Centabay Lodge

27 Selwyn Road0200PaihiaNew Zealand
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About Centabay Lodge

Centabay Lodge is a budget and backpacker-friendly establishment sitting just a few minutes' walk from the sea in central Paihia. The hotel has a large outdoor area with chairs, a spa tub, and a BBQ.

Rooms range from dormitories to studios. Studios have their own kitchens and dining areas, and all rooms enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi.

This hotel offers a business centre with computers and printing facilities for guests to use. Adventure-minded visitors can rent bicycles and kayaks from the front desk. Travellers can enjoy a garden and communal kitchen when they stay at this property.

If guests aren't of the mind to do their own cooking, there are a number of popular eateries in the area, including Amazing Thai at Bay of Islands and Fritz's Weiners, both of which sit within 300 metres of Centabay Lodge.

Popular attractions in the area include the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, which is just over two kilometres away across Te Ti Bay.


27 Selwyn Road, 0200, Paihia, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(9)4027466 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Centrally located

Travellers say the location of this hotel is a real highlight. They appreciate the proximity to a range of the town's most popular restaurants and shops, as well as the beach. It's easy to go out and explore natural areas when staying at this hotel.

Excellent shared facilities

The large terrace and patio area—with their tables and chairs, hammocks, and of course the spa tub—are a big hit with guests. The spacious social spaces make for plenty of good conversation and provide many opportunities to make friends.

Comfortably equipped rooms

Guests report that the rooms at this establishment are well furnished. The studio has everything a group could need for a self-catering stay, while the dorms are furnished with high-quality mattresses and useful fixtures.

Negative Reviews

Bathrooms could be cleaner

Visitors think the bathrooms at this hotel could use some more attention from the housekeeping staff. As shared facilities, they see a fair amount of use, and as a result, they can often be a bit dirty.

Poorly managed kitchen

While the kitchen is described as large and well stocked, guests say that it is not managed well. As a result, it is often quite dirty, with no one ensuring that guests clean up after themselves. Many also note that the kitchen gets locked up at night.

Limited parking

Guests don't think there's enough parking at this property. The lot is quite small, so if a fair amount of visitors come by car, many are left searching for roadside spots.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 431 reviews across the web
7.5 /10
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    4.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.6 /10
7.5 out of 10 based on 431 reviews