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Bay of Islands Gateway Motel
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Bay of Islands Gateway Motel
Ranked #34 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We were offered an upgrade to a 2-BR suite during our week-long stay in March 2012. The view was nearly as nice as the place around the corner (which charges 3x as much), and everything else was excellent. Very close to the beach, backs onto lovely bush, 2-minute walk from large grocery store, very comfortable bed, modern bathroom, well-equipped kitchenette, large rooms with lots of space for everything. Our hosts were very pleasant, generous and accommodating. Close to Waitangi and close but not too close to the pier. Hosts very knowledgeable about local attractions and events.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

We stayed at this motel , spotless and all the full kitchen provisions appeared brand new .
Terrific owners who drove us to town when raining and to get final bus off. A few minutes walk from town centre but therefore much quieter and near beach and the Waitangi park and fishing spots. Bus tours going out of town all picked us up at our motel . Quiet for sleeping and very large one bedroom with kitchen and tv/dining area. Owners could not have been kinder and will book tours for you if wish.

Room Tip: We had upstairs room with deck out front . There are 3 rooms on that level.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

The motel was great in all aspects.When we arrived after a long journey We received a very warm welcome from Kevin and Sherrin who showed us to our superbly appointed apartment. The room was huge with plenty of storage space for clothes and luggage and the bathroom was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for Kevin and Sherrin who gave us all the information about Pahia and the area that we wanted. The motel was in the quiet end of Pahia just 50 meters from the lovely beach, and yet just 20 minutes stroll along the promenade to the town with its shops and restaurants and the pier where the cruise boats were to be found. At the end of each day we returned to find that our apartment had been serviced to a very high standard. We were sorry when the time came to leave but we will certainly stay here when we next visit NewZealand and the beautiful of Bay of Islands.

Room Tip: All rooms are fine but on the ground level you can park right outside your door.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

The motel is modern ,the service from the kind hosts was first class.

We stayed for 2 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment with our son and daughter.
Rooms are spacious, very clean with good facilities, air conditioning and serviced daily.
We enjoyed a lovely private spa and jacuzzi area for guests.The hotel is conveniently located just across the road from a supermarket and 2 minutes walk to the beach.
We would definitely recommend this motel to others.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Just spent 3 nights here and would like to compliment Kevin and Shirren on their brilliant hospitality. The room had everything you could possibly need-situated on the outskirts of Paihia but near enough to the centre and the pier to not be an issue. Had just been in Sydney for 4 nights so lovely to chill-we were even supplied with beach loungers to laze on the beach which was just across the road. Took the ferry over to Russell and visited Kerikeri-both of interest. A Supermarket was about 200 metres up the road and had everything that you could possibly need. We eat in everynight which suited our needs. I would definitly recommend The Gateway Motel.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

We stayed in a 1 bedroom self-contained unit. It was a great place to relax in and prepare a simple meal after a day's sightseeing. The unit was modern, well-equipped and extremely comfortable. Its quiet location at the far end of Paihia is a bonus as we made the mistake of staying at a motel at the other end of town initially where we were subjected to loud music and partying as there was a backpacker bar and accommodation precinct at the rear of the property.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

We stayed at this motel for two nights in November. Sherrin our host made us feel welcome on arrival after our long drive from Auckland. The studio unit was ideal for us, spacious and well equipped with everthing you could reasonably need for a short vacation. Kevin was very helpful with details about the area, phone cards etc. The motel is situated within walking distance of central Paihia with an excellent supermarket close by. Because of its location on the edge of town we enjoyed a peaceful stay and would certainly go back again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bay of Islands Gateway Motel

Address: 2 Puketona Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £66 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bay of Islands Gateway Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A newly renovated motel located at the northern entrance to Paihia. 50 meters from a lovely swimming beach. All units self contained and air conditioned. ... more   less 
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