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Bay Sands Seafront Studios

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#15 of 24 motels in Paihia
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
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Refrigerator
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Bay View
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Lance P wrote a review Apr 2023
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions4 helpful votes
Great location - across the road from the beach - Superette, cafe and takeaways 2 doors down. Older style motel but had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. We had the downstairs front unit. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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jrr270455 wrote a review Jan 2023
Allambie Heights, Australia1298 contributions161 helpful votes
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Enjoyed three nights here in front room. Great outlook and location, largo room and jimmy a helpful host. A few aspects of room a little tired but overall a great stay. 5-10 mins walk to restaurant precinct, close to shopping and immediately over road to beach. Front unit can be a little noisy but didn’t bother us
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking could be tight in large vehicle
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Alan P wrote a review Dec 2022
Adelaide, Australia84 contributions39 helpful votes
We are a retired couple from Australia visiting NZ for the first time. We had booked this accommodation before leaving home, so hoped we had done our research well enough. We were not disappointed! We were warmly welcomed by reception who were very obliging with any of our questions or needs. A very pleasant 10-minute walk along the coast and you were in the centre of Paihia – very convenient. Our room was clean, spacious and very comfortable. The Wi-Fi speeds were unbelievable! Besides Sky TV, there was Netflix, Prime, even YouTube. We couldn’t have asked for more. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Raymond Faulkner wrote a review Oct 2022
Wellington, New Zealand36 contributions5 helpful votes
A comfortable, very clean, fully appointed suite right across from the beach. Stayed 2 nights at the best price for a sea facing room. Did a half day tour and saved parking fees by walking from the motel. The owner/manager is very friendly and courteous. Really happy with our choice and value. The real kicker the sunrise view on a good day.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael B wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions17 helpful votes
We had read prior reviews and this motel rated well. We booked a downstairs sea view studio but when we arrived Jimmy offered us an upgrade to an upstairs suite with even better views. He couldn't have been more helpful and he's very friendly. The unit was serviced daily and was clean and tidy. Loved snoozing off at night listening to the waves just across the road. We had a great stay { 4 nights } and will definitely be back, next time for longer. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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RAFwherever wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland113 contributions15 helpful votes
A good location, as it is out of central (and very busy) Paihia, yet walkable into town (ferry wharf, restaurants etc). Really good-sized rooms with comfortable beds and good facilities; being able to relax on the balcony in the evening sun was a real bonus! Helpful and friendly host. Perhaps a slight lack of privacy on the balcony side.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Sea views are limited, so if that's what you want.......but it may be noisier!
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Nick F wrote a review Feb 2020
Worthing, United Kingdom272 contributions63 helpful votes
The bedroom, bathroom and lounge area was exceptionally clean and there was sufficient utensils and appliances in the kitchen area such as a microwave, fridge and small cooker. The place itself was very conveniently situated opposite the Sandy beach and within a 15min walk from the town centre and pier. However, it did lack space and would benefit from air conditioning. I would definitely recommend this establishment.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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traciegila wrote a review Jan 2020
Whangarei, New Zealand149 contributions57 helpful votes
We had the front room which had nice views but we did hear some riff raff at night. The room was tidy and staff were nice enough. It's just your basic stay but our room had a nice big kitchen and dining table. You can walk down to the shops it's gorgeous but not as convenient when you have small kids with you. There is a playground over the road which was handy.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Warren S wrote a review Aug 2019
Whangarei, New Zealand273 contributions20 helpful votes
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Went up to Paihia to spend a couple of nights for a special girls birthday. The reviews had all been fairly good stating the place was a bit older but clean & tidy. So we booked and we were most happy with the friendliness of the host 'Jimmy' who pointed out some local eateries & places to visit. Our room had panoramic views over Te Ti bay, Waitangi to the north, Russell and Pomare Bay to the south. The rooms in the unit were spotless, the bed most comfy and the views were awesome as we were given fine weather allowing us to do walks to Paihia and back both days. A little bit of traffic noise but that happens when you are so close to a road but worth it for the views. On leaving we complimented Jimmy on the cleanliness of the unit but said I needed to make a comment that the flags outside that were torn did not portray the great picture for the loveliness on the inside of the units. He took our comments well and claimed he would sort it out & appreciated our comments. Would hate to think it put potential guests off. Would we stay again? Sure would it was a pleasant few days.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: If you want a great view the upstairs beach facing units are great.
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Maree B wrote a review Mar 2019
Greater Sydney, Australia69 contributions57 helpful votes
The room we were first given had a terrible odour. We asked to be moved ! They were agreeable The room upstairs was much better. Very clean. Large room with beautiful view of the bay. Nice balcony. Little kitchenette with all you need. Bed too soft for my liking Location good. We were able to walk to the little town and restaurants.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay Sands Seafront Studios
Which popular attractions are close to Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
Nearby attractions include Waitangi Treaty Grounds (0.9 km), Paihia Harbour (0.7 km), and Opua Forest Lookout Track (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and JFC Paihia.
Is Bay Sands Seafront Studios located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Paihia.
Are pets allowed at Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.6 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (0.9 km), and Flagstaff Hill (4.1 km).
Is Bay Sands Seafront Studios accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.