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Bounty Motel
Ranked #13 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Havelock North, New Zealand
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96 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“New management”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The motel is under new management, and they were at sixes and sevens, but they were very obliging and did their best to please. The rooms were good, and they had refitted a conference room for breakfasts. We were a group of 35 people and everyone went away happy

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank TykeHBNewZealand
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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Hi TykeHB, You really understate it when you say we were at sixes and sevens - more like tens and elevens. We had finished converting an old restaurant/conference room/storage room into a new breakfast room about an hour before you arrived. Your group were absolutely fantastic and once we rearranged the rooms, got the luggage organised and got them a good nights sleep we had lots of fun for two days. We are keeping in touch with quite a few of the group through Facebook and we understand you had a great trip. We would be very happy to host your group again anytime.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed three nights really good beds apartments very close to town very friendly service evin got a free feed of fish 8-) i will be back .our room had stove hair dryer plus all the usual condoments .and at a really fair price

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank peter c
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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
Thank you Peter. We are always glad to see you and Wattie. Hope you made it home OK, sorry Peach, school today.
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Have been visiting the beautiful Bay of Island for an annual fishing competition since 2005.
We have always enjoyed the fishing and have stayed at various places over the years.
This year we stayed with Keith and his team at Paihia Central.
By far the most welcoming and hospitable stay we have had, we were made to feel very comfortable and nothing was a problem for these guy's.
Plenty of room for boat parking (we had three) and daily cleaning no problem.
Very happy all round, great value for money would highly recommend.
Team Smith and Davies NZ Ltd.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Jalander42, Manager at Bounty Motel, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
Daron, it was a pleasure having you and the boys. As a retired Game fisherman with quite a few species to my name I really enjoyed "chewing the fat" with the boys. The snapper and smoked Kahawai didn't come amiss either. The fact that Hesti and I had just taken over the place and that we hadn't even started rejuvenation makes your comments really wonderful. We certainly hope you will come again next year, and you never know I might even take up your offer, (belatedly), to come out and give the really big one a go. Thank you.
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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We stayed in this motel with my family(5 adults and 1 child) and together with my friends. Our group occupied 5 rooms in total. The room is quite small compared to the other motels we stayed in. There was still a left over pizza in the Micro wave in one of our room when we arrived. They let us use their bbq grill which was excellent.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

The hotel is very well situated in Paihia and seemed to be managed well. However before we arrived we did inform them by email that there were 4 adults and one teenager booked in but as we got no response we did expect that all was well. So when we arrived we were a little surprised to find that all the beds were in one room. We did ask for an extra bed and as one did not arrive while we were out we decided to get one ourselves . The internet once again has been a problem and in this day and age there should not be a charge for wifi We were all friends when we arrived and have remained friends!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Franklin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

The central location is probably the best part. The unit was dire in need of some maintenance and upgrading. The roof spouting on our upstairs deck was leaking and the deck was stained and covered in moss ( a spray with fungicide would not go amiss. The hot water supply was pitiful making showering unpleasant. We spent 2 nights here as part of a (so called discount ) prepaid voucher that we bought online. It was the middle of winter but judging by the signs outside other better located motels, It wasn't very discounted, if so their normal price is exorbitant. We wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

As the name suggested Paihia Central Motel is very central, but then so are a number of other Motels in the area. The wharfe, restaurants, cafes are all in easy walking distance. Our unit was recently renovated, clean and tidy. Wireless internet is available (at a fee). Upon arrival we went to make ourselves a coffee but there was no milk in the fridge and we had to go to reception to request some. The following morning we woken at 9:00 am with the sounds of the cleaning lady knocking on our door calling out room service. Curtains were closed, and as I have not had a sleep in for some months, I was rather annoyed about the intrusion. The following night one of the other units had a very drunk and rude person who kept us awake with his swearing and loud banning on the door, until the security was called in, so another restless sleep. Very small hot water cylindars saw us having a very quick and cold shower. I have rated this motel as average. As an indication we decided to extend our stay in Paihia but changed our motel as we didn't want to stay another night. See my review on the KingsGate motel across the road from Paihia Central Motel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bounty Motel
Address: 42 Selwyn Rd | PO Box 170, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Paihia Central Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#19 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bounty Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bounty is a Kiwi owned and operated property, located in a quiet suburb approx 100 meters from the Paihia Beach, shops and restaurants. It is a 3 minute walk to the wharf for dolphin watching, fishing trips, sightseeing and ferry to Russell. Tours to 90 mile beach and Cape Reinga pick you up at the motel entrance.We have a conference area for small groups up to 60 with catering facilities and kitchen. ... more   less 
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Bounty Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

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