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“Clean , spacious , convent location.” 4 of 5 stars
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Austria Motel
36 Selwyn Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #28 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Ruby Victoria Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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“Clean , spacious , convent location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Very good location and services that meet all our needs. The free Wi-Fi was there but the signal strength was poor and variable. Ok to do email, whereas not sufficient to surf the net, especially with the dropout.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Heather E, Owner at Austria Motel, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you for the review. I am currently looking into the wifi with Zenbu.
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chula Vista, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My husband and I spent one night in the "Deluxe Studio". The room is VERY spacious and comfortable. It was an end unit with a large 2-sided balcony. It is located on the second floor, accessed by stairs (only) and car parking (free) underneath. The unit was spotless. There is a queen bed with a comfortable mattress, 2 large recliner chairs, desk, shower with small "tub", flat screen TV with 9 channels, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, hairdryer, and free Wi-Fi up to 10MB/day (sufficient for email). It is within a short walking distance of restaurants. Pictures on their website accurately show the unit. The owner was extremely helpful. Her restaurant recommendation was a great choice: not fancy, but very good food at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed March 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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Heather E, Owner at Austria Motel, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thanks for lovely review. Just one thing we give 100MB vouchers and these are available as many as one needs each day or we give a 1 KB if people want a lot.
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in March. We hadn't pre-booked anything so we just drove along the streets looking at the motels. Austria motel caught our eye as it had good street appeal. The motel is one street back from the waterfront and only a few minutes walk to all the facilities of Paihia. The rooms are one level off the ground with your car parked undercover below the rooms. The rooms are well appointed, clean, comfortable and quite roomy. A small but very functional kitchen is provided with microwave, fridge, hot plates and all the usual crockery and cutlery. The bathroom is clean and modern. The room has a large comfortable bed, a table, chairs and a balcony is provided. Being one level off the ground gave us nice breezes. Wi-Fi is free, and a guest laundry is available. The managers are very friendly and helpful .We would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What a great place to stay, we were there for 12 nights and it was not long enough, Our room was excellent, quiet, spotless, very comfortable. Heather & Laurie are so friendly there is no way anyone could not enjoy their stay here.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We received a warm welcome at the Austria Motel and some helpful advice about local eateries etc. The hosts are very friendly and obliging, happy to go the extra mile to fulfill our requests. Comfortable bed, spotlessly clean room, trouble-free WIFI and easy walking distance to all amenities. Under cover parking provided free. We were spoiled for choice with local restaurants - could have dinner and a few drinks with an easy stroll "home". The motel kitchen was well equipped too if we'd chosen to eat in. Good to see the eco friendly measures in place also. We certainly recommend this motel for a comfortable stay.

Room Tip: Room 1 has a large deck in addition to the smaller side deck. Great for a cool drink at the end of...
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed in the 2-bedroom unit. Staff were friendly. Premises were clean and pleasant. The room had a great view of the bay and there was a balcony big enough for the four of us to sit in as well. Wifi worked well. Walking distance to all the shops and restaurants but at the same time quite private and not noisy. Covered parking off-street was a bonus. Excellent value for money, one of the cheaper places in the vicinity. I will be trying to book there first if I go back to Paihia.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

It was our third time in Paihia but our first at Austria Motel and I must say "we missed out on the other two occasions". It suited our needs perfectly, large clean bright units with a small kitchenette, bathroom with shower over a "shub" (very small bath). TV, two recliner chairs, table and chairs, sleeps 3. Plus a balcony with table and chairs. There is also a car park space underneath and out of the sun. Suitcases carried to our room, tea, coffee, milk, iron, hairdryer, microwave, fan and a laundry for our use. All this slap bang in the middle of Paihia but also very quiet. We will stay here again and I urge you to consider to doing so as well.

Room Tip: All have balconys but the front one as two
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Additional Information about Austria Motel

Address: 36 Selwyn Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small family run motel. Units are self-contained, serviced daily and are very spacious with Sky TV and queen size beds. All with balconies that get the afternoon sun. We are in central Paihia, one street back from the busy main road, about 90 metres from the restaurants and wharf. ... more   less 
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