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Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre

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#31 of 37 hotels in Paihia
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Haruru Falls Resort is a nature loving retreat set on 5 acres of grounds in front of unique Haruru Waterfalls (meaning Big Noise), directly opposite native Kiwi Habitat. We are located just five minutes from Paihia, Bay Of Islands. The motel offers guests a unique experience whilst having minimum impact on the surrounding landscape. Our holiday accommodation and conference facilities are perfectly suited to all tastes and budgets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
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Coffee / tea maker
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Refrigerator
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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Excursion13089047250 wrote a review Nov 2023
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I only intended on staying one night but found this beautiful spot so relaxing and laid back that I stayed for three nights. It had all the amenities I needed plus a perfect view of the falls from my motor home rear window. Management and staff were friendly and helpful. I will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Free use of kayaks
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Jason Y wrote a review May 2023
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Excellent stay at the campsite, with complimentary kayak hire down a beautiful, peaceful river beside Haruru falls. Michael is a very friendly and accommodating owner who has recently taken ownership of the business. I would strongly recommend staying here
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Arlene Turner wrote a review Apr 2021
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The staff that I spoke to had fluent English, were very helpful and we fully enjoyed our 3 night stay. My family and I were on a journey to cleanse and refresh our wairua from the busy life in Auckland. We were in the rooms above which had the best views of Haruru Falls. When you sat out on the balcony your wairua was at total peace (I'll savour those memories forever). We were only sleeping in the rooms and out having fun everyday. I highly recommend this place if you are needing privacy. We also shared the communal kitchen one day (by choice) which was fine, the other guests were great as my wider whanau had shown up and we had too much food to cook :) We were not fussed with the pool being empty as we managed to get out on the kayaks that were on site - you have got to try the kayaks!!! If you have high expectations when it comes to accommodation - kei te pai tera - maybe this place is not for those who are fussed about the little things. Overall, excellent value for money, we loved the rooms, the grounds, the atmosphere and the people. We have planned our next trip back in October :) We leave Haruru with wonderful/precious memories and our wairua has HEALED ...
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Jacqui Currall wrote a review Mar 2020
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We came to Paihia for a family reunion and multiple familes choose to stay at this resort for the handy location and lovely pool. We would not recommend this property for the following reasons... * The hosts do not speak English and are not at all friendly or welcoming * the pool was closed and there was no forewarning of this when we booked * the rooms were filthy and smelly and when we complained they gave us cleaning product and rubber gloves so we could clean it ourselves * The BBQ was filthy so we couldn't use it. * The grounds and gardens are run down * They ask you to not drink alcohol in your room.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Great views of the waterfall
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Response from Yewon Hwang, General Manager at Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre
Responded 9 Oct 2022
Thank you for your review. We apologise for the experience. But would like to assure you this is not the case any more. Our swimming pool is currently being renovated due to flood damage. Our rooms are refurbished and we are constantly looking for ways to enhance guest experience.
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Jasp1234 wrote a review Apr 2019
New zealand4 contributions8 helpful votes
we booked here for two nights, when we arrived to the room there were people two doors down that were smoking dope, it stunk and did not give a great first impression. our room was very unclean, there was left over hair in the plughole of the bath and on the walls of the bath, the toilet had a dirty ring around the inside, there were cobwebs everywhere around the windows and a big dead cockroach on the floor of the bathroom, also because of my height I could see between bench and microwave in the kitchen and there were multiple dead bugs behind it, my husband then rang and booked another place in paihia and we left the next morning and did not stay the second night, more attention to cleaning must be done it is a real let down.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sportigran wrote a review Jan 2019
Wellington, New Zealand33 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights including new years eve. The rest of Paihia and surrounds were booked out and based on the photos we were excited about staying here. The reality was a little different. It is now called "earth citizens retreat" while our bed was comfortable and the pool was good we had no hot water and had to use the communal facilities. The tv did not work. They apologised and provided a small discount but if paihia had not been booked out we would have moved on.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Monique F wrote a review Nov 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand57 contributions25 helpful votes
Beautiful people, the staff are friendly and kind. I had the most relaxing and peaceful stay here. The wairua of this place is so warm and peaceful. The waterfall and view is breath taking and I cant wait for my next stay 😍
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Iris Joy wrote a review Aug 2018
New Zealand105 contributions13 helpful votes
we booked a room in this resort for our bay of islands trip.location is great,had a great view of the haruru falls. check in and check out was very quick, at first glance, the room looked nice and tidy until..we start checking around. the pillows- pillow case were stained with black prints(maybe a shoe print) have to sleep without them. had to double check everything even the sheets for more surprises,good thing didn't find anything. opening the drawers, saw some brochures and receipts left behind by the previous occupant. toilet bowl hasn't been cleaned well,saw some icky stains 🤢there was also a used soap that wasn't removed from the shower..😞 all in all, stay was just 😑. at least we had a good view. ☺️
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Rayanne72 wrote a review Apr 2018
Kaitaia, New Zealand151 contributions22 helpful votes
Me and my friend and 5 kids stayed here for the weetbix triathlon. It was a beautiful spot with a great view of the falls. Room was comfy and clean. There should of been a microwave or some other little oven or something to cook with, salt and pepper would have been good. Me and kids loved the swimming pool and playground. Staff were friendly place could do with a lick of paint and a tidy up but we did enjoy our stay!!
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sharyn1958 wrote a review Mar 2018
Launceston, Australia69 contributions21 helpful votes
The location is lovely - you can see the falls from the banks of the river. We stayed in a twin room (#14) so didn't have the better views the rooms higher up would have had. The room was clean, but NOT useful for self-catering - it only had a fridge and kettle which meant we had to buy dinner in Paihai, so we didn't save money by staying here. The pool was clean and I enjoyed a swim in it. Not sure if the restaurant was actually functioning. I never saw anyone eating there. I think the place is a little tired and was probably a 'resort' 40 years ago. The shower pressure was way too strong which was puzzling as there were signs to say they were on gravity fed water and the pressure wasn't high.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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$154 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (6.2 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (2.3 km), and Flagstaff Hill (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and dry cleaning.
What food & drink options are available at Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Omata Estate Vineyard & Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Haruru Falls Motel and Conference Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.