Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
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- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsKingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
There are many places to stay in the small community of Paihia and the Kingsgate is a fine choice. It is on the main road next to the water, has lovely big rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, and best of all free breakfast. Not just continental breakfast, the whole shibang of a breakfast with meats, eggs, toast, cereal, fruit, juice, coffee, etc...
The rooms offer the anonymous feel of motel rooms anywhere and so once inside you can forget where the room is actually located, this is a plus or minus depending on your preference.
Would recommend it for those needing or desiring a quiet, clean, spacious room with electrical outlets located in the right places.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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Travel Blogs from Paihia
... Waitangi Treaty Grounds but it appears that, apart from the signing of the papers, all the good stuff happened in Paihia. In 1831 Maori Chiefs petitioned King William IV for a representative of the British Crown to come to NZ to establish law and order and give protection to the Maori people. This representative was James Busby who, in 1833, arrived in Paihia to a 7 gun salute and a 600 Maori strong haka. At St Paul's Church , just down the road from ...
... for the whole night. So we decided this would be ‘home’ for the night.
When we did go to use the machine to put a few hours on to reach 11pm, we noticed that the time on one particular machine was wrong and instead of charging us an hour for $1 (as it should have been) it was giving us double the time for our money! Needless to say we made sure we always used that machine and kept that little secret ...
... to go rafting there, it was quite expensive and it was a 6 am start. Had a few drinks that night which was a lot of fun, playing some cool games. Stayed in a 30 room dorm which was interesting. There were two floors of beds in an attic room that looked like one big bunk bed, it's hard to describe. The lodge we stayed at in river valley was in the middle of no where, nothing around for miles (apart from sheep farms). It was a beatific setting at the bottom of a ...
... dire unfortunately, it had been quite breezy since I'd been in Paihia, but today was even worse. The boat was fairly small but nippy, and the captain didn't mess around on the journeys to the various marks! They were a bit bumpy to say the least, especially because of the big swells. Anyway, the trip was meant to last 6 hours however it ended up lasting a bit longer because it was a slow morning. I had a big pull from a fish early in the morning and my bait had been ...
We had a change of plans: We like this place so much, that we wanted to stay another night and decided to use the Bali Hai Motel as our base to explore the surroundings of the northern area of the North Island of New Zealand.
We left all our stuff in the room, told Barbara we wanted to stay another night and drove off to the westcoast. I was driving today and we wanted to go all the the way across the island (NZ is ...