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gcpaterson
Adelaide, Australia

Fantastic Place to Stay!!

Review of Ala Moana Motel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 Jan 2023
This accommodation exceeded our expectations! Originally, we were booked at an upmarket apartment that was 4x the price, decided to go for this place instead due to central location and value for money. We compared this place to our original booking and were not disappointed with our decision. The owner/manager of this property cannot do enough to ensure a great stay, working hard all day to maintain high standard, and advise on best options for tours etc. Great facilities like complimentary laundry, and 5min walk to central area & ferry wharf. Many Thanks for a great holiday!
Date of stay: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 December 2022 via mobile

Had a great stay here, a warm welcome, also discounts offered for the local boat trips and restaurants when booked through owner. Room was comfortable and clean with small patio overlooking the small car park, but the bay is literally the otherside of the road, so you could sit on the beach. The kitchen area was well equipped and clean. The local countdown was only a 10 minute walk away. The main town was only a short walk away, as was the quayside for the ferries to the islands or Russell
Great place to stay and use as a base to explore

Room tip: Free parking right by your room
Date of stay: December 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

This place offers everything you need for a comfortable beach stay.
John, the owner is extremely kind and helpful.
Beds are comfortable, we had nice coffee and a small fresh milk in the fridge.
The bathroom is clean, so is everything else. You can see the sea from your front porch.
Shops and restaurants are just a 2 minutes walk away.
Great location, I wish we could have stayed longer than one night.

Date of stay: December 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 November 2022

We recently stayed a few nights at Ala Moana in Paihia, New Zealand. It was such a lovely motel. We had a one bedroom unit that could easily sleep five, so comfortably accommodated the three of us. There was plenty of room but had a comfortable and cosy feel that made us so glad we chose this motel. John the proprietor is such a lovely man, friendly and helpful even booking our cruises for us. He even provided us with other places to visit that we didn't know of, including things that would be accessible for our mother who was on a walker. The motel is right across from the bay and only a few minutes walk to the wharf and shops. A delightful place to stay and I would stay there again in a heartbeat if I revisited the area. Thoroughly recommend this motel!

Date of stay: October 2022
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Reviewed 22 April 2022

This motel is was ideal for us, and we relaxed looking over the Bay of Islands waters at sunrise. I even had a swim twice, it was warm enough even in April. Unit had everything we wanted, very clean, wonderful host

Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 8 March 2022

Great location, across the road from the beach and so close to town. Very clean and comfortable room. Very friendly Motelier. We wanted to be close to the wharf, and it was, which was great. A good bar/restaurant next door, very handy.

Date of stay: March 2022
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