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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2011

but pity about the accommodation!! had gone for a winter weekend getaway but couldnt wait to get back to the luxury of home. very run down units -old and tired-thank god there was a full size oven in the room as we used it to heat the room as there was only a 5 fin oil heater which had seen... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Stayed here 1 night good average accomodation. Best value we found in town if you don't mind not having one of the front view rooms. Great location opposite bay with short walk to main street and wharf. Staff very friendly and they allowed us to keep our car parked on site whilst doing a bay cruise after we had booked... More 

Thank philbye
Perth, Australia
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75 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights during May, the off season. We were offered half price on the second night. The room was comfortable and looked out over the Bay. Owners were friendly and helpful. recomend this place.

Thank ebears
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2011

We found this lodge by chance. Owner of the lodge is friendly and helpful. We stayed here for 2 nights. Think is off peak season, so we got a good deal - second night half price. They also helped us to book for the dune rider tour the next day and managed to get a 10% discount for us. Our... More 

Thank annkau
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2011

The price we paid was significantly less than other places with similar accommodation and location in Paihia. Our rooms overlooked the bay and even though the road ran in front of the lodge it was not noisy at all. We had a well equipped kitchenette, spacious bathroom, separate bedroom and small lounge, as we were on the ground floor we... More 

Thank Polly018
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2011

We booked in for 3 nights and stayed for 1 as the traffic noise was horrendous and we got no sleep whatsoever. It was a hot night but with no air conditioning or ceiling fans (and no portable fans) we had no option but to have the windows open. The manager was unsympathetic the next morning saying "It was Waitangi... More 

1 Thank Snapper93_11
dezziethecat, Owner at Abel Tasman Lodge, responded to this review

We have since closed these units as they are, indeed tired and old; our land lord refuses to do anything about this, so they are now closed. More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 January 2011

On arrival we were put in the older units at the back, these are in a sorry state,having dreadful shower and toilet facilities and the lounge and bedrooms requiring updating and redecorating. The front units are a little better, but I would still suggest they need redecorating. Positive point is the view from the front units,which looks across the bay... More 

Thank BenHur0
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2011

After staying at the unimpressive Bay of Islands resort for a couple of days, it was a pleasant upgrade moving to the Abel Tasman. The owners are extremely helpful, accommodating and friendly and nothing feels like too much trouble to them. The location couldn't be any better and we were quite happy with the rooms we stayed in. They were... More 

Thank Nealmaxwell
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2011

This Motel has some old tired 1970's units up the steep drive at the back. Avoid these at all costs. The beds are OK but the bathroom facilities were built by the worst example of a "do it yourself handy man". The dunny is so small that - 1). You cannot shut the door unless you straddle the toilet bowl... More 

2 Thank offagain_11
new zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2010

My first mistake was not doing what I usually do and check this motel out on Tripadvisor, if I had I would not have booked . Units at front of motel all looked very nice from the website but the one we had was stuck away at the back and very old and dated, but that was fine we are... More 

1 Thank enty56

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Abel Tasman Lodge

Address: 1, Bayview Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $95 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Abel Tasman Hotel Paihia
Abel Tasman Motel
Abel Tasman Lodge Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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“You still get a partial view of the bay from the cheaper back rooms.”
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