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Opononi Lighthouse Motel

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   45 State Highway 12, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 2 Opononi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Clean, fresh, spacious, just what was needed after a long trip through the forestry. Newly refurbished inside and out in recent times, nice stay, definitely recommend. Good food just up the road. The manager, being local, gave us all the "goss" on the local eateries and was spot on with a good feed of fish and chips had in quick... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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26 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We spent one night here on our tour of Northland and weren’t disappointed. Our unit was spotlessly clean and well equipped. We requested the front unit which has views over the Hokianga Harbour to the huge sand dunes. This 2 bedroom unit suited us perfectly and was a very comfortable place to stay.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed at Opononi Lighthouse Motel for one night on our way to Bay of Island. Motel was very clean, owners very helpful and two bedroom unit spacious and reasonably priced. Hadn't been to Opononi before but would definitely return, (and for longer than one night) to this motel again should we get the opportunity. Very enjoyable stopover.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a fairly remote area of the country and very beautiful. The Lighthouse Motel is reasonably standard but is well maintained and the rooms a good size and well equipped. The owners are very friendly and we enjoyed our brief stay very much. Happy to recommend to families.

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

stayed just the one night at lighthouse motel and found it very clean and comfortable. Friendly greeting on arrival and apart from poor water pressure in the shower which was understandable as they where in the middle of a drought . we stayed in unit 10 which is without a view but it's a short walk to the end of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Not a lot of places to stay in Opononi and the Lighthouse works. Rooms are right on top of each other and parking was a bit crazy. Outdoor rug inside the rooms made it easy for hose-off after "who knows what" transpires in the room the night before. There is a grill but the vibe when you use it is... More

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

Thank you for your review. Our motel is around 30 years old, but very clean and tidy I believe. All rooms are adjoining so an internal wall separates each unit as per the norm with a vast amount of motels in New Zealand. Parking is tight, but manageable by most of our guests. I don't understand the comments about an... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

All went very well with our stay here. Booking handled efficiently, room superbly clean and tidy, very spacious, fresh smell when walked in, good lighting, linen crisp, beds very comfortable, Owners delightful, wonderful location. Will stay again definitely.

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

Hello recent guest. Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at our place and hope you'll choose to stay again in the future. Regards Deb & Brent More

Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was a pleasure to stay at this motel which we found to have a very comfortable and all the amenities that one could expect. The restaurants and shops were located within easy walking distance and the laundry facilities were spot on. We would certainly stay again when in the area.

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Address: 45 State Highway 12, 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*
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A motel in a tropical setting, 20 metres from the beach. Clean, comfortable rooms in a quiet location close to local shops & restaurants 450m. Central location to explore the Hokianga region including the Waipoua Forest and Tane Mahuta. Beautiful views from the front of the property. Self-contained units with sea and garden views. One and two bedroomed units, 2 studio units, (one with wheelchair access). Motel amenities include a spa pool, under cover BBQ area, guest laundry. Free wifi on site. ... more   less 
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