Sunseeker Cottages Motel
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Sunseeker Cottages Motel

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5.0
#1 of 1 cottage in Paihia
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Your very own Two Bed Rooms, 4 separate private self-contained Lockwood cottages. Ideal for a long & short stays. Two bedroom, Queen Bed in one bedroom, and two singles in second bedroom, Linen supplied, Sleeps 1 - 4, five at a squeeze, Full kitchens, incl Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher & elec hobs, 32" LCD TV, NETFLIX,CD, DVD Large private outdoor deck with stunning rural views. Freshly modernised, Outdoor table and chairs and BBQ. Great for families, No daily maid service. Private/Quite and set well back from road on large park like grounds flowers and Trees We have been Awarded the 2018 & 2021 Recognition of Excellence by HotelsCombined Rated 10.0 by guests
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycle rental
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Car park
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Bowling
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

4 Ash Grove Circle, Paihia 0204 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 38 out of 100
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Kerikeri Airport
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Whangarei Airport
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Cherrys_on_tour wrote a review Mar 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic well equiped cottage in immaculate condition with lovely modern decor and furnishings. Slyvia and Jim warmly greeted us and were wonderful hosts throughout our stay. They were happy to share their extensive knowledge of the area and were always available for a friendly chat.

The cottage bedrooms had very comfortable beds, the bathroom was spacious and modern, as was the well appointed lounge / kitchen / dinner. Set well back from the road the cottage provided a tranquil environment with stunning views from the decking.

An onsite self service laundry offered washing and drying options, together with a washing line under the cottage decking plus a clothes airer. There was also a large selection of DVDs and books available for use.

We could not have wished for a better standard of accommodation and the location was ideal for exploring Northlands. We are already looking at opportunities to return to the area in 2021/2 and will definitely use Sunseeker Cottages for our accommodation needs.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Cottage 1 is where we stayed and it is just opposite the laundry house, but far away enough not...
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Response from SunSeeker C, Owner at Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Thank you for your very kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us We enjoyed having you both & we hope to see you next year all the best
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PambulaPonies wrote a review Mar 2023
Pambula, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love to be self contained and these sun drenched cottages with their commanding views over the countryside were perfect. Situated in beautifully landscaped and maintained gardens. Just a few minutes drive from all Paihia has to offer. Sylvia and Jim were amazingly understanding and helpful regarding my husband’s back pain and the need for a firm mattress, not the horrible pillow tops everywhere else.

We were also able to book some tours through them with an added discount, so convenient. Shared laundry with an honesty box allowed us to easily wash and dry our clothes. Our own BBQ and deck provided some low cost, home cooked meal options when we desired.

Phat House Brewing Co is just down the road. Excellent beers and pizza. You can walk but I wasn’t keen to walk back up the hill after drinkies!

If self contained is what you’re after, this is a great place to stay.

