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Admiral's View Lodge & Motel
Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Our room was spacious, well equipped and comfortable. Although we were on the ground floor and had no views of the bay, it was a 2 minute drive to to waterfront. Craig, the owner, was really friendly and very helpful all times. Such a nice guy and definitely the right easy-going personality for running a motel. A special mention should go to the lovely housemaid who offered to make my mother tea and toast in bed as she was sick. Free movies on hand and even bicycles available for those who want to go for a leisurely ride around the bayside. All little extra touches to make this place worth staying.
My only negative would be that there was only one hook for towels yet the room catered for four. The room had a lovely little back patio which could easily have had a little clothes line.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review and very pertinent points! We don't stay in our rooms so we welcome comments that improve the experience for our guests! We are looking into adding more hooks and clotheslines to our 2 bdrm units - a wonderful idea thank you.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Nice Motel on the beautiful Paihia, everything clean and tidy ... No dramas at all , from the moment I booked until the checkout all went smooth ...Gregg and Penny nice people to deal with , location of the motel perfect, nice views , worth coming back next time thx guys ! Gracias amigos.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

Thank you for the great review, it was lovely to meet you and your family. I hope the Unicorn made it home safely!

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Our premium studio room was so well appointed, good kitchen, very comfortable and wonderful views over Paihia and The Bay. I wanted to bring home the superb retro glass dining table and green chairs! On arrival we borrowed bikes (yes that's right - not rented but borrowed at no charge) from the lodge and explored the village and environs. We had prebooked 3 days sailing from Paihia and also preorganised to leave our hire car with staff at Admiral's View - such wonderful relaxed service.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carol5617
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

Thank you for the awesome review. We are glad you agree that the premium rooms are fantastic and sorry we love our retro table and chairs too, so we will be keeping them!

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

Charming motel just two blocks from the ocean makes this place extremely convenient. Each unit comes with a furnished kitchenette and there are washers/dryers onsite (for a fee). The owner and staff were very helpful and friendly with information on the ferries, restaurants and area attractions. Most units have a sliding glass door that leads to the common balcony/entrance. There are two end rooms that have private balconies. It appeared all rooms were the same size, which was large. The beds were very comfortable. The bathrooms were efficient.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank SRF2010
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

Thank you for placing a very helpful review. We try to be realistic about what we provide and it is great when clients like yourself back us up! We hope the rest of your travels went well.

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Associated with bathing festival was our first choice no more, he advised us to lodge. a bull's-eye, fine accommodation, beautiful views, quiet surroundings. thoughtful owners. A perfect place to stay for a couple of days. Clean room and a bathroom with a spa for 2 persons! Great!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Admirals View Lodge and your wonderful comments. It was a pleasure to meet you.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at Admiral's View. We were very impressed with the level of service, the rooms were really comfortable and the amenities available on site were an added bonus i.e. free bike hire and WiFi. The location was perfect too, within easy walking distance of the beach and town. We will definitely stay here when we visit the area again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2013

Thank you for the great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

After a terrible night in a hostel not to far away we decided to have a night in admirals view. As we arrived late the man at the reception deck was lovely he gave us a deal for a twin room. There was a beautiful double bed and a single. Just what we wanted. Everything was so clean (spotless) the bath and shower were fantastic. Brilliant night sleep. Gorgeous view. We couldn't ask for any thing else. Would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Penellie, Manager at Admiral's View Lodge & Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel. I'm glad we could give you a night of peace and hope the rest of your travels went well.

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Additional Information about Admiral's View Lodge & Motel

Address: 2 Macmurray Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#5 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £62 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Admiral's View Lodge & Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Admirals View Lodge, Paihia Motel accommodation with beautiful sea views Admirals View Lodge & Motel offers a range of quality self-contained accommodation in Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Relax in our peaceful accommodation in central Paihia – enjoy the sunny terraces with beautiful sea views overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands (from most units). Park your car and meander along to the beach, restaurants and cafes from your luxurious Paihia accommodation. Admirals View Lodge is a Paihia motel well located for walking to all your Paihia activities and attractions - plus tours pick up daily from the motel. We are close to the Paihia beach (only 1 block, 250m) but benefit from a peaceful location away from Paihia's main roads. ... more   less 
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