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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
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
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Chapel / shrine
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
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Room features
Electric blanket
Room types
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 Zealand332 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
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
Maddy wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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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Viv M wrote a review Jan 2020
Napier, New Zealand103 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
US$48 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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.
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.