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“Great view, nice staff, clean, but overpriced” 4 of 5 stars
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Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #12 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Whangarei, New Zealand
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great view, nice staff, clean, but overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Had an enjoyable weekend with friends here. We got the massages which were great, but I haven't had a lot to compare it to.
Dined at the restaurant which was good and offered good value food.
Something is up with the carpark as I see previous comments about this area being under construction but no one is working on it, we had to park on the street as there was insufficient parking.
We were on the top floor which offered great views out into the bay and more privacy from the road below.
There were some items not working in our rooms and the staff already new about them when we raised them.
The place seemed full but I feel it isn't value for money and while it is self rated 5 stars, I feel 4 or 4.5 would be more accurate.

Room Tip: Top floor has the best view, and privacy from roadway.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This was the last stop on our two week New Zealand trip and we were looking for a place to relax, we'll I to say we found it. The Paihia Beach Resort is a luxury accommodation, the rooms are very modern and VERY large. The view of the Bay of Islands is beautiful from the room and hotel.

The staff was friendly and helpful. We eat at the restaurant for breakfast and dinner during our two night stay. The dinner menu was very gourmet in comparison to other restaurants we ate at in NZ and very good. The walk to other restaurants in Paihia is a little bit of a walk, so it was easy to eat at the hotel restaurant.

This hotel was a perfect way to end out trip to New Zealand.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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HAMILTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This hotel really does have it all. My husband and I stayed there in March for our wedding anniversary. We had a studio room on the top floor and it was great. Not too big or small with a large flat screen TV on a swivel bracket so you could watch TV in bed or on the couch while looking out at the view. The kitchen had mostly everything you needed. It had a very large patio with a deck lounger and the view from there is fantastic. It had a spa bath (just a normal size bath) but we did not use it as pool and spas on the ground floor are pretty good. There are room at the pool level which would be great for familys or anyone wanting to make good use of the pool but not if you are wanting any privacy. We dined in the restaurant which was ok but did not have a huge menu but good if you want to have a few drinks and not drive or walk back.

Overall I would definately go there again and for more than one night.

Room Tip: If you want privacy dont book the poolside rooms and the top floor has awesome views.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank KBEE70
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This accommodation was excellent. Friendly helpful staff. Beautifully appointed. Superb location with sea views and beach just over the road. Would definitely recommend to our friends.
Did not use pool or spa but both looked excellent.

Room Tip: Request a room on the higher levels for better view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Ian54carol51
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Poor start on checking in at reception. Had to ask for tea bags in our room at least five times. Breakfast didn't turn up at time ordered. Very uninviting swimming pool area, all white, no plants, etc, blinding to the eyes! Nice massage in spa but could hear road noise. Good position and views. A lot of money for an average hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed at the Resort for 3 days... It was wonderful.
Our suite had a great view across the Bay.
The restaurant served great breakfasts.. my husband enjoyed the Eggs Benedict ( with salmon ), twice..
Our evening meals (tapas) were also great.. We had great service in the Restaurant, and poolside for pre-dinner drinks.
All in all, we found the staff most helpful, and did all they could to ensure a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank arabella318
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Duncan, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Went into the resort on a Thursday afternoon. It was around 4 pm. Lady at reception was not very warm or receptive. Was an older woman. Not very helpful. A fresh, enthusiastic person would have enticed me to stay! Went outside to discuss with family but first impressions do count. If you were the owner of the property you do very little for your business as it is in a beautiful location. The competition is all around you and we chose to go elsewhere and spend our money.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
Address: 130 Marsden 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 Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#9 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#11 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#16 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Paihia Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paihia Beach Resort & Spa overlooks Paihia's most picturesque beach and is within walking distance of Paihia Wharf, the departure point to discover the wonderful Bay of Islands. Located within the Hotel is the chic poolside and ocean view restaurant offering only the finest culinary experience. Visit the hotel's award-winning spa, La Spa Naturale, offering first class spa treatments with a uniquely New Zealand flavour. ... more   less 
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