and the famous Hole in the Rock. Take a bus on an exciting journey to Cape Reinga or enjoy the thrill of swimming with dolphins. Enjoy a ferry ride to Romantic Russell or soak up the history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. ... more   less 
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