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Pearl of the Bay

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We were staying 2 nights at the Bali Hai Motel as a holiday. It was very good places to had a rest. And good location, view is good, especially in the morning sunrise and fog are fantastic. But I just suggest that it should have hot pool to having rest during winter season. After driving, we need a hot water...

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Sungho GamSa Habni Da (thank you) for your review. It made me smile. I am sorry you did not manage to get to Ngawha springs, the nearest hot pools, as I mentioned they are very good value. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and I wish you and your family a safe trip back to...

Salford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Stayed here in May. Fantastic location, short walk from the Town centre. The Service was excellent. The owner even picks you up in Town if you request it through the Motel's website. It was clean, pleasant and very friendly. The host, Barbara, as wonderful and very helpful and knowledgeable about what to do in the local area. A great place...

Thank James D
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear James Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you had a great stay and hope you can return to New Zealand if your working plans allow. Best regards Barbara

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We had our honeymoon in March in New Zealand and done much travelling around this great Country and was recommended to try the Bali Hai Motel when visiting Paihia , wow! simple wow! This motel was stunning from the relaxing, chilling, stunning views, immaculately presented ,and a service second to none by the wonderful host Barbara. The views from our...

Thank Terry T
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Terry Thank you for your review, it is appreciated that you take the time, after a long trip, to get home and post reviews. I am glad you enjoyed the views and your BBQ's. I am glad you realised there was a beach a few minutes walk away, and also that the walk into town is a short stroll...

Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2013

The Bali Hai Motel is set high above the town of Paihia and consequently has some stunning views. I was well looked after by Barbara English who gave me a well equipped, clean, flat with bedroom, living room, kitchen area and bathroom/toilet. It was not the most modern of places but nevertheless it was very comfortable. There was tea and...

1Thank Jan S
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Jan Thank you for your review and for all the extra detail you provided. I am glad you had a pleasant stay here and, I agree the sunsets are spectacular from the balconies. Thanks Barbara

Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed here for about a week in February and were very pleased with the accommodation. The room was spotless and extremely comfortable. The provided equipment, utensils etc were all of high quality. The motel is not in the centre of town but the walk to the wharf area only takes a few minutes. Barbara was a wonderful and very...

1Thank LondonRugbyfan
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you - it is really good to read such a positive review. I want all my guests to feel welcome and looked after. Thanks. Barbara

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Basic accommodation and very clean and tidy with all the ammenities you require including free wifi. Has undergone refurbishment with a nice bathroom and shower. Resident cats Gandolf and Merlin were cute, friendly and most welcoming. Barbara the host of the motel was delightful and liked to have a chat.

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BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Steve ~ thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am delighted you had a good visit. Barbara

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed two nights in this lovely small motel perched on the hillside. Lovely view over the valley and inland water from the balcony and just a few minutes from the wharf downtown - Paihia is a small place. Barbara was most helpful, booking our Dolphin Cruise and advising on where to park for free for the day. The room...

1Thank Dianne and Mark N
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Dianne & Mark, thank you for taking the time to post a review, I really appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. Best regards Barbara

Reviewed 12 May 2013

We stayed just one night in March 2013 and wished it could've been longer. Inexpensive, easy to find (the first motel after the signpost to Paihia) the building is of wooden construction with, it has to be said, rather fading paint. But - absolutely spotlessly clean (units seem new - they weren't, just clean as new), superb washroom, comfy beds,...

1Thank Nigel N
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for such a great review, I particurlarly like the play on words. Very clever. Well, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the motel appearance "inside" met with expectations. There are a lot of guests that stay here, and not all write reviews and some review on other sites, but the fact that you...

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Spent 3 nights here and it was an excellent experience. The units are well fitted out and spotlessly clean. The views are excellent and nothing was too much trouble for Barbara. The location is excellent for exploring the surrounding area and is close to beaches and restuarants if you want to eat out. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again and...

1Thank Lisbo46
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review, I appreciate your feedback. Barbara

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Spent 3 nights at this motel, and had a great time. My room (#1) was clean and spacious with a great view, and the motel was very quiet and peaceful. Barbara was great...I felt like I was a guest at her house rather than a customer. The location is good- there is a beach that is about 2 minutes away,...

Thank Anita A
BaliHaiMotelPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Anita, thank you for taking the time to write a review for the motel. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and your local walks. It is important that people feel, that they have been looked after and made welcome, and of course that the facilities meet their needs too. I am glad you were happy with your...

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • 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: €84 - €157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pearl of the Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Pearl Of The Bay Paihia, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
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“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!”
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“Quiet, accessibility, good rates”
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“Room 6 is very close to a very large DVD collection”
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“Room 9 is the best with great views.”
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