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Bayview Motel
Ranked #26 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 20, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at Bayview Motel approx. 7 times. We totally love it. We always book the front unit where there is such a great view from your balcony. Everything we need is in walking distance. Also it is spotlessly clean. Just been there this last weekend and can't wait for for our next visit there.

Room Tip: Try for the front room with the spacious balcony
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

Carol thankyou very much for your lovely comments.It's a pity the weather was not perfect as Paihia's weather has been a while back.The apartment you were in was no.8 on the top floor for future reference.We are pleased you enjoyed the result of our refurbishment.From the 1st June we start our Winter Special,3 nights for $240.00.Hope to see you again soon.Regards Graham and Belinda.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I have stayed at the Bayview Motel many times and thought it was about time I let others know about it. It is in the perfect location if you are staying in Paihia, it is within easy walking distance to the shops, cafes and restaurants, also the wharf where you can catch the ferry to Russell or take a Hole in the Rock cruise, or any of the many activities based in Paihia. The motel is always extremely clean and tidy, the staff and management are friendly and helpful and the views over the Bay are fantastic. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Most rooms have a sea view
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Thankyou for the lovely review.Paihia has so many positive features which makes a visitors stay so worthwhile provided the accommodation is what is expected.Belinda and I try very hard to achieve this and are really pleased when our guests notice.Once our refurbishment program is complete shortly, guests stays will be even more enjoyable.Being right on the waterfront with an incredible view we are going to benefit even more from Paihia's future plans to upgrade the waterfront facilities.We would love to have you back soon so watch out for our 3 day Winter Special.You will see our advert in the Herald paper. Graham and Belinda.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Great Location, had a partial sea view from the little balcony. Good spacious apartment which could have slept 4. Bathroom and kitchen facilities were good and clean. Didn't see the Spa room so cannot comment. Good value for money, would stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Bayview and considered it good value.The weather was kind to you fortunately.Hope you returned to the UK safe and sound.Graham.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Four of us had the two front apartments which had brilliant views and right on the beachfront and a short walk to everything. I was amazed at the low tariff considering the location and it is mainly because the apartments haven't been touched in decades but still have that old charm. The kitchenette was good and we had loads of room. Sadly if we come back to Paihia this motel will have been renovated and much more expensive so get in while you can.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Lisa B
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baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Thankyou for your very kind comment.I can assure you that when our refurbishment is complete our rates will not go through the roof.Our rates in fact are going to reduce further as we head into winter and our Xmas/New Year rates have just been set at only 8% higher.Watch for our WOOLY WINTER SPECIAL......3 nights for $300 on the waterfront with seaview and $240 without a seaview.Hope to see you back soon.Graham.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Great location to the shops,restaurants and beach.
Rooms are old but clean.It could be really nice if we stay in seafront room.
We stayed 3bed rooms apartment.No view at all and Kids were looking forward to the Spa(i thought it is out side spa somehow....)but bit disappointed.It was really dank and smell like a old gold fish tank.

Room Tip: Seafront of Second floor would be great view.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Thankyou for your comments.You are so right and we agree.That's why we have started a refurbishment program which will be complete by mid May 2013.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is a great motel to relax and explore the beauty of the Bay of Islands. We received a very friendly welcome and had a great spacious apartment complete with generous balcony. Couldn't ask for more and would highly recommend this motel.

Room Tip: Room with a view of the Bay on the first floor.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 ar...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2 Bayview Road | Corner Marsden & Bayview Road,, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: $82 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bayview Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best location!!! On the picturesque waterfront and one of the closest motels to the town centre, Bayview's waterfront units offer fantastic sea views overlooking the nearby islands. A superior aspect offers all day sun. Bayview has a range of large yet cosy and comfortable units, each with full kitchen facilities. They are serviced daily and are renowned for their cleanliness. ... more   less 
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