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“Really pleasant stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Bounty Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   42 Selwyn Rd | PO Box 170, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Paihia Central Motel)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Hastings, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Really pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We booked for 4 nights here. Friendly welcome on arrival by the manager Rebecca who showed us round. Motel is in an excellent location just one block from the sea front and so easily accessible. Each room had its own car park space which was included in the price. Rooms were very quiet at night. We were also easily able to book excursions from the Motel. We were impressed by the cleanliness, spaciousness of the rooms too. The only downside was that the front doorway was difficult to lock and a towel rail in the bathroom was faulty, however this in no way stopped us from enjoying our stay. We would definitely book this motel again.

  • Stayed March 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Didnt know this review site exisited.My husband and I and our friends stayed in the Bounty in March this year and we had a room each.We were very happy there even though my husband had a door close on his heel ( just one of those things) after a BBQ and needed hospital attention. The attention he received at the motel was the best we could have ever wanted from Scott and his son and the lady in a neighbouring motel who drove us to hospital in Kawakawa at 8pm that night and it was a Sat night..My husband had 8 stitches in his heel and we came back to the motel and again Scott showed concern and offered his help in any way.
We thank him for the concern shown at all times which was out of the bounds of his responsibility but we did appreciate it.
Thanks Again Greg & Carolyn Nicholas from New Plymouth

  • Stayed March 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

I stayed in a room with 3 other girls, 3 single beds and one put up bed. All were comfortable, even with 4 beds - plenty of room. Bathroom was a decent size although shower wasn't great and did leak. Small kitchenette is a good plus - cooker, microwave for those that want to cook their own meals.
Balcony with chairs was also nice!
The motel is a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of Paihia. The beach was OK and the water was warm, but once in the water the sand was very clay like!
I ate at a couple of restaurants in the centre and both were VERY good!! One thai and one fast food fish shop - both on the front!
Nightlife there are a few bars and these are a 15-20 minute walk from the motel.
Breakfast was included - basic cereal, but was enough.
Wi-Fi was free you just need to ask reception for the password.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here on a contiki your and absolutely loved it, staff were friendly room was clean and spacious and location was perfect. Couldn't ask for anything more from a motel!

  • Stayed February 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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devon uk
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214 reviews 214 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

We booked 1 night at the bounty Inn but after seeing Paihia and the room decided to stay an extra night. Scott was extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable and ours (No 28) had a great sea view. It had a good range of amenities in the room so you could be self sufficient with breakfast and meals. It also had a lovely balcony area for sitting outside. We enjoyed our 2 night stay and the only slight niggle was the soundproofing between the units as you could hear noises from adjacent rooms.
The position of the motel from the town was excellent as everything is within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed on our way to Cape Reinga on a busy Auckland anniversary weekend. I understand that age can have a negative impact but it costs nothing to weed the gardens. We requested a ground floor room but alas the room above was noisy and every activity in the room could be heard through the floor. TV was small, water pressure bad and while most needful things were present, most things were very tired. Couch was stained with ingrained dirt, obviously an old one that when you sat on it you had the feeling of hitting the floor.
The place was ok but we wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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brmPaihia, Owner at Bounty Motel, responded to this review, January 30, 2012
I am sorry you found your unit tired and I agree some units are in need of refurbishment and every off season we have done as many as finances during a recession can allow but over the last 3 years all but one of our studios have been fully renovated and 2 one bedroom units have been fully renovated including installing air cons and a number of other units have had refreshment work done to tidy them up.
If you have been traveling in New Zealand the weeks prior to Anniversary weekend you would know how much of a rainy season we have had followed by days of hot weather has made the weeds flourish.
What I do not understand is as you were here Aniversary weekend every time you came in or out off the main entrance you must have passed and seen the trailer stacked as high as it could go with tree branches and cuttings waiting to go to the refuse station and noticed all the front gardens had been cut back?.
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

I spent four nights at the Bounty Inn, and they were welcoming long before i even flew into the country, emailing me personally about the booking, and that was a nice touch to begin with. They gave me a great room, some lovely views, a very comfy bed and lounge area with quality appointed furnishings and touches. Housekeeping very attentive and efficient, and some great advice and help from the manager who went out of his way to assist. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 42 Selwyn Rd | PO Box 170, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Paihia Central Motel)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#22 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bounty Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bounty is a Kiwi owned and operated property, located in a quiet suburb approx 100 meters from the Paihia Beach, shops and restaurants. It is a 3 minute walk to the wharf for dolphin watching, fishing trips, sightseeing and ferry to Russell. Tours to 90 mile beach and Cape Reinga pick you up at the motel entrance. ... more   less 
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