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Bayview Motel
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed in Unit 1 -- a good spacious unit first-floor unit overlooking the seafront, and with excellent views across to Russell. The unit was clean, comfortable and well-equipped, especially the kitchen. The toilet/shower-room was fairly small but entirely functional.
This motel is in an excellent location only a minute from the wharf and ferry / boat trip services and is also an easy walking distance from the main beach, restaurants, etc.
We were warmly welcomed by Graham the owner, who also provided helpful advice re restaurants both in Paihia and Russell.
We had good Internet access but had a slight problem with reception on SKY channels of the TV.
This was our 3rd visit to Bayview Motel and we would recommend it -- especially the sea view units.

Room Tip: We would recommend a sea view unit -- 1,2,8 or 9 These have excellent sea views and good balcony areas with outdoor furniture & BBQ
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AndyW1704
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Despite being promised 4 months earlier (both by phone and email) that our stay would be in an apartment with walk in shower, this was not available for our 4 night stay. Apartment was comfortable enough but curtain in bedroom needs to be replaced by one with sun block - it was very thin and when on holidays I don't like waking with the sun!!! One would have thought the charge for cold water laundry wash might have been overlooked given the owners had not provided room promised.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Glenro
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Although our unit at the Bayview Motel was like taking a step back in time to the 70s (or is it 60s?) it was spacious, comfortable and suitable for our one night stay. We stayed in the three bedroom unit, which does not have bay views but as the weather was grey and wet this was not an issue. We soon found a large oil-filled column heater for the living area and smaller heaters of the three bedrooms. The motel is well located close to the wharf and shopping area and provides gas barbecues for each unit (a nice touch). As older properties have a tendency to be on the gungey side, I was more than pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the unit ... it was immaculate ... not a speck of dust to be seen and all surfaces and kitchen utensils were pristine. Well done to the owner for keeping this property in such good condition.

Room Tip: Don't forget the three bedroom unit does not have a sea view.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kaye H
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

The place was claen and tidy the bed was ok but I found the sheets itchy, but my said they were ok ( it may heve been the electric blanket? not sure). The shower was ok but not great. the cooking area was nice stainless steel area so you could see it was clean and the fasilities were good. cafeteria with nice coffee. The view was of the bay as suggested by the name and can be seen on google maps. the kids running past the window of the shared balcony was a shock but not a problem. easy walking to a great coffee shop for breakfast at Frank's.

Room Tip: upstairs has better views and not all rooms have a direct bat view room 8 was fine
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Apparently book directly by phonecall rather than through their website, you can save yourself quite abit of money. Better still don't bother booking at all in advance and hedge your bets is what they prefer. Shame this is not clear on their website. Refunded difference would have easily ended our stay with a positive view of owners commitment for great customer service instead of no refund and a bad feeling. :(

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank claire l
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