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Ash Grove Motel
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   Ash Grove Circle | Puketona Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #15 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We couldn't ask for better, this place rocks. BBQ, pool, hot pool, nice room and nice staff.
We had an amazing day/ night in this place.
We decided to have a nice BBQ instead of spending a lot at the restaurants and it truly worth it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Waiuku, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Even here in the winter, it was a lovely place to stay. We arrived to homemade muffins for afternoon tea. Complimentary Continental breakfast supplied, and a well fitted out kitchen for our own use. More than enough room for five adults. Swimming pool surrounded by gardens and a spa bath. Thank you to Carol and Stuart, we look forward to coming back and will recommend your motel to friends

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Quiet location just out of Paihia, we had an immaculate suite looking out to the pool and gardens. Very engaging and helpful owners made our stay enjoyable.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

The first Motel we stayed in ,in our six week tour of New Zealand. What a stunner. A separate cottage all to ourselves. There was a pool , spa bath and also the much needed laundry room .
The accommodation was very clean and met highly with our expectations.
A great place to stay if you want to tour The Bay of Islands. Many thanks to Carol and Stuart

Room Tip: Ask for the separate cottage
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012 via mobile

Together with my wife and one of our kids we spend 3 sunny days here. A beautiful small motel with spa, pool, cosy garden and free Internet. The hosts were very helpful.
Wish list: more TV channels that actually works.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of our 4 wqeek trip to NZ and did not now what to expect from NZ self catering accommodation. Our introduction a the Ashgrove was certainly a good choice and provided all we would expect from a motel of this type and more. We had a seperate cottage (Honeymoon Hideaway) which had a pleasant shaded veranda and was surrounded by a nice garden area. A BBQ was available and a very nice swimming pool and spa area was abailable for guests. The motel is situated about 5 minutes drive out of Paihia not far from that Haruru Falls and is close to Waitangi and the facilities in the area. Our welcome and attention from the owners was first class and we would certainly return if in the area in the future and would recommend it if visiting the Bay of Islands area.

Room Tip: A seperate cottage (there are two, looked preferable to the terraced accommodation
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

This delightful motel ticks all the boxes, pleasant and accommodating staff (owners!), clean and spacious rooms and amenities which exceed those of many NZ establishments.

Carol & Stuart are always available for local advice and knowledge and have compiled a helpful commpendium in the rooms. They were thoughtful, providing us with milk for tea or coffee prior we had the opportunity to visit the newar by grocery store.

The rooms featured new LCD TV's (elsewhere in NZ we were still finding CRT's) sitting areas, comfortable beds, kitchenette and dining table.

The onsite laundry, sparkling pool and efficient wifi connection are lovely additions.

My only negative to people considering this hotel is that it is not in town, and you need to drive if you want to visit the restaurants or shops. As someone who likes to stroll, and to enjoy wine with dinner, I found this a little tedious. However, this is also somewhat positive given the observed behaviour of some of the backpackers in town :).

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ash Grove Circle | Puketona Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#15 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ash Grove Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only Qualmark and Qualmark Green rated motel in Haruru Falls. Set in stunning gardens with a fabulous pool. Relax in our beautiful and peaceful surroundings. We look forward to welcoming you to our little piece of New Zealand paradise. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ash Grove Boutique Hotel
Ash Grove Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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