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Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground

1 Old Wharf Road | Haruru Falls, Paihia 0247, New Zealand (Formerly Haruru Falls Motor Inn)
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Ranked #9 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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34 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had three nights in queen studio apartment, looking out to lovely pool and across to the Haruru Falls. The pool was especially welcome with the humidity over 100% that weekend. Really friendly host, spotlessly clean, and very comfortable bed. Great to come back to after busy, tiring days at conference.

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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
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Haruru Falls Hotel
Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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Spectacular views of Haruru Falls and lagoon, 7 studio units sleep 2-3 and 6x2 bedroom apartments sleep up to 7, fully s/c units with 32" LCD TVs, full kitchens and separate bathrooms, balcony or poolside patio. Swimming pool and barbecue area. Waterfront powered camper van and tent sites, safe private beach, historic jetty and wharf with blue water access. WiFi, Kayak hire, full booking service. Family owned and operated. ... more   less 
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