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Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   36 Seaview Rd., Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #17 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
melbourne
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“Lovely views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights with our 3 children perfect 2 bedroom room 3 singles in one room queen in the other. Lovely host (Jan I think) was "motel-sitting" while her son was on holiday and could not have been more helpful. We had a lovely time although quite noisy being on the ground floor it sounded like elephants were upstairs! Kids loved the free wireless!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Bay of Islands
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Due to a forecasted storm, my partner and I had to seek out an alternative venue to our home, for the reception of our imminent wedding. We only had four days to go for the wedding when I desperately contacted proprietors Stacey and Jason for help.
Luckily their conference and function facility was vacant for that date and they immediateley offered us carte blanche access to organise the wedding in their under-cover facilities.
Not only did they go out of their way to accommodate us but they also said that if the storm didn't materialise and we were able to have the wedding in the open at home, then there would be no charge...not even a booking deposit.
We did use Aloha's venue and our caterers were able to switch the planned reception with no hitches. All guests said what a great day it had been and how well The Aloha had rescued the event for us.
Flexibility and customer care are all you can ask for in an hospitality business. Jason and Stacey excell at both. Their easy going management style and 'can do' attitude should bring them well deserved patronage.
Best wishes from Mike and Kerry

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Beautiful place,
Excellent views and location
Fantastic spotlessly clean rooms
(ours had a balcony with table and chairs so we could eat and watch the sunset)
Lovely helpful staff
Wonderful swimming pool and spa
Games room with free internet access
Children's playground
Thank you - wanted to stay foreverer

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

we've stayed here several times. A great couple running it; a lovely quiet spot close to the action. Games room & play area & pool & frog pond were fantastic for the kids. Cooking by the pool enjoying; another G&T on the patio (Room 7). Such a brilliant spot. We'll be back again. A big thank you.

Room Tip: room 7&8 have lovely private patio away from the pool noise but with the lovely veiw
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

This is in a great location and really family friendly. We booked a poolside unit for ourselves and our three kids for five nights in January. When we arrived we found the owners were "away for a few days" and Jason's mum was running the show. She was extremely helpful and pleasant despite being run off her feet. The accommodation is definitely basic which is fine, however with five people staying, one hook was never going to cope with all our towels. Hooks on the back of the bedroom doors would have made all the difference but Jason's mum produced a clothes airer which was much appreciated. The furniture as well was next to useless as while taking up a lot of space, did not provide any storage. The accommodation was small so with a few minor and cheap changes could be much more user-friendly.

This was the only motel I've ever stayed at that didn't wash the dishes and our first night's "service" of the room involved nothing more than changing towels and making beds. We were told dishes weren't part of the deal. However after bringing this up, every day thereafter the dishes were done.

After three nights the owners returned and instead of coming to introduce themselves, made their presence known by coming to tell us off for helping ourselves to the linen cupboard. We had been instructed to do so earlier in the stay but were told "that was yesterday so don't do it again. We could have people loading up their cars with towels". Nice. Yes we often go to budget motels to load up our car with their mangy towels.

For the rest of our stay we found the owner to be rude (his partner was nicer) and unfriendly. Taking time off at the busiest time of year doesn't seem like a very smart move and if you are going to leave someone else to run the place, your guests shouldn't have to suffer through shambolic service.

Our kids loved the pool but we wouldn't stay here again - there are other similar places for the same money. Another thing to note is that this is a pet-friendly motel. This meant that the couple in the unit under us had their three small yappy dogs in a cage directly under our bedroom window. The dogs would often decide to go off in the middle of the night, with no action from anyone to stop them. They would eventually stop when they felt like it. We also got the whiff of the cage along with cigarette smoke drifting up through our windows - not nice for our kids when they were trying to go to sleep.

Needs improvement : (

Room Tip: Poolside units seem to be the oldest so and there is a newer building separate from the main buildin...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012 via mobile

First, I want to be clear that Aloha is definitely a basic, no-frills, self-catering motel. It doesn't pretend to be anything else.
That said, the experience is anything but budget. Rooms are very big and spotless. The owners were extremely helpful (grest tips on what to do/see) and friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome without being intrusive. There was a mixup with billing and the owner came to our room personally to let us know and refund us the overbilled amount (that I never would have noticed). This is exactly what a mom and pop shop should be.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012 via mobile

Our family stayed here for 2 nights. This motel is slightly out of town and very family orientated. Booking was completed easily over the phone. Check in fast and efficient. 2 bedroom unit by the pool had everything we needed. The bottom family units aren't "wow" units but are very clean and have everything you needed.being right by the pool meant the kids could swim right in our view ( even though we were in there with them most the time). The games room was a total hit with the kids of all ages. Pool table, table tennis, pc, pin ball and of course swing ball ( pole tennis) outside. As for the management - well you won't find friendlier people. Jason and his partner are just brilliant and will go out of their way to help you with anything and to make your stay the best it can be. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 36 Seaview Rd., Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#13 Family Hotel in Paihia
#14 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#20 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Aloha Seaview Resort Motel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A safe family friendly holiday destination. Quiet, relaxing motel accommodation with magic views. Nestled in 2 hectares of landscaped gardens and native bush, away from the noise of Paihia but close enough to enjoy the many beaches, unique activities, shops and cafes Paihia has to offer. Studio, 1 and 2-bedroom fully self-contained apartments are available at Aloha Seaview Resort Motel. ... more   less 
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Aloha Seaview Hotel Paihia
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