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Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Terrigal, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent motel”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a great motel and very reasonably priced. We had a ground floor studio which was very clean and a perfect size for the two of us. The kitchenette was very well equipped, they have really thought of everything. The bathroom is spacious, the bed is so comfy, and free unlimited wifi is a bonus. The owners are so friendly and keen to give recommendations for day trips and meals out. Great location-just a short walk to town. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed at this motel for 3 nights in mid-March. Right from driving in, we could tell parking would be an issue. Parking is quite tight and the other guests seem to not mind taking up 2 spaces. When we purchased the room over the internet, we were under the impression we would have a king size bed in the ground floor studio. Unfortunately, it had only a queen sized bed - this was quite an important factor for us. Having said that, the room was clean, large, had air-conditioning and unlimited wi-fi. The manager was also super friendly and made many sight-seeing suggestions.

Room Tip: Room 10 was a ground floor studio.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. You do make an important point about our king size beds, they are New Zealand king size beds and as such smaller than the oversized American, Australian and zip king beds. Unfortunately when booking through 3rd party websites such as Wotif they do not differentiate on the size of the king beds - the only choices are king or super king. Our website does advise bookers that the beds are NZ King.
Our motel is situated on the side of a hill, this gives us stunning views across the bay but also can make parking challenging for some people. We are more than happy to park cars for our guests and do monitor the car park, especially when near capacity to ensure that all cars are parked correctly. I believe on the day you had the parking issue we allowed you to use the access car park as we had no disabled users staying with us.
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Napier, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Great service, but the cheaper room was pretty average whilst still being nice for an overnighter. The staff were super sensational, very helpful and friendly. The room we were in would probably rate as more of a 3 star room rather than a 4 1/2 star, but luckily our experience overall was pretty awesome.

Room Tip: If you are looking for a true 4 1/2 star experience we recommend not getting a ground level room, an...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thank you for your honest review, we're glad you had an awesome time and the room did not ruin your stay with us. We agree our garden rooms are not part of the 4.5 star block and are sold as budget rooms with a price that reflects the value of the room. Unfortunately we do not have control of 3rd party websites such as Expedia who do not include this vital piece of information! We recommend guests take a look at our website for the full story or give us a call, we've always got time to chat and help you find the best room for your needs.
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Avignon, France
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had a beautiful room with a spa bath but the best thing about this hotel is the owners, who go out of their way to make sure you have a good stay. We loved having the use of the bikes and appreciated the collection of dvds. The location is great - just a five minute walk from the town centre and the beach. We highly recommend this hotel.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thank you Antonia for your kind comments, we try to give our guests the experience we ourselves would like to receive.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Clean and modern with all the little extras. These people really go the extra mile to care for their guests. It is located within walking distance to the center of town but in a very quiet area. The bed was again quality and heavenly. Free WIFI and a very helpful, friendly owner makes this a more than ideal place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thank you for your awesome review! The staff and I are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you again.
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Banstead, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2014

During my month traveling in NZ this was one of my best stays. I had a friendly welcome and I was very pleased with the room - good facilities, comfortable bed, and a nice area to sit outside and enjoy the evening sun. The Admirals View Lodge is set in a quiet area of Paihia but is very handy for the centre (just a short walk away), where you can find good restaurants, bars, boat trips and the beach of course. Waitangi is also just a 5 min drive away.
This accommodation is highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thank you David, we are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Our garden studios are definitely a great room for travellers who do not require the bells & whistles of the 4.5 star block.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I have just spent the last 6 days at Admirals View. We found the Motel and staff excellent. Our room was a extra large room with a Spa Bath and a wonderful view over the bay. The owners and staff were both friendly and very helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone. Good car parking and a excellent free Wifi which worked perfectly from our room.

Room Tip: We picked a larger room with a Spa Bath but all the rooms are a good size
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, March 15, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and we hope to see you again soon!
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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 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#5 Romantic 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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