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Ahipara Bay Motel

22 Reef View Road, Ahipara 0481 New Zealand
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#1 of 2 hotels in Ahipara
Ahipara is a small coastal village at the Southern end of 90 Mile Beach, Northland, New Zealand.Our Motel has great ocean views over Reef Point and 90 Mile Beach. Activities in the area include: Surfing, Fishing, golf, Horse Trekking, tours up the beach, Quad Biking and Land Sailing. Our Complex has a small restaurant & bar (The Bay View).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Barbara W wrote a review Jul 2021
28 contributions5 helpful votes
Had a great 2 night stay here, very nice room, amazing ocean view and to top it off, was pet friendly. Clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. Great grass areas to walk the dog as needed, wonderful friendly hosts.
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Date of stay: July 2021
KimHan wrote a review Jun 2021
5 contributions
Maybe we were luckier than others who have given less stars reviews, but we just wanted to find a dog friendly place to stay near 90 mile beach. Contacted the Motel and they offered us a room with view from balcony and spa bath (unit circled in red in attached pictures)... and confirmed that our 2 dogs (20kg and 35kg) were also welcome to stay with us at a small additional fee. And when we arrived all that was promised was delivered. The ocean view from the balcony was amazing (see pic). We just had to use pot pants to enclose access to other rooms for our dogs, as the balconies were only partially separated. Easy enough to do though 😉. The spa bath was a plus we did not expect but enjoyed it every day after a tiring day at the beach 🤣. It was a bit loud though, so even if we have not been warned of any time limit to use it, we tried not to use it after 10pm and even then not too long... just worried about other guests as not all rooms have spa. We had a privilege to find such a great place to stay with our dogs, so did not want to risk to get any complains! We stayed 4 nights, and every day the wonderfully nice and friendly room service lady came to ask us, when she saw us have breakfast on the balcony, if we needed anything changed/cleaned for our daily room service. The hosts Neil and Raewyn were very welcoming and really made us feel at ease staying at their place. We also enjoyed the restaurant for a couple of nights and again we were able and allowed to leave our dogs in the room while we were having a relaxed diner. Thanks for such a wonderful stay! Of course we tried our best to keep everything clean and quiet as well on our side, as we really hope to be able to go again some time😉
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Date of stay: June 2021
flynnkiwi wrote a review Jun 2021
Nelson, New Zealand233 contributions22 helpful votes
I wondered how I could have booked a room without a view. When we holiday, I look for good experiences, not the cheapest. I later noticed that the view from the "Family Room With Bathroom" which I was allocated does not match the photo shown on Booking.com & other websites. It appears the photo was taken from one of the adjacent rooms, whose view is not as compromised by the foreground hedge. [See attached photo from room I was allocated] Secondly as soon as we saw tradesmen working only 1 room removed, the room amenity was further diminished The tradesmen were using a loud circular saw during the afternoon which would have been an annoying intrusion on on otherwise peaceful stay I am pleased that we were able to relocate to another room. I am not so pleased however that I had to pay more to receive what I expected. Namely, a room with a view as advertised & the peaceful rest expected I fully understand that properties need to attend to renovations. When however a renovation will intrude on guest amenity it is incumbent on a host to advise clients of this &/or relocate the guest to a room which fulfills the contract between hotel/motel & guest The motel did not reply to my complaint. The motel would not acknowledge any service or supply failure with Booking.com Disappointing lack of integrity I paid additional for a room removed from the motel renovations and with a view. In this room the shower head was unable to be fixed. Mid-shower it dislodged. spraying water all over the bathroom like an unheld garden hose. Additionally as others have noted, the shower design is poor - Water flows from beneath the shower, across the bathroom floor
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: The view from the "Family Room With Bathroom" does not match the photo shown on...
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Murray P wrote a review Mar 2021
Porirua, New Zealand437 contributions118 helpful votes
Fairly basic but clean and tidy rooms. Part close to our unit and close to the beach. Bed a bit hard for my liking. There is a restaurant on site which does nice meals. Helpful staff. Would use them again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susanne B wrote a review Dec 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions5 helpful votes
We checked in and the views from the balcony were amazing! Nigel was really helpful and friendly. Unfortunately we got evacuated by police due to a bushfire but both Nigel and his wife have been great at communicating to us and accommodating the situation. Big kudos and hopefully we can come back soon.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$76 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ahipara Bay Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Ahipara Bay Motel?
Nearby attractions include Herekino Forest Track (7.9 km) and View Point (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ahipara Bay Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ahipara Bay Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ahipara Bay Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ahipara Bay Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ahipara Bay Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include North Drift, Bayview, and Bidz Takeaway.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ahipara Bay Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ahipara Bay Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ahipara Bay Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Ahipara Bay Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.