Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Paihia
We woke to find ourselves in the Bay of Islands. Our day began early with a 6.30 alarm and a room service breakfast. We gathered essential belongings which today included water and a warm jacket. With tickets, photo ID and sea pass we made our way to the theatre to collect our excursion stickers, then we made our way down to the tender.
The tender docked in Waitangi, there were free shuttle buses to Paihia, a ferry to Russell ...
Stunning views and crisp Sauvignon Blanc, we are in Helena Bay, in a Native Parks Haven, high up on the hillside, overlooking the bay. When we first contemplated coming to New Zealand, our friends Greer & Andy, who had recently travelled here, suggested joining the Native Parks club, $75 provides you with a catalogue and a list of interesting places that offer free ...
... the place he pointed to on the map. For once I have made the right call. Turns out I had seen The Watefront Cafe whereas our reservation was at The Waterfront Cafe and Restaurant. How often this has led to total confusion God only knows but we got away with it. Mind you everything did not go entirely smoothly. At the correct Waterfront there was a nice table at the front overlooking the Bay but it had a card on it saying it was reserved for Jeff ...
... the other two members of staff having a very closed and quiet conversation, their body language and they way they stood was signal to leave them alone. The worst iSite going, shame the rest were brilliant, so far. On the way back to the car we made some enquiries about various island, sea and boat tours along with kayaking and anything else on offer. The cost of the island tours for a few hours was almost as much as our entire Halong Bay Cruise, ...
... and in the early 1800's was the major re-provisioning place in the South Pacific. As a result it was full of drunkenness and dens of iniquity so the sailors who had been at sea for months could enjoy themselves.
Now it is a sleepy town with lots of historic buildings, including the oldest pub in NZ.. well the Licence is No1 but the building was transferred to the site in 1930's, replacing the previous one that had burnt down. While ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
More great choices in Paihia
Search for more deals in Paihia
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.