Ala Moana

52 Marsden RoadPaihia0247New Zealand
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About Ala Moana

Set on a prime location in the town centre, Ala Moana is right beside the beautiful Paihia waterfront promenade. This refined, beachside motel boasts landscaped lawns and gardens with a lily pond, plus outdoor dining areas and free off-street parking.

All self-contained studios and one-bedroom units come with private patios with outdoor seating. Conveniences comprise open-plan kitchen and dining areas, satellite TVs, and private bathrooms. Selected accommodations highlight floor-to-ceiling windows with Bay of Islands views.

Ala Moana features gas BBQ facilities and self-help guest laundry. Guests may also take advantage of the motel’s tour booking services, such as dolphin cruising and parasailing activities. Wireless Internet access within the entire premises is free of charge.

Many drinking and dining venues are within a five-minute walk from the motel. The top-rated Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, which serves sought-after meat dishes, is under 300 metres away.

Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and the Paihia Wharf are only a three-minute stroll from the motel.


52 Marsden Road, Paihia, 0247, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 94027745 | Fax: +64 94027752 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Ideal central location

Being close to the centre of town and near to all the local amenities, visitors consider the motel’s location an ideal place to stay while visiting the region. They indicate that local amenities and interesting sights are within walking distance. Moreover, a ferry terminal is located within ten minutes' walk of the motel.

Friendly host and owner

Guests appreciate the warm welcome and friendly treatment of the owner. He reportedly make sure that guests are personally taken care of throughout their stay. His advice on what to do, as well as other information, while in Paihia is very much welcomed by guests. His quick response to complaints is also noted.

Clean and tidy rooms

Remarkably, the accommodations are found to be comfortable and organised. Guests observe that rooms and fixtures are kept in good order even though they’re old and a bit worn. The standard of cleanliness in the rooms are quite satisfactory.

Negative Reviews

No air conditioning units installed

It is observed that the rooms are not installed with air conditioning units. Based on guests’ feedback, fans are provided but are not so effective against the summer heat. It i mentioned that the rooms can become unbearably stuffy and hot in the evening.

Tight parking

It is observed that it is difficult to manoeuvre vehicles in and out of the premises, especially if the motel is full of guests. Guests find the parking area a little tight.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 89 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 89 reviews