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Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Pauanui
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Cork, Ireland
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409 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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“Great location, facilities, service and value”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

This is a super venue for an authentic Kiwi experience of a casual, relaxing beach holiday. Everything you could possibly need is laid on at a very reasonable price in an idyllic setting. The stunning natural beauty of the surrounding estuary, beach and countryside, the lush gardens where you will see native fantails and tuis flitting from branch to branch outside your window, the long walks and bike rides on quiet pathways and roads. All this plus friendly helpful hosts and simple, comfortable accommodation makes for a unique beach holiday of the kind most NZers hold dear.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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West Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

I'm not sure the term 'motor lodge' does this place justice. It is a wonderful place and the owners, Garry and Jan, have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. They have free wifi, a free laundry, novels, bikes, tennis rackets, golf clubs plus lovely tennis courts and swimming pool. The owners are proactive in giving you information on the surrounding area and we did an amazing 7kms circular walk, taking in miles of deserted beach only a few minutes from the accomodation. We would thoroughly recommend this accomodation to others. The chalet was wonderful with a lounge, kitchen and separate bedroom. The only thing missing for us was a safe.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We stayed our last night in New Zealand here. Our room was pleasant and clean and it was nice to have a separate bedroom from the kitchen and living area with a door. The exceptional thing about this hotel are the owners. Our flight didn't leave from Auckland until 10:45 PM. We had to check out by 10:00 AM, but the owners allowed us to come back later in the day and shower and clean up before we got on our 13 hour plane ride back to the US. It was absolutely the nicest, best thing we could have asked for. It allowed us to spend the day on the beach and visit Catheral Cave and still have the place to clean up.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We spent a weekend, two nights, at this motel and found it very pleasant. It is very clean, has all the ingredients expected in an NZ motel. The units are Lockwood cottages split into two or three units. We were not disturbed by noise at any time and found the one bed unit roomy and comfortable. The owners, who are very new, were friendly and accommodating. It is an easy walk to the nearby shops/eating places and a reasonable walk, a few hundred meters, to the ocean beach. There is also a good pool in whch we enjoyed a leisurely swim. The complex is on a slope with adequate parking and is removed from the boring units in a two storey block that is often the motel experience.
One negative experience, the cleaner left our sliding door open all day after doing the morning clean. We could have lost an expensive camera and an expensive watch. The owner was apologetic but this is just not acceptable and checks should be in place.

Room Tip: The studio roomes were very small and dark. Choose a one bed unit at least.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southwest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2013

The site is located on a gentle slope with a comparatively small number of units most facing a large grassed area. The cabins are furnished with newish items of furniture, carpets are spotless and the shower/toilet is large and sensibly laid out. Shopping for essentials is but a few paces away in the town centre. During our time there the only noise to interrupt the peace and calm of the place was the occasional light aircraft coming into land at a nearby private landing strip. All in all a well managed, restful quiet site that few would seriously criticise.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge NZ
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

The new owners of Pauanui Pines are very friendly while still being totally professional. The units are like mini-suites dotted amongst the greenery for privacy. We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit with kitchenette, ideal for our family of four. Al fresco dining! Our girls loved the pool and the tennis court was being well-used. It's just a short walk to the shopping centre and a little more to the ocean beach. Recommended!

Room Tip: Units 8&9 are nicely private with good outdoor area.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

Lovely place to stay, I always choose the pines when in Paunui.
Lovely owners, accommodation is quiet and clean, quaint place to stay. Can take a walk through the town to the beach.
Shops just across the road, can cook a meal back in your room if you like.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Property: Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge
Address: 174 Vista Paku | Pauanui Beach, Pauanui 3546, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Pauanui
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Pauanui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pauanui Pines accommodation consists of 18 one and two bedroom self-contained motel units, each one offering spacious functional living. One bedroom and two bedroom units have full kitchen facilities, large bathrooms, lounge and dining areas. Some motel units have the ability for alfresco dining. Continental breakfasts can be delivered to your motel unit on request. ... more   less 
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