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Reviewed 17 December 2015

We just spent three nights here and we loved Paihia. The hotel offers great space and convenience for the price but it is a little dated. That being said, the owner Rochine couldn't have been any nicer and more accommodating. We would stay here again for the location, space and price.

1Thank sgcooper5
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Location is good in that it is quiet and only a short walk to shops and supermarket. Watangi grounds and ferry to Russell is a short drive away. We had the unit on 2nd floor which was nice though the access is via a staircase at the back of the block. Lodge Manageress seems very busy as we only saw...

Thank James T
Ballina, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Very well located just a short walk to shops & wharf for boat trips. Kitchen, laundry with dryer close to rooms. Hosts very nice & nothing was too much trouble. Would stay again. No air con, no screens on windows or doors.

1Thank threebs2
Reviewed 3 April 2015

This motel is an older style building that has completed some upgrades but in need of some further tlc. The host & cleaning staff were pleasant & helpful. Units were kept clean but the shower units need anti slip mats or strips to prevent slippage on the shower floor. Our unit was #2 on the bottom & when people flushed...

2Thank Conrad S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Friendly hosts, great location, just minutes walk to shopping, restaurants and waterfront. We had a two bedroom unit it was clean and comfortable. It was a typical seaside holiday apartment, simple and functional. Quiet location even though close to town center. Would recommend as a place to consider for your stay in Paihia.

Thank Avaun
Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2015

A comfortable and clean motel that is a short flat walk to the shops and food stores. Next door to a school which was handy for the playground, motel had a trampoline. Great hosts who were super helpful even before we arrived.

Thank Mandy C
Rochine, Owner at Aarangi Tui Motel, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your kind review, we are always happy to help our guests whenever we can. We are glad your family enjoyed the tramp and the playground. Thanks, Rochine

Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 16 October 2014

lasting impression of the hotel and the lady host !!.. she's bubbly, personalized service, friendly and helpful on my visit. the room is big and cosy.. i wish i spend more days in Paihia. The location is central enough but away from the centre of town.

Thank lawc22
Rochine, Owner at Aarangi Tui Motel, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your kind review, we are always happy to help our guests whenever we can. We are glad your family enjoyed the tramp and the playground. Thanks, Rochine

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Very clean, tidy and comfortable plus being nice and close to the bars and restaurants of Paihia. Love the modern touches to the 1960's fixtures. Staff friendly and helpful. Above all excellent value for money in what can be an expensive place to stay. Will come again.

Thank Fiona B
Rochine, Owner at Aarangi Tui Motel, responded to this review

Hello. Thanks for your comments, we do believe our location is one of the best in town, so handy yet quiet. Rochine.

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This motel is in a good position for all the local restaurants and bars. Very clean and has all you need for a comfortable stay. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Paihia is a great place to stay and very central to most of the area's attractions. Only a few minutes walk to the ferry for Russell which is a...

1Thank Pathfinder48
Rochine, Owner at Aarangi Tui Motel, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for the nice comments. We are situated just minutes from Paiha Township and Paihia Wharf where all the cruises and tours depart. The Cape Reinga/90 mile beach Tour will pick up from our door. Paihia is the ideal location to see the Far North and is a busy little seaside town with unique shops and restaurants.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2014

very good location, few minute walk to the water front. room is clean and nice. upon check in, owner advised me there is the play ground behind, I found that is the big boon to me as my two boys can have some extra things to do.

1Thank Berverley

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Aarangi Tui Motel

Address: 16 Williams Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $91 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aarangi Tui Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The small studio is very snug and you can only get out of the double bed on one side”
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“A family a couple of kids or older people with friends, two separate bedrooms from the lounge area. means u can be together but have privacy”
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“Had number one it was sunny and warm.”
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