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Ala-Moana Motel

52 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Ala-Moana Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very happy with unit, nice and clean with perfect location. Owner gave us some excellent tips regarding walks day trips and even drive to next destination. My only complaint would be the wifi although I understand we are far away from the office signal was bad.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and i spent 2 nights at this motel in Paihia, The Bay of Islands, New Zealand. We were greeted by a very friendly owner who had us booked in in no time, she even provided us with a pint of fresh milk for our tea & coffee (instead of those horrible little pots of UHT that you often... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This Motel is in a great location - 100 yards from the jetty, a road to cross to get to the beach opposite, and a few nice eateries. Its in a small town, but very convenietly situated. Parking right outside your room. its basic, but has everything you need. The owner (well I presume she was) is very friendly. This... More 

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Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Myself and three friends stayed here over new years. It was such a great find! The owners are lovely people - putting up with 4 young women in their 20's enjoying a holiday at the beach. The amenities were wonderful - comfortable beds, fresh towels daily, beach towels, a small kitchen, fast wifi, off street parking right in front of... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed just one night, but it suited our needs perfectly. It was immaculately presented, and ideally located on the waterfront in Paihia. The owner was friendly and helpful. I would definitely consider staying here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We turned up in Paihia with no accommodation booking in the busy season. By chance only we scored one of the front units overlooking the Bay. Perfect spot to enjoy everything that's on offer in Paihia. We thought this was incredible value, given the location. Thanks for the wonderful stay.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This motel has a fantastic location in Paihia, 2 mins walk from the wharf and the main shopping/eating area. We would recommend rooms 7 and 8 which are nearest the road and face the beach - perfect spot to have a relaxing dinner looking out toward the bay. Only issue we had is there is little/no WIFI reception in the... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My hubby and I stayed here for two nights from 31st Oct 2013.The owners were so friendly and offered some very helpful advice and anything we needed we just had to ask...Gorgeous view from our studio unit at front of property..Room was very clean and had everything in it we needed..I would recommend this motel to stay in very reasonable... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

On the positive - the lady was helpful. We arrived late in the afternoon and were given a front room at an inflated price, even though winter. Wifi didn't work even though assured it would. WiFi was crucial and service was requested on signing in. The office was eventually offered for wifi access but it was closed at 7:30pm and... More 

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kiwigirlBayofIslands, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Sorry to hear this guest was so unhappy with the accommodation, considering it is one of the more favoured and least expensive on the waterfront. This guest particularly wanted the front seaview room and were more than happy with the price - which we maintain to this day - so unsure how this could have been considered "inflated". We are... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Our two night stay in Paihai was very memorable. Our accommodation in the motel was extremely clean, our motel owners very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this motel as very good place to stay if visiting the Bay of Islands or Paihai.

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kiwigirlBayofIslands, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review - we very much appreciate your kind words and makes our hard work worthwhile. More 

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