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“One of the best motels I stayed at in NZ” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Luton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“One of the best motels I stayed at in NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A great place, the studio was modern, immaculately clean, comfortable and well equipped. Right in the centre of Paihia, it was minutes walk from shops, restaurants and bars, also from the quay where the ferries departed.

Very friendly and helpful hosts, even tho the owners had a family bereavement while I was there, service was as good as ever. Don't stay anywhere else in Paihia!

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor room, they had both chairs and a table outside, where the upstairs rooms only...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 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, February 2, 2014
Hi Julie,

Thank you for your kind words and recognition of the passing of my dear father. The family have had a huge month with Dad's illness - quite trying at times to keep being a good host.
thank you Julie and hope your travels have created many happy memories for you.

cheers
Suzi
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Needed a place to stay in paihia at the last minute over new years 2013/14. Spent 3 nights in this motel and had a fantastic experience. Very reasonably priced for this time of year. Very handy with a four square (supermarket) right next door and bakery 3 doors down. Clean, modern unit and also a spa pool out the back. Perfect position in town, close enough to be handy to the shops but without the noise. Really enjoyed out time there and the owners could not have been more helpful

Room Tip: upstairs room was good with nice but small balcony
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, Manager at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
Hi Cameron,
It was great to have you both and pleased you got the chance to stay in Paihia over New Year. Hope you enjoyed the fireworks, Circus in the Village Green, and the atmosphere around town over that period.
Enjoy your travels and have a fantastic 2014!
Cheers
Suzi
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Hastings, New Zealand
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights from the 28th 2013 - 1st January 2014 in an upstairs Studio unit which was perfect for us. Clean and tidy and really friendly hosts making sure we had everything we needed and offering advice about things to do around the Bay of Islands. Would definitely recommend to all wanting good value accommodation in a superb location only a stones throw from the shops/restaurants in Paihia township.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you Nicky. Have a good 2014
cheers
Greg
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We booked a room here on the spur of the moment, but we lucked out big time. The room was spacious and well presented, location was fantastic, and facilities were all we could have asked for. The real star here though are the owners, Greg & Suzy, as many others have said. They were only to happy to help us with suggestions for activities, make bookings for us, and recommend particularly beautiful areas to visit. We would have had a great time in the Bay of Islands either way, but Greg & Suzy made sure that our visit was top notch.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 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, January 8, 2014
Cheers Dan A pleasure to meet you.
Greg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Paihia. Great central location, not on the main street but a quick walk to the wharf and ferry to Russell.
Greg and Suzy were so welcoming, always available if help needed. Their recommendation for our Cape Reinga trip was perfect. Our room was immaculate and bed was very comfy. I appreciated their efforts in being eco-friendly. Definite recommendation if you are staying here...excellent value!

  • Stayed November 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, December 28, 2013
Merry Christmas Valerie and wishing you a happy New Year.
Appreciate your comments which will help others in their decision making.
Great to have you in Paihia and seeyou again!
Cheers
Suzi
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Greg and Suzi did a great job of hosting us for this event, could always be found for dining tips, great coffee and even arranged golf for us. Everything you could want from a host and such a convenient location for everything you want to do in Paihia

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, December 9, 2013
Firstly thank you all for being with us. The Swim series event off well and Paihia turned on the weather after a wet start. Thanks to you all and hope the golf went as well as the weekend!
Merry Christmas and Cheers Suzi and Greg
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Thank you for a great, peaceful, relaxing visit in Paihia. The rooms were clean and tidy with all the amenities I required. The service was friendly and welcoming and I even got some chocolate fish as it was my birthday

Room Tip: ground floor was really good for me as I travel heavy, car park directly in front of room so easy to...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, Manager at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, December 1, 2013
Great you enjoyed Paihia Jenny. Hope your birthday celebrations continued on your return home.
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
#12 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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