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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

BEST CAMPSITE AT THE BAY OF ISLANDS. Arriving into the Bay of Islands in our motorhome, we had our mind sets that we had to be on the water, as you do here! We arrived into Russell (cute town!) and then got the car ferry from Opua to Paihia. The campsites around Paihia were not great, so we took a punt on the Falls Campground; wow we were pleased we did. The views here are amazing; campsite looks directly at Haruru falls. The grounds man and reception were fabulous. If you score the front sites great, however don’t be put off if you don’t.; we didn’t and we loved the site we got as all sites really have uninterrupted views. The bathrooms were very clean and the laundry, which I used worked really well. Cost was the cheapest we had to date. We would have stayed here another night, however time was not on our side. TIP: take the walk from the campsite to the falls and you can even continue to the Waitangi reserve if you have a few hours up your sleeve. Would stay here again in a heart beat.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Tomson88
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I would describe this place as a hidden gem. We stayed in the motel for several nights and found the place to be very clean and tidy. The hosts are very helpful and accommodating as well so if you want to know where to go when you staying in this region they will give you all the help and advise you need.
Highly recommended and thank you for making our stay all the more enjoyable.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank marcpatel007
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

The room was clean and tidy. The surroundings of the motel was neat and tidy too with a swimming pool and BBQ set just outside our rooms. It is also convenient to a supermarket where food is easily available.

Peter the owner is an accommodating person and we had a wonderful time there.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank carolng59
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

The motel & campground has great view of the Haruru Falls! It is not too far a distance, from Paihia town, so easily accessible. The room that we were in, was clean & quiet. The owner, Peter, is an awesome guy! Very helpful & informative

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Tess_C123
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Our group of 8 spent 2 nights at the motel on the ground floor. Peter was simply fantastic and helpful - gave us tips and ideas of what to do. Helped us organize transport for dinners in the town centre. We had a great time. The motel units are clean, airy and well designed. Kitchen was well equipped and we could cook without any leaving smell in the sitting hall and sleeping area!!! There is a swimming pool just right at your door step. Unobstructed view from the pool overlooking the river!! Great place to have a break!!! Thank you Peter for being a wonderful and amazing host.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank monica t
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