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Bay of Islands Gateway Motel

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2 Puketona Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went up for the long weekend with the family (4 adults 2 children), stayed in the two bedroom apartment. The rooms were clean and modern, especially the bathrooms! Owners were awesome, often checked up on us and always friendly in our interactions. Located 50 metres from countdown and 100 metres from the beach it's in a really good location for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family of 5 stay for 5 nights. We were comfortable and had plenty of space. Gateway motel is in walking distance to the centre of town. It's a shame the spa wasn't working but you're so close to the beach it didn't really matter. Sherryn was really helpful with booking tours and the laundry! Lots of things... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice relaxing spot. Away from the main part of town which we liked. Room was well maintained with good cooking facility's. Hosts are very nice and helpful. Room serviced each day which was nice. A great place to spend a week.

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Thank Stephen L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The only motel we have been that has unlimited wifi! The rooms were very clean. And bathrooms too! The proximity to supermarket, restaurants and shops were perfect! Kevin and Sharrin were very accomodating. I highly recommend this place. Truly enjoyable.

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kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you back in Bay one day. . Regards Kevin & Sherrin More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Immaculate self contained large apartment, management were very friendly and helpful. 15 minute walk to Waitangi treaty ground and the same to Paihia. The Bay of Islands is truly a magical place and would love to come back one day...

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

On the foreshore, a minute to the ferries, cruises, all the eats you could want in the magical Bay of Islands, lovely views of the water, friendly staff and very reasonable rates. I could not believe how friendly the town is and he beauty of the surrounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Not a big motel, but the rooms are immaculate and the hosts friendly. The location ( by a busy road) may seem daunting but I was not bothered by road noise at all. In fact I would trade the risk of road noise with being in the middle of Paihia any time. It is walking distance to Waitangi and Paihia... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This was truly like staying with old friends. The wonderful management here did everything they could to make our stay happy and stress free. The rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable. It's a great location, within walking distance to the bay and shopping area. Very homey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Our family of 3 travelled to Pahia in January and had a very nice stay in Bay of Islands Gateway Motel. We enjoyed very much in our 1-bed room suite on the upper level. The beds and pillows are great for a good sleep. The bathroom was spotlessly clean. The kitchen has everything for cooking a nice meal, and Sherrin... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We enjoyed 2 nights whilst visiting the Bay of Islands, the room was large clean & comfortable with a roomy bathroom. Kevin & Sherrin helpful friendly hosts couldn't do enough including putting through a small load of washing for us. It was away from the busy main street but easy enough to get to the beach & shops

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