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Herts UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This motel was in a lovely spot on the edge of town with views across to the hills in front of the hotel and also to a secluded bay on the other which is near enough to stroll to for the beach.The rooms were clean and comfortable with good sized bedrooms and decent enough kitchen area. An added bonus was... More 

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you, it is so great to get a positive review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you liked our property. I hope you do get the opportunity to visit us again. Best wishes Barbara More 

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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and son stayed at the Pearl of the Bay for a birthday holiday. Hostess Barbara went out of her way to make their stay a pleasant one. The beautiful area and the friendliness of Barbara's clean and comfortable retro style motel made the stay very enjoyable.

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Thank Lisa W
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Lisa Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. It is much appreciated. I am glad that everything went well for your husband and son, whilst they were staying here. A positive review makes a huge difference for us. Thanks again. Barbara More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Can't speak highly enough of The Pearl and hostess Barbara. Clean and spacious rooms.....nothing was too much trouble and thinks of the guests first. Something the larger chains could learn from. She thinks the way that she would be treated if she was staying! I can't wait to revisit in summer.

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Thank Padtheway
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Paul, I appreciate your feedback, and I am glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay here. I hope you will revisit in Summer. Paihia is magical all the time, but sunshine gives it the edge. Best wishes Barbara More 

Waregem, Belgium
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I stayed in room 3 which is very spacious. The bathroom was clean. I arrived late but the manager could make a reservation for the next day after the closing time of the office of tourism (i site). The view on the large balcony is splendid. The parking is large. This is the best motel I have had during my... More 

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Patrick Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. I really appreciate it. Best wishes Barbara More 

Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

What a lovely place, with beautiful view over the bay. The rooms and surroundings are very well kept and perfectly clean. Barbara, the manager, went out of her way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. We highly recommend it and if we return one day this is definitely where we'll stay!

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Angelika & Rob, I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you, for your positive comments, and also for taking time to post a review. Best wishes Barbara More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised with how super clean this motel was! I'm a serious germ freak and this place was super clean, even in my opinion! Nice motel and view from balcony and good service and just the perfect place to stay!! Definitely recommend!!

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you - great review - we appreciate it. Best wishes Barbara More 

Marseille, France
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The location is great and the rooms are clean. Barbara, the owner, is a kind lady who will welcome you with her smile. There is as well a dvd wardrobe, which is great :) Close from everything by car, we really enjoyed our stay here. We will definitely come back here if we go to paihia.

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Thank jeanrem81
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you - we appreciate your positive comments. Best wishes Barbara More 

Loughton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

I quite liked it here, just a short walk from the beach and just outside of town. The manager was very helpful and nice. The room was very clean and the view was quite nice too. My only really issue was the wifi which was 500mb vouchers which seemed to run out very very quickly (having been somewhere that only... More 

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Thank tommyh80
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you, I am glad you liked it here. We do have a fast internet service, perhaps it meant you could download/upload faster and hence use more data? I am not sure. At the end of the day data is data - and so many factors can influence usage. I am glad that you would stay here again, and I... More 

Dallas, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

My husband and I stayed for 5 nights at Pearl of the Bay and loved every minute of it. The apartment was so very clean, the bed very comfortable, and the views were lovely. We had the corner unit, #9, and it was perfect. Table and chairs on the front porch overlooking the bay and the countryside, and a picnic... More 

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Susan & Mike, thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the positive comments about the property. Room 9 is our superior one bedroom unit, so it is a popular room. The BBQ's are available to all rooms, and I am glad you made good use of... More 

Cork
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Wasn't expecting much as it was a busy weekend & there wasn't much available in Paihia. We were blown away with the cleanliness, tidiness of this property. The added extras with the outdoor sheltered area out the back with table & chairs plus BBQ's to use perfect... Barbara was a lovely host & always had a smile. It was a... More 

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you, I appreciate that you took the time to write a review, and I am glad that you found everything to your liking. A positive review is always a welcome one. Best wishes Barbara More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pearl of the Bay is a small family run business. We are personal in our approach and our size allows us to ensure that we respond to guests as individuals. With only 9 units, you are never crowded, our lay out gives you optional places to sit and take in the atmosphere, be it on our back patio, your front balcony, or somewhere in your room.We look forward to welcoming you to our spot in the Bay of Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pearl of the Bay

Address: 8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Bali Hai Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $81 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Pearl of the Bay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Pearl Of The Bay Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#7 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
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