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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 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
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 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 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 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

So went the song from the film of 'South Pacific'. And being in the North Island of New Zealand it was truly appropriate and apposite on this occasion and in this location The BALI HI hotel/apartments is situated on the hillside just above the seaside town of Paihia on the Bay of Islands. It offers delightful mountain and sea views... More 

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

HI Tony, a very detailed review, thank you, for taking the time. We provide free on site car parking, below all our rooms, as each room has 2 entrances, front and back. I am glad that you were pleasantly surprised, upon entering the property. As, I have commented before, we are an older style building, and we cannot really change... More 

Peterborough, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I recently spent 3 nights here in a 1-bedroom. We were warmly welcomed by manager/owner Barbara and given a beautifully decorated unit with views of the bay and countryside. The bathroom was roomy and very modern, the kitchen complete with quality appliances, the bed comfortable and the lounge had comfortable seating. There was a small table and... More 

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

Hello Bill, thank you, for such a neat review. I appreciate that you took the time, and it is always motivating to read a positive review. Thank you. Best wishes Barbara More 

Guadalajara, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We rented a 2 bedroom unit for 4 nights. Our booking was in advance, online. The motel is unremarkable from the exterior, but the rooms are well laid out, clean, and prepped with everything you need for self catering. We were greeted by Barbara, who is a super host, responsive to your needs/ questions. She knows the region and can... More 

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

Thank you Glenn, I appreciate that you took the time to review the motel. It is good that you remarked on the exterior, as we are an older property, but as the old phrase goes..."never judge a book by its cover." We are neat as a pin inside. Our advantage is our location, and we are quiet. I hope the... More 

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