(I did note the property is up for sale at time of writing.)
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SunSeeker Cottages Motel, Owner at Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Responded 21 Mar 2023
We are Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Sunseeker Cottages, Thank you for your very kind review It was our pleasure hosting you both All the best Regards Sylvia & Jim
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arlene wrote a review Jan 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cottages with amazing views. Stayed for 3 nights with my 2 daughters. Just 5 minutes away from Paihia city center if you want a quieter place to stay. The cottage is very clean and pretty much has everything we needed and more. The cottage has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and a deck where you can sit and relax after a tiring day.
We were welcomed by Sylvia when we checked in and she is such a lovely host, very helpful and welcoming. We would love to stay again in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SunSeeker Cottages Motel, Owner at Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Responded 9 Jan 2022
Thank you for your very kind review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we enjoyed hosting you Kind regards
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Vacation784094 wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So close to the shopping center and beach but very quiet with fantastic views. The cottage was very clean and comfortable with a large deck and BBQ. Parking is at the side of the cottage and is private and secure. This is a FIVE STAR place to stay and we highly recommend it. The resident owners are extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. Definitely somewhere that we will be going back to.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from SunSeeker Cottages Motel, Owner at Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Responded 15 Sept 2020
Thank you for your very kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay We enjoyed having you Regards
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Charles M wrote a review May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottage was excellent. The hosts are outstanding. The views are fantastic. We have stayed in a lot of quality motels and apartments in NZ but Sunseekers is by far the best. The furniture in the cottages is very comfortable and with the Paihia shops and beaches just five minutes away we would not consider staying anywhere else.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SunSeeker Cottages Motel, Owner at Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Responded 11 May 2023
Thank you for your very kind review, we are delighted you enjoy your stays with us And we welcome you back anytime as you are perfect guests Regards
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Roving47224000171 wrote a review Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can't fault it the place in any way. It was clean and tidy, had everything we needed and was well priced. The only thing you need to be aware is that whilst it is close to central Paihia, it is not suitable for walking as it is along the main road. We were actually quite happy to be out of the main hub and cottage 4 looks up high over the landscape. We would absolutely stay again so thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from SunSeeker Cottages Motel, Owner at Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Responded 31 Oct 2022
Thank you for your very kind review We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us There is a concrete foot path to Paihia We look forward to seeing you again Regards
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Amit M wrote a review Jan 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a beautiful motel! It’s clean and has a lot of comfort items to make you feel at home.Both check-in and check-out were professionally handled and easy. The rooms were clean, very comfortable. Thank you Sylvia for making our stay memorable and also thank you very much for sending back our son's shirt. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SunSeeker Cottages Motel, Owner at Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Responded 16 Jan 2022
Thank you so much for your very kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we enjoyed having you all Regards
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Docklander wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly welcome and very well appointed cottages with their own balconies overlooking the hillside.
The accommodation was spotless and there are laundry facilities. A 5minute drive into town but there is a convenience store and excellent takeaway just down the road. A number of great walks nearby and a waterfall. Only downside is Internet is slow but you don't come to places like this to spend time looking at screens.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SunSeeker C, Owner at Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thank you for your very kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us We enjoyed having you Regards
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AsankaSK wrote a review Dec 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice,clean and great location...less than 5mins drive from busy Paihia city..No noise or disturbances. Owners are super friendly .... Amazing for a family..
Will visit again and highly recommended..
Cheers..
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SunSeeker Cottages Motel, Owner at Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Responded 9 Jan 2022
Thank you for your very kind review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us & we enjoyed hosting you come back anytime Kind regards
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Shirlene M wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed overnight and was pleasantly impressed by the motel units. Overstocked with amenities. 5 adults staying over two cottages, with ample room. Sylvia is a lovely host. Will definitely come back, and recommend to others.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from SunSeeker Cottages Motel, Owner at Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Responded 28 Jun 2022
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your very kind review We will look forward to hosting you all again one day soon Regards
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Jenny B asked a question Jan 2016
Sydney, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Do you enter on ground level or are there stairs to get in?
Answer from SunSeeker C
Paihia, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello there no stairs to get in to your cottage ! Drive to your door and walk in !! Kind regards Sylvia
Cherrys_on_tour wrote a tip Mar 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottage 1 is where we stayed and it is just opposite the laundry house, but far away enough not to hear any noise, so very convenient."
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Richard wrote a tip Mar 2019
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Each cottage is great with great views"
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Denise L wrote a tip Oct 2018
Grafton, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the cottages would have a lovely rural outlook."
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WendyMWiseman wrote a tip Jul 2018
12 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Units are clean, warm and offer everything you need to feel at home."
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Sandy I wrote a tip Feb 2018
Napier, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All cottages looked to be the same and all with views and private"
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunseeker Cottages Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sunseeker Cottages Motel?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (6.0 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (2.6 km), and Flagstaff Hill (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunseeker Cottages Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Sunseeker Cottages Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sunseeker Cottages Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunseeker Cottages Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunseeker Cottages Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Omata Estate Vineyard & Kitchen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sunseeker Cottages Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
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