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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2010

We stayed here for several nights in February to attend the Waitangi Day celebrations and would not stay here again! It was not cheap but the rooms were very much in need of an update, jammed up the back of a steep driveway. The single beds in the main room had no bedside lights, and the main light in that... More 

1 Thank CathyP067
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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170 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2010

Stayed here for a couple of nights and for $NZ110 a night for 3 people it was okay value. The location which is just across from the beach and about 3 minutes walk from town and the ferries to Russell is the big attraction with this place but the motel itself is old and needs a refit inside most of... More 

Thank Mozzroom
Niagara Park Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2010

We stayed at the Abel Tasman Lodge for 6 nights. Regardless of what others may have to say about this place, we found everything to be spot on. Admittedly the furnishing needed upgrading desperately and new washers put into the taps. The rooms are definitely clean and spacious. Remember this is not the Hilton. The biggest set back is the... More 

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Wetherby uk
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2010

We booked in here for 5 nights but stayed for 7, we didn't want to leave. The hotel doesn't pretend to be a plush hotel but it does have magnificent views over the Bay of Islands. The staff are very helpful and efficient. The rooms could probably do with updating but the beds are very comfortable, the bathroom has a... More 

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Lin, Manchester
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2010

Room wasn't cleaned properly(paper under bed and part of one of the blinds under there) Room damp, bathroom insect screen ripped so couldn't use, this meant leaving the bathroom window shut and more damp. Bag of crisps cost 10$, but you have got a fridge so I advise you take some food (snacks & drink) with you. The staff were... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2010

We were attracted by the exterior and location of this place and decided to spend time there. Owner is Scottish and friendly and has owned the place for about 5 years apparently. I dont think hes spent anything on the inside of the place during that time and if you want to go back to 60/70's decor, complete with melamine,... More 

Thank Teddall
Athens, Greece
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2010

The rooms (ours was an upper, seaview one-bedroom) definitely need updating (tired furniture, kitchen fittings, etc) , especially for the High Season prices. However, everything was clean, bed excellent, wi-fi access free and very fast and they could not be faulted on service .....helpful advice from the ever-present owners, swift responses to my emails prior to arrival, a blown lightbulb... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2009

My husband and I stayed here just for one night in August, we didnt have a booking and were able to get a room overlooking the ocean. The place was neat, tidy, fully equipt kitchen, 2 tvs, queen sized bed and enough space to sit back and relax at night, it was cozy and had everything that we needed. It... More 

Thank Becstarrr
Los Angeles, California
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2009

I chose Abel Tasman for my stay in Paihia and was not dissappointed. I would not give cleanliness 5 stars but the place is spacious and acceptable. The kitchenette had everythiing you need. The view from the room was fantastic. Very conveniently located within walking distance to the wharf where you book all the water activities. (Less than 5 min... More 

Thank dalat44
Settle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2009

Chilling out in Paihia (and a delightful place it is) we'd already booked another, perfectly acceptable, motel for a couple of nights but they couldn't accommodate us for subsequent nights. We were delighted to move to the Abel Tasman having strolled into town and checked out a few places. The good news - the view over the bay from our... More 

1 Thank Alanyeti

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Abel Tasman Lodge

Address: 1, Bayview Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $101 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Abel Tasman Hotel Paihia
Abel Tasman Motel
Abel Tasman Lodge Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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