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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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hong kong
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars NEW

A 2 room (one twin and one with a queen bed) unit with kitchen and dining facilities and toilet/shower and lounge area, this was perfect for me and the friends I was travelling with but also would be ideal for small families. We were only there for one night but were very happy with the beach outside, the fish and... More 

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

Thank you for your appraisal of our motel. We hope you are enjoying (or enjoyed) the rest of your trip around Northland. More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If like us you arrive in Opononi a bit late in the afternoon then this is Ok. With more time you might want to shop around. The owner was a little terse and announced that he only had a 2 bedroom unit and it was $150, no small talk. We had a quick look and accepted, and to be honest... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in late after the closing hours but we were received. The location is great at night we didn't realize in the morning was a discovery. With stunning view of the hokianga bay. The room was big and bed comfortable. Was very easy to find too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and tidy complex, as were units, - spacious rooms in the unit. Pretty good value for money for the location and time of the year. Very annoying having to have the ranchslider closed on hot days when the next unit's occupants smoke on their deck only a couple of metres from your doorway. Smoking should be banned around/outside units... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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49 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy enough with our unit, although the grumpy owner made us feel as if we were disturbing him both when we arrived and left. The unit was spacious, and with a small view of the harbour. The location is excellent, but I suspect there are better motels nearby for the same price,

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New Lambton
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127 reviews 127 reviews
20 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night in a self contained unit. The room was very capacious- bedroom, living room, kitchenette and 3 way bathroom. The kitchenette was well equipped. The hosts were friendly and helpful. Only a short walk around to the Opononi hotel and shops. The unit seemed very new and was spotless. A very pleasant stay. One criticism was the... More 

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New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were meant to stay two nights but had to cut it short to one. The motel is lovely and super clean and tidy :) it's always nice hopping into crisp clean sheets. Our room (1) had stunning views of the harbour. The hosts were lovely and the lady even let us into our room early. Cannot fault the place... More 

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London, UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

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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321 reviews 321 reviews
54 hotel reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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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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