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“Great views , and great staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Papamoa Beach Resort

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Papamoa Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Papamoa
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Great views , and great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in one of the deluxe cabins which overlooked the beach ... Very clean , had everything we needed. The park was clean with great facilities . The position was great though I wonder if in the middle of summer it would be too noisy as the cabins did overlook the car park. The staff however were exceptional . Great service and very helpful and friendly .

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deb3wine
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PapamoaBeachTop10, Reception at Papamoa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
We are lucky enough to have a fabulous location which is the only one right on the beach front in the Bay Of Plenty and still close to everything you need. We take pride in providing our guests with the best experience possible and it’s great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! The Deluxe Holiday Units are located on the beachfront with wonderful views over the Papamoa Domain, the carpark and Papamoa Beach. Many of our guests do enjoy watching all the beach-goers during the summer, however for those that wish to have totally un-interrupted views of Papamoa’s white sandy beach, the Beachfront Villas are the top choice. We hope to see you in the future.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park is located near State Highway 2. The park has the beach at its doorstep. At walking distance you find a shopping mall and a fashion centre.

Arriving at dusk after a day on the road, we were welcomed by the park's receptionist. She quickly checked us in for a powered site and we got a convenient spot. As it was off-season some of the large number of showers & toilets were closed. The communal toilets and showers were clean and well maintained.

The 16 acres large seaside park offers cabins, studio units and powered & unpowered sites. Apparently the park is a popular holiday destination. In summer it must be a crowded place. For cars & camper-vans it has a code controlled entry.

The park hosts quite a number of semi-permanent & weekend residents scattered over the park which gives the park at places a somewhat shabby outlook. Facilities include private spa pools, TV room, coin-operated laundry facility, shared kitchen facility, internet kiosk, mini-pétanque and a BBQ area which we all didn’t use. We had Wi-Fi internet for NZ$ 7 per day.

Considering its outlook and notwithstanding its ocean side location we found Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Park slightly overpriced for the quality offered. Nonetheless we recommend the park to all who need a site for their camper-van.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank MrsPiket
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PapamoaBeachTop10, Reception at Papamoa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you for taking time to write a review about your stay with us at Papamoa Beach.
We are lucky enough to be located right on Papamoa Beach, offering many different types of accommodation to suit all. Having Papamoa town centre just down the road from us is an added bonus!
We take pride in providing our guests with a quality product and exceptional service at all times, it’s great to hear such good feedback on this.
We offer a variety of facilities for our guests including a kids adventure playground, jumping pillows, library with TV, internet kiosks and many more. One of our most popular facilities is the private bathrooms which are accessible to those who request the swipe card at reception.
We are sorry to hear that you feel that our fees are over-priced as we feel that our product and services are value for money and we are fully aware that our pricing is very competitive inline with many other parks around New Zealand.
It’s great that you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

This place is too good to be true. I stayed at a beachside spa villa and what a view of the ocean. Very private location. The layout of the entire place is so well thought out. The room, the deck and the view of the sea from the deck is all just amazing. Lovely room. Very classy. If you are staying here then you wont do much at Papamoa coz you will not want to leave the room. One of the 2 days my room was not cleaned. Not sure why. The view of the ocean from the spa tub is blocked by trees. Not much to do around Papamoa though, the city shuts down early.

Room Tip: The beachside spa villa is totally worth the money!
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Thank PriyabratPadhi
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PapamoaBeachTop10, Reception at Papamoa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Thank you for taking time to write such a fantastic review for your stay with us at Papamoa Beach. It’s great to hear you enjoyed your stay in one of our beachfront villas. Our beachfront villas offer ultimate sea views and can be enjoyed any time of the day all year round. We offer a daily cleaning service for our villas, however you have the option of placing the no service sign outside the night before. Papamoa has grown over the years with many restaurants and cafes but remains a quiet place to relax on holiday. We hope you enjoyed your stay in NZ and see you again
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Wonderfully laid out so that most sites get a view of the beach. The facilities are amazing, well set out and clean and functional. We were there when the camp was full and it felt like we still had plenty of room and never had to queue for amenities. HIghly recommend. The only problem we had was getting out of the grounds, the gate wouldn't open. There was also a slight mix up over payment as we had booked two sites under two names and ended up swapping them. They thought we hadn't paid the full amount but it just wasn't transferred over.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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 Nicole W
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PapamoaBeachTop10, Reception at Papamoa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
It’s great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Papamoa Beach. All our sites have that extra bit of room for freedom and relaxation; many of them also have excellent views of the beach.
We have three amenity blocks around the park, making sure everyone is able use the facilities without having to wait in line.
Thank you for writing a great review and we hope to see you again!
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

