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“spa pool”(5 reviews)
“sense of humour”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The owner was very rude when I called to inquire about a last minute booking. I had a less than pleasant conversation with him. My advice to the owner is you should have a business and personal telephone. Do not answer the business telephone after...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Boarded an Inter City bus from Sky City Terminus. Four hour ride through scenic North Island. On arrival checked into Centabay Lodge and scouted the wharf. Booked a seat for an early morning Dolphin Adventure. Wharf walk updated my information on Bay of Islands. The...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Room 12 very nice with new bathroom and great shower. Jack was a very good host. We didn't use the kitchen much but it seemed fine. There were lots of places to sit in the courtyard and a hundred books to borrow. Around the corner...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Jack was extremely helpful with all my tour bookings prior to my arrival. My room was clean, comfortable and perfect. The best place to stay in Paihia for the best price Always found the kitchen clean enough to use, although some people don’t like to...More

Thank ecca1
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This is a hostel-style accommodation, but we stayed in a private room with ensuite, so will review that and not the dorms. Janice, the lady at the front desk was super helpful and accommodating (including letting us leave our bags after having checked out since...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
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US$34 - US$53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Centabay Lodge Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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"Need to know it is Backpackers lodge. Well equipped kitchen for your own cooking."
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"For quiet, book a room upstairs facing the road."
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"room 3 is great"
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"Most rooms have one x double and one x single and you're paying per person shared accommodation..."
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