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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 #11 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
auckland-NZ
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“perfect and high standards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

so clean,stylish getaway.helpful people.just 5 minutes drive to town center.if you look for quiet and calm atmosphere, away from the noise of restaurants,bar and vehicles this is the best spot.we've got the one bedroom unit.fit 4 people-2 in the bedroom and 2 in the lounge.spa pool is privat.our unit had opening to the spa and childrens play-ground.had 2 doors-back and front.living room very big.kitchen has all you need-but no oven-just stove.we were very happy and had good sleep.

Room Tip: better call host to ask advice or deals-room depends of how many persons or own choice.
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  • Stayed October 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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  • 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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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Stayed here for one night only in the cottage near the road mentioned in a couple of other reviews. To be honest noise was minimal and didn't bother us. Lovely pool set in beautiful garden setting. Great to have Sky as we were able to watch tennis highlights. My only gripe - the spa was out of order. One of the reasons why we booked here. Otherwise very pleasant.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Last minute decision to stay here and there was no problem taking us in. Very handy straight off the highway into the hotel and away from the hussle and bussle. We had been camping for a week and desperate to have a comfy bed, shower and rest up. This was more than we imagined with a gorgeous pool to cool off in. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a meal and the bathroom had an awesome shower.
As an added bonus we were upgraded to a different room and at a less cost because of the time we checked in. It's customer service like this that gives me faith in the kiwi culture again. Thanks to you both. We loved it.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The motel is a few minutes drive out of the centre of Pahia on the main road. After a good welcome we went to our little self contained bungalow near to the road, The motel had a good (though cold when we visited) pool and private spa (you could book). We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our short stay.

My only minor worry was that there was a bit of road noise and it was a bit awkward to get out of the motel onto the main road to Pahia. I would not let this put me off booking in again.

Room Tip: If you are very sensitive to road noise make sure you tell the owners when you check in.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 January 19, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic time at Ashgrove. Rooms were well equipped and very clean. Kids loved the fact that they could watch Sky when they woke up. Awesome location and only 3 minutes from Paihia town. Motel is modern with a great saltwater pool which the lids loved! Nice and quiet in evenings for relaxing outside with a beer and wine! This is a fantastic place to stay and we will definately be back. We had a lovely time only regret is that we didn't book longer!! Thankyou for a great stay! Will recommend to everyone!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 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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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Hosts Stuart and Carol are very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in Unit 8 (stand alone) for 8 nights, and found it to be well appointed (perhaps a hook in the bathroom could be added?) and in immaculate condition. Very comfortable and clean, close to Paihia (say 8 minutes away, but you need a car). Quiet and peaceful. Suggestions for dining in Paihi proved to be well judged. We entertained some guests for a B-B-Q one night, with the endorsement of our hosts. WiFi facilities (provided for in the tariff) were reliable. Laundry facilities were good. We highly recommend this accommodation to you!

Room Tip: Unit 8 is away from the swimming pool - very quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Really clean place with everything included that you could ever want. Busy road at the front of the unit, but it did not affect our stay.

Premises was located out of town, but only 5 mins in the car to Paihia.

The decor was a little dated, such as the touch lamps and the bedspread. The frying pan in our room looked like it lost its non-stick coating several years back and we did not use it because of this.

We paid $165 per night for 6 nights which I thought was pretty steep.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#11 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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