Wonderful friendly motel under new ownership who really care

Extremely friendly owners and staff. My unit was sparkling clean, lovely bathroom, comfy bed and everything I needed provided in the kitchen. The owners are fairly new and are upgrading the motel. They are very caring and wish to give their customers an enjoyable stay. It’s in a great location as about 15 minutes walking distance from the centre so not in the hubbub, very close to a lovely beach and to Waitangi Treat Grounds. ‘Countdown’ supermarket just across the road and petrol station next door.

Very good value

Very friendly staff made us feel welcome. Room was a good size with great facilities. Very good value and excellent location, short walk to Waitangi was very convenient for the festival we went to. Right by a gas station, supermarket, and the beach, very cool.

Loved it!

Comfy Bed and pillows. Owners extremely accommodating! Sparkling clean!

Large bathroom

Accommodating staff. Clean and spacious room. Awesome location (walking distance to the beach 2-3mins / short walk to the town center 10 mins). Near countdown grocery. Large bathroom, good water pressure.

Highly recommended

Stayed in an airconditoned studio unit with a king bed and a single bed, lots of pillows, plenty of storage space, has a kitchenette with microwave, stove top and electric fry pan, dining table and chairs, sofa, large spa bath style white towels, great bathroom, room is very clean and tidy, everything white is white, good soundproofing even though it’s right next to a main road, short walk or drive to centre of town, great unlimited wifi, friendly host.

Great Location

Great location walk to beach, shops, Waitangi grounds. So clean and well-appointed and owners who are friendly and helpful. Love love LOVED this place and plan to return.

Gateway to Northland

Clean and spacious room. Comfortable bed, quiet nights. Good location for a trip to Cape Reinga. Handy location, easy walk to Waitangi, beach, supermarket, and shops.

Friendly service, spotless

Greeted with warm friendly service. Rooms are very large, spotless, and modern. Very well appointed too. An excellent choice for a family vacation or a couple’s getaway.

Charming Paihia is a gorgeous destination

Beds very comfortable and linen crisp and fresh. Property is very close to the beach and a supermarket is 2 minutes’ walk away if you prefer to organize your own food. Host Julie, who has recently acquired the business, is friendly and keen to improve the property with any guest suggestions. A very pleasant and efficient person.

An excellent stay, with very friendly Management

I was greeted by, the very friendly, Julie on arrival, she informed me a bit about the local area, and checked I had everything I needed (including Fresh Milk which was a lovely bonus). My room was a described, with a nice soft comfortable bed and plenty of space. I sat out on the porch and watched the sunset whilst having a cup of tea. Lovely! Julie & Martin have just brought the Bay of Islands Gateway Motel, and even in their short tenure have made it a very desirable place to stay, just off the beach, and close to the Treaty Grounds. An excellent stay.