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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a group staying in one of the units very loud partying until 3.30 am -When we complained to reception the Guy at reception said he didn't hear anything which I simply cannot believe as the group was really loud and aggressive- no apology from Bay Sands and lots of families we spoke to the next morning were very... More 

Thank susannahzoe
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely spot. Well maintained. Unfortunately our aircon unit wasndt working and being behind the front units meant we missed out on the breeze. This made for quite a hot experience. Otherwise a great place.

Thank Andrew S
Coromandel, New Zealand
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77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

At the front this time,room 4 a studio with view.Simply a nice comfy and really quiet room with a view. Facts 10min walk to your left to get to a Countdown supermarket & if you go right ,in 10min you'll be at the paihia wharf...

1 Thank Phil P
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Stayed there for one night.it is ok for basic, but not impressed. The bathroom has a unpleasant smell. and the Motel is on Market, so the owner/manager is not welcome.We had an early checking out (7am), also want to leave a suitcase at the reception. but cant find the manager, just call him. not very helpful

Thank biodream
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Great Value, its not posh but its perfectly acceptable and clean for the cost. Great to have some basic cooking facilities. We had a nice first floor room with a balcony, & could hear the ocean waves crashing (just across the road), and could see the ocean from our balcony. The beach just across the road is nice, lots of... More 

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Suat Y, Owner at Bay Sands Seafront Studios, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to the bay of islands, glad to hear you had a relaxing stay. See you again soon. Kind Regards, Jimmy More 

New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We had four nights with a 3 year old here and everything was great. See if you can get a room second storey at front of the motel (overlooking ocean). They looked like the best rooms. Hosts were fantastic overall a great stay and great spot to base yourself on your Bay of Island stay.

1 Thank badjellyem
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66 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Was received by Ugur from Turkey, also known as Jimmy. Nothing was too much trouble and he was very helpful making my stay pleasant guiding me to restaurants and sights around the area. Room was really nice with a fantastic view out over the bay. (Room 1). I'm looking forward to check-in again when I return to New Zealand.

Thank Peter V
Kelowna, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

An excellent choice for the start of our holiday! It's a short walk to town, but nicely separated by a small point and nature reserve. The balcony is shared but has a great view of the bay, which is just across the road. The parking spaces are tight, but fortunately we had a small rental car.

Thank GHann
Olympia, Washington
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178 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

My wife and I had one of the studios closest to the highway with a fantastic view of the ocean front. This is a completely equipped room with a kitchen with a two burner stove, microwave oven and mini-refrigerator. The bathroom and shower are nice. The TV has many stations. There is a queen and twin size bed. The queen... More 

Thank schota1
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We arrived early at Bay Sands on Saturday 24th October and the host came in with a big smile on his face, this was just after 11am. He said it's ok, our room was ready. He showed us to the room at the front with an awesome sea view. Right opposite the beach. The room was spacious, clean and stocked... More 

Thank alailevaoc

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family style Studio Apartments located on the waterfront at the best beach in Paihia. Free Kayaks, Bicycles, BBQ facility. Free in room WiFi, SKY TV GUEST SELECT. We are located within easy walking distance of the village square, shops and restaurants. All units are equipped with kitchen facilities.Each unit sleeps three persons with one queen and one single bed. An extra bed can be added for a small charge. The family apartment accommodates up to four persons and has a Queen and two singles.Bay Sands Seafront Studios, the Motel that feels like home. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Sands Seafront Studios

Address: 136 Marsden Road | Bay of Islands, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $101 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Sands Seafront Studios 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Bay Sands Seafront Studios Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
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“Childrens playground 100m to right on beach”
  • Studio 4 upstairs
 of 5 bubbles 449philp, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on first floor offer a balcony with ocean glimpses/views”
 of 5 bubbles ZoeY447, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Fantastic sea view from room 1.”
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 of 5 bubbles G2905HYpeterv, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The ocean view is special, the highway noise during the day is a little annoying.”
 of 5 bubbles schota1, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Expect the noise as it is right opposite the beach.”
  • A view that's worth every penny.
  • Chilling at the front
  • Wake up to this view - worth every penny
 of 5 bubbles alailevaoc, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
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