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“Paku Lodge” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paku Lodge
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Paku Lodge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Good value for money, large room, good views, good kitchenette! Very friendly and helpful man on reception :)

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

We had room number 1 and it had awesome views of the water. The room was comfortable, clean, modern with a fully equipped kitchenette. Magazines in the rooms were a nice little touch.
Wifi advertised is NOT FREE but you need to pay for it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city and work,this place is tops!
Waterfront, (safe swimming at your doorstep) 180degree views to surrounding hills and beaches and superb accommodation all clean and fresh with tastefully decorated units in a nautical theme. The cyprus tree restaurant (fine dining, not BYO) is 3 mins walk on the wharf and serves quality Italian/European meals. Ocean beach is 5 mins stroll around the corner. Take a ferry ride across the harbour,,,,,,,BBQ useage complimentary.....free parking on site......What more could you ask for?

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tauranga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

My husband and I stayed one night in the Paku Lodge Motel, Tairua, recently - Our Unit 3 was looking out over the Tairua harbour - an amazing view. The unit was roomy and well designed and maintained. The deck was spacious and the driveway is rather steep but well maintained and concreted. Car Park was out from the back door on ground level- very convenient.
Host was friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - will visit again when travelling in the area. We ate at local restaurants - a positive experience.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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VICTORIA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2011

New, clean, good amenities, bicycles, kayaks, shovels for hot water beach. friendly, great swimming, good hiking don't miss cathedral cove.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2010

Our family of four (kids 12 and 9) stayed here two nights as recommended on the Trip Advisor forums.
Paku Lodge is situated at the base of Mt Paku right on the beach/bay at Tairua (a hidden gem of Coromandel Peninsula). The location was idyllic, serene and magical. The unit was clean and comfortable. The kids slept in the lounge area (one of their beds had lounge type cushions) on two single beds and we had a queen bed in a spacious separate room. The room had a well equipped kitchen where we cooked several meals. The balcony was lovely and great to sit out and watch the view. The bathroom was okay but the three doors was a bit of an obstacle course to get in and out of.
We really appreciated and utilized the FREE bikes, canoes and shovels for Hot Water Beach (attraction about half an hour north). Many places we stayed charge a bomb to hire anything extra. We also appreciated the FREE washing machines and dryers - the only ones we encountered on our trip and saved us a good $20!
Trevor was a great host and very welcoming and friendly, although it did take some time to check in due to problems with his eftpos. It would have been better to allow us to check in and pay at our leisure as we were very tired and just wanted to relax !
Tairua is a tiny town and you might be better off grabbing groceries at a major town before heading here. However, if you want to stay somewhere quiet without a lot of tourists, then this is your place! We based ourselves here and explored Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach which was only half an hour North. Great scenic drive to get there.
At $210 a night, this was one of the more expensive places we stayed on our two week trip around the North Island, but considering the free extras and the view, we thought it was worth it.
Our only complaint was the VERY noisy party the house next door to the units had until 2am - not the fault of our hosts, but we would have thought someone may have rung the police or got them to quiten down.
Overall, we were happy and comfortable with Paku Lodge and keen to return to the serenity of Mt Paku and Tairua. Just hope the neighbours have moved !! ;)

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2010

Could not fault the location and the facilities are good as well.

Without driving, there are no good restaurants local. There are two but they are rather so, so.

The views from the rooms are fantastic.

Only reason it's marked down is the price. Obviously we agreed to pay the price without knowing what to expect. If you can get a deal for staying here you would probably have a more satisfying result.

Yes I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Paku Lodge
Address: 10 The Esplanade, | Box 63, Tairua 3544, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
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Kitchenette
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Paku Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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