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Pearl of the Bay

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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2013

A most enjoyable three night stay at the Bali Hai. Barbara, the manager, was very helpful and welcoming. Her cheerful manner and offers of assistance were exemplary. I am very happy to recommend this establishment. Barrie Cooper

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

Dear Barrie Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I really appreciate it. I hope you both had a comfortable trip back to England. Best wishes Barbara

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2013

The manageress, Barbara, was lovely; very friendly and helpful. It was raining so we weren't up for a cruise round the islands but she came up with lots of alternatives for us to do. The room was clean and had everything we needed. The coffee/tea etc was all Fair Trade, the rug was funky and sparkly, there were BBQs and...

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

Dear Billie & Drew - thank you so much for your review. I would love to see you both return and please contact me directly, if you are planning to do so. I hope the rest of your sightseeing in the area went well. Best wishes Barbara

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2013

we experienced a very pleasant stay at the bali hai. the rooms are well furnished, highly practical with an amazing ocean views from your personal balcony. a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive to the centre of paihia. the hospitably provided to us over the duration of our stay was warm and welcoming wit

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

HI Callum Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a pleasant stay. Our BBQ's are on wheels, so can be moved closer to a room if required. Hope to see you both again. Best wishes Barbara

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We spent two enjoyable nights at this delightful motel. Barbara made us most welcome, she even folded some of our washing (what an angel) we would certainly recommend this to anybody wishing to stay in the Bay of Islands area. THANKS BARBARA Regards Carol & John

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

Thanks Carol & John, yes when you are on holiday, sometimes the mundane chores like folding the washing can be mysteriously resolved:) Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Best wishes Barbara

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 September 2013

The response and assistance from Barbara to our initial booking inquiries was great as the third member of our family is a miniature Dachshund. We were very well received on arrival and quickly accommodated, including parking for our car which is a bit high to park under the units. The rooms were well appointed and spotlessly clean. The bathroom would...

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I look forward to seeing you next time. Best wishes Barbara

Irvine, California
Reviewed 18 September 2013

My wife and I, along with our 3 adult children, traveled to New Zealand for vacation this year. We spent 2 nights at the Bali Hai Motel while visiting the Bay of Islands. We very much enjoyed our stay. Barbara is an excellent, thoughtful host. We rented one of her 2 bedroom units, so we didn't have to arrange for...

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

Dana Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate your positive feedback about myself and the property. I trust you and your family had a safe trip back to California, and I hope you can visit Paihia and the Bali Hai again in the future.

Reviewed 8 September 2013

I spotted this place form the road and am very glad I did. It was a lovely place to have a break and would be even better in the summer as there was a large area at the back for BBQs. I stayed in room 1 which was nicely decorated and very clean, with a fantastic kitchen area with everything...

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

Hello Sarah Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I appreciate it and glad that you found your stay relaxing. The nearest beach walk is lovely, and I am glad you discovered it. Thanks and see you next time. Best wishes Barbara

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...

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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...

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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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • 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: ₹ 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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