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Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a small dog on the property that'll climb all over you! Location wise its out on the edge of the town, away from all the things you need. Clean & tidy but a very interesting host, not in a good way. I found this lady very suspicious with security measures all over the place. I didnt have a good... More 

Thank Sheryl M
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a night at this quiet heritage B&B. Cheryl, the owner is really friendly and she has the most adorable little dog on the North Island. The off-peak season price for the room is $85. The place is immaculately clean, the showers/toilets are shared. The breakfast is served between 8 and 9am and it has a good selection. There... More 

Thank AdrifromSydney
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6 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016

A nice quiet place in the northern part of Thames. Clean and well maintained. When we left, they were doing a refresh and repaint of the place. They have a lovely self-service kitchen and drawing room (complete with pool table and tv). Due to the history of the building, you do have communal bathrooms. And the internet is pay-for. But... More 

Thank Brian B
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at Sunkist. The host was very kind to us and the room was very clean. It is a short walk into town where we had a great dinner. It was a bit eerie at night because it was incredibly quiet, but that's hardly a complaint! Very unique place.

1 Thank Tali C
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We arrived at 7.50pm, which the owner had told us by phone was ok, for one night passing through towards Auckland. The owner was incredibly rude to us during the process of checking in, with little snide remarks throughout. Having traveled in NZ several times (and lived there), I have never experienced hospitality like this before. In general the owner... More 

1 Thank Lars L
kiwiscorpio1971, Owner at Sunkist Stay Bike n Hike, responded to this review

Sorry I didn't meet your expectations, I can't personally remember you or a problem as I assume you arrived just as I was closing after a 14 hr day and left by 10 the next morning so contact must have been extremely minimal, I apologise if paying for internet was the reason or asking for ID? This seems to ring... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I made the mistake of staying at this place twice. The hostess is entirely in the wrong profession - unhelpful, rude, everything seemed to be too much trouble. The first occasion I stayed I booked a 4 bed bunk room and the bed was possibly the most uncomfortable sleep I have ever had. This last weekend I decided to give... More 

1 Thank webberd
kiwiscorpio1971, Owner at Sunkist Stay Bike n Hike, responded to this review

Booked for 3 nights, arrived at closing time, left by 7.00 am to attend seminars missing complimentary breakfast, back late & went straight to your room both days. I asked when I saw you briefly coming & going if any problems etc, always said no everything was fine? Tea/coffee, queen bed & quality linen plus towels, flannels, extremely clean &... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I stayed here for 2 nights with a group of friends so we could walk to the Pinnacles. The accommodation was great value for money, bedding and breakfast included in the price. it was very clean and well kept. Cheryl was very informative about the local history of the district and the hostel building. I would recommend this accommodation.

1 Thank spike123609
kiwiscorpio1971, Owner at Sunkist Stay Bike n Hike, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we are happy you enjoyed your stay and our lovely Guesthouse. Look forward to maybe seeing you all again 1 day. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

After staying for five months in different accomodations this is the place with the unfriendliest host ever. It looks that she never heard about hospitality and service with a smile. Little questions were anwsered really rude. We had no other options to stay somewhere else in town because all the other accomodations were full. The house looks really nice but... More 

2 Thank Leasylvia
kiwiscorpio1971, Owner at Sunkist Stay Bike n Hike, responded to this review

I am so sad having to answer these petty reviews, & all I can say is niceness & respect go both ways, the sofa in question is an expensive antique chaise lounge & is not designed for putting filthy backpacker bags on. Because of my age I appear to be subject to all sorts of abuse from the new age... More 

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44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Had a great time staying here. Rooms were very spacious and catered to everyone. Massive kitchen and dining area and a great outdoor area to lap up some sun. Loved the animals! They are so friendly and LOVE the attention.

Thank 202rochelleb
kiwiscorpio1971, Manager at Sunkist Stay Bike n Hike, responded to this review

I am pleased you enjoyed your stay & we hope to see some of you back again soon. You were a fun group More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

In general the hostel and its facilities are nice and clean, but when we arrived there we got a very terrible welcome. The lady at the reception asked us out of the blue if we were hitchhikers and accused us of not supporting the NZ economy and putting us and others to danger. We were really tired at that moment... More 

1 Thank Isabell M
kiwiscorpio1971, Owner at Sunkist Stay Bike n Hike, responded to this review

I am very sorry you found me rude as I thought we were having a general discussion about the good & bad of h/h and the reason I asked if you were H/H's were for our stats which we record for every traveller to help with our advertising. Our only rules are common sense about smoking, drinking, noise & cleaning... More 

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay, Bike n Hike. Our 1860's Heritage Bed n Breakfast offers a clean and relaxing environment in our own part of the Thames Goldrush History. Catering for the established traveller looking for a relaxing place to stay. Clean and Quiet makes for a great nights sleep between your adventures. A great base for Couples or groups wanting to explore the Coromandel Peninsula and starting point for the Hauraki Rail Trail and the Kauaeranga Valley for those wanting to hike the Pinnacles. The building is an 1860s heritage kauri hotel, now restored and modernized to provide quality accommodation with many home comforts. We do not offer camping or freedom camping facilities of any kind. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sunkist Stay Bike n Hike

Address: 506 Brown Street, Thames 3500, New Zealand (Formerly Sunkist International Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Thames
Price Range: ₹ 3,633 - ₹ 4,699 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“In another hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles christN6938JF, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Quiet area of town, easy to find, supermarket and town within walking distance of Sunkist.”
 of 5 bubbles 227maureen545, 14 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The top bunk is very high.”
 of 5 bubbles bach57, 23 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Choose room 1 its the one we had for a double and apart from the lock on the window was great. This is one of the best Backpackers in New Zealand I have stayed in, the first for my wife too she loved the place. We are in our fifties and there was agood crowd mix young to old. And its reasonably quiet most of the day. The neighbours you hardly hear anything.”
 of 5 bubbles WayneMoore1060, 10 Jan 2013 | Read review
“All good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles amiejsd, 27 Oct 2012 | Read review
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