Looked good in newspaper advert - $299 for two nights in a standard room... kids under 12 for free and a $75 meal included -but...
We learned on Friday arrival that the restaurant /bar would not be open that night. Also found out there was no Sky TV in the rooms. The lounge where Sky was available was also closed that evening. In house movies available - first in first served but be quick because reception is also likely to close early if there isn't a full house.
Directed to tiny, noisy and very hot room - warning - no outlook unless you're interested in stark wooden fences and the roof of the Baptist church next door.
Shower head strangely mounted at around chest height. No good for adult wanting to wash his or her hair.
Restaurant opened the following evening. Smorgasbord type arrangement. Food luke warm. Poor selection i.e roast lamb, potato, kumara, peas, silverbeet only. Salad bar, chicken drumsticks. Chocolate log, lemon tart, ice-cream & jelly. Cream in a jug ( shouldn't it be whipped?) Frozen shrimps the only sign of seafood in an area famous for it - coffee/tea... not great value for $75. Much better selection and value for money for this type of dining at some of the chain restaurants around. Drinks not included.
All up not what this family expected... no way out however as both nights had to be paid up front to get the "special offer".
More up front information with your advertising in future please Hotel Paihia.
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