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Bay Sands Seafront Studios

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   136 Marsden Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #24 of 44 hotels in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork,
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Jan 2014 so weather was quite nice. Directly across the road from the beach. Booked the 1st floor sea facing studio, lovely little balcony to sit out on. Spacious room with small bathroom and kitchenette. Perfectly situated to explore Paihia and 10 min walk to ferry to Russell. Would definitely recommend.

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BaySandsMotel, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Hi Folks, thank you for taking time to review your stay. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday. We hope to see you again someday. Cheers, Tulay More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the perfect place for our stay in Paihia. It was comfortable, central and had a stunning view - truly the perfect place to unwind and use as a base to explore Paihia and the surrounds. We chose for a small extra sum a room facing the beach on the second floor, and it was well worth it, with... More

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BaySandsMotel, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Hi Folks, Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Bay Sands. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday. We hope to see you again someday soon. Cheers, Tulay More

Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I have just returned home to Rotorua from nine days exploring the far north. I wanted to simply chill and relax from a busy professional lifestyle. Two nights here at Bay Sands were a dream and the highlight of my nights away, being lulled to sleep by the waves gently breaking on the shore 60 metres away over the road.... More

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BaySandsMotel, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Hi Folks, Wow! What a great review! Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Bay Sands. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday. We hope to see you again someday soon. Cheers, Jimmy More

Bishopsteignton
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126 reviews 126 reviews
95 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We spent 4 nights here in early February and were very pleased with our choice of accommodation. We had a sea view room which was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. We were in Paihia for the Waitangi Celebrations and although the weather was very wet and pretty chilly, we enjoyed it very much. This motel is in a... More

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BaySandsMotel, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Hi Folks, Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Bay Sands. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday. Next year we'll order up some sunny skies for you! We hope to see you again someday soon. Cheers, Jimmy More

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The other property for which we had already booked two nights accommodation was fully booked by the time we decided to add an extra night to the start of our North Island tour. We found the standard of the rooms on our holiday to be very good, most were clean and comfortable and Bay Sands was up to that standard.... More

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BaySandsMotel, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Hi Folks, Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Bay Sands. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday. We hope to see you again someday soon. Cheers, Jimmy More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We have visited over 60 countries and consider ourselves experienced travelers. Bay Sands Motel is one of the cleanest places we have been to. Clean, tidy, spacious with everything you need. The owners and staff went out of their way to make it an absolute SUPER FANTASTIC experience. We will definitely be back.

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BaySandsMotel, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Hi Folks, Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Bay Sands. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday. Wow, you have really been everywhere! We hope to see you again someday soon. Cheers, Jimmy More

Worcestershire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great place to stay, clean comfortable and convenient, all mod cons. Tea,coffee and milk given, cooking facilities and spotless crockery etc. Manager extremely helpful. Within walking distance to the little town. Supermarket round the corner.

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BaySandsMotel, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your kinds words. It is invigorating to receive a good review from a seasoned traveler such as yourself. We hope to host you again someday. Tulay, Owner, Bay Sands Baysandsmotel@gmail.com More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed here for a few days and had a lovely time. Sufficient space to cook for yourself, lovely sized room and perfect location. Very helpful people who assisted us in sorting out some of our side trips.

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BaySandsMotel, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you for the kind review. We are always pleased to hear from our guests. Bon Voyage! Tulay, Owner Baysandsmotel@gmail.com More

Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights for a 'de-stress' get away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. The owner was incredibly friendly, the room was exceptionally clean (was a lovely surprise to come back to find the dishes we'd left draining on the bench had been dried and put away for us), the beds were super... More

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BaySandsMotel, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Hello Jodi Z, Thank you for your recent visit to Bay Sands Motel In Paihia. I'm happy to read your kind reviews on tripadvisor. When you do decide to visit Bay of Islands again, please consider dropping me a line and I will personally see to it that you are well provided for. One again, thank you for your valuable... More

Darwin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed for three days in Paihia in this motel. The owner was more than helpful. The room was a little dated, but clean and spacious and more than adequate. Reasonable prices make this a good consideration for the lower end of the accomodation market.

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BaySandsMotel, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

HI Jan L, Thank you for your recent stay with us as Bay Sands Paihia. We rather enjoy our "retro" look, although we are doing upgrades as well! Please feel free to contact me personally when you return to our area. We would love to host you again! Kind Regards, Mrs. Brumback Owner Bay Sands Paihia baysandsmotel@gmail.com More

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Address: 136 Marsden Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Sands Seafront Studios 3.5*
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
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Family style Studio Apartments located on the waterfront at the best beach in Paihia. Free Kayaks, Bicycles, BBQ facility. Free in room WiFi, SKY TV GUEST SELECT. We are located within easy walking distance of the village square, shops and restaurants. All units are equipped with kitchen facilities.Each unit sleeps three persons with one queen and one single bed. An extra bed can be added for a small charge. The family apartment accommodates up to four persons and has a Queen and two singles.Bay Sands Seafront Studios, the Motel that feels like home. ... more   less 
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