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Pearl of the Bay

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Spent two great nights at Bali Hai, great room, great views and very clean and comfortable beds. Barbara was a great host and really promoted and explained the area and what to see and explore. Two happy Aussies.

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

Dear John Thank you for the positive review, it is appreciated. I am glad that you found the information useful and that you liked your room. Best wishes Barbara

Burnie, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2013

I would highly recommend staying at this motel. Barbara the manager is fantastic and friendly and helpful. The room is very clean, good size and feels like home. There is plenty of utensils etc in the room. Enjoyed our stay there heaps. Julie

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

Dear Julie ~ thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you found everything met your expectations. Best wishes Barbara

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Warm and friendly, well above expectations. Very accommodating, friendly and knowledgable staff. Barbara was keen to help, even to checking and confirming our tours and helping pay our tolls for SH1 online.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. I really appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you all next time. Best regards Barbara

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Spent two weeks driving around Nth Isle, Bali Hai whilst a little old on the outside was the best place we stayed on the trip. The new bathroom, a TV in both bedrooms and lounge, an updated kitchen with all the utensils you could need and a well laid out living area made for a very comfortable few days. Barbara's...

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

Thank you Bruce, I appreciate that you took the time to post a review. I am glad that you can point out that the outside of the property does not reflect the inside. It is an older building, but because of that, we actually have generous sized rooms, compared to the newer builds. Thank you once again. Best wishes Barbara

Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2013

A most enjoyable three night stay at the Bali Hai. Barbara, the manager, was very helpful and welcoming. Her cheerful manner and offers of assistance were exemplary. I am very happy to recommend this establishment. Barrie Cooper

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

Dear Barrie Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I really appreciate it. I hope you both had a comfortable trip back to England. Best wishes Barbara

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2013

The manageress, Barbara, was lovely; very friendly and helpful. It was raining so we weren't up for a cruise round the islands but she came up with lots of alternatives for us to do. The room was clean and had everything we needed. The coffee/tea etc was all Fair Trade, the rug was funky and sparkly, there were BBQs and...

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

Dear Billie & Drew - thank you so much for your review. I would love to see you both return and please contact me directly, if you are planning to do so. I hope the rest of your sightseeing in the area went well. Best wishes Barbara

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2013

we experienced a very pleasant stay at the bali hai. the rooms are well furnished, highly practical with an amazing ocean views from your personal balcony. a 10 minute walk or 2 minute drive to the centre of paihia. the hospitably provided to us over the duration of our stay was warm and welcoming wit

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

HI Callum Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you had a pleasant stay. Our BBQ's are on wheels, so can be moved closer to a room if required. Hope to see you both again. Best wishes Barbara

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We spent two enjoyable nights at this delightful motel. Barbara made us most welcome, she even folded some of our washing (what an angel) we would certainly recommend this to anybody wishing to stay in the Bay of Islands area. THANKS BARBARA Regards Carol & John

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

Thanks Carol & John, yes when you are on holiday, sometimes the mundane chores like folding the washing can be mysteriously resolved:) Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Best wishes Barbara

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 September 2013

The response and assistance from Barbara to our initial booking inquiries was great as the third member of our family is a miniature Dachshund. We were very well received on arrival and quickly accommodated, including parking for our car which is a bit high to park under the units. The rooms were well appointed and spotlessly clean. The bathroom would...

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I look forward to seeing you next time. Best wishes Barbara

Irvine, California
Reviewed 18 September 2013

My wife and I, along with our 3 adult children, traveled to New Zealand for vacation this year. We spent 2 nights at the Bali Hai Motel while visiting the Bay of Islands. We very much enjoyed our stay. Barbara is an excellent, thoughtful host. We rented one of her 2 bedroom units, so we didn't have to arrange for...

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

Dana Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate your positive feedback about myself and the property. I trust you and your family had a safe trip back to California, and I hope you can visit Paihia and the Bali Hai again in the future.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: RM333 - RM486 (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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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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“Any room is a great room.”
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FinbarO, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had the end apartment, which has the best view, looking towards the harbour as well as the hills.”
davidandkathy2017, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have nice view. Some self-contained if you like to cook.”
Julelind, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The corner unit has the best view of the bay (Unit 9)”
323jennifer, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the bay. Lovely to sit there and enjoy the views.”
rachjones2012, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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