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“Great place to stay to explore Paihai and the Bay of Islands”
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Bay Cabinz Motel
Ranked #24 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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“Great place to stay to explore Paihai and the Bay of Islands”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Stayed at Bay Cabinz for two nights as part of our tour of NZ North Island in January. Its a great base for exploring Paihai and the Bay of Islands.

On arrival the owner mentioned the Bay of Islands boat trips and got us booked on one which we can definitely recommend doing.

The cabins are only a 5 minute walk to the town and around a 20 minute pleasant walk along the shore to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Can recommend the Waterfront and Jimmy Jack's restaurants in Paihai.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Levin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We had a great time in Paihia and Bay Cabins Motel was perfect. Cabins nestled in the bush. Each cabin has a balcony, so you can eat outside and listen to the birds. The owners were very helpful knowledgeable. Just a short walk to local shops and restaurants, but better than staying on the waterfront.

Stayed 3 nights end January 2014 - 2 girls travelling.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

We had such a nice time in Bay Cabins Motel. The Cabins are great, nested in the bush, with birds everywhere. Each cabin has a balcony, so you can have breakfast and rest outside. The owners are very helpful and nice and the ginger cat very friendly. Just short 5 minute walk to town but so much better than the noisy super expensive motels on the waterfront !

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent five nights here and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who was looking for a great location. It's just out of the centre of town and provides some lovely views and just a very short stroll into town. The accommodation is a little dated inside but in all honesty that's not really an issue as the cabins themselves are nice, the owners are really friendly and a great base to explore the Bay. Good laundry room and BBQ area too. I would certainly go back!! Just hope the old ginger cat holds up a little longer! X

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Booking holiday accommodation online always includes a little doubt but the Bay Cabinz was an excellent choice. Bay Cabinz is smack in the middle of Paihia, about a block back from the waterfront which allowed for great views with peace and quiet. The hosts were very helpful with their local knowledge and booking trips for us. The strange offer of an umbrella on a clear morning was a godsend later that afternoon in Russell when it poured! There was a huge collection of books, games and DVDs to choose from. Our son enjoyed keeping their lovely old cat company in the sun!

Room Tip: We had number 2 which had a sea view across the bay. We also had a large pohutukawa beside our deck...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

To be honest I've been to more scenic places and stayed in more lavish accoms but this spot was magic! We had a romantic getaway in a little kitchenette overlooking the ocean and it was all we could have asked of a couples getaway. Ocean views from the bed and no noise/neighbours to bother us. Bel & Pete even lent us champagne flutes from their own cupboards! It will always be one of my favourite weeks spent relaxing in a beautiful seaside spot and Bay Cabinz Motel played a massive part in shaping that memory.

Room Tip: rooms at the top of the hill have ocean views from bed - you don't even have to get up!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Comprising a number of separate and self contained cabins offering great views, the accommodation is excellent for either short or long stay visitors. The hosts, Belinda and Peter, are very welcoming and cannot do enough for their guests.
As cabins are on the side of a steep hill they are possibly not ideal for visitors with walking difficulties as most units are accessed by ramps and steps.

Ideal accommodation and we enjoyed our stay very much .... In fact booked in for 2 days, stayed for 3 and wished it was longer.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bay Cabinz Motel
Address: 32 - 34 School Road | P.O. Box 182, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#20 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Cabinz Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
10 fully self-contained private chalet bungalows overlooking the Paihia village. This sunny elevated eco-complex is set in sub-tropical/native surroundings with bird life, sea and garden views in Central Paihia. Ideal for singles, couples and small families who enjoy a quiet natural environment. Only 300m flat walk to Paihia's cafes, restaurants, shops, beaches and nearby wharf which is the gateway to the beautiful Bay of Islands many tourist attractions and activities. ... more   less 
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