We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Pearl of the Bay

Show Prices
#8 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Pearl of the Bay
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

388 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 356: English reviews
Start your review of Pearl of the Bay
 Click to rate
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked for a week at the start of our holiday in NZ and enjoyed it so much that we extended it by two nights. It was a very comfortable place to relax after our long journey from the UK, spacious with very good facilities, a great base for exploring the Bay of Islands area and just relaxing in Paihia,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank davidandkathy2017
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello David & Kathy Thank you so much, for taking the time to write a review. With the new Trip Advisor algorithm using frequency and quantity of reviews, as well as quality, it is hard for a small operator to keep up in the rankings. It is much appreciated that you took the time. I am so glad that you...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay. The location just out of town was perfect for us as not too busy but only 5 min drive to everything and walking distance to lovely beach for swimming. All rooms upstairs but have path and stair access. (2 doors) View from room was really lovely, overlooking Bay and Bush. Our room was a Studio...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Julelind
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you, I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. I am glad you both enjoyed your visit, and thank you, for choosing Pearl of the Bay, for your visit to Paihia. Best regards Barbara

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely week here. Barbara was most helpful, offering rides into town, even though it is only a short, pleasant walk. Clean and quiet, it was just what I was looking for. Beautiful view from rooms. Great spot!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank flar22
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Fiona, it was lovely to have you stay. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for the positive feedback. I appreciate you taking the time. Best wishes Barbara

Nottingham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were privileged to enjoy a 5 nite stay at this motel. Our room was spotlessly clean, spacious and very comfortable. We would like to say a special thank you to the owner Barbara. She is an extremely passionate and dedicated person who always ensures her guest's needs are catered for. A return trip for us to New Zealand is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank smiggNdoris
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Ooh - thank you! that is a great review to receive. We love return guests, as most of our visitors are from overseas, from far flung places, and often a return trip is not always possible. However, we are getting a few returns, and that is meaningful. We are small, family run and quiet. We may not have all the...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent 5 nights here. Our first & most favorable impression was Barbara. She is the on-site manager, & it was a treat to always be greeted with a smile, even though she wasn't feeling well. She was really informative about the different trips & tours offered in the area, & very conveniently booked them for us. The unit...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 323jennifer
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer & Lee, thank you for taking the time to post a review. I really appreciate it. Best wishes for your return visit to NZ next year. Barbara

Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoughtfully upgraded, by the extremely efficient Barbara, our one bed apartment was all that we could ask for. Gas BBQ, covered parking, (underneath the apartment!) fridge, cooker, the list goes on..... Very eco friendly as well with good recycling ideals for the more green amongst us. Thanks Barbara for making our stay so nice.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank denrayner
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Lee, thank you, for taking the time to post a review. I am glad that you enjoyed our property. Best regards Barbara

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stay three nights here. Barbara is efficient and quick. The apartment is clean and tidy. Full cooking facilities and laundry service. A bit away from main area which makes it better coz it is quiet. You can walk to town in less than 15 mins.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank markchanchan
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you, for such a neat review. Much appreciated. Thanks Barbara

Reviewed 15 February 2017

The manager, Barbara, was very efficient and helpful. We were given an upgraded room which was very clean and comfortable as were the bathroom facilities. We had a balcony from which there were beautiful views of the coast. Local cruises can be booked through the hotel, to include hotel pickup, which is very useful. It is possible (for the energetic)...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Janet R
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Janet, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. It really makes a difference, especially when a lot of people are using 3rd party booking sites, it often means that people no longer review on Trip Advisor, as the sites like Booking.com will request reviews also....

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly welcome from Barbara. Lovely apartment with great views. Very comfortable and restful, good outdoor areas front and back. WiFi works!! Easy to find, good signposting. Kitchen well equipped, laundry room also

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Penny G
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Penny Thank you so much, for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you found everything to your liking. Warm regards Barbara

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Barbara for lovely stay in Paihia at Pearl of The Bay. Great views from balcony. She was very helpful generally - booking tours and in particular in 'the Case of The lost Camera' (which remains lost).

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Annemarie B
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Anne Marie & Gerry Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. I am sorry you lost your camera on your trip to Cape Reinga. We generally, find things are handed in somewhere and if it turns up I am sure it will find its way back to you both. In the meantime, keep playing that guitar...

71 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (54)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from Room (13)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (17)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Paihia hotels
1.9 km away
Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection
0.7 km away
Anchorage Motel
Anchorage Motel
#3 of 44 in Paihia
432 reviews
1.4 km away
Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
1.5 km away
Breakwater Motel
Breakwater Motel
#1 of 44 in Paihia
592 reviews
3.7 km away
Cook's Lookout Motel
Cook's Lookout Motel
#2 of 44 in Paihia
928 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Pearl of the Bay

Address: 8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Bali Hai Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: €78 - €135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pearl of the Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Priceline and Travelocity so you can book your Pearl of the Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pearl Of The Bay Paihia, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Pearl of the Bay staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Pearl of the Bay staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had the end apartment, which has the best view, looking towards the harbour as well as the hills.”
 of 5 bubbles davidandkathy2017, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have nice view. Some self-contained if you like to cook.”
 of 5 bubbles Julelind, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The corner unit has the best view of the bay (Unit 9)”
 of 5 bubbles 323jennifer, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the bay. Lovely to sit there and enjoy the views.”
 of 5 bubbles rachjones2012, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Add Pearl of the Bay on your list to Paihia, it will be your best experience ever!”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
5 of 5