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.
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.
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. …
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
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.