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Tuakau Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tuakau
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

A group of us stayed in the Tuakau Hotel for a night in early February. The rooms, which were in an additional wing, were very new and spacious. The little kitchenette area was well equipped and the bathroom was clean and a good size. The bed and the pillows were very comfortable which led to a great night's sleep. We didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment on the food.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel as a good option not too far from Auckland airport if you have your own transport.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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TuakauHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Tuakau Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Thank you for recommending the Tuakau Hotel as a good option not too far from Auckland airport if you have your own transport. Our Great Hotel aims to provide guests with their first or last experience of rural New Zealand as they journey south from Auckland or head north to Auckland Airport on their way home. We are delighted that you got a great night's sleep and enjoyed our facilities with your friends. Please come again.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

What a great find this place was. After touring the North Island with our friends for two weeks we wanted somewhere to stay to finish our holiday before heading off, hassle free, in the morning to Auckland airport. The rooms were brand new and very well planned. We each had the one bedroom apartment which were very comfortable and tastefully decorated. Once we all sorted out our cases in readiness for the airport we wandered into the Bar to have a drink before dining in their lovely Restaurant. The fit out in the actual Hotel building is very beautifully done and very relaxing. The food was lovely and fresh and the wine list very adequate. When all the sightseeing is done and all you need is a place to unwind in readiness for your morning flight, I highly recommend this Hotel, the beds are sooo comfortable too. It is a very easy drive to the Auckland airport. Well done Tuakau Hotel.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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TuakauHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Tuakau Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

We are delighted you found the Tuakau Hotel to be a great pre-Auckland Airport destination. Whether arriving or departing New Zealand, Tuakau is only 40mins south of the Auckland International Airport making it a hassle-free stopover if you want to avoid the busy city traffic. Thank you for recommending us and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to stay with us.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

The area just half an hour south of Auckland – Clevedon / Hunua – is fantastic for hiking. Unspoilt wilderness, waterfalls, lakes, native bush, kauri groves… And after a vigorous hike, the first thing we need is hearty pub grub.

I stumbled on the Tuakau Hotel and it fit the bill perfectly. It’s newly renovated, but nonetheless you feel like you’re in the country here. This is no sleek city joint with chirpy serving staff and unpronounceable dishes. Instead you get a warm welcome, slow service and simple, hearty portions of tasty food. It’s not flash – and that’s what makes it perfect for a post-hike munch.

Interestingly, the Hotel does live up to its ethos – it’s been around since 1875! That makes it a little younger than Northwest Auckland’s Riverhead Tavern (which touts its heritage of being New Zealand’s oldest riverside tavern) but there’s not much in it.

Oh, and the Tuakau Hotel is right across the road from the local museum, so should you wish to find out more, you’re well-placed to do so!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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TuakauHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Tuakau Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

We are so pleased that we were able to offer some Hearty Fare to fill your belly after your hike in our beautiful countryside. Tuakau Hotel is indeed a country hotel and we pride ourselves on providing hearty meals to our country folk as well as giving all our visiting guests a warm welcome to the district. The country air and our laid back pace are perfect for easing away the stresses of city living, so we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience before returning to the hurly burly of city life. Thanks for recommending the natural attractions of the area as well as highlighting the historical features. The Tuakau Museum is open every Sunday afternoon. Add the Alexandra Redoubt, Nikau Caves, and Port Waikato to your next visit out this way and you wont be disappointed in the natural beauty on offer to refresh body and soul.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Warm, friendly and very helpful staff. Excellent facilities. Room clean and warm. Nice tea bags and real milk. Plenty of towels. Beds very comfortable. Hotel was easy to find and plenty of parking. Recommended and would stay again.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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TuakauHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Tuakau Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Thank you for your recommendation of Tuakau Hotel. Conveniently located at the base of the Bombay Hills, accessible from either the Bombay or Pokeno motorway offramps for traffic travelling up SH1 or west on SH2. It is the perfect location for a stop-over, between the rugged West Coast surf beaches and the tidal eastern Seabird Coast, if touring the district. If travelling north or south Tuakau Hotel is a great place to stop a night and enjoy good country hospitality and a wholesome meal with live entertainment Saturday nights. We are so glad you are Happy Customers and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

I recently needed somewhere to stay in South Auckland, and had heard of the Tuakau Hotel through its winning the Hospitality NZ Award of Excellence for Best new/redeveloped Accommodation Hotel. I thought I would give it a try, and I am very glad I did. I was genuinely impressed with the quality of the makeover. I have travelled extensively all around the world with my job and have stayed in some high quality hotels, but the room I had in Tuakau would hold its own against any of them. The facilities were all of the best quality, and I was made to feel very welcome and very comfortable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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TuakauHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Tuakau Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2013

Your very pleasant surprise at the welcome and comfort you received when you stayed at the Tuakau Hotel is very rewarding to us. Thank you for giving us a try on the basis we won the Hospitality NZ 2012 Award for Excellence for the Best new/redeveloped Accommodation Hotel and for consequently recommending the Tuakau Hotel to others for the world quality standard you feel we achieve. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to stay again.

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Stayed: March 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 24, 2014
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  • Stayed: November 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1 - 3 George Street | Tuakau, Tuakau 2121, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Tuakau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tuakau
Price Range: $94 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tuakau Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the warm ambience of our boutique country hotel 40 mins south of Auckland Airport at the Gateway to Waikato with 10 hotel rooms and 7 self-contained apartments. Each room is well appointed with a luxurious king-size bed, individual climate control, sound insulation, internet access, SKY TV, and complimentary refreshments, while the licensed restaurant, lounge and sports bars, TAB and gaming room, and conference facilities cater for all your entertainment needs. 7 Mins south of Pukekohe means convenient access to Pukekohe Race Track and Counties Manukau Rugby. Just 15 mins to the internationally acclaimed Hampton Downs MotorSport Race Track. Centrally located to provide easy access to both the wild West Coast beaches for surfing and the protected waters of the Hauraki Gulf for boating. Enjoy bush walking in the Hunua Ranges, a hot spa at Miranda, or the cycle trails on the Hauraki Plains, and experience local wines and produce in Elsie's Restaurant. ... more   less 
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