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Paku Lodge
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tairua
Sydney, Australia
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“Unreal love it”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We got a bargain, off season best time to take a break, we started with only going to stay for a night until we walked into our apartment, we immediately booked another night, the next day we discovered the area and decided to book in for 7 nights and explore the Coromandel Peninsula using the Paku Lodge as a base, as the apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, we stocked up with groceries, what a way to start the day, cooked breakfast on the deck, explore the Coromandel's and dinner at sunset on the deck..
The staff could not be more helpful, nothing was a bother. The Lodge has all the equipment you need for the area including shovels if you wanted to visit the hot springs beach, kayaks, laundry, and loads of local knowledge.
As for the location, it's breath taking, over looking the bay with views if the township and surrounding hills.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

The accommodation was clean, comfortable and spacious and the views excellent. Although we only had a couple of days there, would have liked to stay longer. The staff were friendly and helpful and the beach is just across the road from the motel.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Tairua is my favourite destination on Coromandels' East Coast. We've stayed at Paku Lodge before and are never disappointed. The motel's close enough to Town to walk in if you want to stretch your legs, and far enough from Town to have peace and quiet. The beach is across the road, and in summer we've swum in the channel even when the tide's been out.
Each unit we've stayed in has been clean, modern and had beautiful views. Beautiful sunsets from the verandahs. Make sure you stay more than 1 night to get chance to do some of the walks in the area, especially to see views over Paku. Friendly and helpful hosts.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Excellent value, clean comfortable spacious rooms with a kitchenette and balcony, Close to the beach with excellent views, friendly helpful staff, we stayed one night would love to have been here longer to explore as there was plenty to do and see locally;

Room Tip: We stayed in units 2-3 and found these to be in good order, very quiet with easy access;
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Darwin, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Stayed for a week, Very friendly and helpful,and lots to do as you are on the beach, Good value for money, clean and comfortable unit, bikes kayaks and shovels for hot water beach all in the cost, so nice to just walk out onto the beach, and just a short walk to town

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Victoria
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

This clean lodge in the town of Tairua New Zealand had a friendly proprietor who lent us shovels to enjoy nearby Hot Sand Beach. We swam in the water just below the lodge and we used their kayaks to explore the estuary, and their bikes to ride into town for breakfast. One evening we hiked up Mount Paku behind the lodge and were thrilled to see a pair of Morepork owls.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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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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Property: Paku Lodge
Address: 10 The Esplanade, | Box 63, Tairua 3544, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Tairua
Amenities:
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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