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Admiral's View Lodge & Motel

2 Macmurray Road, Paihia 0200 New Zealand
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#5 of 41 hotels in Paihia
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Welcome to Admirals View Lodge & Motel, Paihia Motel accommodation with beautiful sea views. Admirals View Lodge & Motel offers a range of quality self-contained accommodation in Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Relax in our peaceful accommodation in central Paihia – enjoy the sunny terraces with beautiful sea views overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands (from most units). Park your car and meander along to the beach, restaurants and cafes from your luxurious Paihia accommodation. Let us book you a trip to see the Bay of Islands and the famous Hole in the Rock. Take a bus on an exciting journey to Cape Reinga or enjoy the thrill of swimming with dolphins. Enjoy a ferry ride to Romantic Russell or soak up the history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Admirals View Lodge is a Paihia motel well located for walking to all your Paihia activities and attractions - plus tours pick up daily from the motel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Aroha wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
This property helped us out at the last minute when our other accommodation fell through. They were super helpful and responsive - very much appreciated! The rooms were a good size and clean, very good value for money. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Penny Boles, General Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Aroha, it was a pleasure to meet you and I am glad we were able to help you. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this review and hopefully we will see you again soon!
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Richard S wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
My sons and I booked three rooms and had a superb weekend, that was made special by the quality of the Admirals View Lodge - and with large luxurious spa baths in the rooms. Being tall we asked and got three King Size beds - which in itself is never easy - but it was and we slept very well. The motel is back from the sea but overlooks the bay and has great sun all day long. It is close enough to be able to walk to local bars and restaurants and visit attractions, but far enough removed so it is quiet and peaceful.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for one of the front rooms with big spa baths...what a treat after a long days exploring
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Response from Penny Boles, General Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Nga mihi nui! We enjoyed meeting you and having you all to stay. We are glad that you enjoyed your time in the Bay of Islands and hope to see you again soon.
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Kim B wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions
Perfect spot to sit in the afternoon sun and listen to the Tui in this little bit of paradise with a bonus sea view from our balcony. We have been visiting Paihia for many years but this Is the first time to this little gem. Immaculately clean (from an ex motel cleaner) and very friendly service. Definitely be back. Thank you. And I need to mention very well priced. We were in room 5 in July, next time I’ll try a spa suite.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Penny Boles, General Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Responded Jul 26, 2020
Nga mihi nui! It was a pleasure to meet you both, we hope the rest of your journey went well.
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jam4teaLichfield wrote a review May 2020
lichfield68 contributions25 helpful votes
We were on holiday when the New Zealand lockdown was announced and our flight home was cancelled. The b&b we had stayed a few nights at (we had been due to move on) contacted Penny at Admirals Lodge to ask if they could accommodate us. They had intended to close the business during Lockdown but kindly rented us a lovely large bright immaculately clean en suite room with a balcony looking over the town and the sea. Fantails played in the trees alongside the balcony. Penny and Craig were incredibly helpful - giving advice on how to obtain prescription medication, for example, as we didn't know how long we'd be in Lockdown, getting us a temporary Netflix membership, lending dvds and books. As all cafes and restaurants were shut, we had to do more cooking than one would normally do in a motel room but guests here also have access to a couple of great gas bbqs. Helped no end. Our tour company found us a flight home sooner than we anticipated and we were rather sad to say goodbye to our lockdown haven. Paihia is beautiful and in other circumstances we'd have enjoyed walking to nearby restaurants, booking boat trips and catching the ferry to Russell. As it was we did enjoy walking the coastal paths and seeing the numerous local birds including New Zealand kingfisher. Thanks again Penny and Craig. We hope to be back - one day!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Penny Boles, General Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Responded Jul 26, 2020
Nga mihi nui, we enjoyed having you in our bubble!
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kelwez wrote a review Apr 2020
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom893 contributions128 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights from 17th March in a standard studio room, we were given room 10 on the ground floor. This was our first experience of staying in a motel so we were not too sure what to expect. We were greeted very warmly on arrival and shown to our room and given some milk for the fridge should we need it. The room was quite big, it had a small kitchen area which we didn't use, this part of the room could do with a little overhaul. The bed was comfortable and the room had sky TV and air conditioning, but there is no safe in the room. The bathroom was a good size, with a good amount of towels. We were able to park our car outside the room, however the property was not busy as the coronavirus situation was already taking hold on tourism in the country. The location was good, you could walk to the centre of town within 5 to 10 minutes, would recommend Greens for Indian/Thai food.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Penny Boles, General Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Responded Apr 18, 2020
Nga mihi, we appreciate you taking the time to post your review. We would love to upgrade the kitchen area, but Covid19 has put any upgrades we have planned on hold indefinitely. We will concentrate on providing a fully functioning kitchen and comfortable rooms until the world is able to travel again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Admiral's View Lodge & Motel?
Nearby attractions include Paihia Harbour (0.4 miles), Pipi Patch Bar (0.10 miles), and St Paul's Anglican Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Admiral's View Lodge & Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Tipsy Oyster Tapas & Bar Restaurant.
Is Admiral's View Lodge & Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Paihia.
Are there any historical sites close to Admiral's View Lodge & Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Waitangi Treaty Grounds (1.3 miles), Pompallier Mission and Printery (2.1 miles), and Flagstaff Hill (2.6 miles).
Does Admiral's View Lodge & Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Admiral's View Lodge & Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.