1. Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
If you’re looking for a hotel in Paihia with exquisite food, then the first hotel to take a look at is Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel. Not only do guests have access to their own kitchenette facilities, but the resort has an on-site restaurant serving fine food. The Glasshouse Kitchen & Bar features dishes from the Middle East and South Asia, as well as Kiwi favourites. As for the rest of the facilities, the five-star resort offers spa treatments at La Spa Naturale, as well as an outdoor pool and spa pools. Your choice of accommodation are well-appointed studios and two-bedroom apartments with a relaxing interior design. See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Paihia.
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2. Marlin Court Motel
Affordable accommodation for families and groups awaits at the Marlin Court Motel. The motel offers self-contained studios for three guests, one-bedroom apartments for four and two-bedroom apartments for five. Rooms are basic yet comfortable but the Marlin Court Motel really shines through its facilities, which include a seasonal and attractive outdoor pool, barbecue area, on-site parking, and rooms with a private patio or balcony. All of that with access to your own kitchen facilities. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Paihia.
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3. Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands
Luxury, nature and good food combine at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort. In between making the most of the Bay of Islands must-dos, enjoy some downtime at the resort’s pool, tennis courts or restaurant. Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen boasts fine Kiwi cuisine and award-winning beef and lamb dishes, while Jimmy Cook’s Bar is a laidback environment to share pre-dinner drinks with friends and loved ones. As for rooms, the Standard Rooms are your entry-level, while the Superior Harbourview/Seaview Rooms offer unbeatable views. Alternatively, indulge in more space in the Junior Suite with your own lounge and balcony. Each room offers your basic hotel facilities, such as free WiFi and tea/coffee-making facilities. While the hotel is a little out of town, a courtesy shuttle is provided.
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4. Abri Apartments
Set at the back of Paihia town elevated in the native forest, Abri Apartments offers a unique stay in Paihia. There are three apartments available, each with a private entrance through your private balcony overlooking the Bay of Islands. The luxuriously-appointed rooms include a full kitchen, a bathroom with double spa baths and a comfortable open-plan lounge and dining area. Enjoy a glass of wine or crank up the barbecue on your north-facing balcony which laps up the morning and afternoon sun.
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5. Centabay Lodge & Backpackers
For foodies on a tight budget, you can always rely on backpacker accommodation… And Paihia sure has a lot of options – just see 8 Best Backpacker Hostels in Paihia. Centabay Lodge, however, doesn’t just provide your expected backpacker dorms but also self-contained studio rooms. Studios sleep up to four guests and include facilities such as an ensuite, kitchenette and a TV. Even if you’re staying in one of the dorms or private ensuite rooms, you’ll have access to the hostel’s communal kitchen and bathroom facilities.
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6. Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia
This hotel by Millennium Hotels offers an affordable Standard Room with either a two double bed or one queen and a single set-up, ideal for friends and family stays. All rooms at the Kingsgate Hotel Autologe have basic hotel facilities, such as WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities and in-room entertainment. The Suites have the added luxury of a lounge and balcony. But let’s talk more about the food. In between the hotel’s facilities of a swimming pool, an indoor spa and a games room, you can enjoy meals on the waterfront at McKenzie’s Restaurant & Bar. Items on the menu include comfortable classics, from steaks to pizzas.
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7. Aarangi Tui Motel
Aarangi Tui Motel might just be the smartest choice for foodies wanting to make their own meals in Paihia. Not only do all of the units have a fully-equipped kitchen, but the motel itself is the closest one to Paihia’s main supermarket. Units also have separate bedrooms, lounges filled with natural light, ensuites, free WiFi and Sky TV. The motel units with exposed brick walls have been modernly furnished, offering a comfortable stay, whether you’re a couple staying in a compact Studio or a family in the Two Bedroom Family Suite. Larger groups even have a place here in the Large Apartment, sleeping up to six guests. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Paihia.
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8. Sea Spray Suite – Heritage Collection
Stay in a luxurious self-contained suite from the Heritage Collection at the Sea Spray Suites. The suites are set across the road from the picturesque Te Ti Beach and a short walk from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, offering a more tranquil location in the busy tourist town. The one and two-bedroom suites have a wonderful indoor-to-outdoor flow from your private lounge to a balcony/semi-private balcony. Foodies will enjoy the convenience of their own kitchen facilities, while the free WiFi and Sky TV doesn’t hurt. On-site parking and a barbecue area are also available. If you want a similar accommodation in the middle of town, try The Waterfront Suites, also by Heritage.
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9. Allegra House
Couples, take a look at this romantic bed and breakfast set in gorgeous gardens. Allegra House has three bed and breakfast rooms with hotel-like facilities and a private balcony. Breakfast is included in the rate and it’s quite the event. Expect an indulgent array of fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts, homemade bread, croissants, free-range eggs, manuka honey, as well as a cold meat and cheese selection, and more! See more recommendations like this in our 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Paihia.
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10. Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel
For self-catering accommodation conveniently close to the waterfront and town, choose Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel. The four-star motel offers economical options for couples, as well as small to large families. Each unit is self-contained with a separate dining area and a private balcony. Time at the motel can be made up around the barbecue area or at the indoor private spa pool. Other facilities at Swiss Chalet include undercover parking, free WiFi and cooked or continental breakfast on request.
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