My wife and I stayed here for three nights in February 2013.When Norm opened the door to our studio we gasped. The view was absolutely stunning. Of all the places we stayed in during our 4 week tour of north and south island this had the best view' We could even sit in bed with a morning cuppa and watch the tide coming in or even the Maori canoes being heaved up and down the river in preparation for Waitangi day, Feb 6th. The view stretches right out into the Bay. Its stunning.
Shelagh told us about the rainforest walk to the Treaty Grounds. Its about 3 miles through fabulous bird and cicciada singing forest. No troublesome insects to bother you.The path starts just down the road from the motel at the Haruru Falls where you can park free.It ends on the beach near Paihia and is memorable and easy to follow.
The room was very well equipped and clean. Norm and Shelagh couldn't have been nicer. This motel is excellent value.