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“Ok as a budget hotel but no views.” 4 of 5 stars
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Edelweiss Motel
Ranked #19 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Ok as a budget hotel but no views.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Not quite smack in the middle of town, but within walking distance, this place is pleasant enough although there's little point in a balcony that overlooks a car park and building next door. Rooms are spacious and the nice touch was to have all the towels folded as little works of art. I like the fact that the hot water was full pressure and we were "given" 200 mb of data to play with. It shouldn't be on a quota and that's why they don't get full points...

This is one of those two story set ups without a lift so if you have heavy luggage, you might want to ask for a ground floor room. I also imagine parking would be at a premium if the place was full...

Limited tv - if it's a wet day.

The kitchenette was complete with electric fry pan and hot plates pots etc.

There's a nice Pool area and spa with barbecue although the area, spa and pool ain't big..

I would stay here again and to me, that's the test.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chino, California
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We enjoyed our 2 night stay in this cozy and comfy motel. The owner could not have been nicer or more helpful. She was great about giving us information about the area, directions and times of various activities. Our room was immaculate and had a very nice bright,updated bathroom and well appointed kitchen. Another welcoming feature were the way the towels and tissues were so creatively displayed. No attention to our comfort went unnoticed. The beds had electric mattress pads to make us comfy and a wide screen TV to enjoy. It was a quiet, restful and highly enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Donna H
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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Although the hotel staff was quite friendly, and the location is good, if you'd actually like to sleep before sometime in the early morning, go someplace else. there is a LOUD LATE NIGHT disco that pumps until ALL hours behind the motel (and I expect all others in the immediate area). It was horrifying to come back from dinner and hear an unrelenting thwump-thwump-thwump disco beat. ear plugs were no help. the room WAS clean, i'll give it that but the small studios are literally shoeboxes -- not bad for a quick layover but for anything longer you'll feel like you're in jail.

Room Tip: if you must stay here, get as close to the front as possible.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank meTravelinGirl2
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for reviewing our property. We find it hard to believe you and the guest reviewer below yours are talking about the same unit.
This unit is advertised as a small studio for the budget conscious.
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Knaresborough
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

A warm welcome was given and with the information about the local area, we were ready to enjoy the different activities on offer. The room was very comfortable and clean. Although we were working to a budget, the extras provided helped to make our stay even more enjoyable. We would certainly recommend this motel to anyone travelling in the area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jeanette M
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you Jeanette for reviewing our property. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we can host you again in the near future.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Our hosts Trish and Jimmy couldn't have been more helpful in settling us in and helping us enjoy our time at their property. Nothing was too much trouble for them and with one of us not being able to move around a lot, the unit we had was perfect. We enjoyed our stay very much even though we had to cut it a little short because of my husband's illness. We would have like to try out the pool and spa - maybe next time.

We would thoroughly recommend the proerty to anyone wanting some peaceful surroundings but still being close enough to Paihia's shops, restaurants. and the ferry.

Room Tip: Unit 1 is very sunny and has plenty of room and doesn't seem to have much outside noise around...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Carol H
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you Carol for reviewing our property and your kind comments and recommendation.
It was a pleasure having you both stay with us and such a shame you had to leave early due to illness but hopefully we will be able to host you again in the near future. Take care.
Kindest Regards
Trish and Jim
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

My friend and I shared a spa room, and found the room well up to our expectations...spacious, clean,and nicely furnished.The motel is situated on the edge of town, and just a short walk to the beach and all conveniences. Jim and Trish were great hosts...so friendly and natural. Nothing was a bother to them, and all our requests were immediately attended to. My friend had recent surgery, so they made sure her bags were carried to the room etc, plus any lifts by car to the centre of town, were gladly organized. The weather wasn't the greatest, but the warm hospitality, made up for it !

Room Tip: Choose an upstairs room with a balcony. It is nice to relax outside when the weather is sunny.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank misstizzy
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thank you for reviewing our motel. We appreciate your comments and are delighted you enjoyed
your stay. It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us and hopefully we can host you again sometime.
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Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We have been traveling to Pihia for many years after stay at other motels we find ourselves coming back to Edelweiss. Trish and Jimmy are great hosts, the units are always very clean and tidy. Wether we are on a family holiday or it is just the the two of us the units we book are suitable for the family holiday we book unit 9, we are always made to feel very welcome. the pool in the summer is great and the bbq area is an awesome spot if you don"t want to eat out. Being very close to the beach shops and ferry building makes the location fantastic. We will be back.

Room Tip: unit9 is great for families
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lesley C
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments Lesley. It is always a pleasure to have you all stay with us and we look forward to seeing you all in the near future.
Cheers
Trish & Jim
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Property: Edelweiss Motel
Address: 70 Seaview Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#14 Family Hotel in Paihia
#16 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Edelweiss Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our saltwater swimming pool and spa are heated year round! We have Sky TV with 50+ Channels and free unlimited in-room WIFI. An easy two-minute walk to the beach and 10 minutes to the centre of Paihia. We have 18 self-contained units with kitchens/kitchenettes all serviced daily. Spa bath suites, 1 & 2 bedroom units, accessible and studio units. Breakfasts available, covered barbecue area, access to tennis courts, guest laundry, cots/highchairs, courtesy transfers. Children Welcome. Tour bookings at reception. Qualmark 3.5*. Proud members of Host Accommodation. ... more   less 
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Edelweiss Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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