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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great views, clean and well presented, modern bathroom, extremely friendly and helpful manager, Barbara. Excellent attention to detail and great BBQ with all cooking requirements provided. Short drive to main beach and shopping areas. Modern, clean kitchen with all facilities for cooking.

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Thank LinoH45
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Well, thank you!! That is the kind of review I like to read:) I appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and for providing such a neat summary of what we offer. Best regards,Barbara More 

Tamarac, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This 9 room motel located about a mile from the actual beach area is great for a mountain goat. The manager, Barbara, is very sweet and tries to be helpful. In fact, because we were booked in room #9 at the very end of the building, she allowed us to park in the space reserved for unit #2. Visualize a... More 

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Thank dickmaven
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Dick, thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is disappointing to read that you feel the property is for mountain goats. However, we have a wide range of people visit and all of them manage our access well. We do check with guests who specify they are likely to have difficulty with access, and in... More 

Toronto, Canada
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

A little outside the city center, we have found a very nice and comfortable hotel with a friendly and magic atmosphere. Beautiful view. Our room was extremely clean and furbished. Barbara the manager of the Hotel is very kind and helping.

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Thank Carolina B
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are 1km from Paihia and we value the quiet and lack of hustle that gives us. The motel is small, and we differentiate on being personal and hoping that people just relax and enjoy their stay. I am glad to know that you did. Thank you once again for taking the time to post... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed here for two nights at the end of Feb, and were really happy with our suite. It looks newer on the inside than it does on the outside so don't be fooled. We had a one bedroom deluxe unit. The bathroom looked brand new and modern. The furnishings and kitchen were all updated, and our bed was very... More 

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Thank tara b
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review, and for the positive feedback you provided. I am sorry that you felt the cost of a washing load was high. I factor in the cost of water, power, and wear and tear of washing machine, cleaning of laundry into the $5 charge. We also do provide a guest washing line,... More 

Cranage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in January at the start of a 4 week tour of NZ. The motel is quite nice with good sized rooms and very nice bathrooms. Good views from your balcony over the hills - nice to watch the sunsets. Barbara very helpful with trips etc. The motel is about a kilometre from town but... More 

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Thank Alan J
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I am glad that you found the motel a nice start to your trip. We do have a limit on our internet, and we allocate 50mb free WIFI per day, not per stay. The reason for this is that now many people travel with individual devices... More 

various
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77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This place is spotlessly clean, Barbara is an excellent host and the facilities are comprehensive. It is about a mile out of town but that is not a major problem. We found the beds a bit tired but the motel has obviously been refurbished to a high standard.

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Thank roderrs
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review the motel. I appreiciate it, and so do fellow travellers. I have sent you an email to check which room you were in, in order to address the issue you mentioned with the beds being "tired". It is important that guests get a comfortable night's sleep and we do have a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This was our first holiday to Asia, Australia and NZ covering a span of two months and a number of Guest Homes, Motels, Hotels etc. and we have to say the Bali Hai Motel was amongst the very best we stayed at. Barbara was a fantastic host with nothing being too much trouble. She made us feel right at home,... More 

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Thank David P
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review, and for remembering your stay here after a long and interesting trip. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I enjoyed our conversations along the way. I remember the "discussion" about the parasailing and you both did really well going on it as soon as you arrived. It is very... More 

Sydney
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My two boys and I stayed at the Bali Hai Motel for three nights and even though the weather was not great (rained too much for a cruise on the Bay) we felt right at home in our clean and comfortable apartment. Barbara could not have been more helpful and thoughtful to us. The boys were so comfy they did... More 

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Thank Katrina H
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Katrina I remember you and the boys well, and the inclement weather we had those few days!! Thank goodness for Lord of the Rings board games. I do want to thank you for taking the time to post a review. I know once people leave, their busy lives start up again and, a review on Trip Advisor is not... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I (from germany) stayed there again 2 nights in Dezember and had my greatest stay due our trip through New Zealand. You get a great appartement for cheap money, free Internet and accses to a collection of great movies for free! Also you have a carpark spot under your room so it's save at every wheater and you can leave... More 

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Thank Benjamin H
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you, one again Benjamin, for staying with us and for commenting on your visit. It is great when people choose us once, but twice is even more special. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We have stayed at the Bali Hai Motel twice now. I can't say enough about how welcome we were made to feel, Barbara is a great host and made us feel right at home. The unit was clean and contained all that we needed to look after ourselves! We also really enjoyed the views and the short stroll to the... More 

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Thank Kellydup
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am glad that you felt welcome and at home. As we are small, it is possible to feel like you belong immediately and that enables you to feel like an individual and that your stay is personal. I have checked our future reservations and look forward to meeting your... 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 )
Services
  • 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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