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Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments

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#12 of 24 motels in Paihia
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Quality self-contained, air-conditioned accommodation nestled between Paihia and Waitangi on lovely Te Tii Bay. This Kiwi Owned/Operated Motel offers well-appointed rooms with super-king or king beds and 4K Ultra HD or HD TV’s streaming ready. Free WIFI with unlimited data. The Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments is a pickup and drop off point for bus tours, cruises and all the exciting activities offered in and around Paihia, the Bay of Islands and the unspoilt North of New Zealand.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Boating
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Car park
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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Adventure48858270324 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Amazing and clean. Great host! Really close to the water and feels safe. The rooms are quite large and the bathroom is spotless clean. Feels like a real hotel not a hotel that’s run down or like a motel. Recommend. Away from bars so quiet in the night.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Julie Barlow, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback. It's wonderful to hear that you found our motel spotless clean, and the rooms spacious. The proximity to the water and the feeling of safety are definitely important factors. Your recommendation is much appreciated. Kind regards Julie & Martin Owners/Operators
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Heidi P wrote a review Jul 2023
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Wonderful stay with fantastic hosts. Just a stones throw to the beach and countdown supermarket. I enjoyed the morning sunrise walks along the very scenic beach footpath. Comfy rooms with plenty of great facilities. Walking distance to cafes and Waitangi grounds.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Julie Barlow, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments
Responded 31 Jul 2023
Thank you for the review Heidi, glad you enjoyed your comfy room and your stay with us. Our location to the beach is excellent for morning walks. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Paihia. Kind regards Julie & Martin
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Travel25649328936 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Julie was a warm, welcoming and accommodating host. I loved my stay. You can tell she puts great care into keeping her units clean and comfortable. There's a real personal touch to your stay too, as it feels like she welcomes you like family. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Julie Barlow, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and glad you felt like your stay was a home away from home. 😊 We strive to be welcoming and accommodating making guests feel at home and relaxed. We so enjoy meeting people and see them enjoy all the Bay of Islands has to offer. We appreciate your kind words about the cleanliness and comfort of our units. Once again, thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! I Safe travels and warm regards, Julie & Martin Owners/Operators
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Deanna J wrote a review Feb 2024
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
“Girls trip” post Virgin cruise. Beautiful 3-5 hour drive from Auckland. We spent 3 nights at the Gateway Motel and were very comfortable in their 2 bdrm Apt. Everything we needed for our short stay was provided. Julie was helpful recommending restaurants and day excursions for us. The apt was spotless with comfortable beds and a great shower. The beach, a great grocery store and town all within walking distance. Yes, I would return and recommend you give it a try. Thanks again Julie!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Julie Barlow, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the review Deanna, lovely to meet you all and see you enjoy your stay with us. Glad you found the apartment comfortable and our location walkable. We hope to see you again, on your next trip to NZ. Kind regards Julie & Martin Owners/Operators
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Jane6396 wrote a review Jan 2024
Adelaide, Australia37 contributions41 helpful votes
fantastic accommodation, the hosts Julie and Martin were super friendly and helpful as other reviewers have commented. Rooms are very spacious and extremely well appointed with all you would need - comfy beds, quick wifi, great showers. Location is great - short 10-15 mins walk to centre which means it is quieter than on the town centre and very close to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the review Jane, Nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the quieter end of town. That's why we love it! Look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the Far North. Kind regards Julie & Martin Owners/Occupier
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Trent W wrote a review Jan 2024
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Fantastic hotel with great superfast Internet. Very friendly owners, highly recommended. Small walk to shops and amenities. Each room has its own dedicated parking. really nice town and city. Lots of tourist things to do go on a boat if you can.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Julie Barlow, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments
Responded 15 Jan 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, especially our superfast internet and parking outside your room. Paihia as a town has many activities to offer tourists, a boat trip on the bay has to be on everyone’s to do list. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon! 🌟 Kind regards Julie & Martin Owners/Operators
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howham wrote a review Dec 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand31 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great stay in Gateway Motel. It was perfect for our group of one couple and one family member with a bed in the lounge and a separate bedroom. Perfectly clean, nice shower, comfortable beds and well equipped. Nothing was too much trouble for a couple of things we needed. We did wonder if the noise from the main road coming from Kerikeri would affect our stay, but it was no problem. We were able to park our two cars there whilst we were away biking the Twin Coast trail which was a bonus. We would stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Julie Barlow, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments
Responded 29 Dec 2023
Thank you for the kind review, we are pleased you had a great stay with us and enjoyed our clean comfortable rooms. All our rooms are double glazed or have hush (thick) glass that eliminates road noise. It was our pleasure to host your group and we hope to see you again on your next trip to Paihia. Kind regards Julie & Martin Owners/Operators
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Karin T wrote a review Dec 2023
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I came to Paihia for a wedding, solo and without a car. Julie and Martin were so helpful via email before I arrived, and once I was there, with advice on how to get there, what to do, how to get around - it felt like I wasn't solo! The hotel was delightful & clean & comfy & perfectly appointed & modern & so comfortable, I was totally happy. The beach is literally a five minute walk. One of the best stays I've ever had anywhere.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 15 Dec 2023
Thank you for the lovely review. We enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and more than happy to share our local knowledge to make guests stay seamless. Glad you enjoyed our clean and comfy rooms. It was a pleasure having you stay with us! Hope your trip south went smoothly and we hope to see you on your next trip to the Far North. Kind regards Julie & Martin
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DayTrip23201350181 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Beautifully clean, well equipped both in the kitchenette and the bathroom with everything you need for a very pleasant stay. Parking at your door. The proprietor, Julie, was extremely helpful with restaurant and activity suggestions. Supermarket conveniently located just up the road. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 23 Nov 2023
Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and found the units well equipped. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to the Far North. Kind regards Julie & Martin Owners/Operators
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dena wrote a review Nov 2023
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
We were warmly welcome. couple that run the place are absolutely fabulous and will help you out in anyway possible. Really nice, clean comfortable rooms. The location is very convenient. Close walking distence to the beach, restaurants, bars and the warf. Wonderful place, will stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Julie Barlow, Owner at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments
Responded 9 Nov 2023
Thank you for the review Dhanushika, great to meet you both. Glad you enjoyed our convenient location and comfortable rooms. Hope to see you again if you manage another trip to the Far North. Kind regards Julie & Martin Owners/Operators
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Waitangi Treaty Grounds (0.7 km), Paihia Harbour (1.0 km), and Opua Forest Lookout Track (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Letz Cafe.
Is Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Paihia.
Are there any historical sites close to Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pompallier Mission and Printery (3.8 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (0.7 km), and Flagstaff Hill (4.3 km).
Is Bay of Islands Gateway Motel & Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.