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Outrigger Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   45 Williams Road | PO Box 239, Paihia 0252, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
“A great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Had a great time at the outrigger, from the moment we got there to the moment we left we had fantastic service. nothing was too much trouble. Accommodation is excellent, high standard of cleanliness and decor is very modern. it is very close to the shops, bars and restaurants. perfectly located. would highly recommend and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Appreciate your review Stephen and gald you had a great time in Paihia. We really liked having you here also! many thanks again for being with us and hopefully see you all again soon.
Cheers
Suzi and Greg
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Ideally situated Motel for touring around the Bay of Islands area either independently or organized,the Information centre for all your tour bookings & pier for your boat trips is only about 400yds down the road. Motel is also close to shops and good restaurants, . Host Suzi & Greg couldn't be more helpful, very clean and comfortable rooms. The optional breakfast were very good and always delivered on time. We all fully enjoyed our stay (2 couples, 2 units).Would Highly recommend .
Ed & Maggie UK. Graham & Jen OZ

Room Tip: I would assume the rooms to the back of the Motel (away from the road) are quieter, but its not a bu...
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  • Stayed February 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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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Thanks for being with us in Paihia and for taking the time to write a lovely review. It was lovely to get to know you all a little and so glad you had a great reunion again. Many thanks
Suzi and Greg
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The hosts Greg and Suzi provided a great clean modern unit with excellent service. The motel is quiet yet so close to everything especially bars, shops and the supermarket.

The guest BBQ was put to good use and the free internet was much appreciated

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Thank you Bernie for choosing to stay with us here in Paihia - we appreciate it and we appreciate your fine review. Come again! Cheers Suzi and Greg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

A very well situated Motel central and very convenient to shops, restaurants and all activities.
Fully equipped and comfortable accommodation.
Suzi and Greg very welcoming, helpful and concerned that we got the most out of our visit, not only to their Motel but also Paihia.
Colin & Mandy England

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Outrigger Motel - we appreciate it. We are so pleased when our guests get to enjoy the beauty of our area.
Alot of people do prefer upstairs too just as a note to others. Thanks again
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Highly recommended
Had stayed here before about 11 years ago - and this visit did not disappoint
Spacious units equipped with everything you could need. Very clean and well serviced.
Staff were were very friendly and welcoming
Great location - off main road so quieter but within a couple hundred metres of town centre and the water, ferries etc.
Fabulous motel

  • 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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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank for coming back to Outrigger Motel and we thank you for taking the time to review us. Very happy you enjoyed your time in Paihia again - we love it too! Thank you again and have a fantastic 2013. Kind regards
Suzi and Greg and team x
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This Motel was first rate from the wonderful hosts, the spotless unit, the well organised recycling, the locality, and the equipment, from cutlery to ironing board that was provided to make our stay very comfortable. There is a laundry for guests.

If you are mobility challenged ask for a downstairs unit.
In spite of its proximity to the centre of Paihia, it was quiet, whilst providing easy walking access to all that Paihia can offer.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and we are very pleased you enjoyed your time in Paihia. Be safe and have a fantastic 2013. Many thanks
Suzi and Greg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

It was a home away from home! Great hosts! Comfy beds! Our tv remote was missing when we arrived but Greg found it no worries! Spa was relaxing! It's a very short stroll down to great restaurants, bars, and shops! Although we've stayed several places in Paihia we now found somewhere we can take the kids! :)

  • 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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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thanks guys for your great review and thank you for being with us here in Paihia. We appreciate it and yes I hope we do see you again. Have a great 2013 Kind regards
Suzi and Greg
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Address: 45 Williams Road | PO Box 239, Paihia 0252, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Paihia
#11 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Outrigger Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our quiet location in central Paihia is only moments from the shops, cafes, restaurants, beach and the wharf. All our units are spacious, clean (serviced daily) and comfortable with full kitchen, en-suite and outdoor seating to soak up the sun. In the evening you can relax in our private spa pool, dine alfresco in our BBQ area or enjoy one of the many fine restaurants just walking distance away. Qualmark Three PLUS STAR and ENVIRO awarded! FREE wireless internet and free parking. Experienced, friendly kiwi hosts, Suzi (Life membership NZ Motel Assoc.2014) And Greg (NZ Local Heroes Award for community) welcome you to Paihia and the Bay of Islands ... more   less 
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