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“disappointing Hotel Paihia”
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Tanoa Paihia Hotel
Ranked #36 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Auckland
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“disappointing Hotel Paihia”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2007

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.

Stayed March 2007
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2007

Shappy, tired, old, overpriced $175.00 for a below average room. Picture on the site is obviously a suite.

Restaurant looked distinctly uninviting.

Have just returned from a trip around the North Island, all accomodations were far better, and far cheaper!!!

  • Liked — It was a bed for the night, that's all!!
  • Disliked — Grossly overpriced with nothing to show for it.
  • Stayed February 2007, travelled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2007

We are just back from our trip to New zealand. We stayed in this hotel for only one night. We couldn`t decide between this hotel and the hotelsof Scenic Circle (2 different ones), unfortunately we picked the wrong one. The room they show on their website is a suite, and is actually their best room. But the rest of the rooms... aweful. It´s clean, but that´s all there is about it. And the staff is very friendly. The bed is like a bed you know from a schooltrip, from metal, old, all the paint is gone from it. It´s not anymore from this time. The rooms are very noisy. In general everything is very old. When we went later to have a look on the other hotel, we were so sad we didn´t pick that one from Scenic Circle. Bay of Islands is super ! Good fishing from the shore.

  • Liked — Very friendly staff
  • Disliked — Very awful old room
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2004

This hotel is quite nice, with spacious, clean rooms. The decor is getting a bit tired but it does not look shabby.

The location is good, just a short walk from main street of Paihia and the beach. I found that meals in the hotel (breakfast etc) were a bit pricey.

The pool area is small but nice none the less witha spa aswell.
Overall i would rate this hotel as standard for those wanting location and convenience.

  • Stayed September 2004, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Tanoa Paihia Hotel

Property: Tanoa Paihia Hotel
Address: 5 Joyces Rd, Paihia 0252, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tanoa Paihia Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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