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Review of Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection

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Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Ranked #3 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Wanganui
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Clean and comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Nice clean apartments that are well kitted out with what we needed, kitchen area was really good, good location just cross the road to the beach! Only reason this hasn't got the top rating is WiFi isn't free, you have to pay extra at reception. Other than that, great stay and would visit again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mortdale, New South Wales, Australia
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Clean, very spacious & well appointed rooms. Much bigger than most 1br residential aprtments. Located directly across the road from the beach & 10mins walk to Paihia wharf. Guest tip: the oven is also a microwave.

Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms have a patio/ outdoor area.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Neat 3 star accommodation with all the usual features. The linen isn't changed daily unless you ask. Shirley (manager) is great and goes the extra mile to meet your needs. Wifi access is unstable and TVs are old with very limited channels. Close to local stores and a few minutes walk from the pier and Main Street.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Spent 3 nights here in a one bedroom apartment.Was welcomed by a wonderful and friendly host and a beautiful piece of fudge in our room.A nice little touch! Was very pleased with the appliences. We even had salt & pepper shakers.Very modern and comfortable. Only a 10 minute walk into the village for all the shops and activities. It was so nice to get up early in the morning and go for a refreshing walk along the beach just 50m away
Would definatetly recommend and use again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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315 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Spent 2 nights here in the 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the beach. It is so worthwhile requesting this as its very relaxing sitting on the front porch watching the world go by. The bed was king size and in the front room, a bit nervous re all the traffic noise during the night but it was quiet and not that much noise so all good. The bathroom had a great big modern shower. The kitchen was fully equipped and had a laundry with a microwave and washing machine you needed to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to use them but we worked it out. The lounge room was comfie and dining table for 6. The fridge was double sided with ice machine!
We went to the supermarket called "countdown" about 3 blocks away, nearby and stocked on groceries. There are restaurants and cafes you can walk to and it's very relaxing ambience.. Wish we had stay longer! No free wifi.

Room Tip: Don't hesitate to get an appt with sea view!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

A really pleasant stay at Sea Spray Suites in the middle of a very cold July. Room was nicely furnished, modern, clean and warm. The heat pump was a nice addition rather than the usual heating arrangements. Kitchen was very well fitted and easy to use. We would have liked to have stayed longer. Would definately recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

We had a lovely 4 day/night stay at the Sea Spray Suites in Paihia, Bay of Islands. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Decor is nice and modern with full kitchen facilities and a heat pump/air con to take away the night chill. A good location and only a 10 minute walk to main shops, restaurants and ferries in one direction; and in the other direction, 10 minutes to the peaceful Waitangi and all its history of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, and the times before and after that. We recommend Waitangi as a place for international visitors to attain a sense of what makes "New Zealand" what it is today, and for New Zealanders to refresh on their own history pre and post European settlement.
Back to Sea Spray Suites: the staff were friendly and helpful, and accommodating our our simple requests. Certainly at this time of year - July - the tarrif was fair and reasonable; good value overall.

Room Tip: If your budget allows, definitely choose a room with a sea view. We did not, but we spent many hours...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection

Property: Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
Address: 138 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Paihia
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#2 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#8 Family Hotel in Paihia
#10 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Sea Spray Suites Heritage Collection, Bay of Islands. Perfectly located to enjoy the famous Te Ti Beach mid-way between Paihia's charming township and historic Waitangi. Sea Spray Suites, Paihia - Heritage Collection, Bay of Islands ... You're somewhere special when you relax in our self-contained suites. Choose between sun drenched sea view balconies or private courtyards while enjoying the luxury of Heritage. All suites have full kitchens with all the comforts of home. Conveniently located mid-way between Paihia town centre and historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds overlooking Te Ti Bay. ... more   less 
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