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HamiltonNZ
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155 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I was over on the island for three nights and struck gold with staying here. I stayed in Villa 1 and it was perfect. The bed was so comfortable i could have stayed in it all day reading a book. Everything you need for a comfortable stay was provided. Fluffy towels, well laid out kitchen and comfy couches. I got... More 

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Thank Katsolo
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This was a fantastic family weekend away on the Great Barrier with very friendly local people and even though it was winter our accommodation was cosy warm. The location was handy to everything on the island. Our hosts were so helpful with our booking and hiring us a car - just tried to make everything simple for us. We drove... More 

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Thank TripleGee3
Sydney
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80 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Very helpful, hospitable owners. Comfortable accommodation, it was great not having to take a sleeping bag as ample, warm bedding was supplied. The showers run off solar (no electricity on the island, there are only generators). Water is heated by a wet back on cloudy days. The kitchen has gas stove, fridge/freezer and many plates, pans etc. There is no... More 

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2 Thank Colostomy
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

From the moment we arrived to the time we left we were treated like family. Treats like Robyn making pancakes or Malcom taking us Fishing made us very comfortable. Ii don't know if everyone gets the same treatment but we felt very special. The Island is absolutely beautiful and weather you fish ,surf ,canoe or just trek around you wont... More 

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2 Thank glynat52
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2015

having just spent 7 days on Great Barrier Island, I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays I have ever been on. The owners, Malcom and Robin were fantastic, and couldn't do enough for us. The location overlooks Medlands Beach, what a fantastic view. There was so much to do, surfing , fishing and treaking. I will... More 

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Thank johndh62
Wellington, New Zealand
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223 reviews
165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We were in the 'middle house' which is the first of the two villas - well lets just say house because it was a fairly normal house. $150 a night as it's peak season. Friendly and helpful owners. You'll need to use their landline from time to time if you are organising transport or other activities, as cellphone reception is... More 

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1 Thank glennomeister
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

What lovely hosts Malcolm and Robyn are! We had the house at the top - amazing wood fire oven that keeps you nice and cozy and your clothes dry. The house is clean and tidy with everything you could need and the Medlands Beach is just stunning. Couldn't recommend this place enough!

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Thank Pohutukawa_Girl
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013 via mobile

Lovely place in a lovely setting. Fantastic views. Room (backpacker) was very comfortable and the dinning area has everything you need. The hosts are really friendly and make you feel very welcome. Just watch out for the chucks ;))

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2 Thank Kerry T
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

As the title suggest, this is clean and basic accommodation, much better than a lot of backpackers. Superb value for money - 80NZD per night for the two of us. Clean room and clean, well appointed kitchen. Hot and clean showers. Great views and wildlife. Within walking distance of a stunning beach.

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1 Thank Bean1001
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Robyn and Malcom were amazing hosts...so much so that we wished we could take them and the property, view and Medlands beach home with us to be our neighbors! I have been here 2x this year and would come back over and over again. Mornin' sunrise with the call of the kea, crashing ocean breathing through the breeze in the... More 

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1 Thank Michelle22504

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Additional Information about Medlands Beach Backpackers & Villas

Address: 9 Mason Road, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Great Barrier Island
Price Range: $34 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“The middle villa has the best views”
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 of 5 bubbles glynat52, 11 May 2015 | Read review
“I never stayed in the villas, just the rooms near the communal dining area...I would choose the one on the end, just for more privacy. All good.”
 of 5 bubbles Michelle22504, 4 Jan 2012 | Read review
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