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Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground

3.5 of 5 1 Old Wharf Road | Haruru Falls, Paihia 0247, New Zealand (Formerly Haruru Falls Motor Inn)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Had a short stay of one night here, had been before so knew what was there. We were lucky to pick a time between the storms and rain that the region had been inundated with but the flood damage was still obvious. The accommodation hadn't been affected and we had a nice comfortable 2 bedroom unit upstairs. Basic but nice... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Clean, well-presented rooms with the charm of motels of the past. The hosts are absolute angels. Helpful, friendly and they will go out of their way to accomodate! Less than an hour after we arrived, we were told we'd been overcharged and the next day we were re-imbursed the difference! The view is wonderful from any room! The hosts have... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have to admit that this place doesn't look like much when you pull in. Our room was older but everything was neat and very clean. The kids played in the pool and you can also borrow kayaks to paddle up to the waterfall. The staff was super friendly and helped us order delivery one night plus gave us lots... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed at the Waterfront Campsite. The view when we woke up in the morning was stunning as we looked right out onto the Haruru Waterfalls. The only sound that could be heard apart from the sound of the falls was the bird song. What made our stay even more remarkable was the service we received from Peter, one of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The motel's winning point must be the view. From there we could see Haruru Falls and the lake. Facilities were great too: BBQ pit, swimming pool, kayak rental, children playground. There's also caravan parking by the lake. Room was pretty basic but clean, with small bathroom and functional, equipped kitchen. The car park was directly in front of the rooms.... More

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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We came for 1 night and stayed for 3 in our campervan. Such a relaxing place to be. Owners so friendly and helpful. Not quite warm enough for us to make use of the swimming pool. Facilities could do with a little upgrading but clean and all present and correct. Good base to explore the Pahia, Bay of Islands and... More

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Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very friendly hosts and great place to stay if you want to explore the area. They were also very helpful with the local attractions and booking of trips. Camp ground was very clean and it was right next to the water and short distance to the waterfalls.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Perfect views, perfect room, mint condition - absolute bliss. Couldnt recommend it highly enough for couples young or old, families or groups of friends. It is too far out of Paihia to walk but that wasnt a problem for us. I would highly recommend renting the Kayaks and going out on the river and falls.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights and loved it. Great location overlooking the falls - the units were spacious, very clean with great views; lovely pool and barbecue area. Peter & his wife were so friendly and helpful - with advise on the area & trips & booking them for us. I would recommend it to anyone & would certainly stay... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very friendly attentive people run this motel. Nothing was too much trouble. Great knowledge of local area. Fantastic view of the electrical storm! Our group of 5 stayed for 5 nights and the room was very clean and comfortable. They also cut us a deal on a fishing charter, fishing was so successful we were delighted to share with staff.... More

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Address: 1 Old Wharf Road | Haruru Falls, Paihia 0247, New Zealand (Formerly Haruru Falls Motor Inn)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Haruru Falls Hotel
Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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