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.