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Opononi Lighthouse Motel

3.5 of 5 45 State Highway 12, Opononi, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, UK
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24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Lighthouse Motel for one night and it is a clean and very affordable accommodation in a great location. The current owners are very friendly and welcoming (although are looking to move on), the room was fairly spacious with a perfectly adequate bathroom. The views can not be faulted and there is a grocery store just 200m... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this thinking it was a Motel in an old light house. WRONG!!!! Below average Motel, very tierd, over priced for its age, No air con, Room was stuffy and small. Only very small windows and not able to open them very wide because of security locks on them. Made very uncomfortable nights sleeping. We had booked in for two... More 

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Deborah M, Owner at Opononi Lighthouse Motel, responded to this review

Dear Marie, Thank you for your review of your stay in Opononi and our motel. It sounds like you were not too impressed with our motel and other parts of your stay. For this I am very sorry. We do not get too many reviews like this. You are the first person that thought that you would actually be staying... More 

Clinton, Washington
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319 reviews 319 reviews
54 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has gorgeous views of the sand dunes at the mouth of the inlet to the Tasman Sea. They practice immaculate maintenance and the kitchenette is well-outfitted. We liked Unit 1 because of the great views and great space for two couples. The Four Square grocery store is ultra-limited so BYO food from some bigger town that is better... More 

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United Kingdom
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51 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stayed 1 night at this motel on a recent trip through New Zealand. The motel was very well managed and the room was of a very good standard. Lots of space, clean, and well stocked with cooking facilities.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Clean, well maintained, well managed yet basic accommodation that I would recommend to anyone. Owner managers were very friendly and helpful. We booked a two bed and a studio to cater for the extended family and couldn't fault either unit. Unit 1 is a two bedded with great views from both bedrooms.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had booked a holiday home nearby however when we arrived no one was there and as time was marching on we had to find somewhere to stay as there was 4 of us. The staff at the Lighthouse Motel very friendly and helpful. As we had bought food to cook our tea they even allowed us to use their... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Only stayed one night on a trip around the top of the north island... It was nice, clean and quiet. Opononi is a decent place to stay for one night but wouldn't recommend lingering for too long as there isn't much going on.

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Exceptionally clean which was wonderful. Also wonderfully quiet and finally got a good night's rest. Facilities are adequate, again everything nice and clean. Owners very helpful and friendly. Not much to do around this place especially at night but it is a great rest stop. Scenery is pretty and there's a shop a few minutes walk away. It's a little... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A comfortable stop if one is taking a loop drive around New Zealand's North Island- heading from the east coast over to see the Kauri Forest on the west coast. It is comfortable close to the water and has great views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on our road trip around Northland and were very impressed with the friendly hosts and excellent unit we stayed in. Everything we needed was there and we enjoyed our exchange about reviews: "Guest Advisor!" It just felt really nice!

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Address: 45 State Highway 12, Opononi, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Opononi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Opononi Lighthouse Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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