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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We extended our stay to three nights as accommodation at the Pearl was so good. Close to all facilities, wharf etc. Very helpful, friendly manager - nothing too much trouble. Helped with 'where to go' queries. Very knowledgeable. The bonus is that there are free laundry facilities and a clothes line.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to stay - friendly, excellent facilites including a BBQ (with all the tools required), DVD library, laundry facilites, wifi, tour bookings and local advice. We loved our stay at the Pearl on the Bay and would highly recommend it to everyone wanting a relaxe and very comfortable place to stay in Paihia.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pearl of the Bay is only an 8 minute walk to town or walk along the beach when the tide is out. I did both. Room, or I should say, apartment, is spacious, cosy, well layed out & decorated with more than you could ever need. The mountain views are amazing & you get beach views to. Your balcony is...

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

Dear Tarsha Thank you, for such a lovely review. I appreciate you taking the time to do so. I am really glad you enjoyed your visit, especially our lovely sunsets. Best wishes for the rest of your travels. Barbara

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the pearl of the bay for 3 nights We were greeted at reception by the Manager who showed us around the complex. It was a great place to stay with wonderful views. Our apartment was very clean and tidy and nicely spaced out. It was very nice and quiet and we slept well at nice. Breakfast was...

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

Hi Michelle & Stuart Thank you for taking the time to post such a detailed review. I am really glad that you enjoyed your visit and wish you well, for the remainder of your holiday in New Zealand. We look forward to having you visit us again. Warm regards Barbara

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close to centre of town, but quiet and peaceful. Nice views, very friendly staff. Perfect place to stay. Easy walk along the beach to go visit the town. Under room parking means access to vehicles very easy.

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

Thank you David, I appreciate that you took time to post a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and the views. Best wishes Barbara

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing place to stay , we only stayed here for 2 nights but wished we stayed for longer. The facilities are wonderful and are modern Barbara was very attentive to our needs and even helped us work out our itinerary Was a beautiful place to stay at Will most defiantly be back !

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

Thank you Sue. I am glad everything was to your liking. Look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Barbara

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Warm, personalised, informative welcome, Barbara even offered remedy for sunburn. Clean bright room, peaceful surrounds with good views, easy walk around beach to town centre. Loved eating places, very pretty spot. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, recommend highly, thanks Barbara

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

Hello Sara Thank you, for taking the time to post a review, much appreciated. Best wishes Barbara

Joinville, SC
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Cozy place in Paihia - New Zealand. Really good accommodations, good price and good location. Friendly reception is guaranteed. The hotel offers guidance on tours and restaurants. I will certainly be back there.

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

Hello Raphael - thank you, for taking the time to post a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you felt welcome. Look forward to seeing you next time. Best wishes Barbara

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

It was a very good stay at the Pearl of the Bay, I love the personal attention from Barbara, manager/owner. So close to the water, shops, restaurants. We enjoyed our time at the Bay of Isalnds, hope one day we can get back there.

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

Dear Susan & Geoff - thank you for taking the time to post a review. It was great to have you with us for the week, and I know you explored the region and enjoyed it. Best wishes to you both. Barbara If you are a new guest planning a visit to the Bay of Islands, do consider staying at...

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I've stayed here for 3 days but wish I could have stayed more! This place is awesome, I got a "standard" room which was huge, with a small kitchen, a couch, tv ... everything you need to make your stay even better. Everything was so clean, bathroom was great. The balcony AND the patio were a big plus and if...

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

Hello Sophie Thank you, for such a lovely review. It really does make my day to read a good review and it was a pleasure to have you staying with us. I hope the coach trip to Auckland went well and enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand. Bon Voyage. Warm regards Barbara

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $115 - $189 (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, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#4 Best Value Hotel in Paihia
#12 Family Hotel in Paihia
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“Quiet, accessibility, good rates”
 of 5 bubbles smbabesmccubben, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is very close to a very large DVD collection”
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“Room 9 is the best with great views.”
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“Covered parking underneath unit. Free use of BBQ area out back under cover, free DVD Library.”
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“Room 9 may have a view of the sea.”
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