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Ash Grove Motel
Ranked #27 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Reviewed January 16, 2010

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

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2010

My wife and I and our teenage daughter had a fabulous week here at Ash Grove in unit number 6, which had a private outside area. We spent some while choosing the accommodation on the internet and were thrilled with the holiday overall, wishing it could have been longer. The short drive out of Paihia was no problem at all. The hosts Wendy and Fred were the most helpful and friendliest we have come across. We would recommend a stay at Ash Grove with absolutely no hesitation.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2010

Excellent place to stay with very friendly hosts. Rooms were immaculate as was the outside area including the pool. Only a 5 min drive to the centre of Paihia, Ash Grove's location is perfect to get away from it all but also be near enough to the action. Fantastic BBQ facilities,.......can't really praise them enough. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone from couples to families with any age children.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2010

This is a really comfortable, spotlessly clean and pretty motel in a lovely location. Really convenient for Paihia and the treaty grounds. Nice and quite too. Wendy and Fred made us feel really welcome and we spent 5 relaxing days in our very busy tour of New Zealand. We had good weather and manged a swim in the pool although this was still a bit nippy. Wendy also was able to book us onto a really enjoyable boat trip round the Bay of Islands too. We would love to visit again.
Nicola and Robert Smith - Sheffield, UK

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2010

Don't stay anyhere else in Pahia.Ken and Wendy are the ideal hosts; the accommodation is spotless and extremely comfortable.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2010

Stayed 3 nights at the Ash Grove and were delighted with the accomodation. Very, very clean, everything & more you could ask for in self catering. Grounds very pretty & peaceful. Owners very friendly & helpful. This is a must if you are searching for accomodation in the Bay of Islands.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2009

We stayed for 5 nights in a cottage studio unit. The unit was detached with its own balcony and the cleanliness and attention to detail were second to none. The furnishings are first rate and the bathroom was spotless and had a lovely big shower. It was too cold when we stayed to take advantage of the pool but we did use the Jacuzzi, which is in its own unit so you can have a private relaxing soak. The Ash Grove is close to Paihia which has lots of attractions. We stayed for five nights and used it as a base to cover the whole of the bay of islands, even driving as far as Cape Reinga. Wendy and Fred are very helpful and can offer advice on attractions and make bookings for you if you wish. Definitely one of the best we stayed in whilst in NZ.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: $61 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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