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Manchester
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights during our visit to Bay of Islands. Fab location - adjacent to the main road and beach but quiet enough to get a good nights' sleep. The owners are lovely - they definitely went the extra mile to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean. The kitchenette...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Nice enough place to stay. Location is brilliant, just across the road is the 'beach'. Great view. We had the studio room, look out the glass doors to the water. Spacious enough, very clean. Bathroom a bit on the small side and could do with an update, but kept clean. Short 5 min walk to the main pier and township.

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ourwaterfronthome, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment it is appreciated we would love to see you again.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Gentleman that checked us in was very nice and accommodating. Great location, right across the road from beach, but still quiet. Couple of minute walk to shops, pubs, restaurants and wharf. Our room was perfect for what we needed. Small fridge didn't really freeze ice packs we had, but that was the only complaint. Car park out front of all...

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ourwaterfronthome, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your help we appreciate your feedback and it makes us try harder.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I will highly recommend Ala Moana Motel to everyone! Everything was just perfect, location, service, room, very happy :) All my family stayed very satisfied with our staying. Thank you very much for making our staying during our trip so pleasant :)!

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ourwaterfronthome, Manager at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Great we love happy guests it makes our work meaningful and motivates us to do better.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The new owners (from December 2015) were very helpful and friendly. Although on the beach front we found it quiet plus it was an easy walk to the ferry and many good restaurants. The bed was comfortable with crisp clean sheets. The plunger coffee was a welcome respite to the packet instant variety. Unfortunately, like everywhere we have stayed in...

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ourwaterfronthome, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments we enjoy the feedback as it allows us to improve our business, We will act on your suggestions.

Orewa, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Over priced., Budget rooms and outdated. If this place had not been a prepaid gift we would have gladly moved after one night. Initially looked clean but on closer inspection not so much. The bed was as hard as a brick and should be replaced ( perhaps you moved it to room 4 from the front unit as previous feedback...

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ourwaterfronthome, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we appreciate constructive criticism, it makes us try harder. We are sorry you were not happy as we try very hard to ensure all our guests have a positive experience. We have addressed all of your concerns and would welcome you back.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Perfect location. Literally a few minutes walk to the wharf, shops and restaurants. Lovely view from our studio unit and across the road from a beach. A bit dated but superbly clean with supplied bathroom toiletries and fresh towels daily. Comfy bed with good selection of pillows. Although on main road there is little traffic noise. Friendly staff and good...

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ourwaterfronthome, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Fantastic a happy guest you put a smile on our face and give us a reason to smile, we would love to see you again.

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Was such an awesome close to everything restaurants, shops, beach and Waitangi Treaty Grounds it was very handy didn't have to drive far everything was mainly in walking distants and the owners were very loverly people will go back as again.

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ourwaterfronthome, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you we would love to see you again and enjoyed your feedback

Reviewed 16 November 2015

My partner and I stayed here in January and it was an excellent location and a pleasant stay. The room was nice enough, the bathroom was clean and the kitchenette was handy to have. Our room was right on the waterfront which was beautiful and we enjoyed a few beverages sitting in the sunshine out the front. The hotel is...

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ourwaterfronthome, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you we appreciate your help in keeping our Motel an service at the highest possible level. We would love to see you again.

Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Greatest room looking straight out on to the Bay of Islands good price but out side peak time. Easy walk to everything possible longest walk 10 minutes lady running it happy to stop and talk. Room clean everything you could possibly need was provided even a BBQ for the room.

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ourwaterfronthome, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Great thanks for taking the time to let us Know as it motivates us to do better.We would love to see you back.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The best waterfront location in central Paihia, surrounded by an abundance of historical sites, cafes & good restaurants, shops, wharf, bus depot & all the water based excursions & fishing boats are just across the road. Waitangi - our birth place, is a short walk along the foreshore. The beach is at our gate!Our apartments have recently been refurbished, are of solid construction and strictly non-smoking, they are clean, warm, comfortable & quiet. Book direct for best prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ala-Moana Motel

Address: 52 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: €66 - €120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ala-Moana Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Ala-Moana Motel Paihia, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
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“3 rooms have views”
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 of 5 bubbles glennomeister, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one of the studios with a sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles thenickmeister, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great .”
 of 5 bubbles joanf121, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 7 and 8 are at street level set back from road with parking in front. Room 9 is higher but at back of hotel so quieter”
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 of 5 bubbles aussiesologirl, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We were very happy with our beachfront unit - good view, easy to transfer things from our car . Spacious and comfortable for us.”
 of 5 bubbles Billiejean33, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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