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Casa Bella Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   3 MacMurray Road, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #26 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“surprise good find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

After long day of travel, late evening arrival, looking for place to stay. We ran into this Casa Bella Motel, with friendly nice manager, reasonable prices, clean room, and very nice kichenette. Great value for money.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

What a lovely motel to stay in The room was very spacious as was the shower toilet area. The kitchen was fully equipped so if you want to cook you could . The bed was very comfortable .
The owner and his wife were very friendly people always willing to help.

Room Tip: Room 43 was good.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Winwick, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights this past week. The room was clean and tidy, the bed large and comfortable! The pool was good after a long day travelling but never got around to trying the hot tub. The town centre was only a 5 minute walk. We'd happily stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is the worst motel we have ever stayed in. The bed was like sleeping on hardwood, there was no room to move. Once inside we read the guest book & it was a SHOCKER. There were so many rules of do's & don'ts to paper our bathroom. The toilet was so pokey so it was lucky i'm not a plus size & the same goes with the little box of a shower. It was hot & we couldn't open the windows as they had those little things on them to stop them opening out. This owner needs to spend some money, time & energy on the inside of the units & not the outside. Woul;d never stay again nor would we recommend :(

Room Tip: don't go here
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Gary S, Manager at Casa Bella Motel, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
What!! Are you sure you stayed in our motel? If you did, then I'm sorry it wasn't the luxury penthouse apartment that you expected. I will comment on the issues raised.
1. Our guest compendium has only two "rules" as far as I can see; No smoking in the unit and don't take the white bath towels to the beach. Slight exaggeration there!
2. Our beds are all medium to firm. Maybe you slept on the floor.
3. The shower is for showering in, not for holding parties. It's perfectly adequate for even fat people.
4. If you had actually read the guest compendium you would have seen that fans are available on request if you are feeling hot.
5. The latches on the window are for security. Otherwise nasty people might visit late at night.
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Lviv, Ukraine
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very beautiful motel.Rooms are all big with a full kitchen and fridge. Good service , very clean. Was staying there 2 nights and it was a pleasure . Not too far from the real center, quiet and in one word, familiar!

  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Great place to stay, friendly couple running a tidy and reasonably priced rooms. Kids love the pool, wife loves the spa and I'm loving it too. Breakfast available if you want it. Short walk to shops and beach, we're just enjoying it all. Would definitely come back. We are going to recommend this place to all our friends and family a+.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Guri, South Korea
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48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 156 cities Reviews in 156 cities
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

C1 ( 2014.01.08 )
Firstly, the staff was very helpful. I wandered for getting unit in Paihia, and I got unit this motel last one. I just slept alone one night in Paihia, so I thought value was high. But there could be stayed comfortably becuase many household item was equipped. Good accomodation..

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa Bella Motel

Address: 3 MacMurray Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa Bella Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Best Western Paihia
Casa Bella Hotel
Casa Bella Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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