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Ala-Moana Motel

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Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient to walk to the wharf and booking centres. Reasonable for New Zealand, clean and small, not fancy but practical. Well supplied kitchen for simple meals, clean bathrooms, comfortable beds. Right across from the beach on main drive, but set back as to be quiet at night and mornings.

Thank Coreen S
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Spent 3 days with friend in room 9 of this complex. Very comfortable unit with double bed in separate bedroom and one single bed in spacious living area. Full amenities with separate laundry facilities available. Units fully serviced daily. Small table and chairs outside unit with great vlews over the Bay. This complex is ideally situated being closest facility to...

Thank Hugh418
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Still the only place I have stayed at when staying on land at Paihia, and will stay again if I am back again one day. Easily the best priced place in town and probably the best value for money. This time we were in room 7, the larger of the two rooms at the front of the property, which has...

Thank glennomeister
Lincoln, U.K.
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great value, great views of the sea from our room. Room was clean, bed comfortable, clean towels, room serviced daily. Basic amenities provided (microwave, kettle cutlery etc). Great having our own barbecue, which we used twice. The room is small, but perfectly acceptable for a travelling holiday, and the shower worked, was clean, and had toiletries provided. My only grumble...

Thank thenickmeister
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Booked without reading any reviews so had open mind. We arrived 10pm after 4 hr drive from Auckland airport on Xmas day. The owner was waiting up for us and greeted us with a plate of goodies from his Xmas table! Unit 8, smaller but with kitchenette and private patio and BBQ was more than adequate for our weeks stay....

Thank Parisnextyear
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stayed at this motel 3 times during our stay in Paihia . We tried other hotels in the area but none could match the cleanliness of this place .The owners were really helpful and friendly ,The location was excellent overlooking the beautiful bay and a short walk away from the ferry crossing to the beautiful Russell . We would...

2Thank joan f
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I always came and stayed here as it was affordable and a great place to stay, we could park our boat and car as well. The old owners were accommodating and friendly, always coming down to have a chat about our day. The new owners are extremely rude not allowing anyone to have a good time and...

1Thank SHY2132
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We happened upon this little gem when the recommended motel had an unattended office and phone. (was only early evening)Only had a studio room available but still cheap.Kitchenette had most things but always places seem to miss the fact that you need oil to cook with. Happy with the first night so decided to stay for another.Couldnt believe for the...

1Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Stayed 23/04/2016 and 24/04/2016. Just across Marsden Road to Te Ti Bay with clear bay views, 5 minutes walk to Paihia pier for all cruises/ferries and town center. While the hotel is very "1970's nana" it's spotlessly clean and the kitchenette was a bonus for longer stays. Free wifi. I stayed in Room #9 but didn't get to take advantage...

1Thank aussiesologirl
ourwaterfronthome, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to serving you again.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We turned up without a booking and were greeted by a very friendly chap who helped us to book the beachfront unit. I don't think I have ever seen such an immaculately clean motel room. Spic and span with a very comfortable bed and good facilities. Straight across from the beach , with a good view and parking outside our...

Thank Billiejean33
ourwaterfronthome, Owner at Ala-Moana Motel, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and will pass your remarks onto our staff to ensure they know their work is appreciated.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The best waterfront location in central Paihia, surrounded by an abundance of historical sites, cafes & good restaurants, shops, wharf, bus depot & all the water based excursions & fishing boats are just across the road. Waitangi - our birth place, is a short walk along the foreshore. The beach is at our gate!Our apartments have recently been refurbished, are of solid construction and strictly non-smoking, they are clean, warm, comfortable & quiet. Book direct for best prices. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ala-Moana Motel

Address: 52 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: RM305 - RM549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ala-Moana Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Ala-Moana Motel Paihia, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
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“3 rooms have views”
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  • Usually it's better weather
glennomeister, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one of the studios with a sea view.”
thenickmeister, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great .”
joanf121, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 7 and 8 are at street level set back from road with parking in front. Room 9 is higher but at back of hotel so quieter”
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aussiesologirl, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We were very happy with our beachfront unit - good view, easy to transfer things from our car . Spacious and comfortable for us.”
Billiejean33, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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