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Bounty Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   42 Selwyn Rd | PO Box 170, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Paihia Central Motel)
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Ranked #30 of 44 hotels in Paihia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed Friday night and got an upgrade and breakfast included, it was greatly appreciated, we were made feel welcome from our arrival to departure, great location an easy stroll into town, comfortable bed and great shower pressure. We were lucky enough to get the same room at a great price when we came back very late Saturday afternoon after... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Excellent location, easy walk to town centre. Nice gardens and entrance. Friendly welcoming from Keith. Our room was superbly comfortable, clean and well appointed. Previous to our arrival, Keith kindly assisted me in organising a gift for my partner to our room. We will definitely be back and we highly recommend The Bounty Motel :)

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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. It is nice to know that the gardens are becoming a feature again. Pruning and planting is now completed and by summer the gardens should be in their prime. We look forward to your next stay. More

Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We stayed in a two bedroom room and were very happy with the comfort and quaintness of the rooms. The Bounty is close to everything, and we had to just step out of our room to have a magnificent view of the bay. Thanks Keith and his lovey wife for an excellent and quality for money stay.

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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, Leah. We will continue trying to give good value for money. More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Amazing stay, close to all amenities, welcoming, comfortable and clean. My family and I came up for easter weekend and it was a great sleep, big bed and very clean facilities. We liked the fact we had free WiFi which kept the Lil ones happy and the continental breakfast didn't go a miss too. Worth every penny, #happy cutomer.

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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words. Easter was our first "big weekend" since we took over 5 weeks ago and we had our moments but it is good to know that our efforts were appreciated. We are thrilled with the wifi comments, it seems as though the new system is working fine. More

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I hate writing bad reviews, but in this case I feel I'm forced to. I will try and be as honest and paint true picture as somethings were bought on by my own miss understanding. Whilst looking to stay in town for another day we (myself, my lady and our baby boy) wandered around Paihia inquiring about rooms. After being... More

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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review

Your comments are not true. You were refused accommodation because of racial abuse. More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Probus Group that I was part of recently spent 2 great nights at the Bounty Motel with Keith and Hesti (who had only recently taken over) as our hosts . They were excellent in dealing with an older group of people and went out of their way to help us in any way they could. The rooms were well... More

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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review

Hi lyn, Thank you for the great comments. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip as much as Hesti and I enjoyed having at the Bounty for a couple of days. You will be pleased to know that new signage will erected this week and the new wifi system will go in on Monday. The wifi will cover... More

Havelock, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The motel is under new management, and they were at sixes and sevens, but they were very obliging and did their best to please. The rooms were good, and they had refitted a conference room for breakfasts. We were a group of 35 people and everyone went away happy

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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review

Hi TykeHB, You really understate it when you say we were at sixes and sevens - more like tens and elevens. We had finished converting an old restaurant/conference room/storage room into a new breakfast room about an hour before you arrived. Your group were absolutely fantastic and once we rearranged the rooms, got the luggage organised and got them a... More

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stayed three nights really good beds apartments very close to town very friendly service evin got a free feed of fish 8-) i will be back .our room had stove hair dryer plus all the usual condoments .and at a really fair price

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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Peter. We are always glad to see you and Wattie. Hope you made it home OK, sorry Peach, school today. More

Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Have been visiting the beautiful Bay of Island for an annual fishing competition since 2005. We have always enjoyed the fishing and have stayed at various places over the years. This year we stayed with Keith and his team at Paihia Central. By far the most welcoming and hospitable stay we have had, we were made to feel very comfortable... More

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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review

Daron, it was a pleasure having you and the boys. As a retired Game fisherman with quite a few species to my name I really enjoyed "chewing the fat" with the boys. The snapper and smoked Kahawai didn't come amiss either. The fact that Hesti and I had just taken over the place and that we hadn't even started rejuvenation... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed in this motel with my family(5 adults and 1 child) and together with my friends. Our group occupied 5 rooms in total. The room is quite small compared to the other motels we stayed in. There was still a left over pizza in the Micro wave in one of our room when we arrived. They let us use... More

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Address: 42 Selwyn Rd | PO Box 170, Paihia, New Zealand (Formerly Paihia Central Motel)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bounty Motel 3*
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
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The Bounty is a Kiwi owned and operated property, located in a quiet street approx 100 meters from the Paihia Beach, shops and restaurants. It is a 3 minute walk to the wharf for dolphin watching, fishing trips, sightseeing and ferry to Russell. Tours to 90 mile beach and Cape Reinga pick you up at the motel entrance. ... more   less 
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