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Bayview Motel

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The best location!!! On the picturesque waterfront and one of the closest motels to the town centre, Bayview's waterfront units offer fantastic sea views overlooking the nearby islands. A superior aspect offers all day sun. Bayview has a range of large yet cosy and comfortable units, each with full kitchen facilities. They are serviced daily and are renowned for their cleanliness. Credit cards are not debited immediately,but only during the 7 days before the day of arrival.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Ocean View
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We stayed two nights last week and loved the location, cleanliness and spacious unit. The service was great and very discrete. While it is not a modern motel, these other aspects made up for this. We would definitely stay again.
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Booked based on the good reviews but quite a disappointment. Beds uncomfortable . needs a spruce up. Other friends staying in other locations paid a lot less with better accommodation. 3 bedroom apartment advertises a spacious lounge. But it is small and dungeon like.
Great loca
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Response from baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel
Responded 1 week ago
The 3 bedroom apartment cost you $50.00 per head ($350.00 for 7 occupants).This is not overpriced by Paihia high season standards. Making your reservation with a declined credit card and then having to remind you as you were leaving to pay your account was not appreciated.
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We had booked via a phone call with our cr card for 3 nights and unfortunately due to a death in the family we were going to be unable to stay as we had change all our work commitments around and cancel our break so we emailed 10 days prior to our stay to ask to not proceed. We h
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Response from baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel
Responded 1 week ago
The first indication we received that the guest wished to cancel their reservation was a telephone call 1 day before their arrival date. No mention was made of a death as the reason. When we indicated that due to the lateness of the cancellation,the full charge would be payable ,the guest recalled that an email had been sent some 2 weeks before to cancel.We requested a copy and were sent an email dated the day of the telephone call. A further copy was sent also dated the day before arrival.Requesting a copy of the email sent 2 weeks prior ,we were sent the same email but now dated 2 weeks prior. With the confusion in the dates of the emails we confirmed that the full charge was payable unless we were able to relet the reservation.Unfortunately we did not relet.due to the lateness of the cancellation.The accusation of double dipping is treated with the contempt it deserves. The statement that this has happened to numerous people before is false as can be seen from previous reviews.The offer to refund if relet is made on every late cancellation.
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Graham was absolutely the best host ever with clean, comfortable and functional self catering accommodation. The views of the bay are beautiful and the accomodation was super affordable.

Thanks Graham (Boet)
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Response from baywatcher2, Owner at Bayview Motel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for those very kind words and we are pleased you all enjoyed your stay at the Bayview.We have just spent a lot of money on refurbishing and comments like yours makes it all most worthwhile.Don't forget to call us for our incredible Winter specials for a return visit. Graham (Boet)
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We used to stay at Bayview regularly and haven’t been to Paihia in a while.
Particularly like the central location and safe undercover parking for motorcycles.
Graham is a delightful host.

We used to stay in the 3bdrm unit with other couples and Graham recommended the studio bea
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View from the room
View from our room.
View from dining area ground floor room
This is the cocoon living in the curtains
Curtains are dated and barely cover the window.
"Pay the extra for a beach view"
"We were in a side room I have no doubt staying in the front rooms directly across the road from the beach would be fantastic"
"Never use this place"
"All of the sea facing rooms have great views see photo"
"Top floor looking straight out to sea."
US$90 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionBay of IslandsPaihia
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