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Edelweiss Motel
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Reviewed March 5, 2011

We had booked into a studio room which was advertised as having a kitchenette. It did not as far as I am concerned. There was a tiny area at the back of this tiny room that had a snmall fridge under the small bench top and 2 shelves above. To make a coffee we had to get waer from the bathroom basin (which opened right beside this tiny bench area- yuk!) and then we were expected to do the dishes in the bathroom basin. Double yuk. This is not what I would call a kitchenette. We spent one claustrophobic night in this room then upgraded (at a cost) to a larger unit.
This one had a proper kitchen area and you could atleast "swing a cat". This was a nice tidily decorated room.
Staff were willing to accommodate our need to move rooms - very fortunate considering the busy time of year.
The pool area was nice. A bit run down in this area but well maintained.
Location is great. Just a quick walk (50 metres at most) to the main street and beach. Close to some eateries and shops.
Good parking outside the unit. I would recommend to the budget minded traveller as a clean and tidy place to stay in the generally expensive Paihia area.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2011

Having researched many of Paihia's motels to find a regular stopover point I've been using the Edelweiss for about 3 months. When one considers the prices demanded by some of Paihia's motels the Edelweiss presents great value for money.

I've found the rooms to be spotless every time I've stayed with about eveything you could need for a short stay, including a well equipped kitchenette. At the end of a long day on the road the swimming pool has been an absolute boon and has proven a great a great place to unwind.

Trish and Jim are great hosts and their friendly service and warm welcome always enhances my stays with them.

I'd highly recommend the Edelweiss to anyone looking for a comfortable, inexpensive bases for a day or two in the Bay of Islands.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 15, 2011

We booked through lastminute.com a good 2 months ahead for a double room . When we arrived we were told sorry you have single beds and some excuse for the price we paid on the booking which was $120 a night! Not that cheap really. The room smelt of those toilet tablets they use in schools although it was clean but very small! We were also told that for the next night we would have to move to another room. It was slightly larger but a pain to have to pack up again- we were not at all happy. The good point was the location makes it is very accessible to the township

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 21, 2010

Great bed, maintained very well, nice people, handy for everything but just off the beaten track, only fault really is the lack of interesting TV channels (an oxymoron?) but otherwise all you need. And real coffee for the plunger! 100 points!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 22, 2010

A wonderful and relaxed motel located a short walk from the beach and some nice restaurants. It is a great location for exploring all the great sights in Bay of islands. The room was self contained and the equipment seemed almost unused, overall it felt very tidy and clean! The small heated pool was much appreciated even if we did not use it as much as we had thought.

Staff were very welcoming and helpful, along with the relaxed atmosphere and the breathtaking views of the Bay of Islands, it was really easy to feel at home here!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with family
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