With it's own secret path to the beach Paia Inn Hotel is a lovely treat. The suite we stayed in was roomy, with a super comfortable bed and AppleTV/Apple Alarm Clock (if you can't quite get away from it all!). It could have better noise insulation (we were worken by footsteps from the room upstairs) but it in no way impacted on our stay, the garden side is very peaceful. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Paia beach has some pretty heavy surf, which is worth noting. Swimming becomes quite adventurous at some times.