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Bali Hai Motel

#2 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After many searches I picked this motel for my 3 night stay in January 2015. I originally picked the classic studio on Booking.com but got a better deal and upgraded to the Premium studio booking directly with the motel. Very large room with small balcony, in-room safe was good, and the small kitchen was convenient. Washing machine on ground floor... More 

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review

HI Thank you, for taking the time to post a review, especially as you visited 6 months ago. I am happy to advise that Paihia's main supermarket is open again, so potential guests - there is less pressure to buy groceries before you arrive. We do have our fire evacuation procedures framed on the wall and our breakfast menu? I... More 

Greater Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

From the moment you walk into the Bali Hai Reception, to the moment you leave for your next destination, you will receive nothing short of excellent service and advice, a spotlessly clean and comfortable room and the availability of a laundry at exceedingly reasonable rates! What more could a traveller ask for!! We arrived at the Bali Hai late in... More 

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review

Dear Trevor & Lyn Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here. Yes, sometimes best laid plans, can do with a tweek, and we are always happy to work with you and local suppliers on that. The great thing about Paihia, is that we care, as a town, it... More 

Fort McMurray, Canada
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69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We are a couple in our 30's who need a good budget place to stay. This came at a good price and way beyond exceeded our expectations. Barbara (the manager) is a delight and gave us excellent advice about Paihia and recommended a few tours that suited us well. The rooms are spacious, very clean, and we loved the heated... More 

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review

Dear Matt and Josie Thank you, for such a kind review - it always gives me real pleasure when I read guests have been happy with their stay. You did arrive, in an UNUSUAL cold snap, for the winter less north :) I can happily say,we are back on track with temperatures now. It is a real shame that Paihia... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights in April 2015. Lovely room, nice area & excellent service. Barbara was so helpful and very knowledgable about things to do in the local area. She helped us with booking a tour & even hung out our washing for us so we could head off on our day trip. Would definitely recommend this motel... More 

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review

Thank you, I am really glad you enjoyed your stay and the activities in the Bay. Personal recommendations mean a lot, as we say on our website," There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation traveling fast." (Brian Koslow) I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Best wishes Barbara More 

Waihi
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to Bali Hai Motel. We were arriving late in the evening and Barbara not only left the lights on for us but also had the heating on so the unit was warm and cosy to walk into after a long trip. Once again the unit was absolutely spotless and a pleasure to stay in again.... More 

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review

Dear Gae & Murray Thank you, for such a great review. We look forward to you visiting us again. Best wishes Barbara More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Greeted by a most engaging English woman- Barbara- who had obviously been expecting me. Easy to find- just a few minutes from town centre. Parking under unit; good access to room from a steeply sloping site- thank goodness for wheels on suitcases! The unit was so well serviced- the smallest detail was not over-looked- a tiny torch attached to the... More 

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Elizabeth, I don't ask people to write reviews, so I am pleasantly surprised when people do so, and it is always great to read positive feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay, and most people wish they had planned more time in the Bay of Islands, and especially Paihia. Future visitors: please note:) there is a... More 

Naples, Florida
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We came for 2 nights and stayed for four. Barbara welcomed us like family to room 9, on the end, with great views of the harbor and beach. There are decks with table and chairs front and back to follow the sun. Comfy sofas, great bed, newly updated bath with storage. Fully stocked kitchen with real stove! DVD library, laundry.... More 

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review

Dear Nancy & Lanny Thank you. It is great that you have taken the time to post a review, so soon after your departure. It really does make a difference to me to receive a positive review. Best wishes Barbara More 

Castlemaine, Australia
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Barbara the owner manager was very helpful.Property from outside is a tad dated but wait till you get inside the room we had 3 is 5 star. So don, t judge it from outside. Excellent time recommend to one and all.

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review

Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. I am always pleased when people are pleasantly surprised. I hope you will visit us again. Barbara More 

Wellington, Canada
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stayed at the Bali Hai Motel in Paihia for 5 nights from March 8 to 13. At first we were only going to stay for 3 nights but we loved the Bay of Islands area of New Zealand that we decided to extend our stay. The Bali Hai is a very clean and spacious motel just on the outskirts... More 

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review

Dear Trudy & Phyo Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. It really is great to read positive feedback. At the end of the day, we have a genuine desire to ensure that; our guests are looked after and enjoy their stay. I hope the journey home to Canada went well. Best regards Barbara More 

California
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63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We rented unit 9, at the end of the building. It's billed as the "Superior 1-bedroom" and has extra light from the corner window. The kitchen was extremely well equipped for cooking. Barbara was very welcoming and helpful in making the most of our stay. She advised us on grocery shopping, restaurants, and activities. Laundry is available and on the... More 

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review

Hello Diane Thank you, for such lovely feedback. I really appreciate that you took the time to post your comments. It is always, a pleasure to read a positive review, and it makes my day. Best regards Barbara More 

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