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Ahipara Bay Motel

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Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A deluxe unit has the best view west, with an amazing sunset, worth the extra cost. This finished off a great trip up 90 Mile Beach, this is the southern end. Also has a restaurant with stone grill - also has the great west ward view.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best view in ahipara,unobstructed views as far north as you can see. Hosts were great,room and services adequate. A great restaurant and bar upstairs overlooking the bay featuring stone grill cooking.beautiful beach a few minutes walk down the hill.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Foreshore facing rooms. Stunning balcony views and good hosts. Beds a little tough for sleeping but lots of room space. The restaurant makes a good, hot plate steak! Recommend for anyone visiting Ahipara or the Far North for the first time.

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london
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Very comfy room, reasonably well appointed. Basic cooking utensils provided plus micowave and hob plus fridge. Bed OK. Bathroom could do with a spruce up. We had evening meal in the restaurant and ate their stone grill menu which was pretty good value and nice ingredients. A short walk down to the beach. Overall a good place to stay and...

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auckland
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This place has great views over the bay. However, it is for sale and sadly, I think the person who served us, had already checked out- eg. hospitality very limited eg. the office closes at 8pm, as had dinner service when we decided we were hungry- which on a hot day we didn't think too unreasonable! So we discovered the...

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Neil W, Owner at Ahipara Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very sad you found our service lacking. Re: Office hours. We open the office from 8am til 8pm BUT as it says in our compendium, we are on site and contactable by phone 24/7 if you require anything. Re: Restaurant hours. As a small restaurant we operate by bookings. On arrival (and as...

Reviewed 23 February 2017

Lovely location and views over the bay. Charged extra for dinner as public holiday rates. the meal was very nice, especially the stonegrill. Charge for internet usuage. Lounge and bedroom areas not large.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Good meal sizes and very enjoyable. Amazing views. We were greeted by a very friendly man - had to wait a bit for our food though but no hassle really. This place was recommended to us by a friend - glad we went to try it out.

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Auckz
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for a couple of days. Pretty good location and views over the Bays. The bedroom and lounge area was a bit small for 4 adults. No air conditioning... Internet was an extra $5 charge. Pretty warm in January... humid and hot inside the room. We ate at the stonegrill at the motel... food was pleasant and meat was...

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Neil W, Owner at Ahipara Bay Motel, responded to this review

Hi Folks thanks for your review. We do agree that the standard 1 bedroom units are a bit small for 4 adults but we guess you booked it knowing what it was or that was all that was available. WiFi is FREE for first 500Mbs then there is a charge. Glad you enjoyed the food in the restaurant and sorry...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

It should be a nice stay with beautiful sea view and beach stretching along the coast. The room was nice, clean, and comfy beds, with proper kitchenette stuff, the location just 100m from the beach. everything was good and OK, nothing wrong. However, one of our bit worried experience when we found NO spare of toilet paper in the room...

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Neil W, Owner at Ahipara Bay Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys and thank you for your review. We are glad that you were in general happy with the accommodation but deeply embarrassed about the sticky situation you were in running out of toilet paper. It is normal for there to be two spare rolls in the bathroom cupboard. There is no excuse for this being overlooked and we apologize...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Would recommend staying in one of the seafront studios as they are newer and have nice views over the bay. We unit was right next to the reception/entrance to the restaurant and this meant that we had to keep our blinds shut for any privacy. It also meant we couldn't open our window/door and with no air-con meant the room...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ahipara is a small coastal village at the Southern end of 90 Mile Beach, Northland, New Zealand.Our Motel has great ocean views over Reef Point and 90 Mile Beach. Activities in the area include: Surfing, Fishing, golf, Horse Trekking, tours up the beach, Quad Biking and Land Sailing. Our Complex has a small restaurant & bar (The Bay View). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ahipara Bay Motel

Address: 22 Reef View Road, Ahipara 0481, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Ahipara
Price Range: $154 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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