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Bay of Islands Gateway Motel

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2 Puketona Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Bit of a story behind staying here but needless to say it was extremely last minute! What can I say? Very friendly welcome from Shearing upon arrival. Offered to show us the room before 'we bought'. Our room could easily accommodate a small family with 2 twins and one King double plus a sofa bed! Very clean, extremely comfortable and... More 

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kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Bay of Islands Gateway Motel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Went up for the long weekend with the family (4 adults 2 children), stayed in the two bedroom apartment. The rooms were clean and modern, especially the bathrooms! Owners were awesome, often checked up on us and always friendly in our interactions. Located 50 metres from countdown and 100 metres from the beach it's in a really good location for... More 

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Thank you , we hope to see you again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a family of 5 stay for 5 nights. We were comfortable and had plenty of space. Gateway motel is in walking distance to the centre of town. It's a shame the spa wasn't working but you're so close to the beach it didn't really matter. Sherryn was really helpful with booking tours and the laundry! Lots of things... More 

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Thank you for your review ' Sherrin More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxing spot. Away from the main part of town which we liked. Room was well maintained with good cooking facility's. Hosts are very nice and helpful. Room serviced each day which was nice. A great place to spend a week.

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Thank you for your review , Hope to see you in The Bay Of Islands again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The only motel we have been that has unlimited wifi! The rooms were very clean. And bathrooms too! The proximity to supermarket, restaurants and shops were perfect! Kevin and Sharrin were very accomodating. I highly recommend this place. Truly enjoyable.

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Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you back in Bay one day. . Regards Kevin & Sherrin More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Immaculate self contained large apartment, management were very friendly and helpful. 15 minute walk to Waitangi treaty ground and the same to Paihia. The Bay of Islands is truly a magical place and would love to come back one day...

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Thank you , we hope you come again More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

On the foreshore, a minute to the ferries, cruises, all the eats you could want in the magical Bay of Islands, lovely views of the water, friendly staff and very reasonable rates. I could not believe how friendly the town is and he beauty of the surrounds.

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Thank you , have a great year More 

Tauranga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Not a big motel, but the rooms are immaculate and the hosts friendly. The location ( by a busy road) may seem daunting but I was not bothered by road noise at all. In fact I would trade the risk of road noise with being in the middle of Paihia any time. It is walking distance to Waitangi and Paihia... More 

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Cronulla, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This was truly like staying with old friends. The wonderful management here did everything they could to make our stay happy and stress free. The rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable. It's a great location, within walking distance to the bay and shopping area. Very homey.

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Thank you , it was our pleasure to be your host More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Our family of 3 travelled to Pahia in January and had a very nice stay in Bay of Islands Gateway Motel. We enjoyed very much in our 1-bed room suite on the upper level. The beds and pillows are great for a good sleep. The bathroom was spotlessly clean. The kitchen has everything for cooking a nice meal, and Sherrin... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A newly renovated motel located at the northern entrance to Paihia. 50 meters from a lovely swimming beach. All units self contained and air conditioned. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay of Islands Gateway Motel

Address: 2 Puketona Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $83 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay of Islands Gateway Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Bay Of Islands Gateway Hotel Paihia
Bay Of Islands Gateway Motel Paihia
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#14 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
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