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Pearl of the Bay

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#9 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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15/07/2017 16/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Maroochydore, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the beginning we thought we had struck a winner. Barbara was more than obliging to let us In early and leave our bags until our return late in the day. When we got back, after 7:00pm from a trip out around the bay and tea, we had to repack our bags when I found stains on the doona. What...

Thank Nancy C
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

HI Nancy Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were disappointed over all. That is not what we expect for our guests. I am puzzled by your review - as the only record I have of someone called NANCY C - extended their stay by 2 nights? I am puzzled why you did not ask me about amenities...

Oakland, California
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Loved this place. We stayed in premium 2 bedroom apt. Clean, spacious, quiet with beautiful views of harbor and mountains from front porch. Close drive or walk into town. The owner/manager was really helpful and accommodating. We used the BBQ facilities, laundry and enjoyed watching a DVD from their extensive library. This was our favorite accommodation during a 3 week...

1Thank wendykaran
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Wendy Thank you, for such a lovely review. It is much appreciated. I am proud to hear we were your favorite place to stay on your trip, over from the USA. Thanks Wendy! Barbara

Playa del Rey, California, United States
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Barbara, the owner/operator, gave us great advice about what to see and do and when to do it during our stay in the Bay of Islands. The hotel, while not new or luxurious, was clean and comfortable and the full kitchen was convenient to have. The bathroom had been updated, and everything worked well. The laundry facilities were a nice...

Thank Linda P
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Linda Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you found us comfortable and the information that we discussed helped your visit over all. Barbara

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2017

What a great place, in a great little bay close to a great little town. Clean, spacious, very well-equipped, great views, and good value. However it is the efficient and friendly management that really makes this a true five-star place. There is a definite feel that if Barbara can think of anything to make your stay more enjoyable it will...

1Thank FinbarO
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Finbar Well I am delighted to know that my nagging paid off!! LOL Thank you, for taking the time to post such an informative review. We are blessed with clear skies and amazing views of the stars. The beach walk is convenient and certainly not busy, you will often have the route to yourselves. We are small, and so...

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We booked for a week at the start of our holiday in NZ and enjoyed it so much that we extended it by two nights. It was a very comfortable place to relax after our long journey from the UK, spacious with very good facilities, a great base for exploring the Bay of Islands area and just relaxing in Paihia,...

1Thank davidandkathy2017
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello David & Kathy Thank you so much, for taking the time to write a review. With the new Trip Advisor algorithm using frequency and quantity of reviews, as well as quality, it is hard for a small operator to keep up in the rankings. It is much appreciated that you took the time. I am so glad that you...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had a lovely stay. The location just out of town was perfect for us as not too busy but only 5 min drive to everything and walking distance to lovely beach for swimming. All rooms upstairs but have path and stair access. (2 doors) View from room was really lovely, overlooking Bay and Bush. Our room was a Studio...

Thank Julelind
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you, I really appreciate you taking the time to post a review. I am glad you both enjoyed your visit, and thank you, for choosing Pearl of the Bay, for your visit to Paihia. Best regards Barbara

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Enjoyed a lovely week here. Barbara was most helpful, offering rides into town, even though it is only a short, pleasant walk. Clean and quiet, it was just what I was looking for. Beautiful view from rooms. Great spot!

Thank flar22
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Fiona, it was lovely to have you stay. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for the positive feedback. I appreciate you taking the time. Best wishes Barbara

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We were privileged to enjoy a 5 nite stay at this motel. Our room was spotlessly clean, spacious and very comfortable. We would like to say a special thank you to the owner Barbara. She is an extremely passionate and dedicated person who always ensures her guest's needs are catered for. A return trip for us to New Zealand is...

Thank smiggNdoris
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Ooh - thank you! that is a great review to receive. We love return guests, as most of our visitors are from overseas, from far flung places, and often a return trip is not always possible. However, we are getting a few returns, and that is meaningful. We are small, family run and quiet. We may not have all the...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We recently spent 5 nights here. Our first & most favorable impression was Barbara. She is the on-site manager, & it was a treat to always be greeted with a smile, even though she wasn't feeling well. She was really informative about the different trips & tours offered in the area, & very conveniently booked them for us. The unit...

Thank 323jennifer
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer & Lee, thank you for taking the time to post a review. I really appreciate it. Best wishes for your return visit to NZ next year. Barbara

Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Thoughtfully upgraded, by the extremely efficient Barbara, our one bed apartment was all that we could ask for. Gas BBQ, covered parking, (underneath the apartment!) fridge, cooker, the list goes on..... Very eco friendly as well with good recycling ideals for the more green amongst us. Thanks Barbara for making our stay so nice.

Thank denrayner
PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello Lee, thank you, for taking the time to post a review. I am glad that you enjoyed our property. Best regards Barbara

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $102 - $160 (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, New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
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“Any room is a great room.”
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FinbarO, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had the end apartment, which has the best view, looking towards the harbour as well as the hills.”
davidandkathy2017, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have nice view. Some self-contained if you like to cook.”
Julelind, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The corner unit has the best view of the bay (Unit 9)”
323jennifer, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the bay. Lovely to sit there and enjoy the views.”
rachjones2012, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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