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Mangonui Motel

1 Colonel Mould Drive, Mangonui 0442, New Zealand
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Thank you for providing such a friendly, wonderful, motel experience. The motel was clean, freshly painted, newly renovated and has everything you need for a weekend escape. The units have such wonderful views that it is hard to pass this up . Its excellent value for money being good solid plain clean kiwi accommodation and with plenty of room in... More 

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Luang Prabang Province, Laos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

What a wonderful motel. The view from both lounge and bedroom were spectacular. The owner could not have been more helpful, as we were running late, he left the room ready to go with lovely note and milk in the fridge. Well appointed room, very comfy bed, well equiped kitchen, good sized lounge, wonderful front terrace, everything for a short... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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