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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed 4 nights last March. Pete and Michelle were amazing hosts. Friendly, welcoming and ever so helpful...nothing too much. Room was spotless. Kitchenette and ensuite a little dated but in very good condition. Bed amazingly comfortable. Would not hesitate to stay again. Even though it was located on the main road into town of Paihia, amazingly quiet and relaxing.

Thank A R
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little campground on the north end of Paihia - may be 20 sites. Five or six campsites border the water with a view of the falls. Very peaceful site with friendly staff. You'll likely have a couple of ducks trying to join you for meals, but I was advised to not feed them. Pretty vegetation compliments the water front... More 

Thank Mark C
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Such welcoming hosts who suggested loads of great things for us to do. Spot was quiet and other guests lovely. Facilities were immaculately clean and everything anyone would need from a campsite. Canoeing at high tide first thing in the morning was a highlight and a must for all visitors!

Thank Matty S
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10 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Well what a great place to stay.The reservation was outstanding .The service great. and the view tremendous .Enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the waterfall thundering down.The birds and the sun pouring into the room was awesome.the private beach.the playground and a second smaller waterfall were great.Wish we could of stayed longer.The rooms were outstanding. Thank you to the owners... More 

Thank Raelynn B
Truro, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Not to sure what to expect here but the photos on their website are spot on to what you get. We stayed in the camp ground and as it says it has the best views of the falls. It was a lovely couple that own and run it, very friendly! Would highly recommend to everyone.

Thank se130789
Fremantle, Australia
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Although arriving with pooring rain we could see that this campground would be even better on a nice sunny day. Our first night in the campervan and the first night in NZ with the view of the falls we couldn't ask for more. Friendly host, free wifi, ok camp kitchen and showers. Rating 4 stars because I think the amenities... More 

Thank Amvlit
Nelson, New Zealand
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We were greeted by very friendly and helpful hosts and offered information on places to see, restaurants and trips. We were immediately offered an upgrade to a deluxe studio at no extra cost which had a magnificent view of the Haruru Falls. The unit had everything we wanted at a very reasonable room rate. It is a short drive in... More 

Thank 1margy2
Pamerston north
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stunning spot with amazing water front view of the falls only meters away. After ten days in a camper we have declared this is the best of the lot! Friendly helpful hosts, super clean and tidy kitchen and bathrooms, kayaks for hire, a pool and pray ground for all to use. Such a treat to sit and watch and listen... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Not a five star resort, but clean and comfortable. The hosts of falls motel were cheerful and kind people and everything that we needed was avaible for us the views are amazing of the falls and we kayaked the morning away with kayaks provided for our use by the motel, I will be sure to visit again it was a... More 

Thank NextDestinationTBC
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed in the motel room and found it satisfactory. It had a separate kitchen, which was a bonus because it had no vent of any kind. So every time we cooked the whole room filled with steam. The shower and toilet were ok and the bed was comfy. The best part for us was the noise of the waterfall... More 

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

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
Price Range: $119 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Haruru Falls Hotel
Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#11 Family Hotel in Paihia
#12 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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“No room, powered campsite”
 of 5 bubbles markcG9000MH, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms excellent and camping ground awesome too but downhill.Motels overlook them.Picture perfect”
 of 5 bubbles , 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs deluxe rooms if you want a better view and more space.”
 of 5 bubbles 1margy2, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Go for a first floor room with a view of the falls.”
 of 5 bubbles Mikedup46, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Maybe take an upstairs room to enhance the view. (Note: they don't have a lift) However if you want to use the pool then stay on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Gemmi, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
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