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“Good location” 3 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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Free Breakfast & WiFi
Ranked #24 of 42 Hotels in Paihia
Auckland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed in this motel with my family(5 adults and 1 child) and together with my friends. Our group occupied 5 rooms in total. The room is quite small compared to the other motels we stayed in. There was still a left over pizza in the Micro wave in one of our room when we arrived. They let us use their bbq grill which was excellent.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The hotel is very well situated in Paihia and seemed to be managed well. However before we arrived we did inform them by email that there were 4 adults and one teenager booked in but as we got no response we did expect that all was well. So when we arrived we were a little surprised to find that all the beds were in one room. We did ask for an extra bed and as one did not arrive while we were out we decided to get one ourselves . The internet once again has been a problem and in this day and age there should not be a charge for wifi We were all friends when we arrived and have remained friends!

Room Tip: The corner room! Better ventilation!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Franklin
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The central location is probably the best part. The unit was dire in need of some maintenance and upgrading. The roof spouting on our upstairs deck was leaking and the deck was stained and covered in moss ( a spray with fungicide would not go amiss. The hot water supply was pitiful making showering unpleasant. We spent 2 nights here as part of a (so called discount ) prepaid voucher that we bought online. It was the middle of winter but judging by the signs outside other better located motels, It wasn't very discounted, if so their normal price is exorbitant. We wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

As the name suggested Paihia Central Motel is very central, but then so are a number of other Motels in the area. The wharfe, restaurants, cafes are all in easy walking distance. Our unit was recently renovated, clean and tidy. Wireless internet is available (at a fee). Upon arrival we went to make ourselves a coffee but there was no milk in the fridge and we had to go to reception to request some. The following morning we woken at 9:00 am with the sounds of the cleaning lady knocking on our door calling out room service. Curtains were closed, and as I have not had a sleep in for some months, I was rather annoyed about the intrusion. The following night one of the other units had a very drunk and rude person who kept us awake with his swearing and loud banning on the door, until the security was called in, so another restless sleep. Very small hot water cylindars saw us having a very quick and cold shower. I have rated this motel as average. As an indication we decided to extend our stay in Paihia but changed our motel as we didn't want to stay another night. See my review on the KingsGate motel across the road from Paihia Central Motel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The property is in a good location, walking distance to the shops, restaurants and jetty in Paihia. The 2 bedroom unit was clean but a bit tired and in need of a makeover. In the master bedroom the bed was so big you couldn't open the cupboard door; there wasn't enough furniture in the lounge room for everyone to sit; the bathroom large but no shelving. Any activity in the upstairs unit was quite audible. Given the proximity to main shopping/eating area (and over the Easter Weekend) it was a very quiet location. Overall, it was a pleasant stay and the above did not distract us from enjoying all the sites and activities of the area.

Room Tip: Upstairs probably better
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hastings, New Zealand
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Paihia Central Motel, as the Bounty Inn is now known, was a very comfortable stay for four days recently. Our spacious timber-lined unit had a separate bedroom at the rear, very quiet, and with an extremely comfortable bed. The bathroom was large with a good shower, the kitchen had a full stove, microwave and all the dishes and utensils we needed, The living room had two couches and a flat screen tv, though we spent quite a lot of time on the balcony outside. Just a block from the beach and the main shops and wharf area, we only used the car to get to the supermarket which is in the next bay north. Rebecca, the temporary manager, was brilliant, very helpful and friendly. Can happily recommend this motel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hastings, New Zealand
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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:
#10 On the Beach 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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Also Known As:
Bounty Hotel Paihia
Bounty Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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