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“great views and value for money”
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Paku Lodge
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
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Zentralschweiz
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24 reviews
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“great views and value for money”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

We came for 2 nights and stayed 5! The location overlooking the harbor provides great views. The Paku is very calm (at the end of a cul de sac). A pleasant 20 mn stroll along the waterfront leads into town and there is a nice café right next door. The beautiful Ocean Beach is only a 5 mn walk. Whether Beach or Harbour, safe swimming was never far away.
Helen and Trevor did everything to make our stay even more pleasant and were always available when we needed anything. Laundry and Wifi were complementary, a great bonus for travelers. The room was spacious, impeccable and well equipped. We could cook and enjoy the sunset from our little terrace after a swim right out the front door, that's what we call a vacation!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed one night after just turning up. A functional motel room, clean and well equipped with a balcony and great views. Great little restaurant cafe next door but only limited nights opening. Rooms were a little warm however really shouldn't complain as it was due to the sun shining in.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2014

5 nights spent here in a one bedroom apartment overlooking the harbour.
Views were constantly changing with the tides and light.
Rooms and decor were immaculate.
Bicycles,kayaks and paddle boards were available at no extra charge.
Nothing was too much trouble for the managers Trevor and Helen.Thank you.

Room Tip: Studios or 1 bedroom apartments All overlook the waterfront.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Norwich
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights early January. Good clean spacious accommodation and all facilities to do your own thing. Quiet location. But, be warned if you want internet access logging on is a pain and your device/computer is unlikely to stay connected when in room (good connection and speed in the reception office). Perhaps the management/owners would like to look into this and address the problem.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed staying here overnight. The room was gorgeous, spacious and clean, and the use of the barbecue and deck made for a lovely evening watching the sunset while we prepared and ate dinner. The hosts were very helpful in recommending things to do and see in the area (Gemstone Bay, Stingray Bay, Cathedral Cove, hike up Mt. Paaku). What a lovely place - will definitely stay here again when we come back to New Zealand!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shropshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Paku lodge is very nice, light and airy, useful balcony. It's just a shame that Paku is having a new marina built which we think will destroy the ambience. Maybe good business for hotels catering for sailors.
Information about local facilities inaccurate, advertised breakfast unavailable, manager had to be elsewhere and no substitute present.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights and was very comfortable. Lovely deck outside our 1 Bedroom Apartment, with a barbecue and great views over the estuary.

Clean, comfortable, and affordable with pleasant and helpful hosts.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Paku Lodge
Address: 10 The Esplanade, | Box 63, Tairua 3544, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
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Hotel Class:3 star — Paku Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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