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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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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 😊

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australia
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80 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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... More 

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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. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

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

Thank you , we hope to see you again. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

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

Thank you for your review ' Sherrin More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank 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. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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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 More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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...

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

Thank you , we hope you come again More 

Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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.

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

Thank you , have a great year More 

Tauranga
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53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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... More 

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

Thank you Hope to see you again More 

Cronulla, Australia
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank you , it was our pleasure to be your host More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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: $113 - $163 (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:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#13 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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