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Newbury
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here over the New Year period and it was lovely. V clean, extremelY comfortable beds, everything we needed for our stay. We used to take the walk along the beach into Paihia which was great and took about 15 mins. Russell is worth a visit and the Waitangi treaty grounds were excellent with a fantastic museum. Thank you...

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Port Hedland, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very welcoming and comfortable stay at the Pearl of the Bay. Rooms were a great size for a family of four with teenagers to spread around and a full kitchen which was fantastic. Couldn't fault the cleanliness of the unit and was always lovely to come back to each day. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Rachael, I appreciate you posting a review. So glad that you found everything to your liking. Our 2 bedroom units are spacious, and thank you for commenting on the cleanliness standards. Best wishes Barbara

Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of nights at this wonderful hotel last September. The host was fantastic and had helped us with a number of ideas and local know-how in order to maximise our stay. The room was wonderful with heaps of space for our children to play. There was also a video library (free loans) which was also a great...

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Shane & Annetta Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am really glad you enjoyed your stay. The DVD's do work well with families, as we have a great selection to suit all ages. Please say Hi to Sam & Max for me. Warm regards Barbara

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Pearl of the Bay in Paihia for 2 nights when travelling round New Zealand. We were warmly greeted by Barbara the manager and shown to our rooms. She gave us tips on what to do and where to go which was useful. The accommodation was decent, providing us with all the essentials, including fresh milk on request...

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Hello - thank you for taking time to post a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and our location. Best wishes Barbara

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room was a great size and in a good location. It wasn't right in the middle of all the restaraunts so you didn't hear any late night noise, but it was only a 5 min walk to the beach! We had a wonderful 2 night stay.

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Whitney, I am really glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. Best wishes Barbara

Brno, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Czech Republic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend this place for stay. Very nice location, friendly manager, spacious clean room with well equipped kitchen. Sitting is possible on the balcony with great view or in the back patio where a BBQ grill is free to use.

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so much, I really appreciate the review and I am glad that you enjoyed the amenities. Warm regards Barbara.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Pearl of the Bay for 2 nights during Xmas, it was the best experience we have ever had! Our room was first upgraded to twin room with no extra charge, it was clean and spacious and our little one was even given a Xmas gift with hand writing cards from our lovely host Barbara! Sorry for missing...

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Lan Thank you for taking the time to post a review. All reviews are important to us, especially as Trip Advisor use an algorithm based on quantity, quality and recentness of reviews. This affects us being a small property, as by ratio alone we do not get the amount of reviews some of our larger motels in Paihia do....

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious rooms, very clean and a great host in Barbara who was very knowledgable and helpful with what to do/where to go locally. Free use of gas BBQ and plenty of sauces to be had. Good coffee...which makes a change! Nice to see a welcoming pint of fresh milk in the fridge too for that all important 1st cuppa!!! Super...

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Mark & Paul Thank you, so much, for taking the time to post a review. I really appreciate it. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Spending a few days here before Christmas was a great way to start your holiday in New Zealand. ( hopefully, you are not checking work emails AGAIN!!) Warm regards Barbara For...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pearl of the Bay is a great place to stay highly recommend! The manager Barbara upgrade our studio to a larger room which has nice beach view and larger kitchen, living room, fine couch. The room is spotless clean and tidy. The beds are so comfortbale (not too soft or too hard its just right!). We really enjoy to stay...

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Jingyi Thank you, for taking the time to post a review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. Especially, as you came all the way from China. Happy New Year to you too. Best wishes Barbara

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

From the moment we arrived at Pearl of the Bay, it was obvious that we were on a winner. Our genial host, Barbara was most welcoming and treated us more like old friends than guests. Our bright and cheerful studio unit was spotlessly clean and kept that way during our stay. It had all of the comforts one would wish...

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PearloftheBayPaihia, Manager at Pearl of the Bay, responded to this review

Dear Kevin & Vita Thank you, so much for taking the time to post a review - it really does make a difference for us. Not only, in terms of future guests, but it gives us a boost to feel we got it right. I hope that the rest of your time in New Zealand went well. Warm regards Barbara

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pearl of the Bay is a small family run business. We are personal in our approach and our size allows us to ensure that we respond to guests as individuals. With only 9 units, you are never crowded, our lay out gives you optional places to sit and take in the atmosphere, be it on our back patio, your front balcony, or somewhere in your room.We look forward to welcoming you to our spot in the Bay of Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pearl of the Bay

Address: 8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia 0200, New Zealand (Formerly Bali Hai Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: RM379 - RM674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pearl of the Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Pearl Of The Bay Paihia, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
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“Ask for a room with a view of the bay. Lovely to sit there and enjoy the views.”
 of 5 bubbles rachjones2012, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Add Pearl of the Bay on your list to Paihia, it will be your best experience ever!”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Quiet, accessibility, good rates”
 of 5 bubbles smbabesmccubben, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is very close to a very large DVD collection”
 of 5 bubbles 650Cwilson, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 is the best with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Susan5780, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
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