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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2012

This was a last minute booking, we were accommodated in a clean friendly environment. I couldn't fault it, staff great, room excellent, location very handy. I would highly recommend the Pines Motor Lodge, we will be returning.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Our family of four stayed in Jan 2012 in a two bedroom unit that whilst not glamourous accomodation was very comfortable and incredibly clean and well maintained. Well established gardens around the units and outdoor settings in front of each unit made for a very pleasant setting. Our children enjoyed the pool - clean but not overly large and a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

We stayed on 29th and 30th January 2012 in a 2 bedroom unit ( unit 2 and 3 ) being a couple and 1 child of 10 years. We stayed at Pauanui Pines over 10 years ago when the previous owner had it, and it was purchased in 2006 now being run by the current owners Barry and Robyn for... More 

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Its a great place to stay and we were pleasantly surprised on reaching there. The receptionist was very friendly and personally showed us around to our cottage. The cottage has three rooms along with a kitchen which is furnished with kettle, microwave and cutlery. It is a pretty wooden cottage surrounded by the most beautiful landscape. The sea is not... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Lets start by saying the owner was fantastic and helpful and a joy to chat to. The location was not so good for us whilst it is a very scenic area, there is little to do beside the beach and the pub or supermarket. The properties whilst a little unappealing from the outside, are very clean and tidy inside. The... More 

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Thank Nomadion
PauanuiRobynG, Owner at Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Nomad Thank you for your kind comments about me. However I firnd the rest of your review somewhat confusing. We are not just for families, as indicated by the room types we have. There are 15 one bedroom units and 3 two bedroom units, hardly built for families only. You say there was little to do here, but you... More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 27 January 2012

During our trip through the northern island, we stayed at Pauanui Pines for two nights. At arrival, the friendly owner Barry gave great hints on what to do and where to eat. He suggested to eat at a restaurant in Whitianga, which is at driving distance from Pauanui. On your way to Whitianga there's plenty to do. The accommodation was... More 

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Thank ChristiaanVT
PauanuiRobynG, Owner at Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Christiaan for the Netherlands Thank you for your great review. We are pleased you enjoyed you stay here. What you describe is just what we try to achieve here. We trust the rest fo your holiday in NZ is going well. More 

Melbourne
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

We had the opportunity to stay here recently after a wedding in Auckland and found this place through TA. Although not completely up to the minute in furnishings - I would have to say that this is quite possibly the CLEANEST place we have ever stayed in. Although Pauanui as a town has a very very sleepy feel to it... More 

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PauanuiRobynG, Owner at Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Mr Cowboy from Melbourne. Thank you for your kind comments It's not sleepy here, we're a peaceful, purpose built holiday town that thousands of visitors enjoy. See you again when you need to relax and play some golf. Regards Barry More 

Zurich
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

This place was just great!! we enjoyed every minute of being here. excellent equipped kitchen in the rooms, free dvd's, free spade rental, very cozy and very very clean. The owner has perfectly explained all sights around Coromandel region. We would love to come back and stay longer. Awesome place!

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PauanuiRobynG, Owner at Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Katje and Stefan Thank you for your very positive review of our property. It is very pleasing to here that your stay here was so enjoyable. We hope the time you spent in New zealand has long and special memories for you. Regards Barry More 

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Reviewed 2 December 2011

Nice atmosphere to relax and to enjoy the pleasant night view. Was surprised to see so many stars in the sky. Place is clean and modern and with the car park just beside, it makes it an easy way to load the luggage. Only con is that it is the location of the lodge is far away from the main... More 

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PauanuiRobynG, Owner at Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello FongYH Thank you for your kind revue. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here. The three of you certainly appeared to be having fun here. Remember, that what ever part of the Coromandel Peninsula you stayed at you would have had some travelling to do. We have things close by here that people travel to see. We hope... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

I am amazed to read all these glowing reviews for the Pines. Unfortunately it fell far below our expectations and previous experience of hotels/motels in New Zealand. The pictures on the website bear no resemblance to the actual apprearance of the site which implies that the wonderful views are to be seen from the motel. Our small, poorly designed and... More 

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PauanuiRobynG, Owner at Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Mrs Penrose Thank you for your review. I do remember you staying here. Just as you can't understand "all these glowing reviews" , I can't understand much of your criticism. Suffice is to say we have returning guests who ask for the unit you stayed in. They really enjoy the peace and privacy and the outlook in to the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pauanui Pines accommodation consists of 18 one and two bedroom self-contained motel units, each one offering spacious functional living. One bedroom and two bedroom units have full kitchen facilities, large bathrooms, lounge and dining areas. Some motel units have the ability for alfresco dining. Continental breakfasts can be delivered to your motel unit on request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge

Address: 174 Vista Paku | Pauanui Beach, Pauanui 3546, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Pauanui
Price Range: RM455 - RM697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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