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“Great views near Piahia” 4 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
Trafalgar, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great views near Piahia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Motel is on Wanganui River just out of Piahia. Excellent position. Our room was dated although the owner said that all rooms other than four (including ours) have been updated. We originally booked for two nights and ended up staying for four. Rates were reasonable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Stayed at the Falls Motel. The owners were so warm and friendly and welcoming. Excellent value for money. Husband and wife team with their 2 lovely children whom we met while swimming in the pool. Great facilities and location, just out of Paihia and Waitangi. Wanted to stay longer but had to go home.
I will definitely stay again but not sure if the same owners will still be there as they were in the process of selling up. It is not often you get sincere and genuine people like this couple.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 February 21, 2013

We were recommended this resort by a young shop assistant in Wellington. We were a bit nervous due to the fact the motel had mixed reviews. However we were very pleasantly surprised. The location is excellent with marvellous views. The Motel is old but it is very clean and the owners are very friendly and accommodating.
And it is very cheap for the accommodation provided.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We are not usually campers but we decided to give it a try. We were very impressed with the Falls Camp ground. We got put right on the waterfront and our site was quite a decent size also. Surprisingly quiet even though the camp ground is near the main road too. Loved the free WiFi each day (yes I know we are camping) haha and also the kayaks for hire. The only the room for improvement was the bathrooms, a little run down - needing some definite TLC. Only 5minutes to the centre of Paihia, location is fantastic.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My family camped Waitangi Day the 6 Feb for 5 nights & absolutely loved every minute, the campsite is right on the Waters edge as advertised, with a spectacular view of the falls. The camp itself is compact, well kept and the amenities kept very clean & tidy by the friendly owners & their staff. We are not seasoned campers by any means & normally stay in motels, holidays homes etc but we loved our experience so much we are looking to go back b4 this summer ends.
Can highly recommend.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

stumbled across this campsite and by far our favourite site to date on our travels, we booked an additional night and the staff are lovely and very helpful. reasonably priced and offers all the facilities you need, would recommend.

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Chichester
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14 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed in the motel for two nights while visiting the Bay of Islands. The room was spacious and comfortable with a good kitchen and a dated but perfectly adequate shower room. The smallish swimming pool was kept clean and there was a gas barbecue for guests to use. The view from the terrace was a joy to wake up to, looking done the Waitangi river or up to the Haruru Falls. We hired (at a reasonable rate) a kayak from the mote/campgrounds and paddled down to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

The motel and campground are kept very clean and well maintained, and the owners are very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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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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