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Outrigger Motel
Ranked #3 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have stayed here before and know why I come back. Suzi and Greg go out of their way to make sure your stay is enjoyable. Example: in the morning your car windows are wiped clean to make your driving so much safer. It's like a home away from home

  • Stayed August 2014
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Thank BraeNZ
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Appreciate your kind words - we love having you back. It's like a friend always returning.
Take care till next time and thank you. We always appreciate you returning.
Kindest regards
Suzi and Greg
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Tamworth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Another return visit to a home away from home. Greg & Suzi are not only the best smaller hotel operators we have experienced in 30+ years of travelling the world but they have trained Sassy the 14 year old cat & Niko the young miniature poodle to be caring too with their greeting daily visits outside the units. Said it before & will say it again, this hotel ticks all the boxes. Most convenient location in Paihia's CBD without a car - only minutes from all services -shops, restaurants, wharf ,ferries & buses. The RSA Club is only 200/300 metres away & has an excellent restaurant with wide variety of quality cuisine at very reasonable cost each night. No lunch service available. Overall our experience at the Outrigger has never varied over the many years of staying. Major reason we keep going back on each visit. Thank you again Greg & Suzi your like a good wine-the quality never varies. Highly recommended establishment.

Room Tip: Just ask Greg or Suzi & they will tell you the best ones for any specific needs..
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank John S
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Thanks John - I like the good wine comment. I can see we are going to have to put the cat and Miko's wages up!
But seriously, we are very humbled by your comments and you are a lovely couple and we just wish you all the best.
Thank you
Suzi
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Suzy and Greg were very friendly and welcoming throughout our 2 night stay. Location is great, nice and close to everything. The room was tidy and clean and comfortable and the spa was a nice bonus. Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank fleurness
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thanks Fleur - it was lovely to have you both with us in the Bay and we are so glad you enjoyed your weekend up here with all the local delights and seeing just how beautiful it is!
have a great winter and hope you escape this way again very soon. We would love to see you again.
Take care
Suzi
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were warmly greeted by Suzy and shown over our accommodation. The location is just excellent, especially as my father has slight mobility issues. The rooms were immaculate and comfortable, excellent value for money.
Am happy to recommend Outrigger to others and I'm sure you will receive an equally warm welcome.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Malcolm E
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Hi Malcom,
Thanks for choosing to stay with us and thanks for your time in reviewing us- we appreciate it!
We are glad you and your Dad had a great time together. Great memories for you both.
Have a happy Easter and kind regards to you both.
Suzi
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Fife, Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Conveniently located and easy to find, we spent 4-nights at the Outrigger on our holiday in North Island. Ran by Suzi and Greg who are helpful, efficient and friendly, the Outrigger motel is well appointed, clean and well maintained. Our room had beds for three: a large double-bed room and a single bed in the sitting room, an attached bathroom (with excellent shower), all nice and clean, and well maintained. We would recommend the Outrigger Motel, and would happily visit again – were it not so far from Scotland!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sula-Bheinn
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Hi guys,

You can visit anytime with that Scottish accent - Love it!!

Hope the rest of your journey was fantastic and we thank you very much for being here with us in Paihia. Thanks also for taking the time to review us - much appreciated!

Take care
Suzi & Greg
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were given a very warm welcome by the owners(I think Suzy & Greg), I should have written my review earlier, the memory for names is not what it used to be! The owners asked what type of things we liked to do on our holidays. On mentioning that we enjoyed walking Suzi offered to take us to Haruru Falls the next day. We were dropped off there, and we were able to walk approx 5kms to the Waitangi treaty grounds., and then back into Paihia. The walk is amazing, apart from the falls you walk through lush vegetation, mangrove swamps, stop off at Waitangi and then the coastal road.
Our Deluxe Studio on the first floor facing the street was spotlessly clean.The bathroom was very modern. We were given a bottle of milk to use & plenty of tea and coffee in the room.
The Outrigger's location is ideal, it is straight down the road to the shops,restaurants and the harbour. We took a boat over to Russsell,it is an interesting place.well worth a visit.
If we ever get back to NZ we would stay here again and definately for longer. Thoroughly recommend this accommodation and it's owners.

Room Tip: Choose a high floor, as lower ones may have vehicles parked outside their windows.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank jackieshols
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Hi there Jackieshols,

Thanks for taking time to write a very descriptive review about the Paihia area and the motel - we appreciate it.
That's fantastic that you enjoyed the walk from the Falls as we love it too.
Again thanks very much and we hope we see you again one day in our part of paradise!

Kind regards
Suzi
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
256 reviews
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This Hotel is very central and a 1 minute walk to a 4 square, Indian and pizza/pasta restaurant. Room was smallish but for only $140.00 in such a central location you cant complain. Shower was a little light in water pressure, but a good ceiling fan to keep you cool. Owner/reception lady was friendly and helpful. Ice tray in fridge was handy. Room had a modern feel to it, and everything clean and tidy, will stay again

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Cameron4611
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Hi Cameron,

Thanks so much for your time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed our convenience in location and thank for for describing the upkeep of our rooms. Much appreciated and great to have you with us in Paihia. We really hope to see you again.

Kind regards
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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