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Pearl of the Bay

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Our rooms were spotlessly clean and comfortable. It's fairly basic, but still has all the facilities that you would expect. Barbara was pleasant and efficient, giving good recommendations of places to eat and checking our tour bookings for the following day.

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

Thank you Alistair for taking time to post a review. Regards Barbara

Reviewed 19 October 2013

Barbara goes the second mike to make your stay a memorial one. She runs a great motel, and looks after your every need. The units are modern and clean, and close to the town centre close to restaurants and tours. Barbara will even arrange a a booking or you if requested, and suggest one for you to take.

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

Dear Jim & Fely ~ thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. It is appreciated. Best regards Barbara

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2013

My family spend a month travelling both Islands in New Zealand and we stayed in a lot of 2 bedroom apartments and by far the Bali Hai was the best. It had the best bathroom, kitchen, lounge (enough seats for everyone to sit at) well everything in the apartment really outshone others. Not only was the accommodation the best but...

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

Dear Leanne ~ what a lovely review. Thank you!! It was a pure pleasure to meet you all and I learnt about K Pops too!! I Let me know when you and Adrian are doing the adults only trip, and be sure to get in touch. Best regards to Alicia & Daniel. I appreciate all your comments. Barbara

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Very comfortable & clean rooms, one of the best bathrooms out of all New Zealand accommodation we stayed in, Barbara very helpful with suggestions for activities & food. Great view from room. Enjoyed a meal from the BBQ at the motel, plus a video from the great selection available.

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

Thank you Peter, I am glad you enjoyed your visit. I know you had a busy holiday and then back to Australia, so I do appreciate that you took the time to comment on your stay here. Our 2 bedroom bathrooms are good and I am glad you thought so too. See you next time. Barbara

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Absolutely loved it! Wouldn't have stayed anywhere else. Convenient, gorgeous, friendly, and helpful! The location is a bit of a walking distance from the town proper but still worth it as it was quiet and the scenery is fabulous. Right in your room is a view of a pristine beach alongside the mountainous terrain - it was picturesque!

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

Thank you Kim, I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. I look forward to seeing you both on your next visit to NZ. Best wishes Barbara

Broome, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Spent two nights at Bali Hai, with all possible assistance from Barbara - booking tours, giving me all the information I needed about the local area, saving me when my technology failed and even bringing me a glass of wine! Very clean, comfortable, quiet, well appointed motel.

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

Thank you Gay, I appreciate that you took the time to post a review. Re. the technology, all I can say is "guest's peace of mind, equals my peace of mind:)". Thank you and best wishes Barbara

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Spent two great nights at Bali Hai, great room, great views and very clean and comfortable beds. Barbara was a great host and really promoted and explained the area and what to see and explore. Two happy Aussies.

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

Dear John Thank you for the positive review, it is appreciated. I am glad that you found the information useful and that you liked your room. Best wishes Barbara

Burnie, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I would highly recommend staying at this motel. Barbara the manager is fantastic and friendly and helpful. The room is very clean, good size and feels like home. There is plenty of utensils etc in the room. Enjoyed our stay there heaps. Julie

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

Dear Julie ~ thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you found everything met your expectations. Best wishes Barbara

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Warm and friendly, well above expectations. Very accommodating, friendly and knowledgable staff. Barbara was keen to help, even to checking and confirming our tours and helping pay our tolls for SH1 online.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I really appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you all next time. Best regards Barbara

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Spent two weeks driving around Nth Isle, Bali Hai whilst a little old on the outside was the best place we stayed on the trip. The new bathroom, a TV in both bedrooms and lounge, an updated kitchen with all the utensils you could need and a well laid out living area made for a very comfortable few days. Barbara's...

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

Thank you Bruce, I appreciate that you took the time to post a review. I am glad that you can point out that the outside of the property does not reflect the inside. It is an older building, but because of that, we actually have generous sized rooms, compared to the newer builds. Thank you once again. Best wishes Barbara

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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: ₹ 5,497 - ₹ 9,555 (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, Bay Of Islands
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
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“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
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