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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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Sliema, Malta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Barbara the owner was brilliant. The units were brilliant. The view from our balcony was brilliant. The price was brilliant too !! It was quiet, peaceful, tranquil. Our room was spacious but had that cozy feeling, just like home feels after a bad week at work. Barbara suggested some activities and places to dine... All were excellent, we followed her... More 

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

Your kind comments are much appreciated, it is important that guests get a good feel for the area and the opportunity to enjoy Paihia and the surrounding areas. Whilst, we do not wish to overload you with information when you arrive, we do hope to provide you with some pertinent facts and ideas. More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We are a big family -- 8 adults and 1 child. We spent 3 nights there. The owner, Barbara, is very considerate, friendly, helpful and neat! All her suggestions for us are awesome -- the cruise, cafe/restaurant, sightseeing spots...etc. We hadn't made any plan before we arrived there, so we followed Barbara's suggestions and everyone of us was happy. In... More 

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

I remember you and your family well, and you were wonderful guests. I am glad that all the ideas we discussed worked for you and that you found the accomodation suitable for you all. I know that you were particulaly fascinated by the way in which we lift our beds when cleaning our rooms:) Thank you for taking the time... More 

Frimley Green, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

This was my second visit to Paihia, I stayed 2 nights at another unnamed motel then went off to Cape Reinga and came back via the Hokianga. A brilliant few days seeing lots of wonderful things. Drove back to Opua but not impressed by accommodation offerings there. On the way back to give Paihia a 2nd chance this little motel... More 

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

Thank you for posting such a thorough review of the property. We do strive to be environmentally conscious and energy lighting is one way to achieve that. As you discovered we also recycle and encourage our guests to do this where possible. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed the region whilst travelling. More 

Sydney
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

My wife and I, and our two daughters (6&2) had a lovely relaxing break at Bali Hai. The rooms were warm, comfortable and well provided: everything we needed in the kitchen, DVD player, library of DVDs, laundry, internet, even TVs in both rooms - great for the kids. Barbara was really friendly, helpful and accommodating, giving us advice on what... More 

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

It was lovely to have you and your family visit with us. I remember you all well and particurlarly how fond the children were of Merlin, Gandalf & Bunty, who thankfully put in an appearance at the end of your stay, otherwise you may not have been able to leave with 2 happy children!! I hope that you will consider... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We had a lovely mid winter stay. Barbara was so helpful and friendly and made our stay in Paihia so much more enjoyable. Great views from our balcony. Bathroom and kitchen were newly renovated and terrific. We had three TVs in our suite and plenty of DVDs to choose from. Catching up on our laundry was easy and so helpful.... More 

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

I am glad the 3 of you had such a lovely time, I wonder how your daughter's new job is going? Thank you for taking the time to review the property and your stay here, it is much appreciated. More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We arrived there at almost dark in the winter time but with warm and patient face, the front desk staff has waited and greeted us. It was very refresh for tired long trip tourist. The room offers so many facilities to enjoy our resting time, each television in each room, clean and really excellent. The two bedroom can fulfill our... More 

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

Thank you Nawawi for taking the time to post a review. I hope your trip back went well. I remember you all arriving, and I am very happy that you felt welcome when you arrived. First impressions are so important, both for the host and the hosted. When you and your family are back in New Zealand please consider staying... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

What should I say? It was simply Excellent. We arrived there and got a very nice room including a Kitchen with a Teflon Pan (that’s really rare!) and everything else you need. The Room offers a great view to the Bay. In the Back and in the Front of the Rooms are some Outdoor Spaces where you can have nice... More 

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

Hello Ben, I hope your sister had a safe trip back to Germany and that work is going well for you in Australia. Thank you for posting such a detailed review, we never know what it is that will make a guest happy. I have since updated the website to be mobile phone friendly, or should I say smart phone... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were made to feel like nothing was roo much trouble. The Studio was very well appointed with many little extras. There was a lot of heat options ranging from eco-friendly panel heater that had a timer to a fan blower for bursts of heat as well as a convection... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us, your comments are much appreciated. I remember you and your partner and I am glad that you settled on a room that met your requirements. More 

Lima, Peru
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Well what can I say - Simply Great !!! Great location - quiet, seaview from Room 8 - Great service the host - Andrew was everything you could wish for, funny, knowledgeable and Green ! Good ideas on renewable energy, composting, etc. Really clean and well thought out units with evrything you could wish for in a motel room. Even... More 

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rangiora
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We enjoyed our winter stay at Bali Hai. We had torrential rain a couple of nights and it was great to be able to snuggle up with a couple of DVDs from the extensive DVD library and know we were high and dry. Although the motel doesn't face the sea you get lovely side-on views of the sea from the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, I hope that you all had a pleasant trip back to the South Island at the end of your holiday. The DVD library does come in handy on those "rare" (ha-ha) rainy nights. Yes, we get a little rain, but it keeps the countryside beautifully green. More 

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