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Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Pauanui
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
“relaxing family holiday destination”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

excellent facilities
very quiet, picturesque area short walk to beach, surfing, swimming, boating, fishing, golf courses
very close to small village with 2 restaurants, take away food shop, and self catering
clean comfortable facilities
very friendly and helpful manager

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Decorah, Iowa
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Great place - a refreshing change from the hotel bit. Barry Fitzpatrick the owner was delightful to work with...very helpful. We enjoyed using the Bar-B and having breakfast self-catered in our room. The dogs were an added bonus! Fun time and central to a tour of the peninsula. What scenery.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

This motor lodge is beautiful, in its surroundings, and its accommodations, The cottage we rented in August 2012 was immaculate and very comfortable with a coziness and ambiance that was delightful. Instead of the usual white sheets and towels of most places, they have beautiful taupe towels and lovely soft creamy sheets. We loved it and highly recommend it. The price is reasonable with a very friendly, helpful owner. It is walking distance to the beach and shopping center. Archies is the fabulous restaurant just a few blocks away from the motor lodge. I'm impressed by their size of the cottage andI look forward to a return visit.

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Barcelona
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

In my honeymoon in NZ we arrived late to Pauanui ready to rest in the Pines Motor Lodge with an already booked room. when we arrived, there was nobody there to receive us. My surprise was next day, after being afraid to sleep in the car during a frozen night and finally sleeping in a B&B, the boss told me that he was there all night looking the All Blacks!!! We called, rang the bell all night without any reply. This has been an unfortunate experience and I think that it is not a good place to stay because In the case of being there nobody could have helped me if I was in trouble during the night!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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PauanuiRobynG, Owner at Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Hello Fuzzytrip
It is a pity you have written this revue Such a revue requires you to be totally factual. We believe you fall well short of this. Therefore, we will make little comment.
We feel we must point out to readers that we do live on the property, close to our office, and the night you claim we were out we were certainly here, waiting for you..
Regards
Barry
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

The beautiful pine lodge is very clean with modern fittings and is very comfortable. Kitchen is equipped for cooking (pots, plates, cutleries). Our host, Barry, is friendly and suggested places for us to visit as well as guided us on the best routes to take to reach our destination.
The lodge is conveniently located across the street from a mini supermarket and a few restaurants. It is also about 5 minutes walk from the Pacific Ocean.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Myself and my 14 year old daughter stayed here for 2 nights in the April School Holidays. The unit was immaculately clean and the beds very comfortable.
For our trip to Hot Water Beach on the second day, Barry even sent us off with a Spade to dig with and 2 x extra Towels!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

We stayed at the lodge in February as part of our trip which was organised by a tour company and found it very relaxing. The accommodation was very comfortable and the views spectacular. Our host was very helpful. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast at the cafe in the shopping centre. We just wish we could have spent longer than one night there.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susan E
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Additional Information about Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Property: Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge
Address: 174 Vista Paku | Pauanui Beach, Pauanui 3546, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Pauanui
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Pauanui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pauanui Pines accommodation consists of 18 one and two bedroom self-contained motel units, each one offering spacious functional living. One bedroom and two bedroom units have full kitchen facilities, large bathrooms, lounge and dining areas. Some motel units have the ability for alfresco dining. Continental breakfasts can be delivered to your motel unit on request. ... more   less 
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