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Bay Cabinz Motel
Ranked #25 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Reviewed 16 April 2012

We stayed at the Bay Cabinz in the Bay View room for almost a week. We arrived later than expected due to weather and were kindly welcomed by the owner. The rooms are ample, quiet, comfortable and clean. We had a local cat come and visit us every night, which was nice since we miss our pets at home (he was very well mannered)! The owners were unbelieveably friendly and helpful. We would certainly stay here again and recommend the Bay Cabinz to our friends and family.

Room Tip: The bay view cabin had a pretty view. We didn't see any other rooms, but this one was excellen...
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

My husband and I spent 11 nights in cabin # 4, the half-way point up the Bay Cabinz property, over Christmas and New Year's. It was heavenly, even more so thanks to Belinda and Pete, the owners, who made sure we had everything we needed and who gave us extensive tips on visiting the many sites and sights in the area as well as making and amending the bookings we made (due to weather conditions mainly). The chalet was secluded and perfect for 2, with the children's bunk-room for our luggage and the view of the harbour as a treat. Proximity to town and harbour made it easy for daily walks. Native NZ trees, complete with resident tui birds, added to the enchantment. The bed was comfy, the linens plentiful (changed every 2-3 days)and the kitchenette was well appointed with microwave, 2-hob stove, fridge. A $2 coin laundry and dryer, as well as 2 clotheslines and a BBQ came in very handy for our stay, as was the RSA Club across the road, for those of us with military connections. One gets use to the stairs up to the cabins, as well as the peacefullness at night. As a bonus, Smoochy the cat will come visit you... We have recommended Bay Cabinz to all we have met so far on this trip and are delighted to add it to Tripadvisor's site. Well done Belinda and Pete!

Room Tip: Cabin # 4 seems offers more shade than the ones above it and seems to be more secluded.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

What a great find! Private individual cabins with a view of the Bay of Islands. Walking distance to the shops, and the owners couldn't have been more helpful. We loved the fat ginger cat who roamed around and visited us. The cabin was clean and well appointed. The office had coffee plungers available for our use, and great suggestions for tours, restaurants and other local highlights. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bay Cabinz to anyone who likes to self-cater.

Room Tip: Each cabin was designed so that it didn't look into another cabin. It seemed that they all had...
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank mumcat
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Reviewed 7 December 2011

The big selling point of this motel for me was the fact that you got your own private, secluded detached cabin (basically your own little house with balcony). For me this was so much better than your standard identikit boxy motels. The cabin itself was comfortable, clean and even had an extra little bedroom that I used as my walk in wardrobe! The other big advantage is that though it's quiet and private, you're really close to the town - it took me 2 minutes to walk (on the flat apart from the drive) to the supermarket and 5 minutes to the wharf where all boat trips etc depart. I would heartily recommend this motel. However, I should mention a minor minus points in case these things are important to you - there are stairs to get to the cabins, so you do have to carry your bag up when you first arrive (but then you only need to do this once).

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed 20 April 2011

We enjoyed our stay and the owners were very helpful. The cabins are an easy walking distance of all the local attractions and eating places.

A warning to those who are old or infirm that most of the cabins require you to climb at leat on flight of stairs. We chose an easy access cabin, no problem.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank LapunMan
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Additional Information about Bay Cabinz Motel

Address: 32 - 34 School Road | P.O. Box 182, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#20 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: ₹ 5,312 - ₹ 8,205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Cabinz Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
10 fully self-contained private chalet bungalows overlooking the Paihia village. This sunny elevated eco-complex is set in sub-tropical/native surroundings with bird life, sea and garden views in Central Paihia. Ideal for singles, couples and small families who enjoy a quiet natural environment. Only 300m flat walk to Paihia's cafes, restaurants, shops, beaches and nearby wharf which is the gateway to the beautiful Bay of Islands many tourist attractions and activities. ... more   less 
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