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“Good value beachfront holiday park” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hahei Holiday Resort
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Australia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
“Good value beachfront holiday park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2011

We stayed at the Hahei Holiday Resort for a few nights in February 2011. We had a basic cabin, which was just a double bed, a set of bunks, a cupboard, a table and chairs and a little fridge. It was pretty basic but we were trying to save money and the value seemed to be pretty good. The cabin was fine, we didn't have any noise troubles from neighbours and we were in a shady spot. The bed was basic but pretty comfortable. We had windows at front and back which we could open to get a breeze going through. We had a nice little balcony with table and chairs which ended up being where we spent most of our time. If we went back there we might decide to upgrade and get something with a kitchen and maybe a bathroom, too. It doesn't cost that much more.
We were given a crate full of kitchen equipment so we could use the communal kitchen to cook our meals. There was a school camp on when we were there and they took up half the kitchen with their stuff so it was a little cramped but everything worked fine and it was pretty clean. There were plenty of BBQs but some of them didn't work too well. We learnt not to bother trying to cook a nice steak! The showers were also pretty busy from the school camp but again they were very clean.
The staff were relatively helpful but the man who checked us in seemed very tired. We were able to borrow a spade form them to go to Hot Water Beach which was nice. We did think they would have a roaring trade if they were to open a shop there selling just the basics. Hahei has a little general store and a few cafes but that's about it. If you want more you need to go to Whitianga or Tairua.
The best thing about this location is that you are about 30 seconds walk from the beach. We loved being able to walk along the beach in the morning and evening. Unfortunately it was a bit rainy when we were there and not a day for swimming but it's a beautiful beach, very protected and calm waters. We would have loved to do the walk to Cathedral Cove but it was closed due to storm damage. You can still get there by kayak but it costs a bit because you can't just rent a kayak and go on your own, you have do a tour.
All up Hahei is a really idyllic little spot. Calmer waters than Hot Water Beach, way prettier than Cooks Beach and more peaceful than Whitianga. The holiday park is a great place to stay there if you are on a budget. We'd definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2011

Stayed here for just one night, which is perhaps understandable given that it cost NZ$42 for an unpowered tent site, that was kind of small. We accepted that rate simply because we were too tired to go elsewhere. It was Summer holidays and it isn't too far from Auckland, so it has a captive audience I guess. Massive numbers of kids there, so we had to be careful driving our car in and out.

One thing to note is that the gates are locked between 7am-10:30pm every night. You want to drive somewhere outside of those hours, perhaps to watch a sunrise at Cathedral Cove? Well, you've gotta' park your car outside, because the security guard told me they open it for no one. I found that a bit annoying because in January the sun is up by 6am, so you couldn't get an early start if you wanted.

The beach adjacent to the camp is excellent, very pretty and good for swimming. Also seemed like all the kayak tours left from there. Facilities are okay but in peak season the place was jam-packed with families and even at 9:30pm there was a lot of people trying to take showers. The communal kitchen seemed a bit small for so many visitors, but beyond that I can't comment as we used our stove.

It was a decent place to stay but the next day we noticed another place over at Cooks Beach that seemed to have far fewer people, and may well have been cheaper.

I have to go with recommend this place purely because of the location, but it's not ideal beyond that.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2011

This extremely popular, expensive holiday camp is in a beautiful location on the beach front, there are no public roads between the site and the beach which is a plus for those with children. Some of the most expensive powered pitches have a great view overlooking the sea and are slightly separate from the rest of the camp. It becomes very crowded during the holiday season and therefore booking in advance is likely to be essential. Because of its popularity, communal facilities can become a bit stretched, some of the toilets are very poor and there are not enough showers to cope with peak usage. The dump station is next to the A block pitches. Wifi is available close to the camp office (8$ per hour). Never-the-less, if you can cope with these difficulties, its location makes up for all of them.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2011

We stayed with our 3 tennage children in their sea view villa. We love this place - quiet, clean and falling asleep from the sound of the waves. The beach is just a 2 minute walk down from our front door. All the activities can be booked thru their friendly staff at the reception. After we left the place, our son realised that he has left his fleece behind, we called Haihei team, thankfully, the staff found it and was very helpful that they sent it to our last stop holiday apartment. Would like to thank them for making this holiday unforgetable. Keep up the good job HaiHei team! Thank you again.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SusanJade
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Toronto
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80 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2010

This hliday park offers spectacular ocean views. We parked our campervan on one of th eocean view sites, right on the water. Park facilities were average, clean bathrooms. Friendly staff. Quite location and nice small town. We had a very good stay. I's stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2010

We spent our Easter break here and loved it. Nice, tidy, clean and so close to the beach. It's a nice and quiet area, only one shop in the vicinity, so it's for people who want to relax and unwind and families with children alike. The beach is truly beautiful.

I would recommend bringing enough groceries for self catering purposes. Good kitchen facilities available and BBQs outside.

We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Minneapolis
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2010

We stayed in a comfort cabin for a few days. Wonderful laid back beach, great people, and cool town. I would definitely agree that you would need to stock up on food before going. The local store is a bit on the pricey side, but the restaurant in town has great food for date nights. Good times.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hahei Holiday Resort
Address: Hahei Beach | 41 Harsant Avenue, Hahei 3542, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Hahei
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Hahei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hahei Holiday Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience beautiful Hahei Beach in a Sea View Villa, Garden Studio or Beach Bungalow. Also available are comfortable cabins,large powered sites and tent sites.Walk along the beach to Cathedral Cove or collect a spade from the big reception office for constructing the natural spa bath at Hotwater Beach. ... more   less 
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