Marlin Court Motel - Paihia

60 Seaview Road, Paihia, New Zealand  show map
 3 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

Marlin Court Motel - Paihia


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Picnic area/ Tables


Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool


Offering 12 rooms, the comfortable Marlin Court Motel features a tennis court, a picnic area and a golf course available on site.

Marlin Court Motel is 10 minutes' walk from the center of Paihia. Such Paihia sights as Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Russell Museum are all within reach.

Guests can reach Marlin Court Motel from Kerikeri/Bay of Islands airport within 25 minutes' drive.


This hotel comprises of individual rooms including large studio, one-bedroom apartment and studio with such comforts as free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, heating, a refrigerator and a kitchen. Some rooms overlook the sea. They come with a microwave, an electric kettle and a dishwasher as well as bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar offers contemporary, Asian, Chinese and Hong Kong dishes and lies 250 meters away.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of NZD 12 per person per night. 


Bicycles and cars are available for rent on site.


Guests with children at Marlin Court Motel can take advantage of cribs, babysitting and a pool. Such activities as snorkeling, windsurfing and hiking are also provided.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   12.

This field is required.
Email not defined
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hotel

In general



First Name
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.



  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Courtyard
  • No elevators
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Wind surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fishing


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Garden furniture
  • Balcony
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine


  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Premium bedding
  • Electric blankets


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 6 years
Extra bed NZD 15
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Marlin Court Motel - Paihia Paihia location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

60 Seaview Road, Paihia, New Zealand

Get directions
City Center
  • Paihia
    3000 ft
  • Kerikeri/Bay of Islands (KKE)
    10.6 mi
  • Whangarei (WRE)
    36.6 mi
  • Tito's Bistro & Bar (cuisine: Italian, French)
    600 ft
  • King Wah Restaurant (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Marlin Court Motel photos Room
Large Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Children's high chair
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Washing machine
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Barbeque grills
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This studio features a kitchen with a microwave and stove top. It includes a sofa bed and a 32-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a DVD player. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed and 1 Bunk bed

  • Check Prices

Marlin Court Motel Location

  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Other hotels
  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

Route Planner
Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hotel.

What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Opua Forest2.7 mi

Local attractions

  • Action World5100 ft
    54 Puketona Rd, Paihia
  • Russell Museum2.2 mi
    2 York Street, Russell
  • Haruru Falls3.8 mi
    Waitangi River, Paihia
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds1.6 mi
    1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia
  • Just Imagine Gallery2.3 mi
    25 York St, Russell

Near the hotel

  • Paihia Harbour2200 ft
    Paihia harbour, Bay of Islands, Paihia

    Restaurants nearby

    • Tito's Bistro & Bar600 ft

      Address: 24 Kings Road
      Phone: 09 4025001

      71% likes this, based on 102 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian, French
      Price Range: USD 5 - USD 22

    • Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar700 ft

      Address: 6 Marsden Road
      Phone: 09-402-6797

      73% likes this, based on 216 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary
      Price Range: USD 0 - USD 24

    • Waterfront Restaurant & Bar1600 ft

      Address: 48 Marsden Road
      Phone: 09 402 6701

      73% likes this, based on 179 reviews
      Cuisine: European
      Price Range: USD 18 - USD 27

    • King Wah Restaurant600 ft

      Address: Paihia Mall
      Phone: 09 402 7566

      68% likes this, based on 56 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong

    • Only Seafood1400 ft

      Address: 40 Marsden Road
      Phone: 09 402 6066

      75% likes this, based on 223 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
    Hotels nearby
    Cities nearby

    Marlin Court Motel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Marlin Court Motel

    Average guest rating

    7.6out of 10
    Based on 20 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Family with children

      The room was very spacious and clean.

      The room was very old. For the money there were things missing like, sky television, an iron in your room. The pool was not really in a fit state to use and even though a view was mentioned our family room looked out towards the car park. We only stayed two nights of our three nights booked as I could not watch the rugby as there was no sky tv. We ended up staying at another motel that was a similar price was brand new with everything we needed with a view of the bay. I will not be recommending this motel to anybody.

    • Family with children

      The rooms were very clean and neat, and well supplied with towls, crockery etc.

      It was a very basic and dated room.

    • Group of friends

      Accommodation was comfortable, clean and functional. The appartment was well equipped and better than many I have stayed in.

      Hotel was not on the seafront (about 100 yards away) and rooms did not have a sea view.

    • Group of friends

      Service and sweet smiles from stuff(Owner), thats the most important thing in trip,feels warm as home. and everything else was way above standards.

      not really

    • Single

      Free, genuinely high-speed wi-fi (tested as 12Mbps download), despite its being advertised as attracting an extra charge. - Apparently, this charge applies only to customers staying for just one night. As I was staying for ten, I got it free but two nights would have been sufficient. Very friendly and helpful staff and, being a husband and wife joint venture, you always got to talk with the top person! The staff advised upon and arranged all my excursions and cruises whilst I was in Paihia.

      The fast, free wi-fi came in bundles of 50Mb, after which you had to "begin again" with a new access code. So was fine for surfing the net and email, but not so good for applications such as Skype or which gobble up the megabytes.

    • Couple

      Good location right near to the beach, decent size and well equiped room. Pretty decent budget accomodation.

      The cleanliness was only let down by a couple of pubic hairs on the towels. The room is quite bright with outside lights staying on all night. We understand the need for security but the glass doors have no blinds or curtains. The bed was uncomfortable.

    • Older travelers

      Owners are a nice obliging couple, the facilities were clean and comfortable, handy location and good vale for money.

    • Family with children

      The helpfulness and friendliness of hosts

      NOticed that a few other motels in the area had a spa pool. While this is not essential it would have been nice to have had the option of as the summer holiday we booked was really wet and cold weatherwise.

    • Family with children

      Nothing. Owner was a grumpy bloke and I will never go back there. Would not recommend it to others. Quite the most unfriendly place we stayed in new zealand

    • Older travelers

      Very helpful staff, nice room with small garden/play ground.

      We found ants on the dinning table.

    • Group of friends

      The room was clean and tidy

      The staff were incredibly rude. I stayed there for my sisters wedding which was next door at the Scenic Hotel. The staff were yelled at my mum when she tried to book me into the room (under my name as I was staying there, plus one other) while I was out doing bridal photos for the wedding. The next morning (before checkout) the manager knocked once and let himself in and forced me and a friend out of the room yelling and abusing I was not the correct person for the room. My mum came over to help out and they also abused her and were very disrespectful. I would never go to this motel again!

    • Older travelers

      It is a lovely clean well maintained Motel run by a truly wonderful couple

      No sky tv

    • Older travelers

      It was very clean and light. It had all the facilities it promised. It is reasonably located to town.

      Smell of mildew in the cupboards under the kitchen sink. The price must have risen for Waitangi days because I think it was overpriced for its location and decor.

    • Older travelers

      friendly manager,

      TV was not up to scratch.Most of the channels had very poor reception.Suggest either freeview or sky to bring it into this century.Digital is mandatory soon so i guess this will be solved.Also flat screen and a bit bigger.That was the only problem.

    • Family with children

      Good sized accommodation at a reasonable price in a great location.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Marlin Court Motel - Paihia Paihia location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    60 Seaview Road, Paihia, New Zealand

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Paihia
      3000 ft
    • Kerikeri/Bay of Islands (KKE)
      10.6 mi
    • Whangarei (WRE)
      36.6 mi
    • Tito's Bistro & Bar (cuisine: Italian, French)
      600 ft
    • King Wah Restaurant (cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong)
      600 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms: