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Bali Hai Motel
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
1 review
“very tidy motel, worm, friendly, helpful and acknowledged people.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

The motel is very tidy, the room we stay in is good for two people, love the facility, enjoyed to do our own BBQ at the backyard. The manager us really friendly and helpful, help us a lot. It is a pleasant and comfortable stay. I would like recommend to others.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Hello, thank you for your recommendation - I am glad that you and your partner enjoyed your stay. As I commented in a previous review, we have been having lovely warm days, Kathy, so lots of guests have been using the BBQ's. I hope your journey back to the South Island went well and hope to see you both again in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

It's an excellent place to stay with a picturesque view, especially good to stay with your family but it is more like a romantic getaway for couples. But if you are going with your family nonetheless it is beautiful, a small location, right in front of the road and a sea view, Definitely try it out, Andrew is an excellent host, I hope you remember me Andrew, It's Swami and family. The kitchen is also big enough and the rooms are definitely good comfort wise. To end with, nice place to be in, do visit Paihia y'all.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Hello, thank you for your review. We have a saying, which is "better late than never" and it is
impressive that you have taken the time almost 8 months after your visit to review us. Thank you indeed.
We do welcome your enthusiasm to invite people to visit Paihia, we are the jewel in the Bay of Islands and proud of our little town. We hope that you will also return and stay with us again in the future.
The Bali Hai motel is, as you commented, suited to families or couples, we are small and personal and we like to think that makes each guest feel a little unique too.
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights at the beginning of our travels around nz. from the moment we arrived we knew we were going to be happy there. Barbara was so friendly and welcoming and did everything to make our stay comfortable.the room was bright and spacious and spotlessly clean. The availability of a bbq was most useful. Barbara was also very knowledgeable on local restaurants which was very helpful. She also was able to advise on places of interest in the area and facilitated booking of trips for us.
When we return to nz (as we plan to) we will definitely stay at Bali hai when we come to the Bay of Islands.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Jill, thank you for taking the time to post a review. Just today, I have had a phone call from guests in England who chose us because of our Trip Advisor feedback. This in turn, prompted them to look at our website. So it really highlights to me how important our guest feedback is. I am glad that your journey got of to a good start, and I do remember the delicious smells that came from the BBQ when you guys were cooking. I wish you well for your future travels and I look forward to meeting you again when you return. Best wishes Barbara
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Sippy Downs, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights from November 18 (family of three with nine year old son). This motel is fantastic. It is an older place, but it is refurbished and our unit was comfortable and spacious. Great sized kitchen made it easy when we wanted fo eat in. About a one and a half kilometre walk to the wharf with a bit of a hill to give you some extra cardio...loved it. Barbara could not have been more welcoming or obliging. If I am ever back in the Bay of Islands, and I so hope I will be, I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Katherine, thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. It is much appreciated, and it is great when people are happy with their visit and have hopes of returning. I hardly saw you which is what it is all about, us providing a comfortable base from which to explore our beautiful area. I hope that you all continue to have a wonderful time in New Zealand. Thank you, your feedback is important.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We based all our accomodation based on ratings and comments on tripadvisor. This was the first time we have done this and I am pleased to say, we were not disappointed. The Bali Hai was up to the high standard that had been recommendated by others. It has great views but is a little out of town up a hill. An easy ride in the car. Fantastic recomendations and service from Barbara. As far a value for money, this is great. Its not the Hilton but it is a very well presented place.

Room Tip: Walls can be a tad thin with guests next door.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and I appreciate your feedback.
Thank you for noting, we are a well presented and reasonably priced property. One difference between the Hilton and us, is that we are small and personal. Which means we can try to meet our guests needs as individuals, rather than part of a huge corporate entity.
It is kind of you to take the time to post a review, I get left many hand written notes, but it is your reviews that are visible to the world, and these reviews guide other people towards our property. So thank you!
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Dear Barbara,
Thank you for another wonderful stay in the BOI and for looking after us so well. The hospitality and rooms get better everytime, and those views continue to inspire.
I was very impressed with the renovations you have undertaken and quality of accomodate surpasses expectations.
I highly recommend the Bali Hai to anyone looking to explore the BOI.
Thank you

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Dear Anne
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is always lovely when we have guests that return to stay with us. We are fully aware of the wide range of choice available to people, and so a return guest is indeed very special. We continue to make changes, as we believe that is important, sometimes these changes are visible and sometimes they are invisible but do add to guest comfort. My current project is a new "white roof" to make the property even more environmentally friendly. Thank you once again, and I hope you will consider the Bali Hai again for any future visits.
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Werribee, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Barbara was incredibly warm and friendly! She went out of her way to make us welcome and was also a wonderful source of knowledge for the local area including the places on where to eat. The suite was super clean and had wonderful views of the surrounding area. We would definitely recommend staying. David & Maree from Melbourne, Vic, Australia.

  • Stayed November 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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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you David & Maree, for taking the time to post a review. It was great that you were able to extend your stay an extra night, and I am very happy that everything met your requirements.
I do hope that your onward travel to Hamilton & Rotorua went well. Warm regards
Barbara
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Address: 8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#3 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#9 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bali Hai Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bali Hai is a small family run business. We are personal in our approach and our size allows us to ensure that we respond to guests as individuals. With only 9 units, you are never crowded, our lay out gives you optional places to sit and take in the atmosphere, be it on our back patio, your front balcony, or somewhere in your room.We look forward to welcoming you to our spot in the Bay of Islands. ... more   less 
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