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Mangonui Motel

1 Colonel Mould Drive, Mangonui 0442, New Zealand
Mangonui Motel
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival in Mangonui from the south I was worried as to where the signpost was taking us, I needn’t have!! The motel is situated at the top of a hill with fantastic views of the harbour. The apartment itself was very spacious with a very well equipped kitchen and big bathroom. The sitting/dining area was again very spacious with... More 

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Tauranga
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I can only endorse previous reviews - the views are absolutely outstanding, especially from the upstairs unit and the motel unit itself was very well presented and modern. I only wish we could have stayed longer.

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Singapore
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Waking up to the best views in the world is one of the best experiences of staying in this motel. Spread out before you is a 270 degree view of Doubtless Bay and Mangonui Harbour. And the day gets better because this is the perfect spot to do day trips whether north to Cape Reinga or south to Russel/Bay of... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stayed for 1 night shortly before Christmas at a very reasonable price in this spacious and clean flat with large comfortable bed. Kitchen was well equipped. Would have loved to stay longer. Host was very nice and helpfull. Would love to go back there.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I stayed only for 2 nights sadly, but could have stayed a month. Had the upstairs room, number 6, which has a 270 degree views of the bay. Had everything needed to sleep, bathe and cook but it is the position I loved, the views were to die for, even the pea soup early morning fog one day was atmospheric... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This motel occupies a fine position on the hill above Mangonui and as such the views are fantastic. The host was welcoming but I'm afraid the rooms let the place down. I felt I was taken back in time forty years with a very dated kitchen, equally dated kitchen equipment and a bathroom that had seen better days. It looked... More 

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Richard M, Owner at Mangonui Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Mangonui Motel, my motel. I am pleased that you enjoyed the awesome views, comfortable bed and free WIFI. Tomorrow I will buy new kitchen utensils, cutlery. The story of the off- painted wall is long, but to me funny. It was not a feature wall, It will be painted. I have just completed the renovation... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I travel on business to the far north regularly. I have stayed at many hotels/motels in the region, but Mangonui Motel is the best by far. This is why; *full kitchen, with stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator with decent icebox *amazing views from both aspects!! *huge room *separate bedroom with king bed *heaters in all rooms including the bathroom *modern bathroom... More 

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Nijmegen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I just stayed one night here, came in just before dusk without a booking on an late april day after a visit to Cape Rëinga, but I liked it immediately. The Motel sits on a very scenic and beautiful spot in in pretty little Mangonui, overlooking the harbour and the bay. The studio room had al the amenities I could... More 

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed here for one night on a recent trip. Although the unit was very dated, it was very clean and comfortable. It was warm and very well equipped The lack of WiFi in the room was inconvenient and the only place to get it was outside the office which, in the cooler evenings, is not recommended. The owner assured... More 

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shanghai china
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My friends and us 2 unites and 1night. The location overlooking the harbour with great views from all rooms . Owner is Canada and has been working at Beijing Hotel. Room clean and big. We like the kitchen,we cook the dinner. Next time we will still stay here.

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