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Tatahi Lodge Motel
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We stayed at Tatahi Lodge for a couple of nights at the end of March. It was so peaceful and quiet and so well organized. We stayed in a double room in the backpacker building, everything decorated with great taste and good beds.
Kitchen and common areas area good and they have a lovely backyard area with bbq. No views of the ocean and some noise from the road when all the buses go to Cathedral Cove...but you should be there too!!!!
Only thing it was the noise from the common areas and the bathrooms and other rooms. The walls are very thin so you hear everything. Somebody took a shower at 7 am and it seemed he was in our room.
Also the electric fires in the kitchen take forever to warm-up.
The rest was awesome and we will stay there again, anyway!!

Room Tip: double rooms seemed all pretty nice.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed just one night in the backpacker private double room.

The room was in a lovely Lockwood style, clean and warm. Plus the bed was huge!

The shared bathroom was between two other private rooms and I didn't have to wait once. It was always clean and tidy.

It was great having the use of the full kitchen of the backpackers.

The corner store and pizza shop are super close too. We drove to Hot Water Beach for the evening low tide and Titahi Lodge offered us free spades.

This was a really great choice! I would recommend it.

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Thank Iheartmauao
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I've stayed at Tatahi Lodge twice now, once in the backpackers part and once in their very nice motel type apartment. I love this place. Really friendly, welcoming, clean, well-equipped - BBQs and outside seating and decking, spades and towels for the beach, very nice (and clean!) kitchen, lots of local knowledge - perfect location about 2 minutes walk from the beach, and right next to the local pizzeria/galateria. Certainly best backpackers I've stayed in, and just as excellent motel-type rooms too. Absolutely gorgeous and would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank RuofanConnie
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We had a great 2 night stay here in a studio apartment. The room was plenty big enough, clean, with good basic in room supplies. The acoustics between rooms was much better than I thought from the initial look of the rooms.
We had a lovely outdoor patio with table and chairs.
Great location, short walk to the beautiful Hahei beach which is also the starting point for many of the Catherdral Cove activities. Also only a short drive to hot water beach. They also supply shovels to take down and dig your own spa.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ulakie
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Our family of three stayed here in the two bedroom apartment.
The lay out was perfect and very clean. The kitchen was a good size and had everything we needed to use. There is a queen bed in one bedroom and two twin/single sized beds in the other room. The lounge area had a lovely modern TV and comfortable couches.
Our unit was decorated beautifully as well.
The grounds were beautiful and well kept. There are places to relax outside and soak up the scenery.
The owners were so lovely and helpful. They gave us beach towels for the beach and toys for our son to play with (life saver as we forgot to bring our along).

The location of this lodge is so handy to get to Hahei beach, and all the surrounding areas. We visited hot water beach and took the ferry to Whitianga which was about a 15 min drive away.
Cathedral Cove car park was a short drive away as well.
Hahei beach is so close you can walk there and the view is amazing.

There is the Hahei local store/dairy, a cafe, a gift shop and a little pizza place a short walk away.

We will definitely return on our next trip to New Zealand.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank rp33pr
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

oI stayed 2 nights in a 4 bed dorm which was quite nice. Facilities were very clean and the owner was nice. But the walls are thin like paper so that I got woken up at 6am by people packing their bags next door (!!!) Or having breakfast. I could feel the vibration of the door opening - so sleep was hard to get in this hostel. Around 9:30 am the staff started cleaning. They did not knock nor close the door after they left the room although I was half naked in my room! I would not go back there even though the first impressiin was nice.the second morning there was no hot water in the shower!

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1  Thank Knute88
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Fabulous location, near Hahei beach/Cathedral Cove/Hot Water Beach. Clean rooms, spacious, fresh. Beautiful fresh flowers adorning beds.

However not backpacker friendly and expensive.
Cookers are also faulty in kitchen.
Particularly disappointed on leaving. Checked out by the target of 10am, however my friend and I waited around till 11am in common room using internet bought from hostel. Lady owner rudely told us to immediately leave the premises for cleaning with no offer to leave luggage or to avail of common room until we organised activities etc. Very disappointed since the cost of the accommodation was double what we might have paid in another hostel. Impression was now that we had checked out we were not wanted. Little thanks for respect or custom.

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1  Thank Catherine O
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Address: Grange Road | Hahei Beach, R D 1, Hahei 3591, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Hahei
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Hahei
Price Range: £77 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tatahi Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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