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Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
Ranked #13 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Views of the nearby Haruru Falls are excellent and watching passing paddle boarders, canoeists and boaters is fascinating. The sites are more than ample in size and the nearby ablutions block is clean and tidy. There is a small pool serving the motel that campsite guests can use and the free WiFi is effective. The management are friendly and welcoming.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We were originally heading next door to Haruru resort but chose this place instead and so glad we did. $18 pp non powered. Everything was great from the friendly and helpful guys on reception to the amenities and of course the view! Got a van spot with front row view of the beautiful falls. The setting is so lovely and peaceful. Great use of the laundry room, charging points, kitchen and wifi. Bathroom clean, the showers fluctuate in temperature a bit but they do warn you of that and it’s ok if no one else is in there

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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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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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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Additional Information about Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground

Address: 336 Puketona Road | Haruru Falls, Paihia 0247, New Zealand (Formerly Haruru Falls Motor Inn)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#11 Family Hotel in Paihia
#12 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: ₹ 5,562 - ₹ 7,284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular views of Haruru Falls and lagoon, 7 studio units sleep 2-3 and 6x2 bedroom apartments sleep up to 7, fully s/c units with 32" LCD TVs, full kitchens and separate bathrooms, balcony or poolside patio. Swimming pool and barbecue area. Waterfront powered camper van and tent sites, safe private beach, historic jetty and wharf with blue water access. WiFi, Kayak hire, full booking service. Family owned and operated. ... more   less 
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Haruru Falls Hotel
Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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