After the sardine-tin experience of motor-homing on too many over-crowded and over-developed Top 10 sites, the space allowed us was great - as was the view of the ocean waves, breaking on the stunning sandy beach fifty metres from where we were. By far the best campervan experience we had in NZ. Friendliness abounded - in staff and fellow holiday makers (though why one Aucklander supported West Ham I do not know). A great couple of nights - wish we could have stayed longer. Good facilities and useful take-aways to hand. Only quibble - staff need to apply the stated 'no dog' policy.

Room Tip: Choose a site with a sea view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ted C
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PapamoaBeachTop10, Reception at Papamoa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Thank you for taking time to write a great review for your stay with us at Papamoa Beach. We are so pleased to hear that enjoyed staying with us! We are very lucky to be situated right on the absolute beachfront giving our guests the best possible experience when camping at the beach, you feel like you’re miles away but its great being handy to local shops and cafes.
We introduced a Dog Policy in March 2013 for the first time. We allow well behaved dogs on sites between 1 March - 10 Dec provided a behaviour agreement is signed on check in. We were sure that the necessary changes were made to all advertisement mentioning this, however from your comments it seems we may have missed one. If you could kindly spare a moment to email us on resort@papamoabeach.co.nz to let us know where you have seen our old policy, we will have it updated! We have enjoyed seeing people able to holiday with their beloved and well-behaved pets, the new policy has been a real success with no other guests being disturbed or inconvenienced.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you in the future.
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Airdrie, Canada
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162 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

We found Papamoa Beach quite by accident!! OMG what a gem --- we stayed for 4 days -- enjoying the beautiful beach and tranquility!
We camped where we had an unobstructed view and yet far enough back to block some of the wind and could be outside all day long. Not even road noise.
The camp kitchen and facilities were more than adequate and very clean.
We had one slightly rainy day, took the short drive (approximately 20 min) to Tauranga via Mount Maunganui to go sightseeing and stock up on supplies. We were anxious to get back to our beautiful camping site.
If in the area make it a must stop!!

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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1 Thank panbk4g
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PapamoaBeachTop10, Reception at Papamoa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
It’s great to hear you enjoyed stay here with us at Papamoa Beach and the rain didn’t dampen your time away! We take pride in providing our guests with a quality product including a great range of camping sites many of which offer spectacular views of the ocean. Thank you taking time to write a positive review and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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194 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

We would normally not look at staying in camp grounds. Mostly because of potential noise and lack of privacy. We found our garden villa....the only one left...to be well situated for privacy. With two weddings on site we felt noise may have been an issue. No!! Peaceful apart from some road noise. The absolute beach front villas and chalets would not hear that. The villa was modern well equipped and clean. Spa bath was a added pleasure. Always. Great to be given real milk,plunger coffee and soapy bubbles for the spa. A nice spot indeed with a stunning beach to enjoy...we even got a few tuatuas(easily) for a dinner snack...yum!!

Room Tip: Beach front is the ultimate
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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    • 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 Tracy H
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PapamoaBeachTop10, Reception at Papamoa Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thank you for taking time to write a wonderful review. We may be a Holiday Park but we provide a great range of accommodation to suit everyone. Our Garden Villas are nicely tucked away in our private garden area in the middle of the park making them a great for a night away. All of our villas are fully equipped so you can pack light for your time away. Although these villas are not right on the beach its only a short distance away, it’s great to see to take advantage of that! We hope to see you again soon.
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Property: Papamoa Beach Resort
Address: 535 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa 3118, New Zealand (Formerly Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Papamoa
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Papamoa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Papamoa Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 37
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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