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Aarangi Tui Motel
Ranked #36 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

A special thanks to Rochine from Gary from England. Thanks for a wonderful stay at your motel and making me feel extra special as a guest. Your motel was extremely clean and loved every minute i was there. I would recommend this motel for anyone coming to Paihia

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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athena6629, Owner at Aarangi Tui Motel, responded to this review, 13 May 2013
A special thanks to Rochine from Gary from England. Thanks for a wonderful stay at your motel and making me feel extra special as a guest. Your motel was extremely clean and loved every minute i was there. I would recommend this motel for anyone coming to Paihia

Hi Gary, You are most welcome, we love it when a guest leaves as happy as you and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again when you are next back in New Zealand. Cheers! Rochine.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

Aarangi Tui Motel is situated very close to the pier with ferry boats over to Russell. The units are functional and comfortable. The hosts are more than happy to book trips which include Hole In The Rock cruises, swimming with dolphins, sailing, parasailing etc. and they do get advantageous rates. The motel is a flat walk to the sea with plenty of shops, cafes, eateries in that area. This is a good place to stay if you want to leave the car in a safe place while you go off on a trip.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

My family spent 2 days in Paihia and stayed at Aarangi Tui Motel as our base while we did some fun activities including The Rock! We had the most amazing time together in the clean, tidy, self contained unit. The owners were more than accomadating to us and had lots of knowledge and information to share with us to make our holiday more enjoyable! It is just a short walk to Paihia township and The Wharf. We would most definately stay here again and would very higly recommend to others. Thanks again for a very wonderful break away ...

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012 via mobile

Old, dated, tired furniture and beds. Basically the same fixtures and fittings as when built in the 80's, but with a fresh coat of paint. I've travelled to many places around the world and haven't come across such a mediocre establishment for quite some time. On the upside, it is well located and budget priced. But so are other better nearby hotels. Sadly v. Disappointed

  • Stayed April 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Nice hotel. Very friendly lady checked us in and provided details of the Waitangi weekend programme. Short walk to the restaurants and beach.
Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Would visit again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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athena6629, Owner at Aarangi Tui Motel, responded to this review, 13 May 2013
Nice hotel. Very friendly lady checked us in and provided details of the Waitangi weekend programme. Short walk to the restaurants and beach.
Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Would visit again

Hi, Thanks for your review, and I am very glad to hear we are succeeding in providing a friendly and informative service. We do pride ourselves on our local knowledge and enjoy being able to provide our guests with trips and tour bookings along with some insiders tips on getting the best out of the "Bay". Thank you, Rochine.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Had a quick one night stop. We we given a programme of the events of the Waitangi celebrations upon arrival and a small carton of milk for tea and coffee. The room was clean and tidy with towels and shower gel nicely laid out.

Only downside was the temperature of the shower varied when in use.

Would visit again when in the area.

  • Stayed February 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

We had a fantastic stay at Aarangi Tui! Our greeting by the owners was very welcoming and they gave us great information on things to do in the area. What a great location this motel is, easy walk to restaurants, town and the wharf. We found our room very clean and great size for our family of four. I will be telling all my family and friends about the fantastic stay we had!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Aarangi Tui Motel

Property: Aarangi Tui Motel
Address: 16 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aarangi Tui Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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