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“Bounty Inn, fantastic place to stay!!!!”
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Bounty Motel
Ranked #14 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Reviewed 26 December 2010

I stayed at the Bounty Inn for 2 nights and on the 2nd night there it featured on NZTV One's "Hotel - SOS"....which was my favourite show for my 3 weeks in NZ. It was funny seeing the Hotel SOS team of so-called experts trying to wind Scott up by giving him out of character things to do. Scott, you did well!!! You passed with flying colours in my opinion.
Scott is the most amazing motellier. He is friendly and so helpful...booking tours, upgrading us free of charge to a room with a view... and he is welcoming for the weary traveller. He is also very down-to-earth and genuine and I would say a bit of a character as well.

He and his brother (co-owners) have plans to modernise the rooms but the rooms are more than adequate as they are. They are clean and tidy and well appointed and far more modern than some I stayed at in NZ. The location of the motel is one street back from the waterfront which means it is a bit quieter. It is a very short, few minute walk to the jetty and shops.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there and would recommend it highly.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Anne_Croyden
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PaihiaScotty, Owner at Bounty Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2011

Hi Anne,
Wow, what can i say to such nice things being said about you except thanks. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and the show which took some living down. If my memory serves me right it was you and your mother that stayed with us and i hope you are all well.
scott(ps Brett says hi)

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Reviewed 9 December 2010

Loved the stay, very clean, they even changed the towels daily. Very close to the wharf and the Restaurants. We had an upstairs unit and had views across to Russell so enjoyed our afternoon drinks on the balcony. My Aussie partner did have a small problem with the Lockwood building creaking the first night but soon got over it. We also highly recommend going sailing on Lion New Zealand, it was an absolute blast! Thanks for the stay guys, loved it.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank nomad063
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PaihiaScotty, Owner at Bounty Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2011

Thanks for taking the time to write such a fantastic review and i hope you guys have escaped all the floods and fires that mother nature has put Australia thru since you got home.

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Reviewed 16 November 2010

I recently stayed at the Bounty Motel in Paihia. I can highly recommend the friendly and efficient service provided by Scott Moore, his family and staff. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and well priced. I was stranded without a car and needed to catch a flight to visit relatives. Scott assisted with this and even drove me to the airport. I look forward to staying at your motel next time I visit New Zealand and having a meal at Esme's restaurant in town.
Thank you.

Robyn Sampson

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled solo
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Thank DOVE2_10
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PaihiaScotty, Owner at Bounty Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2011

Hi,
It is always good to hear from guests that have stayed and we get a real feeling of satisfaction when guests(or friends as we prefer to call them) let us know we helped make their holiday memorable. Sadly Esmaes is closing down in March 2011 due to ill health of the owner and she will be missed.

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Reviewed 12 October 2010

Have been travelling to a Paihia for over a decade now and always stay at The Bounty Inn, of all the hosts the Moores are the friendliest and most accommodating. Can not fault their service to us nothing is too much trouble, offers and discounts to repeat stays is outstanding. They are currently refurbishing rooms and continually strive to make improvements. The whole attitude there epitimises the kiwi way, they truly make you feel welcome and are great ambassadors for the region. Rooms were serviced daily, absolutely no complaints. Cant wait for the next visit.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank 2michie
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PaihiaScotty, Owner at Bounty Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2011

Hello our freinds from Gizzie,
Great to hear from you guys whom we consider friends that visit reguarly and as always we are looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Thanks Scott

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Reviewed 4 April 2010

Great affordable motel to stay in, awesome for families especially. Close to all shops, restaurants and beaches. Free breakfast provided. Recommend highly to all my friends.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank LeighGisborne
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PaihiaScotty, Owner at Bounty Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2011

Thanks Sis, Luv ya. See you soon.

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Reviewed 30 March 2010

Traveling around the north island we did not pre-book the accomadation and just pulled up on the day. Got a large standard unit with separate bedroom area with large bed and clean linen. Very clean accomadation and surroundings abot 2 mins walk from town centre and wharf area.
owner was very friendly. Cheap interent access done on honesty system.
Would recommend this to anyone who wants good motel/cabin style rooms

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank coupy
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Reviewed 31 January 2010

This was one of the most expensive motels we stayed in on our three week holiday in New Zealand, and the most disappointing. We were looking forward to the view that we had paid extra for, only to find we had to look over the top of airconditioning units on the buildings in front of us in order to catch a glimse of the ocean. As well as that the bedroom had a stale and very unpleasant smell in it. The average year round price is not $106 as shown on this site - we paid $199, and for that price, we expected more.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Lakeslink
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PaihiaScotty, Owner at Bounty Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2011

wow. Am i surprised by this comment. we dont charge extra for views which you would see if you checked the rates online but i do have the habit of reducing the room rate for rooms without a view. You came to a resort town that only has a 3 month season and you came during peak season which is when we have to make our money to survive the other 9 months of the year. If you compared our rates online to other motels in the area for that period you would have found we were very reasonably priced. Lastly all the excellent comments on the site are from people who stayed in the same rooms who enjoyed the balcony and views and found the rooms very clean. The average rate was correct as for 9 months of the year during the off season you would have paid the lower rate. 1 bad rating out 19 suggest maybe the problem was with a guest who you would rather complain than be happy.

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Additional Information about 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#16 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £49 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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