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“Great place to stay with beautiful bay views.”

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Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Ranked #16 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed overnight in room with a beautiful view over the bay. The staff were very pleasant to deal with, the accommodation was very clean and comfortable. Loved the view from the room, waking up to see two cruise ships in the morning was a treat. Waitangi is a must for all Kiwis.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Thank you for your positive feedback and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Great place to stay, right by the shops and wharf.
Rooms a good size, Bathrooms could be a better design.
Used to having a kitchen when i go away so not having one was alot more expensive with having to eat out.
Gym was great to have the use off, would be better if you could go in anytime.
Couldn't use spa or play pool, both out of action

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately our spa pool motor blew up during your stay but it was fixed quickly. The gym is run by an outside company and unfortunately due to health and safety considerations there needs to be trained personal in the gym when it is open.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We got a fantastic deal on GrabOne for 2 nights ($149) including late check out of 12pm and 2 complimentary drinks in the bar. We were warmly greeted when checking in on a long weekend (Anzac) in which the hotel was completely full as I understand it. I am a clean freak and the room and bathroom were absolutely spotless! Unfortunately no king bed and just 2 doubles in the studio but can't complain really for the price, I had a break from snoring right next to my ear for 2 nights so all good. Haha. The staff in all areas of the hotel were friendly and a real credit to the place. The shower had the best shower pressure we have ever had at a hotel (including 5 star hotels). No piddly tryhard rain showerhead here! You could actually rinse the conditioner out of your hair. Location was fab and you could walk to restaurants. Heatpump/AC in room was very efficient. Beds comfortable and pillows perfect. We booked the private spa for 30 mins and once again I was surprised at how spotlessly clean everything was. The only negative was something the hotel doesn't have control over, which is noisy guests. I guess some people just don't care that their kids are running full speed through the halls and slamming doors at all hours, including starting at 7am and going until 10pm. Oh and we asked for our room to be made up during the day but only the beds were made. Wet towels weren't replaced and the sticky marks etc. weren't wiped down on the desk/bench area (would have done it ourselves it there had been equipment to do so). Other than that I would most definitely stay again as the value for money was unbeatable. Thank you for a wonderful weekend getaway and will see you again soon. P.S. Would be even better if there was a child free floor ;)

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for your feedback. I apologise for the noise from fellow guests. Our staff try to control noise specially from children during the school holidays but unfortunately they can't be everywhere. I have also passed on your comments regarding wet towels etc to our housekeeper. This should not happen and I apologise.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Only bad thing was that we left our beach towels from home in the hotels dryer. Apart from that we had a lovely break and will stay again if we are in paihia.
Tip- if you're going to Waitangi and are NZ residents you don't have to pay the entry fee.

Room Tip: If booking two rooms, ask for them to be interconnected, it's awesome!
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for your review. Our staff found the towels in the dryer and are holding them at the hotel. We can arrange to get these sent to you if you want but require your contact details.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Conveniently located, close to shops, restaurants & bars and right on the water front with stunning views. No complaints, the room was very clean and the beds comfortable. The room rate was very reasonable!! We had a great stay!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Alex M, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Thank you for your positive feedback.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

The Kingsgate is a great place to say and the location couldn't be better, you are just a short walk to shops, cafes, bars and just over the road from the ferry to Russell.The hotel pool, gym and games room are really good. Room was very basic nothing fancy but kept to a good clean standard. Fridge in room and tea & coffee provided along with bathroom products. The only problem I did find with the room was there was no draws to put cloths in, so if you are stopping for a few nights like we did you have to keep thing in the suit case. I also found that there was a great bar with a very nice lounge area but the lounge was only accessible when the bar was open from 4pm onwards, there was no other lounge area for the guest to sit if the weather was not to good. We were luck and had great weather so sat at the pool area which is really good. All in all I would still return here as it was a great place and staff were very helpful.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 345 which was on 2nd floor and had a small balcony and got the afternoon sun.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alex M, Owner at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate what you say about lack of drawers but we find that people tend to leave things behind in drawers. The lounge in the bar can be accessed through reception throughout the day. There is also seating in reception.
We look forward to accommodating you again.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

It is best located by the sea and away from the small town areas on both side, so that you can enjoy a bit of quiet moment in the evening.

Room is clean and comfortable. Food in the restaurant is great and view from there is great. Get a window seat and you'll be able to enjoy your meal in magnificent sunset. At night, you can stand outside the court, look up to the sky and can find the Milky Way!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alex M, Manager at Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Thank you for your feedback.

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Additional Information about Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Address: 104 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Paihia
#18 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £51 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the waterfront and only 100 metres from Paihia wharf and township the Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia is the ideal base from which to explore the scenic and historic Bay of Islands area. ... more   less 
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