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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 43 Hotels in Paihia
Coventry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lovely Motel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Being about a 5 minute drive from Paihia itself, you really do need a car to stay here, otherwise you face a rather long climb up a hill to get there. The motel itself is fantastic, with clean, well appointed units, a communal garden area (with BBQ if you wish) and a swimming pool.

Our unit was the first one you come to on the way up the drive, and being on the end meant that we had an extra set of windows, meaning that our unit received plenty of natural light. It was nice to have a little table and chairs in the back garden on our patio so that we could sit and have breakfast outside in the morning. The kitchen had everything we needed.

The owners were really friendly, and although we only stayed for 2 nights, we could easily have enjoyed a longer stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Malaga, Spain
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

As others have said, this motel is a couple of kilometres out of the centre of Pahia, so you really need a car if you stay there, but it suited us fine to be away from the town itself.

Our unit had everything we required and was very clean. There was ample parking, and lovely gardens at the rear of the property with a clean swimming pool. I only went in the pool once during our three night stay though - and it was freezing!

There is an washing machine and tumble dryer for guest use.

We had difficulty connecting to the WIFI signal from inside our room (our unit was the penultimate one from the main building) and the only way to connect up was to go into the garden where the signal strength was good.

The hosts were very friendly and helpful with booking tours for us.

Overall, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

So adaptable, we had booked for 2 nights, but were happy to extend our stay for an extra night. Had a room that looked out to the pool, was lovely. Lovely and quiet, out of the town. Bed, room and room really nice in a great setting. Land Lady really friendly and helpful. Lovely pool to swim in.

  • 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-NZ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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.

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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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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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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Northampton
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
42 helpful votes 42 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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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:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#13 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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