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Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre

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14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland 0632 New Zealand
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#3 of 3 hotels in Albany
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Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Albany, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Given the close proximity to Harbour Hockey (2.2 mi), guests of Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre can easily experience one of Albany's most popular landmarks.

The resort offers a picnic area, a coffee shop, and a sun terrace, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free public parking available nearby.

If you’re looking to experience local food favourites like tapas, consider a visit to Bolero Tapas Bar & Restaurant, which is not far from Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre.

Best of all, Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre makes it easy to experience some great Albany attractions like Gills Scenic Reserve, which is a popular park.

Enjoy your stay in Albany!

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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Kids pool
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Sauna
Spa
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Penelopeb wrote a review Sep 2020
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This place used to have a good atmosphere, however, i was disappointed to stay in the short term accommodation recently. There was dust floating in the room, one of the showers was overflowing, there was no dishwashing liquide in the shared kitchen. There was poor customer service at one exception. Unfortunately in my opinion this place has lost the charm it once had and for the price i paid i would highly suggest booking elsewhere.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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CMelissa wrote a review Jul 2020
Vancouver, Canada144 contributions14 helpful votes
We booked here last minute on our way into Auckland, excited for the opportunity to do some yoga and stay at the centre. Upon arrival, they couldn’t find our booking and there wasn’t clear instructions of where to park our vehicle. Poor and inefficient customer experience. The delay in checkin meant we were late to the yoga class. Classes were free when we were there and the yoga facility was nice. Was unsure if there were covid measures or precautions in place- shared wool blankets handed out. It was dark and couldn’t find the kitchen after, so ended up in a larger kitchen area which was very unclean, including dirty shelves and a rotting banana in the cupboard, presumably from longer term guests at the centre. The room itself was basic, but overpriced for what it was. A fixture (perhaps water fixture?) was broken and fixed with large amounts of duct tape on the ceiling- didn’t look safe or professional. The place is ok if you like rustic and don’t mind the slightly weird vibe. I love retreat centres like this usually and was overall disappointed. The place has lots of potential with better customer service, cleaner facilities, and better run centre overall. Wouldn’t return.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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adamscobbs wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
This is the worst place I've ever stayed. I mean that! I didn't get a wink of sleep my entire stay because every single movement from the room above echoed noisily through the thin ceilings and into my room. The footsteps were literally like drums. The surroundings are nice enough and the forest is wonderful, but if you value your sleep AT ALL do not stay here. Even with my ear plugs in I was kept awake all night by the routine movements of the guests in the room above. Not their fault, they were just moving around normally. To make matters worse, when I brought this to the attention of the manager I was offered no refund, or discount, or room move. Absolutely shocking hospitality.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Helen S wrote a review Oct 2019
Quindalup, Australia378 contributions40 helpful votes
What a beautiful discovery of this place was. Totally unexpected! The grounds were full of sweeping trees-amazing views of the bush and such a relaxing atmosphere. When I entered my single room I discovered they had turned the heater on. What a lovely gesture! I had a great night sleep too! The toilet & bathroom facilities were a short distance away. My accommodation was all I needed for the one night. I had done a lot of driving at Bay of the Islands as I am from Australia & I chose to stay here to recharge my battery before I drove back over the bridge into Auckland and continue my journey further down.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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KYRSTA LYNN EATS wrote a review Sep 2019
Auckland, New Zealand221 contributions10 helpful votes
While I have not stayed here I have had friends who have lived here. Their kitchen is lovely as they serve vegan and vegetarian meals. I personally travel here for their Spirit Festivals and Yoga Festivals. Both are incredible experiences that I highly suggest going to. It is very community-centric and a spiritual place to stay if you are looking for a wholesome travel experience. If I were to stay here I would check out some of the events they have going on daily. Would suggest staying here just because of the sheer beauty of the surrounding area and positive signs. Lifts your spirits.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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USD 57 - USD 77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandNorth ShoreAlbany
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre?
Nearby attractions include Event Cinemas (0.8 km), QBE Stadium (0.7 km), and Albany Stadium Pool (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Is parking available at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wine Box, Lone Star Albany, and Pioneer Pie Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a sauna, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting J.F Kennedy Memorial Park (6.7 km).