I love the fact that we arrived to the motel and Barbara was gone for the evening but had left us a note on the office door to simply go to our room. Our room was unlocked and ready for us. A very nice welcoming note on our kitchen table, along with a map with restaurants and a supermarket hand marked on it. What service, even when absent!!
The rooms were very clean, beds comfortable. We had a nice balcony overlooking the countryside out our front door. Out the back door was a shared shed containing hundreds of movies to watch and a refrigerator with communal condiments.
As others have mentioned, the driveway up to the rooms is pretty steep but the one going back down is what gave me heart palpitations. Wow!
My only "complaint" that really can't be fixed is the space available for parking. We had a rather large rental vehicle because there were 5 of us traveling and it took the driver and 2 other folks directing the driver to maneuver the vehicle into the car-park for our room.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pearl Of The Bay Paihia, Bay Of Islands