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Bay Sands Seafront Studios

136 Marsden Road, Paihia New Zealand
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#28 of 41 hotels in Paihia
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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RAFwherever wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland86 contributions9 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 Kingdom266 contributions48 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
traciegila wrote a review Jan 2020
Whangarei, New Zealand149 contributions35 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
Warren S wrote a review Aug 2019
Whangarei, New Zealand268 contributions17 helpful votes
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 contributions55 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
US$57 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Tipsy Oyster Tapas & Bar Restaurant.
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 Waitangi Treaty Grounds (0.9 km), Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.6 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.