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Paparoa Hotel

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Northland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a gorgeous wee place that oozes old NZ country charm. The Retro themed decor is cosy, homely & welcoming; ideal for those who need a break in a long journey along the Scenic Highway. We had lunch at the Thirsty Tui & chose to sit inside for some respite from the midday heat. The shade umbrellas & picnic tables...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best little surprises on SH 12 to Dargaville is the Paparoa Hotel. The place has been recently renewed and celebrates New Zealand past, present and future in a way that few businesses can do. Expect original mid century fittings, with attention to details like fresh flowers in vintage vases, a wall of funky collectible plates and a...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My husband & I had the opportunity to stay at the gorgeous Paparoa Hotel on our way home from a recent break away. So cute! 1950's décor, and is really gorgeous! Our room was clean and comfortable, and we felt totally at home there. We had dinner in the pretty outdoor area of the restaurant, the Thirsty Tui. Great menu...

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Brancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The interior is furnished and decorated in the 1950's style and looks superb , spotlessly clean and tidy . The food here is excellent too as is the coffee , this also incorporates a local pub called ' The Thirsty Tui ' which I would use if I lived there . Don't drive past , call in check it out...

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Travelling with my mum around Northland,we were doing the spontaneous thing so no prior accommodation booking. .stumbled upon "The Thirsty Tui" Paparoa hotel. Delightful place, clean and neat with 1950s style. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Ate dinner there which was delicious. Highly recommend.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2017

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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“There are only three rooms. Room one has two singles. They are all on the hallway off the dining rooms.”
JasonB582, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room with ensuite”
diannederbyshire, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Only used the pub/dining side in passing”
331robertv, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Only 3 rooms I think.”
12beckym, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have been beautifully refurbished.”
kevandtrish2017, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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