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“Perfect Location” 5 of 5 stars
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Outrigger Motel
Ranked #8 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Greymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We recently stayed at the Outrigger Motel while on holiday in Paihia and found it a great place to base ourselves and explore the far north. Being located in town is perfect with lots of eateries and cafes only a few minutes walk away. The studio we stayed in was nice and quiet and spotlessly clean.Thanks Suzi and Greg for your hospitality and for sharing your local knowledge of the area. We will definitely be back to stay when we are in your area in the future.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sundownerwestcoast
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you Wendy for taking the time out of your day to review Outrigger. We have just returned from an overseas trip ourselves now and now know that we are on the right track with our advise and ideas and how to improve in that area even more. We try to spend time with all our customers giving out local advise and history and wonder sometimes if it is too much but I now realize how much it does make or break a trip!
So on that note thank again Wendy for the review- we'd love to have you again and hope you really enjoyed yourselves.
Cheers Suzi and Greg.
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Mangawhai, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

we had a great stay at the outrigger and cannot fault the service or accomodation. The rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfy. We had everything we needed. will def stay again. Thanks heaps to the staff at Outrigger hotel for an enjoyable stay!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank lisa b
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank Lisa for taking the time to review Outrigger Motel and we appreciate your glowing report - thank you. Glad you had a great weekend and everything went well for you. Take care and we'd love to see you again.
Many thanks
Suzi and Greg
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Tamworth, Australia
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Our second visit in less than 12 months further proved what a gem of a place the Outrigger is. Greg & Suzi would have to be the most professional,attentive & friendly proprietors of any hotel that we have stayed at worldwide in our 30 years+ travels. Nothing left to chance,they really care for their guests in ensuring all needs are fully met wherever possible.Units are spotless,beds are comfortable & units well furnished with quality fittings.Outside each unit is a comfortable table & 2 chairs where you can sit,enjoy the sunshine & often meet other guests doing similar.Hotel is well located in a quiet area of Williams Road,with a supermarket & a bakery virtually next door, varied restaurants,shopping, ferry terminals & the bus depot only a short 2/3 minute walk away. Greg & Suzi were only too happy to discuss & recommend/suggest local attractions of which there are many to cater for all tastes.Accommodation is moderately priced when compared with what alternatives exist in a far less convenient location. So if you want a place to stay that is like a home away from home with caring & friendly owner - operators,you won't choose better than this. If you are travelling without a car, as we were, nowhere in town is more convenient to all local day to day town amenities.Thank you for another great stay Greg & Suzi. Hopefully we will be back sometime during 2014.

Room Tip: We prefer Unit 11-next to office which is bright with a good layout.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Wow John who are those people you are talking about?....thank you very much for the kind words and we really appreciate you both coming back to us. Sorry Sassy cat was a bit shy in coming out to start with but I think she made up for it.
Hope you both had a great trip and safe return to NSW. Love having you both and hope we see you again next year.
Kindest regards
Suzi and Greg
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We had a lovely time staying at the Outrigger in Paihia. Greg and Suzi, our hosts, were lovely, most hospitable and made us feel right at home. We had wanted an overnight escape away from Auckland City, but were on a budget. We stayed in an eco room, which was great for our budget and very comfortable. We loved how close the motel was to the centre of town. Would happily stay here again. Very clean. The Eco room was perfect for the two of us. Thanks so much for having us to stay. We hope to be back again soon!

Cheers, Jenna and Kieran :)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you very much Jenna and Kieran for taking the time to review us and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. The Bay of Islands is the perfect Auckland get away and we are glad you make the choice to do so.
Hope to see you both again and have a great week.
cheers
Suzi and Greg
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Brisbane
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696 reviews
159 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

One of the great things about this motel is its proximity to most of the things in Paihai. It was only a short stroll to some of the best eating places as well as to the wharf for cruises. This meant that one could have a short respite from driving to get around. The owners were very helpful with good advice as to the local attractions and operators. The rooms were a good size with a small kitchenette for breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thanks for the great review and yes we love our close proximity to everything too. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the great restaurants in Paihia.
Thanks for being with us at Outrigger and we enjoyed your company also.
Cheers
Suzi and Greg
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Toowoomba, Australia
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43 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

this friendly motel offered a great stay in a happy environment. rooms were spacious, clean and well fitted out. the owners were helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. quiet spot very handy to town centre with its many coffee spots and great eating places.

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Thank dennicescan
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outriggermotel, Manager at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thanks guys, we are very pleased you enjoyed our village ambience in Paihia that we ourselves love so much. Thanks for the great review and hope we see you again.
Many thanks
Suzi and Greg
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Leigh, New Zealand
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our wedding anniversary. The rooms were very clean and quiet despite being so close to the centre of paihia. The location is awesome. You are within a one minute walk of all the shops and restaurants. The spa on site was also fantastic after a long day. The hosts were also exceptionally friendly and very welcoming. A definite winner for paihia!!

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outriggermotel, Manager at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thanks very much for the review guys and for taking the time to do so! We hope we see you again soon.
Cheers
Suzi and Greg
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Property: Outrigger Motel
Address: 45 Williams Road | PO Box 239, Paihia 0252, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Paihia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#13 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Outrigger Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our quiet location in central Paihia is only moments from the shops, cafes, restaurants, beach and the wharf. All our units are spacious, clean (serviced daily) and comfortable with full kitchen, en-suite and outdoor seating to soak up the sun. In the evening you can relax in our private spa pool, dine alfresco in our BBQ area or enjoy one of the many fine restaurants just walking distance away. Qualmark Three PLUS STAR and ENVIRO awarded! FREE WIRELESS INTERNET and free parking. Experienced, friendly kiwi hosts, Suzi (Life membership NZ Motel Assoc.2014) And Greg (NZ Local Heroes Award for community) welcome you to Paihia and the Bay of Islands ... more   less 
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