Very Good10 Reviews
0.72km from Kyo-Ya Japanese RestaurantMy husband and I did a lot of research for the 2nd half of our 1st trip to beautiful NZ. We had just spent 10 days doing a South island motorcycle trip. For the North island, we had a car and were initially going to rent a house on a beach. We decided to stay locally near airport and do day trips. We flew in from Christchurch on 12/31 and arrived around late morning and were please that Janice let us check into our 2nd floor room #521. There is no elevator but we have good mobility and were able to manage the stairs. Our room was clean and ovelooked the pool, it had a clear corner view to be able to see (and hear the surf) which is a simple 5 minute walk down the street. We found many shops, restaurants and the Metro grocery store (take a cloth bag or they will sell you one for .99 cents) nearby. The kitchen had a stovetop, microwave and small fridge with dishes, utensils, pans, mugs/wine glasses, bottle opener, coffee maker with coffee and tea and single use dish soap, We brought breakfast foods and something to cook on the premises propane grill. You need to supply your own napkins, papertowels and kleenex. The bathroom had single use shampoo, soap and makeup remover pads. There was a couch and table with 4 chairs along with table and 2 chairs on balcony. There is no air conditioner but there was a fan in closet (which we didn't use) and we slept with windows open at night, except for when there was no breeze and the mosquitos came in. There was also no safe, (which I think would be nice to have). The bedroom had a vanity area with plug/light which I found handy, 2 night stands and a comfortable bed. I appreciated all of the closet hangers and shelf above to put stuff on. There was also a blow dryer, iron/board. The bathroom was a decent size with a towel bar system but no hooks/shelving otherwise. A few mornings we ran out of hot water, but never water pressure. Housekeeping came around the same time generally at 10 in the morning. We're not high maintenance needing new towels everyday and washed our own dishes, etc. It was a decent property and well located for doing day trips and getting around. We found the property busy at times but once evening came, then fairly quiet. I did use the pool several times and enjoyed that. The grounds are decent with many pretty flowers and there seemed to be enough parking, though tight even for our Corolla.