We were here because we had stayed in some other 4-star-plus Top10 (powered site), and were curious in how a 5-star Top10 would look like.
The male toilet, kitchen and shower booth were clean and looked new.
From outside the door, the female toilet looked even better as the water taps appeared to be hot/cold integrated, rather than that in male toilet which are hot/cold separated. The decor in female toilet also look more decent in terms of the tiling and flooring. Is there a sexual discrimination here? :)
The lady at the reception was also very friendly and helpful. She placed us on a power site which is located at high elevation and hence a better view of the beach the next morning. Besides, when she answered to our questions about estimated time on trips/activities, she knew tourists well and would say something like "normally for me it would take an hour, but you may see a seal lying there, oh so cute, stop and take photo of it, then you may see a cat and you stop and play with it for a while...", this is exactly describing us! That gave us a more clearer picture on how we should plan our time -- always allow extra time for pleasant surprises.
The only disappointing thing is, in a cold winter and having a clean decent shower booth, shower time is limited to 5 minutes only. May be it is part of environmental-friendly policy, but if it could be longer then it would be much appreciated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As the only real beachfront complex in sunny Papamoa, Papamoa Beach Resort provides everything you need for a fantastic New Zealand beach holiday. Come sleep on the beach with us and wake up to the sound of the waves. Papamoa is the perfect location for swimming, surfing, fishing and strolling along miles of white sandy beach. Staying with us means relaxing and enjoying the spectacular panoramic sea views in the best possible way. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Hotel Papamoa