Paihia can be a very expensive and busy wee township over the summer months. We only had one night there, and we had been traveling a lot so we needed somewhere comfortable and easy to be in.
This motel is fantastic. It is on the hill facing away from the Bay so it was a little less expensive. However it still has fantastic bush views and the advantage of a spectacular sunset as it faces West.
The double bedroom unit we were in was spotless and ship shape. Nice plates and various things to make yourself feel at home. There was a BBQ out the back and even a small refrigerator of sauces etc to make things more tasty. A good selection of family DVDs were free to borrow.
Plenty of outdoor areas to sit and have a drink or for smokers to use.
I would definitely go back, it was a very nice stay.
One disadvantage for some would be the stairs only access, it is on a very steep incline so would not necessarily suit elderly, disabled or parents having to manage prams etc.
- Also Known As:
- Bali Hai Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
- 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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