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Ash Grove Boutique Motel
Ranked #25 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Reviewed January 18, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights in December 2011. The new owners had just taken over and we were delighted with our stay. The rooms were immaculate with enough facilities to cook a decent meal although the shops are a 5 min drive. We didn't manage to make use of the pool but it looked very inviting. The hosts could not have been more helpful so we wish them all the best in their new venture - they have made a great start!

Room Tip: All rooms are secluded and quiet
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

we stayed at Ash grove for 2 nights in November. We were very impressed with the quality of the room and furnishings. Everything was spotless and of high quality. The hosts were both very friendly and helpful and the muffins on arrival were very much appreciated. can't think of any negative comments.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank cath_and_rob
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

I stayed at the Ash Grove Motel for 2 nights in November. The room was spotless, with a well equipped kitchen in the corner. The whole complex is lovely and very well maintained, all rooms have small patios. Wendy greeted me with muffins upon my arrival! In general, she was very helpful with advice on various activities and even booked one for me.
I did not have a car and she was very kind and drove me to town for dinner. Together with other couple staying at the motel, she drove us to Paihia for our sailing trip and even picked us up.
Overall, very pleasant stay with great hosts.
NOTE: the motel is not in Paihia directly, but in Haruru Falls, approx. 3-4 km from Paihia.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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Thank nomad2212
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Wonderful service, unit spotless, thought put into our comfort, small extras made the difference

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank susan j
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AshGroveMotel, Manager at Ash Grove Boutique Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2011

Thanks Susan for your kind words - what a shame you had such a short stay with us. Hopefully you'll be back for another visit in the not too distant future!

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Reviewed April 13, 2011

Were greeted on arrival with home cooked muffins. The room had all you wanted with a private deck and bbq, the pool area is a nice place to soak up the setting sun, and a nice hot spa pool. Great place for a relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jaffa88
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

We have just arrived home after our last stop in New Zealand at the Ash Grove Motel, it was just what we needed after 4 weeks visiting family.
Wendy and Fred were great hosts and made us feel completly at home
The unit we had was well furnished and immaculately clean,it has a lovely garden and pool area which was great to relax in.
Paihia has some lovely resturants and is a good resort for all kinds of boat trips.
We would highly recommend a stay here.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank edandlizjones
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

Another top tip from Trip Advisor, we stayed at the Ash Grove for five nights towards the end of February, and again were not disappointed. From our first meeting with Fred & Wendy we were hooked. We stayed in room no 4, which was big, light and airy, the patio doors opened out onto the delightful gardens and swimming pool, which was surrounded by the most amazing Hibiscus plants. Back to the room, cleanliness was to a very high standard and the bed was large and comfy. There was a fan to use when the nights got too warm. There is even a DVD library, but why would you want to stay in when you can watch he sun set over the distant hills. I liked the out of town location, this may not appeal to all but it was nice to feel detached from the Paihia and it's attractions.

I can only assume that the lady who wrote the previous negative review could never have been satisfied - we certainly having nothing but praise for this gem. We also found out that the Ash Grove is up for sale, the new owners have a tough act to follow. Don't forget now keep working on that swing!! and good luck with the sale.
Highly Recommended

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank LeRouleur
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Additional Information about Ash Grove Boutique Motel

Address: 2 Ash Grove Circle | Haruru, Paihia 0204, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: $81 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ash Grove Boutique Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in stunning peaceful gardens with a fabulous pool. Relax in our beautiful and relaxing surroundings. We look forward to welcoming you to our little piece of New Zealand paradise. ... more   less 
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