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Pearl of the Bay
Ranked #11 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

We stayed at the bali hai motel for a few days at the end of our new zealand trip. Paihia is perfect for relaxing or doing trips, Andrew can tell you about each activity and will book you anything if you like. We really had a great stay here!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2011

We stayed at the Bali Hai as part of our big road trip around the north Island in Febuary and it was by far the nicest and friendliest place we stayed. The room was really fresh and clean and the veiws from the balcony were amazing. But even more importantly, Andrew made you feel like an old friend,visiting his home,rather than a guest in a motel. He went out of his way to make our stay easy. Even bringing a trike down for our 3 year old to play on! And his local knowledge is really useful,places to go,things to do,places to eat, he has a tip for it all. I would recomend to anyone and go back in a flash (in fact, I'd happily move in!)

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2011

Had a wonderful stay at this motel. Andrew is the perfect host. Room was large and very comfortable with a small balcony with a view of the hills to the front and a large shared terrace at the rear. Good facilities if you want to self cater including a barbecue (Andrew supplies the oils and sauces). Andrew can advise you on all the trips available in this beautiful area so don't book anything until you have spoken to him.
If you are going to the Bay of Islands (and you should) this is THE place to stay.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2011

We travelled through South Island and North Island for a whole month and this was one of the best motels we stayed at. Andrew and Barbara deserve a medal for making their guests feel like house guests. Andrew was so helpful with planning our trips and generally making our stay comfortable whilst making us feel so comfortable that it like being at home. They have thought of every little detail including having a fridge full of condiments and sauces to accompany your barbecue as well as well equipped room/kitchen.
Thank you Andrew and Barbara. We would definitely stay here again but preferably in one of the rooms with private balcony.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2011

Andrew and Barbara are extremely friendly and couteous hosts, rooms are very clean and spacious with good views at very reasonable prices. Situated just outside Paihia, quiet location but easy access to all local facilities. Recommend without any reservations.
Ken and Jen Barker, England

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2011

Andrew was very helpful and extremely kind. He provided very good advice and helped us plan the whole trip and recommened a good travel company. The room was clean and tidy. Noise level was minimum. We had very nice sleep. If we come to visit again, we will definitely stay with him again.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

Andrew and Barbara are great hosts who run a nice if basic motel. Clean and efficient but could do a little more with the furnishing. We enjoyed our short stay.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Address: 8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Bali Hai Motel)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: $76 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pearl of the Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pearl of the Bay is a small family run business. We are personal in our approach and our size allows us to ensure that we respond to guests as individuals. With only 9 units, you are never crowded, our lay out gives you optional places to sit and take in the atmosphere, be it on our back patio, your front balcony, or somewhere in your room.We look forward to welcoming you to our spot in the Bay of Islands. ... more   less 
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