2 Best Hotels in Tairua, Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort

$$$$ | Mount Ave., Pauanui, 3546, New Zealand

This hillside hideaway, managed by the international Accor hotel chain, is nestled in native bushland near Pauanui Beach. Timber chalets are furnished with a designer's flair. Sliding glass doors lead to a balcony perched among the treetops. Miha Restaurant, with its elegant interior or casual alfresco spaces, describes its menu as Pacific Rim with a modern European twist. Guest facilities include a swimming pool, hot tub, gym, and tennis court. They have bikes for rent and there's an international 18-hole golf course down the road.

Pros

  • Upscale and well-appointed
  • Close to the beach
  • Pool, tennis court, and bikes are among amenities

Cons

  • Somewhat formal for the region
  • Access to rooms not easy on steep paths (call for a golf cart)
  • Steep climb uphill from the beach
Mount Ave., Pauanui, 3546, New Zealand
07-864–8088
hotel Details
48 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Pacific Harbour Villas

$$$ | 223 Main Rd., Tairua, 3508, New Zealand

With a grand Pacific-style portico, this resort property on the main street in Tairua looks like a tropical island getaway. It contains a cluster of island-style chalets connected by a white shell path, some of them overlooking the Tairua Inlet. The units are spacious and quiet, with fully equipped kitchens and the added bonus of parking outside your door. Furnishings are simple and comfortable, and all the touches expected in an upmarket hotel are present. One honeymoon suite has a king bed and private hot tub.

Pros

  • Tropical island ambience
  • Good location
  • Well-priced

Cons

  • Not all villas have a harbor view
  • Wi-Fi not free
  • Cable television in lobby only
223 Main Rd., Tairua, 3508, New Zealand
07-864–8581
hotel Details
31 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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