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Ash Grove Motel
Ranked #27 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Rested and recharged”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Last minute decision to stay here and there was no problem taking us in. Very handy straight off the highway into the hotel and away from the hussle and bussle. We had been camping for a week and desperate to have a comfy bed, shower and rest up. This was more than we imagined with a gorgeous pool to cool off in. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a meal and the bathroom had an awesome shower.
As an added bonus we were upgraded to a different room and at a less cost because of the time we checked in. It's customer service like this that gives me faith in the kiwi culture again. Thanks to you both. We loved it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LeanneR485
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Northampton
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The motel is a few minutes drive out of the centre of Pahia on the main road. After a good welcome we went to our little self contained bungalow near to the road, The motel had a good (though cold when we visited) pool and private spa (you could book). We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our short stay.

My only minor worry was that there was a bit of road noise and it was a bit awkward to get out of the motel onto the main road to Pahia. I would not let this put me off booking in again.

Room Tip: If you are very sensitive to road noise make sure you tell the owners when you check in.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Fantastic time at Ashgrove. Rooms were well equipped and very clean. Kids loved the fact that they could watch Sky when they woke up. Awesome location and only 3 minutes from Paihia town. Motel is modern with a great saltwater pool which the lids loved! Nice and quiet in evenings for relaxing outside with a beer and wine! This is a fantastic place to stay and we will definately be back. We had a lovely time only regret is that we didn't book longer!! Thankyou for a great stay! Will recommend to everyone!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank Nznick69
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Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Hosts Stuart and Carol are very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in Unit 8 (stand alone) for 8 nights, and found it to be well appointed (perhaps a hook in the bathroom could be added?) and in immaculate condition. Very comfortable and clean, close to Paihia (say 8 minutes away, but you need a car). Quiet and peaceful. Suggestions for dining in Paihi proved to be well judged. We entertained some guests for a B-B-Q one night, with the endorsement of our hosts. WiFi facilities (provided for in the tariff) were reliable. Laundry facilities were good. We highly recommend this accommodation to you!

Room Tip: Unit 8 is away from the swimming pool - very quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bryan_Marianne
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Really clean place with everything included that you could ever want. Busy road at the front of the unit, but it did not affect our stay.

Premises was located out of town, but only 5 mins in the car to Paihia.

The decor was a little dated, such as the touch lamps and the bedspread. The frying pan in our room looked like it lost its non-stick coating several years back and we did not use it because of this.

We paid $165 per night for 6 nights which I thought was pretty steep.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank darwin1905
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Fabulous welcome from Carol and Stuart on our arrival for our two nights stay. Muffins and a bottle of milk for our cuppa. Our room was superb, with everything included - Hob, microwave and fridge; TV and DVD; large double bed, comfortable chairs, and desk. Ouside in the garden was a table and chairs, barbeque and a swimming pool. Other facilities were free Wifi, laundry, car parking right outside the room, and a superb free Spa Pool, in which we indulged. In fact, we wanted for nothing! This was indeed the best motel/hotel that we stayed in throughout New Zealand. Fantastic value for money. Highly recommended and many thanks to Carol and Stuart.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We couldn't ask for better, this place rocks. BBQ, pool, hot pool, nice room and nice staff.
We had an amazing day/ night in this place.
We decided to have a nice BBQ instead of spending a lot at the restaurants and it truly worth it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ash Grove Motel
Address: Ash Grove Circle | Puketona Road, Paihia 0247, 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:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ash Grove Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only Qualmark and Qualmark Green rated motel in Haruru Falls. Set in stunning gardens with a fabulous pool. Relax in our beautiful and peaceful surroundings. We look forward to welcoming you to our little piece of New Zealand paradise. ... more   less 
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Ash Grove Boutique Hotel
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