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Poenamo Hotel

31 Northcote Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0627 New Zealand
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#5 of 7 hotels in Takapuna
We are located 10 minutes drive from Auckland's CBD, just off the Northern Motorway, right next to the Takapuna golf course and close to Takapuna Beach. Within minutes of the hotel you'll find the North Shore Events Centre, North Shore Stadium and the Bruce Mason Centre, all major venues for any events happening on the North Shore.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
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Ingrid M wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand35 contributions20 helpful votes
No title for this hotel says it all. Over the years we have stayed here several times, but this is definitely the last time we'll stay here. We stayed here for 3 nights. It was "sooo" overpriced for what we got. It was between christmas and new year period, but still not worth the extra money that they charged for this time of year. We checked in and as usual so dark you can't really see anything until you get used to the dingy room. The bathroom needs a really good scrub and paint, as does the rest of the unit. We went out for tea, when we came back, we found the bathroom light didn't work, as did a couple in the main room (bedroom/Lounge). I rung reception, this was probably about 7.30 - 8pm, so not late. The answer service answered the phone, and she said she would tell the manager. Manager rung and said she'd come and look. She said she'd ring an electrician, he'd be there soon. About 9.30 an electrician came and replaced the bulbs, so we had light. After the first night we went out for the morning and came back to our room which we thought would have been made up. It was, according to the person that did our room. The bed looked like a 5 year old had just pulled the blankets up, the sides were very untidily tucked in. The shower hadn't been cleaned and the towels and facecloths not all replaced as other motels do. I could go on about the room, but you understand what it's like just by a few comments I have made. We stay at the Poe, as it near to friends and family we visit on trips to Auckland. But as I said, this is the last time we'll ever stay there. We were in room 12, on the ground floor, the whole unit, needs modernising and painting and scrubbing so it looks OK. I wish I had checked the room, before I paid the 3 night accomodation, which was nearly $600. I did take photos, but I have deleted them by mistake, so nothing to show, just my husbands and my thoughts on the hotel. No-one in the dining room where we went one night for a meal had face masks on, or no-one in reception had them either, I didn't notice any signs in reception saying to wear masks. The question about, was the room vacant for 24 hours before we used it, was what was worrying for me, I had wondered before we left home that the motel rooms we stayed in, were cleaned thoroughly. I have no idea if the room was vacant before we used it, but we have been home and both well for over a month.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Mick Cullen wrote a review Dec 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
I first started staying here some forty years ago when this was a first rate establishment. Over the years I have stayed here four to five times each year with excellent service and the place has been well kept. The staff have always been extremely helpful and the place well kept. However this last few trips have showed the place to be very much in need of some TLC. A recent painting does not cover the lack of smaller things such as cigarette butts and rubbish lying about as well as the fact that my last three stays covering Nov and Dec in the same room show closet space being without doors or hanging space despite there being a cardboard box containing all the necessary fittings to repair such. The staff seem to be most obliging and willing however this is clearly not followed up with support from Management. This is most disappointing as the local is perfect for visiting the North Shore.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Alavine wrote a review Dec 2020
Alice Springs, Australia5 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed here 2 nights. An aweful experience. Room was very dated (which in itself isn't a real problem if everything was clean and performed to purpose), but very badly maintained. There were broken fittings, stained carpets, scolding hot water, diy repairs poorly carried out and front desk staff who basically couldn't give a toss. Room care were the only staff who exhibited any level of professionalism. Massively overpriced and extremely underwhelming. Would have given a minus rating had there been a facility to do so. HOWEVER... If you're a young hoon wanting to party, throw up and keep on partying, then this may be the perfect place!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Journey47465352955 wrote a review Sep 2020
16 contributions4 helpful votes
Clean but tired. The bed was comfy enough but definitely made up with two mattresses instead of one. It had everything we needed. The pool looked good, shame it wasn't warm enough to use. Close to lots of food options and clinics. Friendly staff. An arm chair would have been useful instead of one dining chair that hubby felt was broken. Don't plan on staying again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Patsy_nz wrote a review Mar 2020
Palmerston North, New Zealand204 contributions66 helpful votes
Not bad. Our room was mostly clean apart from a dirty windowsill and bathroom ceiling. Good set up for families, with a pool and playground, and a decent restaurant and bar with wonderful staff! We enjoyed our stay and would come back again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
USD 64 - USD 93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandNorth ShoreTakapuna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Poenamo Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Poenamo Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Smiths Bush Reserve (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Poenamo Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Poenamo Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Poenamo Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Poenamo Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Poenamo Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bushmans Grill, The Grange, and Coffee Lab.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Poenamo Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Poenamo Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (7.1 km), Auckland Town Hall (7.0 km), and Symonds Street Cemetary (7.7 km).
Is Poenamo Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.