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Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
Ranked #14 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed a couple of nights in clean, comfortable if a little dated accommodation. The location is pretty and about 5 minutes drive from the heart of Paihia so its important to have a car. The manager and his lovely wife are friendly and helpful. The location is picturesque and the rooms overlook the river and the falls can been seen from the garden. There is a swimming pool but as it wasn't heated only brave hearts used it while we were there. Don't be put off by the road view of the motel its much prettier on the river side.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We stayed for 1 night in our camper van.

We arrived quite late after a long drive and received a warm and helpful welcome. The site looks straight at the falls - lovely.

We used the small but clean kitchen for breakfast. The showers and loo were OK. We hired a kayak for an hour the day we left and kayaked right up to the falls - great experience.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fallz, Owner at Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay on our campground, we are sorry you feel it was only worth an average score as most people rave about our campground and stay longer than planned, not sure what we could have done to improve your stay, maybe you could drop us an e-mail some time with your suggestions. Kind regards, Andre and Olga

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We recently travelled around New Zealand in a campervan and were generally impressed with the campsites and facilities, however the Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground was definitely a highlight. The facilities are spot on, and really well maintained. The motel is run by a lovely family couple, Olga & Andre, and they couldn't have been more helpful, making sure we were comfortable on their site, and also advising on sight-seeing in the area (including a fab walk behind the waterfall!). They're so lucky to have this amazing property, it's breath-taking. Would definitely stay at this site again if we're ever lucky enough to go back to the Bay of Islands and highly recommend it to any holiday-makers heading that direction!!
Emma & Colin.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at the motel and really enjoyed our stay. Andre the owner was really friendly and helpful. The view of the falls was stunning from our room and the grounds are very nice. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Fallz, Owner at Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

thank you for your review Ross10101, you have no idea how much it means to us to get such positive feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to do so and hope to see you back with us in the future. Kind regards, Andre and Olga

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We had a fantastic stay, Andre and Olga were great hosts and offered us loads of good advice. The rooms were great and the views from the rooms superb. If we ever go back to this area we'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Its not easy to find but Its a very beautifull place! Nearby the waterfall, great! The owners are nice and they give a good sevice! Free wifi and bbq. The kayaking/fishing was good!
Next year i go back! Tickets are booked for a good start!

Thanx for the great time, See you soon!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

We stayed 2 nights had a very enjoyable time staff were very friendly and helpfull met some good people there will recomend to othere and returne my self thank you.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground

Address: 336 Puketona Road | Haruru Falls, Paihia 0247, New Zealand (Formerly Haruru Falls Motor Inn)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#11 Family Hotel in Paihia
#12 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: $62 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular views of Haruru Falls and lagoon, 7 studio units sleep 2-3 and 6x2 bedroom apartments sleep up to 7, fully s/c units with 32" LCD TVs, full kitchens and separate bathrooms, balcony or poolside patio. Swimming pool and barbecue area. Waterfront powered camper van and tent sites, safe private beach, historic jetty and wharf with blue water access. WiFi, Kayak hire, full booking service. Family owned and operated. ... more   less 
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Haruru Falls Hotel
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