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Aarangi Tui Motel

16 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location is good in that it is quiet and only a short walk to shops and supermarket. Watangi grounds and ferry to Russell is a short drive away. We had the unit on 2nd floor which was nice though the access is via a staircase at the back of the block. Lodge Manageress seems very busy as we only saw... More 

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Ballina, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well located just a short walk to shops & wharf for boat trips. Kitchen, laundry with dryer close to rooms. Hosts very nice & nothing was too much trouble. Would stay again. No air con, no screens on windows or doors.

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Elgin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is an older style building that has completed some upgrades but in need of some further tlc. The host & cleaning staff were pleasant & helpful. Units were kept clean but the shower units need anti slip mats or strips to prevent slippage on the shower floor. Our unit was #2 on the bottom & when people flushed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Friendly hosts, great location, just minutes walk to shopping, restaurants and waterfront. We had a two bedroom unit it was clean and comfortable. It was a typical seaside holiday apartment, simple and functional. Quiet location even though close to town center. Would recommend as a place to consider for your stay in Paihia.

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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A comfortable and clean motel that is a short flat walk to the shops and food stores. Next door to a school which was handy for the playground, motel had a trampoline. Great hosts who were super helpful even before we arrived.

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Rochine, Owner at Aarangi Tui Motel, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your kind review, we are always happy to help our guests whenever we can. We are glad your family enjoyed the tramp and the playground. Thanks, Rochine More 

Penang Island, Malaysia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

lasting impression of the hotel and the lady host !!.. she's bubbly, personalized service, friendly and helpful on my visit. the room is big and cosy.. i wish i spend more days in Paihia. The location is central enough but away from the centre of town.

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Rochine, Owner at Aarangi Tui Motel, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your kind review, we are always happy to help our guests whenever we can. We are glad your family enjoyed the tramp and the playground. Thanks, Rochine More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very clean, tidy and comfortable plus being nice and close to the bars and restaurants of Paihia. Love the modern touches to the 1960's fixtures. Staff friendly and helpful. Above all excellent value for money in what can be an expensive place to stay. Will come again.

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Rochine, Owner at Aarangi Tui Motel, responded to this review

Hello. Thanks for your comments, we do believe our location is one of the best in town, so handy yet quiet. Rochine. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This motel is in a good position for all the local restaurants and bars. Very clean and has all you need for a comfortable stay. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Paihia is a great place to stay and very central to most of the area's attractions. Only a few minutes walk to the ferry for Russell which is a... More 

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Rochine, Owner at Aarangi Tui Motel, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for the nice comments. We are situated just minutes from Paiha Township and Paihia Wharf where all the cruises and tours depart. The Cape Reinga/90 mile beach Tour will pick up from our door. Paihia is the ideal location to see the Far North and is a busy little seaside town with unique shops and restaurants. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

very good location, few minute walk to the water front. room is clean and nice. upon check in, owner advised me there is the play ground behind, I found that is the big boon to me as my two boys can have some extra things to do.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The motel is 5 minute walk from the wharf, very convenient. The room was fairly old and really needs renovating. When I first checked in, I realised there were lots of ants in the kitchen. The owner came in and sprayed the ants. Seriously the cleaner didn't do his/her job properly. Despite that, it was an ok stay for one... More 

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