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Bay Cabinz Motel

32 - 34 School Road P.O. Box 182, Paihia 0247 New Zealand
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#19 of 41 hotels in Paihia
10 fully self-contained private chalet bungalows overlooking the Paihia village. This sunny elevated eco-complex is set in sub-tropical/native surroundings with bird life, sea and garden views in Central Paihia. Ideal for singles, couples and small families who enjoy a quiet natural environment. Only 300m flat walk to Paihia's cafes, restaurants, shops, beaches and nearby wharf which is the gateway to the beautiful Bay of Islands many tourist attractions and activities.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Farehamvoyager wrote a review Apr 2020
Fareham, United Kingdom465 contributions117 helpful votes
What makes Bay Cabinz special? Super hillside location overlooking the sea and the little town of Paihia, well equipped, spacious yet cosy cabins with plenty of space between them, everything clean and smart. Park your car and leave it as everything's within walking distance including a decent supermarket, shops, restaurants and the must-take passenger ferry to romantic Russell. Another must-see is Waitangi - a slightly longer walk along the shore road. Soak up the area's rich heritage and meet friendly Maori people, it's an all-day destination if you wish. Ken and Ali are the best hosts and made this solo traveller feel very welcome and almost part of the family. Ali was even kind enough to drive me to Haruru Falls - the start of a fantastic 5km riverbank walk to Waitangi. Be aware, there is a school in School Road and you'll hear the youngsters arriving and departing. And there are quite a few steps to the higher cabins - although Ken and Ali will help with bags. An accessible cabin is available if you need to be on the flat. My only regret - why didn't I stay longer? Bay of Islands is a wonderful destination. You could easily stay five nights and not see everything.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: Best views from upper cabins but remember there are a few steps
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H9448DVthomasm wrote a review Feb 2020
Nanaimo, Canada40 contributions6 helpful votes
Ken greeted us and both Ken and Ali were fabulous hosts. The cabin was well appointed and equipped. Our view was spectacular as our deck looked out on the Bay of Islands. We stayed 5 nights and loved the area. Ken gave us great advice on places to see, restaurants, tour companies and even the weather. Everything was clean and and worked well. Ken provided us with beach towels, new condiments everyday, as well as insuring that we had all we needed. I would highly recommend Bay Cabins and took a few cards to give to friends. It is affordable and wonderful.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Each couple has a cabin with a deck. Ask for a Bay view.
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EastLondonKiwi wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom109 contributions79 helpful votes
We choose this place as a last minute change in our plans caused us to need a motel for a couple of days. Ken and Ali are lovely hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. They even upgraded us to a room with a view when a minor issue with our original room's water (spotted by a cleaner) meant some repairs needed to happen during our stay, when really there was no need to offer us anything. The motel location is in downtown Paihia, so a short walk to everything the centre of town has to offer. We had a great time, while we were here and would recommend it to anyone thinking of a central Paihia stay. The rooms are freshly refurbished, and the ones we stayed in had cooking amenities. Both cabins we stayed in were very clean and comfortable.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Giga B wrote a review Dec 2019
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
This place, found by happenstance, is an absolute gem. It feels remote, yet walking into town is under 7 minutes. The well-kept chalets are modern, have amazing views and are very clean. The owners are super nice and i wish i had more time to stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: The higher lying chalets probably have the better view (I was in #8 - amazing)
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ElsaMiro wrote a review Jul 2019
237 contributions44 helpful votes
Wonderful place to stay.. were in number 1 cabin.. great views.. so sunny..special place to sit and have breakfast.. coffee or wine overlooking scenic Paihia. Well equipped for cooking. made yummy meal one night sat out in winter and took in evening view. Such warm friendly welcome when we arrived. Real plus has off street parking and so close to everything.. great to wander down to water trips.. restaurants etc. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay Cabinz Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bay Cabinz Motel?
Nearby attractions include Paihia Harbour (0.2 miles), Pipi Patch Bar (0.2 miles), and St Paul's Anglican Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bay Cabinz Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Bay Cabinz Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bay Cabinz Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bay Cabinz Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bay Cabinz Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Terra Restaurant, Third Wheel Coffee Co., and Tipsy Oyster Tapas & Bar Restaurant.
Does Bay Cabinz Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bay Cabinz Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bay Cabinz Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Paihia.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bay Cabinz Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bay Cabinz Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Waitangi Treaty Grounds (1.1 miles), Pompallier Mission and Printery (2.2 miles), and Flagstaff Hill (2.6 miles).
Does Bay Cabinz Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.