This was our first visit to NZ and our first motel experience. It set the standard for the rest of our holiday. So much thought had been given to the guests' comfort that we could not have asked for anything more than was provided. We stayed in the Honeymoon Cottage which was spacious and extremely well furnished and had its own little garden and verandah. The kitchen and bathroom were very modern and fully equipped. Everything was spotless and the daily service first class. It's position just outside Paihia was perfect.
The grounds were beautifully kept as was the good size pool and the guest laundry was useful. A Wifi service was offered which we did not use but saw others using it.
Wendy and Fred welcomed us with home made muffins which we thoroughly enjoyed after our long drive to Haruru Falls and offered us the use of DVDs, videos and books free of charge. We also took advantage of the use of the courtesy car to take us into the centre of Paihia with Fred as our chauffeur. They also suggested the best places to visit and how to reach them which meant we were able to enjoy a wide variety of activities in the three days we were there.
It was obvious that our hosts really cared about their motel and the comfort of their guests. We would have no hesitation in staying there again.
Chris & Hedley Hulbert, UK
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ash Grove Boutique Hotel
- Ash Grove Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands