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Busby Manor: Timeshare

This is a timeshare right on the main street that runs through Paihia and just across the road from the beach, so called.
There's plenty of room in each unit with its own en suite, lounge/TV room, kitchen and small verandah that is beside the pool.
The staff were helpful though not always available.
Overall, it's a place I would stay again.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Seniors, Family Travel, Spa and Resort
  • Written September 4, 2007

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Riverside Lodge: Views of the river near Haruru Falls

Plenty of common areas - Open lounge area, huge dining area. Good kitchen cooking facilities. Well equipped.
Welcoming, modern, colorful rooms in very good condition with nice doona covers and plenty of light coming in windows.
Rooms also have a large open fronted wardrobe with plenty of luggage racks & storage room. Shower has stainless steel base, v. clean. Seems to be very recently opened. Very quiet as I think there were only 2 other guests there at the time (and they must have had about 15 rooms at least along the 2 long corridors, incl some backpacker rooms).
If you have your own transport to get into town, it’s ideal. Great range of brochures & information in racks in the little open sitting room off the reception desk (yet another common area).

The lodge's best feature, I think, is the huge deck area overlooking the river where it runs over the Haruru falls. There are tables & chairs, lge bbq, umbrellas & tropical Cabbage tree palms.
Price was also very attractive - we got a lot for our $60 double, including full bathroom ensuite, all in great condition, and roof mounted TV in the bedroom. Bed was also more comfortable than your average backpackers.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Road Trip
  • Written December 3, 2006
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Lodge Eleven - Paihia: Lodge Eleven - Paihia

Standard price 19,00 NZD
Double 24,00 NZD
Twin 24,00 NZD
Children 5-17 16,00 NZD
Children under 5 10,00 NZD

Multi-share, family/quad and double/twin rooms with ensuites in every room. Covered outdoor dining, tennis, mountain bike hire.
Paihia offers boat tours around the Bay of Islands and bus trips up to Cape Reinge. Waitangi is not far or you could take a walk to the Haruru Falls. Catch a ferry to New Zealand´s first capital Russell. Paihia itself offers many excellent seafood restaurants.
Other activities include, tandem skydiving, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming with dolphins.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written October 22, 2002

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