Adjacent to a golf course, Pauanui Pines Motor Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Pauanui. For a workout, you can visit the outdoor tennis court or go for a morning swim at the outdoor pool. Free bike rentals and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upscale motel include refrigerators and microwaves.
Pros: Great for visiting Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. The owners were tremendously helpful and responsive -- they let us check in early, provided shovels and beach towels, and responded to emails and questions both quickly and helpfully. Great family run operation.
Cons: Not a ton of restaurants nearby -- it's a small town. But, great location for visiting Coromandel.
Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort is a secluded hideaway located at Pauanui Beach. Situated 800m away from the 3km long sandy beach and nestled into the slopes of Mt. Pauanui select from 48 romantic chalets surrounded by native bush. Our Restaurant offers an intimate ambience, superb local cuisine and beautiful views, while other facilities include an outdoor swimming and spa pool, gym, tennis court and bikes for hire, with an international 18-hole golf course and excellent fishing nearby.