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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I chose to stay at Pearl of the Bay with my daughter to celebrate my birthday during labour weekend because of their previous positive reviews and we were not disappointed at all. Barbara the manager was extremely friendly and welcoming and made sure our stay was pleasant. The location was nice and quiet away from the busy town of Paihia... More 

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Thank YolandaO1021
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Yolanda THANK YOU - and belated Happy Birthday wishes. I had no idea you were celebrating. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and I do hope you will return to us again. We do look after returning guests, and so pleased you felt we lived up to our reviews. It is a 2 way relationship and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Pearl of the Bay was recommended to us and we were not let down. It is a small 9 unit motel so very personal. Barbara the host could not do enough to make our stay as goood as it gets. She booked trips, gave advice on places to visit with knowledge that only a local would know. The location was... More 

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Thank 2travelexplore
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Bruce & Susan Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I was delighted that you had been recommended by guests who had stayed here before. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and that you found Pearl of the Bay a lovely place to stay. Thank you. Best wishes Barbara More 

1 review
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Loved this place. Hosts were friendly, helpfull in confirming bookings as well and bringing in the washing whilst we were out and about. Close to beach walk. Quiet and private accomodation. Would liked to have stayed here longer. A great base for time spent in this region.

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Thank Wendy A
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Wendy. It makes my day to read a positive review. Best wishes Barbara More 

Gold Coast Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The manager Barbara was friendly and very helpful with all aspects of our holiday. She suggested site seeing places and assisted with arrangements for us. She also advised us about local craftsman to purchase local goods and products. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean with all amenities needed. Very comfortable beds and bathroom was clean with a nice hot... More 

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Thank Lynelle P
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Lynelle - thank you for taking time to post a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and our amenities. During the last month- we had a booster out for a few days, and we had to wait for a new one to be delivered, configured and installed. This means our WiFi is back working in all... More 

Punakaiki
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9 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The location is on a little hill, a nice and quiet place, very tidy, and well looked after. The owners are very friendly people, helpful and know a lot about places to go, good deals for sightseeing, restaurants to eat out. They also drive you to the bus stop if you don't have a car.

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Thank Hanni R
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Hanna we enjoyed having you stay with us. Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. It means a lot. I hope you had a great time in Rotorua. Best wishes Barbara More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

We chose the Pearl of the Bay as our base for the Bay of Island visit as it was. Rey close to everything we needed. It also welcomed dogs. Our room was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. All in all a very friendly and clean place to stay and very close to everything.

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Thank 650Cwilson
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Chris, I am glad you enjoyed your visit. I appreciate that you took time to post a review. Hopefully, you will visit us again. Best wishes Barbara More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This motel overlooks another bay, has beautiful views, but is located away from the busy bustle of touristy Paihia. It is quiet and comfortable and offers all amenities to self catering travellers. The proprietor is kind and knowledgeable.

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Thank mingab14
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you, what a lovely review. I really appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes Barbara More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Pearl of the Bay is just far enough out of town to escape the noise and (sometimes) madness, yet within a minutes drive or 10-15 minute walk to town centre. It's super, super clean, extremely friendly (manager Barbara is a delight to work with),free wifi, free parking and reasonably priced. I will definitely go there again when visiting Paihia. Highly... More 

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Thank LOH_Auckland
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Loh, thank you I really appreciate your review. It is great that you will consider visiting us again, please get in touch directly, we like to reward returning guests, with whatever we can, be it an upgrade or a better rate. I appreciate that you took the time to write a review. Best wishes Barbara More 

Herts UK
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89 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This motel was in a lovely spot on the edge of town with views across to the hills in front of the hotel and also to a secluded bay on the other which is near enough to stroll to for the beach.The rooms were clean and comfortable with good sized bedrooms and decent enough kitchen area. An added bonus was... More 

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Thank Malsh
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you, it is so great to get a positive review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you liked our property. I hope you do get the opportunity to visit us again. Best wishes Barbara More 

Level Contributor
34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and son stayed at the Pearl of the Bay for a birthday holiday. Hostess Barbara went out of her way to make their stay a pleasant one. The beautiful area and the friendliness of Barbara's clean and comfortable retro style motel made the stay very enjoyable.

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Thank Lisa W
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Lisa Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. It is much appreciated. I am glad that everything went well for your husband and son, whilst they were staying here. A positive review makes a huge difference for us. Thanks again. Barbara More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: ₹ 5,864 - ₹ 9,546 (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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Also Known As:
Pearl Of The Bay Paihia, Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
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“Quiet, accessibility, good rates”
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“Room 9 is the best with great views.”
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“Covered parking underneath unit. Free use of BBQ area out back under cover, free DVD Library.”
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“Room 9 may have a view of the sea.”
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