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12 Cook Street, Tolaga Bay 4046 New Zealand
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tolaga Bay
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One of the last remaining iconic country hotels left on the Eastcoast providing your home away from home experience. An on-site cafe, public bar and garden bar for all your refreshments. Only 5 mins from the beach. Meet the real locals of NZ in our small, friendly rural Maori community.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bowling
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Chapel / shrine
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Billiards
Darts
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
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Electric blanket
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Iryna wrote a review Apr 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand340 contributions102 helpful votes
Ancient but adequate. Beds and blankets were all very comfortable, Separate bathrooms the other side of the hallway. Good showers. The takeaways shop on corner of ground floor seemed to serve the usual. Anne's. Walk down to the ocean beach was less than one Km. Common kitchen down below seemed to have all the gears - if you could find it. Lots of fresh corn and kamokamo to help your self. Good to walk around the blocks and come across things like the War Memorial Gates inscribed with hundreds of names of those poor buggers who gave their lives and never came back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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peltyracing wrote a review Mar 2020
Adelaide, Australia72 contributions17 helpful votes
For the cost per person cant really complain about the accommodation. Very very basic. The hosts were good and even opened the Inn for us for a night of chat and a few drinks. The building was rebuilt in 1930 after a fire destroyed it. Hasn't been touched really since then. i understand the owners are seeking a Gov grant to preserve the property which would improve the accommodation considerably. Rooms are basic and toilet/showers are down the hall. Would I stay here again......a quaint experience but probably not.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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A couple that ventures alot... wrote a review Feb 2020
Opotiki, New Zealand11 contributions
Wouldn't recommend the Tolaga Inn needs so much attention and has so much potential. The hygiene was so bad. Our bed was old springy, cheap pillows, white sheets had blood stains, old decor throughout the Inn, light switches broken not working, the hotel smelt of mould and style linen, a dog was walking around in the kitchen and staying upstairs in a room with owners, toilets and shower not cleaned, stains and mould everywhere, holes everywhere in carpet, very old building and structurally looks unsafe. Local kids congregate outside talking and yelling loudly all day and night, couldn't sleep because the walls are so thin you can hear the entire floor making movements, snoring, talking, opening doors, kitchen always had dishesleft on sink. The onsite cafe was bot good value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maddy wrote a review Jan 2020
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I was actually scared at this place still haven’t Pade yet it’s dirty run down I absolutely hated it definitely don’t recommend it it’s really unsafe I don’t think anyone likes it there management need to get the stuff together
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mortelad51 wrote a review Jan 2020
Napier, New Zealand113 contributions27 helpful votes
Firstly, I commend the trust or owners for working to upgrade this wonderful old building. Very laid back approach from staff and took a bit of 'sorting' to get our room. Room was good size and clean and beds comfortable. Toilet and shower was close by and also clean. Good value for money but we were unclear about the availability of tea and coffee in the kitchen as unclear what guests could use. It is in need of upgrading on a number of fronts but would certainly stay again. Enjoyed the stay and meals at Aunties.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Greg T wrote a review Aug 2019
Gisborne Region, New Zealand235 contributions13 helpful votes
Tolaga Bay Inn. Worth a stop if you're in Tolaga. We had Wedges,Burgers,Fish and Uawa Benedict.Burgers were large,tasty,fresh,on ciabatta buns. Fish was nicely cooked. Uawa Benedict, was delicious and a nice runny yolk.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rick M wrote a review Jul 2019
Wellington, New Zealand1266 contributions200 helpful votes
We only stopped here for coffee and cake on our way through in the Uawa Cafe which occupies the corner of the Inn, and it was great. Good coffee and large slabs of homemade cakes. The decor is very dated but the staff are very welcoming and they offer a wide range of food, especially the fried variety.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rus H wrote a review Jun 2019
Gisborne, New Zealand180 contributions17 helpful votes
Great place for a mid-week business meeting and lunch. Great coffee and food and friendly staff. Always plenty of street parking and a social and business innovation hub of the coast. The folks have some great plans to make it even more of a centre for the community...
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Elizabeth M wrote a review Apr 2019
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand79 contributions21 helpful votes
We had a four person room and it really was what we paid for. Found it hard to figure out how to get in, but owner was friendly and helpful. Room was adequate but felt quite dated - sheets felt a bit grubby and I didn't bother with the shower after seeing it. Cafe downstairs was YUM but they ran out of burgers (and given that was pretty much all they had!) We got the last few. I enjoyed our stay here, but was glad it was just the one night
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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BowlsTom wrote a review Mar 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand100 contributions46 helpful votes
Although it needs a lot of work, the building looked very cute from the outside, a gorgeous heritage building with verandas around the sides. Inside it's a real rabbit warren too, which adds to the charm. We had a room with three beds and shared facilities. It certainly wasn't fancy, but decent enough for the price. Some of the double rooms looked much nicer. Not sure if any have an ensuite... and that's where the problems were, the cleanliness is an absolute disgrace! The bathrooms were disgusting. One of the shared toilets was so dirty it was almost black. The others weren't much better. After that, it was a 'wear jandals in the showers' situation too. One of the towels had stains on it. Bedding didn't seem too bad, although my friend slept in her clothes. Never seen anything like it. Downstairs there's a really nice cafe on the corner, but it was absolutely plagued with flies and therefore not appealing at all. Dust and cobwebs all through the shared areas. The European sounding guy that runs the place was very welcoming and eager to please. The bar was closed, but he did serve us drinks... in dirty glasses of course. I believe the bar only opens on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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New ZealandNorth IslandGisborne RegionTolaga Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tolaga Bay Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tolaga Bay Inn?
Nearby attractions include Tolaga Bay Historic Wharf (2.2 km), Cooks Cove Walkway (2.3 km), and Tolaga Bay Holiday Park (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tolaga Bay Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Tolaga Bay Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tolaga Bay Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tolaga Bay Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cottles Cafe, Aunties Cafe, and Maria's Cafe.
Does Tolaga Bay Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tolaga Bay Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Tolaga Bay Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Tolaga Bay.
Are pets allowed at Tolaga Bay Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tolaga Bay Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.