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“Paihia Retreat”

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Edgewater Palms Apartments
Ranked #21 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Paihia Retreat”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

On arrival the manageress very kindly upgraded us to a 2 bedroom apartment at no extra cost as we were a party of 5 (4 adults + baby). The self-contained apartment was clean, spacious with good facilities.
Staff were friendly and accommodating. Good location across the road from the beach and easy walk into town centre. Nice pool complex and secure parking. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had a 1 bedroom apartment for four days over the Easter weekend. It was clean, modern, spacious. The "garden view" on the second floor actually came with a bit of water front view because of the way the building is laid out. I suspect there are few bad views from this place. The recycling options surpassed our apartment in Auckland too which was a pleasant surprise. Quiet, comfortable, would stay again.

From good to great I would change:
1. Heat the pool or fix the hot tub - it was warmer to swim on the beach than in the pool most of the time. With a small child who has a cold sensitivity a warm pool means we would have been able to take advantage of it. The hot tub was undergoing repairs as well so it was unavailable.
2. Sharpen the knives - the kitchen was pretty well equipped for making meals, however the knives need more regular maintenance.
3. Add a mirror to the parking lot exit - it was a tight fit out in a RAV4, we took our time and managed to get out un-scuffed but the wall tells a story of many others who didn't have such luck.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Lautoka, Fiji
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at there one bedroom apartment looking over the waters. Was beautiful. Apartment was self contained, had great facilities.

Our three night stay was wonderful, and the lady at the reception was very helpful esp when it came to doing bookings for activities.

The swimming pool and spa is great too!!

Highly recommended to everyone visiting Paihia ;)

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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139 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2014

We recently stayed in one of their one bedroom apartments overlooking the Bay of Islands.
It was completely self contained with everything we needed plus the best bed we slept in on our trip. As well there was secure parking and pool and spa in the complex.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stayed at this great location on recommendation. It was perfect for us for two nights - all the mod cons, a stunning view of the beach and bay across the road, and fabulous people-watching from our balcony. Easy walking distant to the centre of town, the ferries and boats plus a great little restaurant next door.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper, probably best to ask for an apartment off the street.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
252 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Well appointed apartments comfortable and good size, although would benefit from air conditioning. Perhaps ground floor apartments at front not suitable for small children as close to main road and also open access to the infinity pool overflow without fencing. The spa pool was empty and when questioned at reception they stated that it kept breaking down and would probably be removed. This should be stated on the booking website as it was a deciding factor on our booking. Receptionist Nicky was helpful. The location is a short walk from the centre of Paihia but not too far. To sum up good standard but more 4* than 5*.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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sawbridgeworth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Secure parking under the block and at the end of the strip along the front. The accommodation seemed like new. This is an apartment block with each apartment having all of the necessary modern conveniences, micro wave included. The only reservation was the hit and miss wi fi. It is ideally situated for the excellent Maori experience at Waitangi and the trip around the Bay of Islands.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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bertiebug, Manager at Edgewater Palms Apartments, responded to this review, March 22, 2014
Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Edgewater Palms and in the beautiful Bay of Island.

We are working on a solution to our wifi connection and hopefully will shortly have a very up to date, no hassle solution.

Regards

Nicki and the team at Edgewater
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Additional Information about Edgewater Palms Apartments

Property: Edgewater Palms Apartments
Address: 8 - 10 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Ramada Suites Paihia)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Paihia
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#11 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#15 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Edgewater Palms Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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