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Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Ranked #14 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Good location for walking to the shops, the and boat tours. The buffet breakfast was very good. The room was clean, but the only negative I can say about the hotel was the stairs to access the second floor. The steps are very narrow and there is no lift, so you must carry your case up and down to your room. The beds were good, but not the new style that we had at our previous hotel. I recommend you try the The Green Restaurant for a meal. There is a cold water pool in the front of the hotel. The picture on the hotel site shows the pool. There is a games room downstairs, though we didn't use it, so can't comment on it. Overall, the hotel was very comfortable. The wifi is advertised as free, but if you want at least one gig you have to pay $3:00 for 24hr access. The laundry takes tokens, which can be purchased at the front desk.

Room Tip: If you are elderly, or travelling with a pram, take the ground floor rooms. There is no lift.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stayed in one of the front suites. It was well designed, with everything needed for a comfortable stay. It is easy walking distance to the ferries, tour boats, restaurants and the rest of the town. We had a very pleasant view of the Bay of Islands.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Booked two nights here after having a bad experience at another location in Paihia. we were travelling with our 7 year old granddaughter.

The first impression was very good, with well kept grounds with stunning gardens. Facilities included a pool, hot tub, dining and bar and guest laundries which were very clean.

All staff we had interaction with were very friendly and helpful, even allowing us to check in early after we explained our circumstances of having to leave the previous accommodation a day early due to it being unsatisfactory.

We booked two nights because we didn't want to leave until late the following day and thought it better than asking for a late check out, giving us the use of the room until around 3:00 pm. On checking out we were given, unasked, some credit off the tariff because we would not be staying the second night.

The only thing I could say was a negative was that the water from the shower in our room flowed everywhere but down the drain! The tiler who did the floor did an extremely bad job and had the drainage all wrong causing the water to flow into the bathroom and nearly out of the door! Shower badly need a hob constructed to contain the water as there is no door on the the shower cubicle. Whilst his was a bit of a nuisance it did not detract from our stay.

For anyone requiring accommodation for a couple of nights or a longer stay in the Bay of Islands I would not hesitate to recommend the Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge. It is within a couple of minutes walk to the wharf and shops, cafes, etc. and right on the waterfront.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This hotel has an excellent location right across the Bay of Islands. It is very convenient to the shopping, restaurants and boat tours. Our room was cozy and comfortable but had no sofa for sitting. Our room did not have bay views. Breakfast was available at extra charge. The staff was very helpful. Shower stall was small. First 30 minutes wifi or 50 Mb data was included; but that was finished within minutes with many apps downloading on your computer. We had to buy one day WiFi at 3$Nz which was not bad at all, but why not include it upfront in the room rate and save us the hassle?

Room Tip: Our room was booked by a tour company. We are not sure how much extra the rooms with Bay view cost.
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Nice handy location right in the heart of Paihia, within walking distance to shops. In house restaurant offers buffet breakfast as well as dinners.
Free daily newspaper on request, gym, pool, spa, and even games room to keep the children entertained.
Staff were also very accommodating.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia

Address: 104 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Price Range: $123 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the waterfront and only 100 metres from Paihia wharf and township the Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia is the ideal base from which to explore the scenic and historic Bay of Islands area. ... more   less 
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