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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for several days in February 2017. Let's get it out of the way - the decor is very dated, and screams out for an update. However - it was clean, serviced daily, large rooms with comfortable beds, excellent wifi and cable TV if that's your thing. It's not right in the heart of things in Paihia, but it...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Long weekend getaway, we had the front studio apartment, great sea / bay views, tidy and clean, daily service, you pay for the Location and the view which was stunning and pleasant. the decor reminded me of art decor style, nothing flash but comfortable.[probably could do with modernization] shower was a bit disappointing as the pressure was very low. had...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been travelling throughout New Zealand for the last two months and stayed in a number of motels. We can safely say that this was the worst so far. The room was dark, shabby and although clean it looked dirty. Furniture was worn and stained. Shower rail held with plastic tape, armchair was broken and in the room 8...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was great,opposite a nice beach with a 5 minute walk into town and a shorter walk to the supermarket (Countdown). The kitchen was fine for making simple foods and meant we did not have to eat out all the time. Most rooms access a balcony or outside area with a minor view of the ocean - the seafront...

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1Thank CGaustralia
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Enjoyed our stay at Bay Sands. We had one of the sea facing studios which was much nicer than being at the back and worth the extra we paid. Handy to Paihia town but without the noise. Also added bonus of having a nice beach out front and use of bikes etc. Could do with a spruce up but was...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

There was a group staying in one of the units very loud partying until 3.30 am -When we complained to reception the Guy at reception said he didn't hear anything which I simply cannot believe as the group was really loud and aggressive- no apology from Bay Sands and lots of families we spoke to the next morning were very...

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Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot. Well maintained. Unfortunately our aircon unit wasndt working and being behind the front units meant we missed out on the breeze. This made for quite a hot experience. Otherwise a great place.

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1Thank Andrew S
Coromandel, New Zealand
Reviewed October 2, 2016

At the front this time,room 4 a studio with view.Simply a nice comfy and really quiet room with a view. Facts 10min walk to your left to get to a Countdown supermarket & if you go right ,in 10min you'll be at the paihia wharf...

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2Thank Phil P
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed February 13, 2016

Stayed there for one night.it is ok for basic, but not impressed. The bathroom has a unpleasant smell. and the Motel is on Market, so the owner/manager is not welcome.We had an early checking out (7am), also want to leave a suitcase at the reception. but cant find the manager, just call him. not very helpful

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1Thank biodream
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Great Value, its not posh but its perfectly acceptable and clean for the cost. Great to have some basic cooking facilities. We had a nice first floor room with a balcony, & could hear the ocean waves crashing (just across the road), and could see the ocean from our balcony. The beach just across the road is nice, lots of...

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Suat Y, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to the bay of islands, glad to hear you had a relaxing stay. See you again soon. Kind Regards, Jimmy

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family style Studio Apartments located on the waterfront at the best beach in Paihia. Free Kayaks, Bicycles, BBQ facility. Free in room WiFi, SKY TV GUEST SELECT. We are located within easy walking distance of the village square, shops and restaurants. All units are equipped with kitchen facilities.Each unit sleeps three persons with one queen and one single bed. An extra bed can be added for a small charge. The family apartment accommodates up to four persons and has a Queen and two singles.Bay Sands Seafront Studios, the Motel that feels like home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Sands Seafront Studios

Address: 136 Marsden Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $87 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Sands Seafront Studios 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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#11 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
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“Two rooms at the front of the motel on the upper floor will have the best views”
 of 5 bubbles 1Aimless1, 4 days ago | Read review
“Front Studio rooms have sea / bay views and a breeze”
 of 5 bubbles suzidass, 1 week ago | Read review
“The seafront studios cost more but if you are going to spend any time in the room it's worth it for the views!”
 of 5 bubbles CGaustralia, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Childrens playground 100m to right on beach”
  • Studio 4 upstairs
 of 5 bubbles 449philp, Oct 2, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on first floor offer a balcony with ocean glimpses/views”
 of 5 bubbles ZoeY447, Jan 28, 2016 | Read review
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