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Bay of Islands Gateway Motel

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   2 Puketona Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Ranked #16 of 44 hotels in Paihia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014
10161 BC
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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BC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

While visiting from Canada, my wife and I, plus my NZ cousin and her husband, shared a 2 bedroom suite. Prices are quite high compared to Canada, but according to my cousin, the rate was quite reasonable by NZ standards. The suite we had on the 2nd floor was very modern, spacious, and spotlessly clean. The beds were very comfortable... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Our first motel in NZ. If they are all this good we will be very happy. The owners are very helpful and the motel is near a great beach. The rooms are great for those who want to self cater, but there are plenty of eating places nearby if you prefer. Bay of Islands has something for everyone.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Friendly welcome, immaculate rooms, great service, the motel is conveniently situated close to the beach and is good value for money...I enjoyed two great nights there and on my way back from the cape I stayed for a further three nights whilst exploring the Bay of Islands...well worth a visit...

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Redmond, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Of all the places that we stayed in, this was my favorite. I was travelling with my parents. We booked a family room, with two beds. The room was spacious, clean and had everything you need to be comfortable. There was a small kitchen to make a basic meal, a dining table, TV and unlimited free wi-fi (which I found... More

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Palmerston north
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Awesome hosts, couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. Good location, close to beach, supermarket and treaty of waitangi grounds. Clean comfortable rooms with air conditioning. The only reason I didn't give this an excellent score is because you have to wash your own dishes or get charged an extra $15, we were unaware of this until we were there.... More

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

Thank you for your reveiw ,As a reply to the dishes, Our Motel Policy requires all guests to wash their dishes before they check out, As Most motels request the same. All of our Kitchen utensils are checked and cleaned on every departure of guests to a very high standard,I could post some pics of some guests that dont wash... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

A lovely motel in an ideal location in beautiful Paihia. Virtually on the beach, walking distance to a good supermarket, Waitangi Treaty house and the ferries to the Bay of Islands. The room was very spacious and clean with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The owners were very helpful in booking trips and advising us on other activities.

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

Thanks for your reveiw All the best for 2013 Regards Kevin More

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

Got there late at night. 1st thing I noticed was that is was next door to a petrol station and opposite a supermarket. Delivery trucks and such coming and going all day. Yes I could see the beach 200 metres away but the street was a busy highway with all the traffic going to the main town of Keri keri... More

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

Thank for your reveiw, We are only 50mtrs from Ti Beach, and 200 mtrs from the only supermarket . The the whole of Paihia is a very noisey busy happening place, We are very sorry about that .Im glad that we have a vacant site next to us, and not a backpackers or Bar. Regard Kevin More

Panaji
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The rooms are just as they show on the website, well done and each room is tastefully decorated.The rooms are self sufficient with a kitchen etc. The size of the rooms is huge with a green backyard. The motel is not close to any city centre etc but conveniently located in-between Paihia and Keri Keri. Ask for any help at... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

We had a fantastic 2 night stay ar the Gateway Motel in the Bay of Islands. The room was perfect, a large size, clean and quite. Sherrin and Kevin were wonderful hosts and helped us to book our trip for our holiday, they were very helpful and we could not have arrange it and had such a wonderful time without... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We had an 11 day stay in a 1-BR suite which was roomy, well provisioned and had a homelike ambiance. The bathroom was large and the shower excellent. Spotlessly clean and for golfers, it is closely situated to a good course with only a brief walk to the beach. Sherrin and Kevin were very helpful and accommodating and the Gateway... More

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Address: 2 Puketona Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bay of Islands Gateway Motel 4.5*
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Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia #13 Luxury Hotel in Paihia #15 Family Hotel in Paihia #22 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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A newly renovated motel located at the northern entrance to Paihia. 50 meters from a lovely swimming beach. All units self contained and air conditioned. ... more   less 
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