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“Great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Bayview Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   2 Bayview Road | Corner Marsden & Bayview Road,, Paihia 0247, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #26 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Norwich, UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This Motel is located right next to the main road and few steps from the sea. Beautiful location but the actual Motel is very dated. Bedding was a bit grubby. As you are in a beautiful area and only using the motel as a base to sleep it's not that bad.

Stayed December 2013
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baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Thankyou for scoring Bayview Motel an excellent 4 out of 5 .We are sorry you were not entirely satisfied with your stay.Had you brought your points to our attention at the time we would have been able to address your concerns. Graham
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wodonga, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed here for three nights and were very happy with our apartment unit. The owners definitely go the extra mile with lots of useful additional touches to make your stay better. The unit furniture while a bit on the old side is quite functional and did the job fine. The kitchen is well equipped if you decide to eat at home. The bathroom was good and the sleep quality excellent.
Our unit was serviced every day. The man who checked us in at reception was friendly and efficient and gave us lots of useful information and restaurant recommendations. We had an excellent stay and thought it was great value for an absolute seafront location.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
We are pleased you appreciated all the little extras we have in our apartments as we try and make your stay a home from home experience.With the magnificent Bay over the road from our motel,this really helps to boost enjoyment in Paihia.Thankyou for the perfect review.
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Norfolk Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We cannot recommend more highly this delightful motel on the waterfront in Paihia. The beds were comfortable with electric blankets. Other amenities were all great and the views of the Bay were stunning. Worth paying the extra for the view. The owner Graham went out of his way to help make our holiday enjoyable and even provided some transport when my husband was unable to walk the distance. Daily servicing of this apartment was very much appreciated.

Room Tip: Apartment on second floor or further up well worth paying extra for water and Island view and balcon...
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
It was an absolute pleasure to be able to help both you and your hubby with your walking and transport problems.It is no fun being caught out with misleading information especially when you are not mobile.We enjoyed having you with us and hope to see you again soon. Graham
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Our family of four stayed in a ground floor room, which was so spacious we could have comfortably stayed a week. It had three single beds in lounge area, with plenty of space to spare, a large kitchen and perfectly adequate queen bedroom and bathroom. What is more we got a room without a view, but it didn't matter at all. A few steps from the door is the most spectacular view and peaceful setting you can imagine. The owners are friendly, helpful and the whole place is immaculate.All this for a very reasonable price means we cannot fault this motel.
If we are ever back in Paihia we will definitely stay again.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed 3 nights over Easter in a room with no sea view (although there actually was a sea view out the ranch slider).

The room was spacious with two single beds in the living area and a fold-out sofa, and a bedroom with a queen bed.

The bathroom was clean and modern. The kitchen was well equipped motel-style with most basic utensils and amenities. The television has channels 1, 2, 3 and Prime as well as Sky Sport and Movies Premiere.

The location is excellent - just a stone's throw from the centre of town and right across the road from the water. There is free off-street parking for guests (unallocated).

The motel itself is a typical Kiwi motel. It's not fancy but it is very comfortable, well maintained and clean.

There is a spa pool for guest use. It's a bit hidden away and dark, but if you need a soak it's there.

There is a wifi system which involves using 100mb credits, which is mildly cumbersome but gets you online if you need it.

The place is very good value for money. We enjoyed it and would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Chose this place from a number of motels, seemed the best value and close to the main shops.

Called a day or two before our booking to upgrade to a seaview suite and the hosts were kind enough to let us upgrade with no fee. What a great decision that was. Huge amount of space for the price and a small deck area with a table and chairs outside to enjoy the view.

Room had everything we needed and the view each morning was breathtaking.

Will be recommending to any friends that are heading to Paihia. Hotel service at a Motel price!

Room Tip: The seaview suites at the front are definitely where to stay! Well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We booked for two nights. We then found we couldn't make it on the original two nights and on the Wednesday before the Friday booking I tried to get the booking moved to three weeks later.

Unfortunately from the motels perspective we were "cancelling" the first booking and remaking the booking so they charged us the full amount for the rooms even though we were never there.

Lessons learned.

One. Read the cancellation policy. I booked via the AA website and the cancellation policy is there on the last line of the last page before you are committed. I missed it and only found it when looking a second time. Even so, in my opinion I wasn't cancelling just postponing.

Second. These motel owners are pretty unfair people. I understand they have a business to run but they didn't have to spend any money servicing our rooms or paying electricity so some sort of refund seemed in order. I expected there would be a charge, but not the full amount. They seem unable to comprehend that fair treatment would have meant great word of mouth advertising and, since I'm keen to introduce my family to the Bay of Islands, probably repeat business as well. Short sighted.

Third. Don't book via the AA website. You seem to lose any control you might have over your booking.

This may well be the best establishment in the world but I won't stay there now and will make it my business to tell anyone heading to Paihia to avoid the place. Ultimately, they are right according to the letter of the contract, but in my opinion wrong otherwise.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
This guest is not telling the truth.On the 19th March 2014 the guest booked accommodation for the 28th & 29th March. On Thursday, the 27th March,(not Wednesday),the guest phoned at 7.45pm and advised,with only a few hours notice, that as he and his partner had decided to celebrate his partners birthday elsewhere,he no longer required the accommodation booked.He then stated that as the accommodation had already been paid for to AA Travel he would book accommodation for a later date and utilise the payment for the later booking.
I advised him that without fair notice the accommodation would have to be paid for unless I could relet to other guests.I advised him that if relet successfully the payment would be refunded in full or transfered to the new booking.He accepted this and requested that he be advised of the outcome.I was unable to relet and advised him accordingly by email.
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Address: 2 Bayview Road | Corner Marsden & Bayview Road,, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bayview Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best location!!! On the picturesque waterfront and one of the closest motels to the town centre, Bayview's waterfront units offer fantastic sea views overlooking the nearby islands. A superior aspect offers all day sun. Bayview has a range of large yet cosy and comfortable units, each with full kitchen facilities. They are serviced daily and are renowned for their cleanliness. ... more   less 
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Bayview Hotel Paihia
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