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Edelweiss Motel
Ranked #18 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Good value”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We spent one very nice night at the Edelweiss Motel in Paihia. We had a studio, which was comfortable and had everything we needed for self catering. TV worked great, we were in a bit of a hole for the wireless, but could get it if we sat outside. The beach is just across the road, and town was an easy walk. Our hosts were very helpful with local information and recommendations. It was a bit noisy, but not from the motel itself, we could hear people yelling at a party somewhere nearby. The town was totally booked up when we got there, so we were glad we'd booked ahead, and glad we chose Edelweiss.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Dear Tracey Loraine S,

Thank you for taking the time to review us and your wonderful feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you sometime in the future.
Kindest Regards
Trish and Jim
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had two very comfortable nights in Edelweiss. Tricia could not have been more helpful and we had a quiet room with plenty of living space including a small balcony. I was particularly appreciative of Tricia's care in finding us a room well away from any road noise as I have difficulty sleeping unless the window is open and it could have been disturbing. Given how expensive in general Paihia is, this is a good value and very friendly place to stay. Everything was spotlessly clean.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Peggotty G,

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

As we like to make sure our guests are comfortable and happy it was no problem to get a unit which suited your needs.

Take care and hopefully we will see you both here in the future.

Kindest Regards
Trish and Jim
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Edelweiss is a hidden gem in Paihia, just a short walk to the beach and the wharf. Hosts Trish and Jim took excellent care of us during our seven day stay. The pool and spa are lovely and very well maintained, and the BBQ area is an added plus.

Although our economically priced studio was small, it was impeccably clean, well equipped and impeccably serviced each day. There is even a guest laundry with drier and clotheslines. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Edelweiss, and used it as a base to explore not only Paihia, but Cape Reinga, Tane Mahunta, Kawakawa, Kerikeri, and many of the bays along the east cape.

I highly recommend the Edelweiss. It is an excellent value and you couldn't ask for more helpful and accommodating hosts. We hope to make it back to the Bay of Islands some day, and when we do, we will definitely be staying here. After telling the relatives of our experience, they are already planning a trip to Paihia and they will also be enjoying the hospitality at the Edelweiss.

Five stars. Great value. Clean and tidy. Highly recommended!!!

Room Tip: Our economical studio was comfortable but small. If you want a big room, you will probably want to s...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Apteryx05,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and also your wonderful comments.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and it was great to see you both enjoying our pools and barbecue area.

As you said Paihia is a great place to base yourself so you can explore the area.

We look forward to hosting you both again, and some of your relatives in the future.
Take care.
Kindest Regards
Trish and Jim
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2014

We absolutely loved staying four nights here. We were made so welcome by Jim when we first arrived, and he also made time to have a chat and a laugh when we were popping in and out.

Spent alot of time playing in the salt water pool and relaxing in the spa. Both kept very clean.

Servicing of our suite was done daily to a high standard.

Very cool that the motel offers free use of tennis gear and access to the Paihia Tennis Courts.

Walking distance to cafes/bars/shopping and also to the wharf.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear DNS

Thank you so much for your great feedback and the special mention for Jim!

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and loved the pool especially. We hope you had a great onward journey and look forward to hosting you again soon.

Kindest Regards
Trish and Jim
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 1, 2014

I stayed two nights and it was peaceful stay. Very very nice owners very nice warm heated swimming pool also clean. Rooms were very very clean tidy. The best part was you can walk to ferry building within 5min. Leave the car behind at motel.

  • Stayed February 2014
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Hi

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and especially our nice warm pool. It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to seeing you again in the winterless sometime in the future.

Kindest Regards
Trish and Jim
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 25, 2014

we were in paihia for two days with two families.the locations is superb.it takes few miutes to walk to town centre,bars,restaurants and beach.The facilities is too good for the whole family.i highly recommend this motel to all of you.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Hi Seema,
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again sometime in the future.

Kindest Regards
Trish and Jim
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014

I was in Paihia for two days. It was a great value and I would stay there again.

As the other reviewers have mentioned, it's clean and close enough to the beach but still secluded. It's really a trade off in Paihia - if you want something with a great view of the beach, you have to be willing to tolerate the stares of all the tourists walking by :) But considering it was only a 10 minute walk from the main pier, I could just as easily take my reading material and find a nice place to sit right on the beach.

Extremely helpful and friendly staff. I would use it again if I were to visit the Bay of Islands again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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1 Thank M S
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TrishandJim70, Manager at Edelweiss Motel, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Hi MS,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property.
We really appreciate your comments on our cleanliness and friendliness and are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindest Regards
Trish and 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, free car parking and courtesy transfers. Children Welcome. Tour bookings at reception. Qualmark 3.5*. Proud members of Host Accommodation. ... more   less 
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