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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay with lovely owners. Beautiful views of the ocean upstairs and we loved our nights in the spa. Very close to the Paihia shops and just a short drive to Keri keri.We will definitely be back 😊

1Thank Chickybabe111
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Bit of a story behind staying here but needless to say it was extremely last minute! What can I say? Very friendly welcome from Shearing upon arrival. Offered to show us the room before 'we bought'. Our room could easily accommodate a small family with 2 twins and one King double plus a sofa bed! Very clean, extremely comfortable and...

1Thank CatTurnTrav
kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Bay of Islands Gateway Motel. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Went up for the long weekend with the family (4 adults 2 children), stayed in the two bedroom apartment. The rooms were clean and modern, especially the bathrooms! Owners were awesome, often checked up on us and always friendly in our interactions. Located 50 metres from countdown and 100 metres from the beach it's in a really good location for...

1Thank Kolone V
kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you , we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We had a family of 5 stay for 5 nights. We were comfortable and had plenty of space. Gateway motel is in walking distance to the centre of town. It's a shame the spa wasn't working but you're so close to the beach it didn't really matter. Sherryn was really helpful with booking tours and the laundry! Lots of things...

1Thank Fiona L
kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review ' Sherrin

Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxing spot. Away from the main part of town which we liked. Room was well maintained with good cooking facility's. Hosts are very nice and helpful. Room serviced each day which was nice. A great place to spend a week.

1Thank Stephen L
kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review , Hope to see you in The Bay Of Islands again.

Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The only motel we have been that has unlimited wifi! The rooms were very clean. And bathrooms too! The proximity to supermarket, restaurants and shops were perfect! Kevin and Sharrin were very accomodating. I highly recommend this place. Truly enjoyable.

Thank 304almae
kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you back in Bay one day. . Regards Kevin & Sherrin

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Immaculate self contained large apartment, management were very friendly and helpful. 15 minute walk to Waitangi treaty ground and the same to Paihia. The Bay of Islands is truly a magical place and would love to come back one day...

Thank Jess_Adam2021
kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you , we hope you come again

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2015

On the foreshore, a minute to the ferries, cruises, all the eats you could want in the magical Bay of Islands, lovely views of the water, friendly staff and very reasonable rates. I could not believe how friendly the town is and he beauty of the surrounds.

Thank AndyRedden
kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you , have a great year

Reviewed 13 September 2015

Not a big motel, but the rooms are immaculate and the hosts friendly. The location ( by a busy road) may seem daunting but I was not bothered by road noise at all. In fact I would trade the risk of road noise with being in the middle of Paihia any time. It is walking distance to Waitangi and Paihia...

Thank David H
kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Hope to see you again

Cronulla, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2015

This was truly like staying with old friends. The wonderful management here did everything they could to make our stay happy and stress free. The rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable. It's a great location, within walking distance to the bay and shopping area. Very homey.

Thank Deb P
kevin119, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, responded to this review

Thank you , it was our pleasure to be your host

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A newly renovated motel located at the northern entrance to Paihia. 50 meters from a lovely swimming beach. All units self contained and air conditioned. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay of Islands Gateway Motel

Address: 2 Puketona Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $132 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay of Islands Gateway Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Bay Of Islands Gateway Hotel Paihia
Bay Of Islands Gateway Motel Paihia, New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#14 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
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“Room 5 has 2 single beds & double, very spacious for a family.”
 of 5 bubbles Jess_Adam2021, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“No bad rooms, even the main street is quiet enough.”
 of 5 bubbles AndyRedden, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The rooms upstairs are for families, but the studios downstairs are also large enough for 3.”
 of 5 bubbles Forfor, 5 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Shop around, we later found there were deals to be had in the area.”
 of 5 bubbles SandSPalmerstonnorth, 20 Jan 2013 | Read review
“All their rooms are nice and complete value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles SushNam, 29 May 2012 | Read review
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