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Copthorne Hotel: In the city

This was pretty much as expected. I've stayed in Copthorne's elsewhere and they all seem to be of a high standard and priced accordingly.
Though the room rate and meal rate was reasonable I did get caught out on the broadband internet. While it worked very well it cost me around $35 for two nights which I thought was a bit outrageous. Turns out I didn't read the small print.

Address: 150 Anzac Avenue , Auckland

Comparison: more expensive than average

Phone: 9-379 8509

Price: US$40-80

Theme: Hotel

Website: http://www.copthorneanzac.co.nz

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 5, 2007
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Colonial Homestay: Room with a view

Jenny and Bob have set up a slightly upmarket B&B overlooking the seaside of Tairua. It's one of those places you just don't want to leave.
The street ultimately is a dead end so there's not a lot of traffic going past at any time which adds to the allure of the place.
Apart from a spacious bedroom, there's a roomy en suite and then a cosy little lounge with the usual T.V., books and assorted games if the weather is against you.
Everything is spotlessly clean and you'll be well catered for.
It cost us aroung $190NZ per night including breakfast (for two).
If indulgence is something you're looking for, you could do a lot worse.
This is genuine 4 star comfort.

Unique Qualities: Crashing into a comfy bed and waking up to sublime views is something I can learn to live with. Not since I'd been to Taormina (Sicily) had I had such an experience, though it was the epitome of such places.
There's a five minute walk (fairly steep) up to the summit of Paku Hill with views to die for at the top. This is a genuine 360 degrees panorama.
The sumptuous breakfasts and carefree atmosphere left us both wanting more but, sadly, we only had the two nights.

Address: 202 Paku Drive, Tairua

Comparison: more expensive than average

Price: US$40-80

Theme: Bed and Breakfast

Website: http://www.colonialhomestay.co.nz

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 4, 2007
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