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4.5 out of 5

"Lovely sea view , friendly staff and close to everything " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 02 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

Ala Moana Motel puts you in the heart of Paihia, within steps of Paihia Beach and Paihia Wharf. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include free self parking and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, sofa beds, and flat-screen TVs are featured in all 9 soundproofed rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and portable fans are also available.

This beach hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a terrace. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Paihia hotel, you'll be 2.8 km (1.7 mi) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Queen Studio Apartment)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
NZ$161* Per night/room 2 Mar. - 3 Mar.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Sea View small Studio #8)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Sea View Studio # 7)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sea Facing

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio Apartment (Twin)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard One Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Ala Moana Motel ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ala Moana Motel

Everyone (12) Couples (5) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Lovely sea view , friendly staff and close to everything

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Proximity to shops and bars, good car parking, friendly staff

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Close to restaurants. Very clean. Friendly welcome

Posted by , from Australia on 1 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Oct. 2018 by John

It was our pleasure Joce Kind regards

5 out of 5

Centrally-located waterfront motel

Motel unit was clean and comfortable, located centrally on waterfront in Paihia and just over road from swimming beach. Great view across bay to Russell.

Posted by , from Wellington on 11 Feb. 2018

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4 out of 5

Good Experience

Nice hotel that's close to the beach and walking distance to shops and the ferry.

Posted by on 4 Feb. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel

Located close to everything in town. We parked our car and walked everywhere. The room was spacious, comfortable, quiet and clean.

Posted by , from Adelaide, Australia on 9 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Nov. 2017 by JC

Sandy, we are so pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere, the wonderful sights Paihia and the Bay of Islands offers. We also appreciate taking time to review our modest little motel :-) - Kind regards John and Anne

3 out of 5

Great location just needs a facelift

Pros: Location
Cons: Cleanliness, decor
Location: Great location
Location is unbeatable, walk across the road 50m to the beach, and walk 2 minutes into the heart of Paihia. Friendly staff. Small rooms, but all you need when you're going to spend most of your time outside. Could do with redecorating and some fresh linen.

Posted by , from Waikato on 6 Mar. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Mar. 2017 by John

Thanks for posting, we appreciate and agree with your feedback. Our upgrade continues, warm LED lighting has recently been installed along with fresh new curtains and ah yes, we are in the process of replacing the remaining floral bedspreads .... Kind regards John and Anne.

4 out of 5

Location & Value

Fantastic location, great value, friendly staff. Highly recommended for independent travellers on a budget.

Posted by , from Auckland on 25 Feb. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Mar. 2017 by Owners

Thanks Cameron we appreciate your feedback, it was a pleasure having you stay with us. John and Anne

4 out of 5

Convenient and Spacious

Pros: Size of the room. ! bedroom with a good sized living area and modernised kitchen and bathroom.
Cons: Décor is dated. Ditch the doilies, fake flowers, candles. Update the bedspreads. Less is more! Angle Parking a bit tight.
Motel close to everything in Paihia. Stayed 2 nights in the clean, spacious and tidy 1 bedroom unit. My adult daughter slept in the bed in the living area and I had the comfortable double bed in the separate bedroom. Once we parked the car, we were then able to walk to the shops, jetty and bars.

Posted by , from Kaipara on 19 May 2016

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5 out of 5

Hotel room with a view

We loved looking straight out of our room at the water. The owners were welcoming and the unit well laid out for a small place. Nice and quiet.

Posted by , from South Coast NSW on 17 Feb. 2016

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About the Ala Moana Motel

Location 52 Marsden Road, Paihia, 247

Property Features

As a guest of Ala Moana Motel, you'll find a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Public spaces have free WiFi. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Ala Moana Motel also features a garden, a picnic area, and concierge services. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Paihia hotel.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) (22.8 km / 14.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ala Moana Motel offers 9 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Paihia hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 30.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • UnionPay


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 30.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ala Moana Motel Paihia
  • Ala Moana Motel
  • Ala Moana Paihia
  • Ala-Moana Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
  • Ala Moana Motel Hotel
  • Ala Moana Motel Paihia
  • Ala Moana Motel Hotel Paihia

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.