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“Great Place, Great hosts” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Admiral's View Lodge & Motel

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Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Ranked #7 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Great Place, Great hosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Thanks for the excellent weekend, really enjoyed our stay, thanks to Craig and Penny for being such Great hosts. What a lovely place to visit when the people are so friendly and accommodating.........

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have to say both Craig and Penny certainly went the extra mile to make our stay memorable.
Very friendly and helpful with great local knowledge to point us in the right direction for meals, entertainment and helping us organise our day.
Rooms are very roomy and immaculate. Nice big bathrooms and great showers. Serviced daily with clean towels. Toiletries supplied and replenished when needed. Hairdryers provided also.

Free upgrade so our group ended up with rooms next to each other, nice tiled area's out front of rooms with outdoor furniture, allowing us to sit outside and enjoy a few quiet drinks.
Thanks - will definitely recommend your motel and will be back myself for sure.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great hospitality, very friendly people and the accommodation was everything you could ask for. Went the extra mile to make our 2 night stay informative and an enjoyable stay. Thank you. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank William L
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this review, September 28, 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We traveled to Paihia in early February, 2014 on holiday. We stayed at Admiral's View for 2 nights. The room was on the street level in the middle. We faced the parking lot so it was a tad noisy with cars and other hotel guests.

Having said that the location of the hotel is great; not right on the main street but only 1 1/2 blocks off the main street. We had only a 5 mins walk to several places to eat and to the water. The parking is free and there were plenty of onsite parking spots.

The room was clean and big enough with a kitchen area, a small table and chairs, and a chair near the bed. The bed wasn't the most comfortable bed we'd ever slept in but it was only 2 nights. The bathroom was plenty big and was supplied with toiletries. The odd thing was the entry to the room was a sliding glass door which opened right to the parking lot. The drapes had to be kept drawn or else you were looking at everyone coming and going and they the same at us. The wi-fi was free and it worked. That's always a plus!

The couple who ran the place (Craig and Penny) were very nice and quite welcoming. They booked us a "Hole in the Rock" boat tour and explained that the trip through the rock may or may not happen depending on the waves so we knew what to expect. They answered all of our touristy questions and shared some of their experiences, as well.

I would definitely stay here again but book an upper level room. And, I'll take Craig up on the offer of that glass of milk!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mlas101
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

We visited over Easter break and were greeted with a wonderful smile and warm welcome after a long drive from Auckland. We we given an upgrade which was fabulous. Beautiful views, lovely walk into town (not too far - 5mins max) and great place to stay! We'll be back and would highly recommend to all!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rachel M
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Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

The property is very clean and ideally situated within walking distance to attractions and restaurants. The manager, Craig is very pleasant and couldn't be more helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

Our room was clean, spacious, and stocked with everything we needed to make our own meals, we had great plunger coffee provided every day, The water pressure in the showers was awesome, plenty of hot water to fill the giant Jacuzzi in the bathroom, and a TV that wirelessly connected to our laptop. The staff was friendly and helpful, and very warm and welcoming. We had access to good bikes, tennis courts across the street, and a pool next door. Every day when we went out for activities our room was totally cleaned, dishes, bed made, linins and towels replaced, and hot drinks re stocked. My missus and I had a wonderful time, couldn't have been any better.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Todd-Kunes
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Additional Information about Admiral's View Lodge & Motel

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:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#5 Luxury 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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