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Bay Sands Seafront Studios

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136 Marsden Road, Paihia, 0200, New Zealand

Beachfront motel within easy reach of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Front desk staff was friendly and very helpful. The place could use a bit if tlc. It was…Apr 18, 2021
  • What a fantastic place. Clean, new, full equipped apartments. No doubt, we will come here…Sep 27, 2019

Bay Sands Seafront Studios

from NZ$135
  • Studio, Ocean View
  • Family Apartment
  • Studio, 1 Bedroom
  • Studio, Beachfront
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen, Mountainside

What’s around Bay Sands Seafront Studios


  • On the beach
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 22 min walk
  • Paihia Wharf - 9 min walk
  • Paihia Beach - 11 min walk
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 34 min walk
  • Waitangi Mountain Bike Park - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Haruru Falls - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Russell Museum - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 17 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Netflix
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Bay Sands Seafront Studios’s small print

Also known as

  • Bay Sands Motel
  • Bay Sands Seafront Studios Motel
  • Bay Sands Seafront Studios Paihia
  • Bay Sands Seafront Studios Motel Paihia
  • Bay Sands Motel Paihia
  • Bay Sands Paihia
  • Bay Sands Seafront Studios Motel Paihia
  • Bay Sands Seafront Studios Motel
  • Bay Sands Seafront Studios Paihia
  • Bay Sands Seafront Studios
  • Bay Sands Seafront Studios Paihia, Bay Of Islands
  • Sands Seafront Studios Paihia


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 30.0 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 10.0 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Bay Sands Seafront Studios

  • Does Bay Sands Seafront Studios offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Bay Sands Seafront Studios does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
    You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Bay Sands Seafront Studios?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Letz Cafe (9-min walk), Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack (9-min walk), and King Wah Restaurant (9-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Bay Sands Seafront Studios and nearby?
    Have fun with activities like hiking, kayaking, and parasailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 45 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
A place in the sun to lay back & enjoy the view.
Went up to Paihia to spend a couple of nights for a special girls birthday. The reviews had all been fairly good stating the place was a bit older but clean & tidy. So we booked and we were most happy with the friendliness of the host 'Jimmy' who pointed out some local eateries & places to visit. Our room had panoramic views over Te Ti bay, Waitangi to the north, Russell and Pomare Bay to the south. The rooms in the unit were spotless, the bed most comfy and the views were awesome as we were given fine weather allowing us to do walks to Paihia and back both days. A little bit of traffic noise but that happens when you are so close to a road but worth it for the views. On leaving we complimented Jimmy on the cleanliness of the unit but said I needed to make a comment that the flags outside that were torn did not portray the great picture for the loveliness on the inside of the units. He took our comments well an claimed he would sort it out appreciating our comments. Would hate to think it put potential guests off. Would we stay again? Sure would it was a pleasant few days.
Warren, nz2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
A great spot, close to everything, great views and a very helpful and welcoming owner.
Nora, nz3 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
I thought the property looked tired - the curtains stuck on the tracks and didn’t close properly, the taps dripped, there were no tissues, we had to ask for the third guest towel every day...not what I was expecting after having stayed there before
Ellen, nz3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Location, close to shops and amenities, beach across the road
au4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was just by the sea so the view from our balcony was great. Everything was clean and tidy, except for the hair dryer- it was a bit dusty
au2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location across from the beach. Easy walk to supermarket and into main shops and restaurants. Friendly and helpful staff.
Leanne, au3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The staff were very accomodating and found me somewhere I could charge my EV overnight.
Neil, au2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
The overall room was excellent very clean - reception great very helpful. If I had to put a downside it would of been the parking but at least we were able to have the parking
Lynn, au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, comfy beds...decor a little dated but very clean and friendly service
Tania, au3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Nice place, big units, clean, well appointed. Nice staff.
ca2 night romance trip

Bay Sands Seafront Studios