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“A friendly welcoming hotel for families” 5 of 5 stars
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Bali Hai Motel
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
“A friendly welcoming hotel for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have just spent 4 nights at the Bali Hai with our extended family (kids, grand kids) and we found it to be a really well equipped, welcoming place to stay. Barbara went out of her way to ensure we had a great time and was incredibly helpful with bookings and anything else we needed. There were also many nice little touches such as a free DVD library, games for kids, a lovely back area with a BBQ and Barbara even put chocolates on our pillow one night. This place is great value, and there is even a beautiful view of the bay from many rooms.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you Sue, I am glad that you all had a wonderful visit. It is important that you are happy.
Paihia is always getting a little bit more interesting and a wonderful place to visit, so we want the motel to be the same...always getting a little better season on season and always a wonderful place to stay. Thank you for taking the time to stay. I have resisted to try and make this response rhyme:) Barbara
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Barbara is the women to see. She is wonderful and makes your stay special. She can help you with everything and so accommodating. It is just on the outside of town, but I think that helps, as you feel you don't have to share your view with all the other holiday makers. Definitely keeping this little gem in our holiday book

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thanks Cindy, - I do like to meet all the guests whenever possible. I appreciate your kind review.
Best wishes Barbara
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Box Elder, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you want generous, engaging staff that will map out travels, discuss and recommend options, tours, and dining, then stop at Bali Hai. My wife and I on our honeymoon spent a night here in Paihia and are so gracious for the help Barbara supplied. We wish we had stayed longer, and you could definitely have enough to do to stay in Russell/Paihia for at least 2 nights.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, July 1, 2014
Dear Bradley & Christine, what a lovely review, THANKS. I hope that you continued to have a good trip in New Zealand. I agree, you are so right, one night is not enough in Paihia or at the motel.Best wishes Barbara
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Bali Hai, Barbara was really helpful giving us lots of tips on things to do in the area. She booked a cruise to the "Hole in the Rock" for us which really is a must do. Our studio was excellent, spotlessly clean and everything we needed, the on site laundry a added bonus. Would certainly stay again if in the area.

Room Tip: Studio perfect for a couple
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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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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you !! A positive review is so motivating, I really appreciate the time you have taken to post about your time here at the Bali Hai. Best regards, Barbara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Only stayed for one night in this very clean apartment with the best equipped kitchen you could hope to find and lots of seating outside to BBQ or just enjoy the wonderful views. Manageable walk downhill to the small town although easier with car. Barbara made us very welcome, a happy first impression, and although we didn't order the breakfast it was available if required. The boat trip round the Bay of Islands was magical. Would definitely recommend a longer stay here.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, July 1, 2014
Thank you ~ that was a lovely review to read, I appreciate you taking the time to review your stay here. Best wishes Barbara
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The manager Barbara makes the place , she provided very helpful information both before we arrived and during the stay and is unobtrusively available to help at any time. We had a lovely two bedroom unit with a private parking space underneath, a balcony with lovely views lounge and well equipped kitchen. At the back is a patio area with access to BBQ's. We ate out most evenings as it was a pleasant walk into town or a three minute drive with good restaurants to choose from - which are described in a helpful booklet in the room. I would recommend staying there and would have liked to have stayed longer.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great with lovely views from private balconies
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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, May 23, 2014
Thank you, I wish you could see me smiling, whilst I am typing. Receiving a positive review is great and I do not take it for granted. I also realise that you have to make time to post a review and that is acknowledged too.
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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We (a family of 5) stayed for 4 nights. What a lovely manager Barbara is; she always went the extra mile to make us all feel very welcome. The apartment was clean and comfortable with a new kitchen and bathroom, good views and 2 outside areas, one including a BBQ. An extensive DVD library which the children loved.
A 2 minute walk to a great beach.
Overall a lovely place to stay.

Room Tip: All rooms have a lovely view over mangroves.
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  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Bali Hai Motel, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Ellie, thank you for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you all stay here, and the boys kept us all entertained. I appreciate you taking the time to review your stay here, and I hope mum and dad had a safe and pleasant trip back to England. 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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#1 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#3 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#12 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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