The Averill Court was the first motel we stayed in on our recent trip. It consists of a small group of fully renovated units surrounding a small grassy area, pool and covered barbeque. The parking is a bit tight especially when there are fishing boats parked, but its easily handled. We enjoyed the birds in the trees around the courtyard, especially the Tui calls. Other reviews comment on the cleanliness and I must echo them. On average all of the NZ motels we stayed in were clean, but this one was spotless, including under the bed. Unit 18 included a small but complete kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a bedroom and a sitting room and kitchen table. The owners, Sue and Danny, were very helpful, not only with maps, pamphlets and arrangements for tours, plus directions to grocery stores, gas stations and liquor stores, but also with suggestions for restaurants and the best fish to order. We forgot to buy oil for the barbeque and they provided some. We also arrived without our luggage which was lost by the airline and was going to take a day to arrive. Sue helped us chase it down for us. The first day we drove into town and out to Waitangi (it's quite a walk, so take your car), but thereafter we walked into town which takes only 5-10 minutes. The walk along the beach side in the morning is very enjoyable, followed by coffee on the deck at the dock. I understand breakfast can be provided, but we managed on our own. We also did not use the laundry as we were at the start of the trip, but it appeared complete. My one disappointment was that when we went to take a swim the second day, we found the pool drained for cleaning and it wasn't ready for use for the remainder of our visit. Just bad luck.
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- Averill Court Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands