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“Could eat off the floors”
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Outrigger Motel
Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 February 2014

I think this was the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in, the location was also superb. Maybe we didn't have a view but than again who stays in your room when you are in the Bay of Islands? Suzi and Greg were great, they booked our dolphin tour very last minute and got us in.
I think the price was very fair and as we were on a budget I thought the cleanliness and quality was there.
Everything was great except of course the bed, thus the four stars. But this is where I have to say that in New Zealand I am fully convinced the price of the hotel is based on the mattress. In this case, while my husband larger is and the mattress rather soft was, I had the feeling I was going to get thrown out at any time. Every bodes tastes are different though...

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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outriggermotel, Manager at Outrigger Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

thank you for your review. Yes we pride ourselves on our care and cleanliness with our awesome teamwork. Thanks team!
Greg

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

From the moment we arrived at Outrigger, Suzi and Greg made us feel 'at home'. So welcoming and friendly and only too happy to give recommendations which seems very typical of the great service they give as hosts. The motel is very well presented, our room was clean and comfortable and fully equipped with a small kitchen. The location was very convenient and there was ample parking space whilst very convenient to shops and tour departures at the wharf yet quiet all of the time
Highly recommend to everyone staying in Paihia.
We would return there if and when we come back to New Zealand.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank belly5uk
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

Our Pleasure!

Thank you for your time spent writing a review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Paihia.
Until next time (??!) take care and safe travels.
Suzi and Greg

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

From the moment we arrrived at Outrigger Suzi and Greg made us feel 'at home'. So welcoming and friendly and only too happy to give recommendations and book tours for us. Then, on our return each day, there was the same enthusiasm and interest about what we had done and experienced. It was a pleasure to stay and we were very happy to extend our stay and see more. The motel is very well presented and very convenient to shops and tour departures at the wharf. On our departure we found that our bank server was 'down' and were in the predicament of being unable to finalise our sizeable account. Management's very kind response to sort it so we could get on our way, was much appreciated and very understanding. It was very typical of the great service they give as hosts. Highly recommend to everyone staying in Paihia.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Oz2Australia
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Thanks so much for taking time out of your trip to write the review. You were lovely guests - had no hesitation in helping you on your way. We hope that all of your tour went great.
Have a great year and hope you return to NZ soon!
Kindest regards
Suzi and Greg

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

The studio wasn't large compared with some, but then it didn't need to be because Paihia is a place which demands that visitors get out and enjoy the air and atmosphere. The location was perfect, just yards from the CBD, the harbour and the restaurants, yet quiet all of the time. From the balcony we had a lovely view across the park to the wooded hill opposite.The management were very helpful on local advice and booking our dolphin-watching boat trip. Good place. We would return there if and when we come back to New Zealand

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank crw197
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Thank you for your great review of Paihia village and as you explain, right on our doorstep. Our Eco studios are smaller and like alot of our guests, you enjoyed the ambience of the room, the outlook and how central the motel is in town.
Thanks so much for your great review. We so appreciate your time doing so.
many thanks
Suzi

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Reviewed 5 February 2014

The room was clean and comfortable and fully equipped with a small kitchen. The management made us feel very welcome.
The location was very convenient and there was ample parking space.
We would love to return.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Annette W
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2014

Was great to have you Annette and thanks for taking the time to write a review.
Wishing you all the best for a great 2014 and more great travelling.
thank you again
Suzi and Greg

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Our second stay at the Outrigger Host Accommodation Motel did not in any way disappoint us.

This motel is clean, well equipped and exceptionally well located to access the sights and shops in Paihia. Our unit had absolutely everything we needed to be comfortable, relaxed and to self-cater as and when we wanted.

Good supermarket just round the corner and starting point for the many Bay of Islands cruises just down the road. Ideal.

Add to that the warm, courteous and informative welcome our hosts Suzi and Greg gave us and is is no wonder we had a most pleasant stay.

We unreservedly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank gehdev
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2014

Thank you, you lovely people! So nice to have you here again. We are very humbled you return to us.
Thank you also for pointing out the likes of the supermarket etc for fellow guests.
May you both have the best 2014 and take good care.
Cheers
Suzi and Greg

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

A great place, the studio was modern, immaculately clean, comfortable and well equipped. Right in the centre of Paihia, it was minutes walk from shops, restaurants and bars, also from the quay where the ferries departed.

Very friendly and helpful hosts, even tho the owners had a family bereavement while I was there, service was as good as ever. Don't stay anywhere else in Paihia!

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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outriggermotel, Owner at Outrigger Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2014

Hi Julie,

Thank you for your kind words and recognition of the passing of my dear father. The family have had a huge month with Dad's illness - quite trying at times to keep being a good host.
thank you Julie and hope your travels have created many happy memories for you.

cheers
Suzi

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Additional Information about Outrigger Motel

Address: 45 Williams Road | PO Box 239, Paihia 0252, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Paihia
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#13 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £65 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Outrigger Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our CENTRAL quiet location in beautifiul Paihia is only moments from the shops, cafes, restaurants, beach and the wharf. All our units are spacious, clean (serviced daily) and comfortable with full kitchen, en-suite and outdoor seating to soak up the sun. In the evening you can relax in our private spa pool, dine alfresco in our BBQ area or enjoy one of the many fine restaurants just walking distance away. Qualmark Three PLUS STAR and ENVIRO awarded! FREE WIRELESS INTERNET and free parking. Experienced, friendly kiwi hosts, Suzi (Life membership NZ Motel Assoc.2014) And Greg (NZ Local Heroes Award for community) welcome you to Paihia and the Bay of Islands ... more   less 
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