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“Stunning campground in Bay of Islands area - highly recommend it!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
1 Old Wharf Road | Haruru Falls, Paihia 0247, New Zealand (Formerly Haruru Falls Motor Inn)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Wicklow, Ireland
1 review
“Stunning campground in Bay of Islands area - highly recommend it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We recently travelled around New Zealand in a campervan and were generally impressed with the campsites and facilities, however the Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground was definitely a highlight. The facilities are spot on, and really well maintained. The motel is run by a lovely family couple, Olga & Andre, and they couldn't have been more helpful, making sure we were comfortable on their site, and also advising on sight-seeing in the area (including a fab walk behind the waterfall!). They're so lucky to have this amazing property, it's breath-taking. Would definitely stay at this site again if we're ever lucky enough to go back to the Bay of Islands and highly recommend it to any holiday-makers heading that direction!!
Emma & Colin.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at the motel and really enjoyed our stay. Andre the owner was really friendly and helpful. The view of the falls was stunning from our room and the grounds are very nice. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Fallz, Owner at Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
thank you for your review Ross10101, you have no idea how much it means to us to get such positive feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to do so and hope to see you back with us in the future. Kind regards, Andre and Olga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay, Andre and Olga were great hosts and offered us loads of good advice. The rooms were great and the views from the rooms superb. If we ever go back to this area we'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Drachten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Its not easy to find but Its a very beautifull place! Nearby the waterfall, great! The owners are nice and they give a good sevice! Free wifi and bbq. The kayaking/fishing was good!
Next year i go back! Tickets are booked for a good start!

Thanx for the great time, See you soon!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We stayed 2 nights had a very enjoyable time staff were very friendly and helpfull met some good people there will recomend to othere and returne my self thank you.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Palmeston North
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We stayed at 5 motels over the Easter break, all in this price range, and this motel was by far the best one of them all. The rooms were very clean and tidy, with obvious thought given to the quality and looks of everything. The setting was just magic, with views from the balcony over the waterfall and river. We enjoyed going for a paddle in the motel's canoes down the river and up to the waterfall. Last but not least, the owner couple was very friendly and helpful, and they even sent us an item that we had left behind. Thank you very much, Andre and Olga, and all the best for the future.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Stayed 2 nights in the motel but also hired a powered campsite for my parents campervan who were travelling with us. Facilities very good both in the Motel and Campgrounds with nothing lacking. Nice friendly staff who were always around and ready to help in every way. Lovely views and very close to Paihia and Kerikeri.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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Additional Information about Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground

Address: 1 Old Wharf Road | Haruru Falls, Paihia 0247, New Zealand (Formerly Haruru Falls Motor Inn)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#10 Family Hotel in Paihia
#12 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular views of Haruru Falls and lagoon, 7 studio units sleep 2-3 and 6x2 bedroom apartments sleep up to 7, fully s/c units with 32" LCD TVs, full kitchens and separate bathrooms, balcony or poolside patio. Swimming pool and barbecue area. Waterfront powered camper van and tent sites, safe private beach, historic jetty and wharf with blue water access. WiFi, Kayak hire, full booking service. Family owned and operated. ... more   less 
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Haruru Falls Hotel
Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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