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Opononi Lighthouse Motel

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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of staying the night in this motel. Brent and Deborah (owners) had to put up with a full house of cyclists during their afternoon/overnight stop-over during the Tour of Northland. Their kindness and support was fantastic, allowing everyone to wash all their cycling clothes in readiness for the next three days. A beautiful little community with... More 

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Melbourne
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we stayed here for three nights and had a really relaxing time. Lots to see in the area, mainly scenery, forests etc. The unit was really clean and the kitchen facilities sufficient. The units are close together so it's important that your neighbour is not too noisy. Parking in front of the units is also close, but all the guests... More 

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot fault this Motel for good, clean comfortable facilities. Holiday accommodation is quite sparse in this area as are restaurants, apart from the inevitable fish and chips takeaway. But this motel was well equipped for self-catering.

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hong kong
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

london
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Deborah M, Owner at Opononi Lighthouse Motel, responded to this review

Hello Pete and Marion, Thank you for your appraisal of your stay at our property. We apologise that there was not more discussion on your arrival. In Brent's defence, he naturally has a deep voice and can be matter of fact; but he has taken on board your feedback. The kitchen facilities in our rooms have no ovens; which I... More 

Pondicherry, India
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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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Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
22 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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