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“Exactly what we expected” 4 of 5 stars
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Bali Hai Motel
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
Ranked #4 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Exactly what we expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Our rooms were spotlessly clean and comfortable. It's fairly basic, but still has all the facilities that you would expect. Barbara was pleasant and efficient, giving good recommendations of places to eat and checking our tour bookings for the following day.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you Alistair for taking time to post a review. Regards Barbara
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Barbara goes the second mike to make your stay a memorial one.
She runs a great motel, and looks after your every need.
The units are modern and clean, and close to the town centre close to restaurants and tours. Barbara will even arrange a a booking or you if requested, and suggest one for you to take.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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, October 19, 2013
Dear Jim & Fely ~ thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. It is appreciated. Best regards Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My family spend a month travelling both Islands in New Zealand and we stayed in a lot of 2 bedroom apartments and by far the Bali Hai was the best. It had the best bathroom, kitchen, lounge (enough seats for everyone to sit at) well everything in the apartment really outshone others. Not only was the accommodation the best but the personal touches from Barbara made it that much more special and the kids loved her. She went above and beyond to help make our holiday that much more special so Thank you Barbara for all your help and your own lovely personal touches that made staying at the Bali Hai so lovely. Oh yes and the views from the balcony are spectacular too.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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, October 19, 2013
Dear Leanne ~ what a lovely review. Thank you!! It was a pure pleasure to meet you all and I learnt about K Pops too!! I Let me know when you and Adrian are doing the adults only trip, and be sure to get in touch. Best regards to Alicia & Daniel. I appreciate all your comments. Barbara
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Very comfortable & clean rooms, one of the best bathrooms out of all New Zealand accommodation we stayed in, Barbara very helpful with suggestions for activities & food. Great view from room. Enjoyed a meal from the BBQ at the motel, plus a video from the great selection available.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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, October 19, 2013
Thank you Peter, I am glad you enjoyed your visit. I know you had a busy holiday and then back to Australia, so I do appreciate that you took the time to comment on your stay here. Our 2 bedroom bathrooms are good and I am glad you thought so too. See you next time. Barbara
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely loved it! Wouldn't have stayed anywhere else. Convenient, gorgeous, friendly, and helpful!

The location is a bit of a walking distance from the town proper but still worth it as it was quiet and the scenery is fabulous. Right in your room is a view of a pristine beach alongside the mountainous terrain - it was picturesque!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 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, October 19, 2013
Thank you Kim, I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. I look forward to seeing you both on your next visit to NZ. Best wishes Barbara
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Broome, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Spent two nights at Bali Hai, with all possible assistance from Barbara - booking tours, giving me all the information I needed about the local area, saving me when my technology failed and even bringing me a glass of wine!
Very clean, comfortable, quiet, well appointed motel.

Room Tip: All the rooms much the same, all good!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you Gay, I appreciate that you took the time to post a review. Re. the technology, all I can say is "guest's peace of mind, equals my peace of mind:)". Thank you and best wishes Barbara
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Spent two great nights at Bali Hai, great room, great views and very clean and comfortable beds.
Barbara was a great host and really promoted and explained the area and what to see and explore. Two happy Aussies.

Room Tip: All very nice rooms
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  • Stayed September 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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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear John
Thank you for the positive review, it is appreciated. I am glad that you found the information useful and that you liked your room. Best wishes Barbara
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Additional Information about Bali Hai Motel

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
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#8 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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