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San Marino Motor Lodge

San Marino Dr, Coopers Beach | Doubtless Bay |, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I worked in a large motel which had new owners and was a little down at heel. The owner used to buy nick nacks instead of investing in the infrastructure. She went broke, don't do that. This is a truly magnificent location and deserves a well maintained finish to complement the lovely new owners, forget about kyacks and renovate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

There is a lot going for the San Marino, we had an upstairs room, you are right on the beach front, nothing to obstruct your views of Coopers beach and beyond. The only thing to really let it down - is the lodge decor is quite dated, think circa late 70's maybe early 80's. However it is under new management... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The motel units are located 20~30m from the waterfront of Coopers Beach. This is a beautiful beach that lends itself well to swimming, fishing and walks galore. Extremely pleasant and quiet surroundings. There are also lots of historic points of interest in the region. While the decor and furnishings of the motel units are a bit tired, everything is functional... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed here for a Winter's weekend break with our two young children in July. The location is fantastic, literally a few steps down to the beautiful beach. The rooms are 'old school' but they are extremely clean and cosy. The owners are lovely and very accommodating. My only suggestion would be that they get some blackout blinds as the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were looking for an affordable place to say for one winter night showing a friends as much of northland as possible. This place was perfect. Older rooms but clean and brilliant location. You could watch the sunset lying in bed from room 3. Even though it was July we playing in the water a bit and enjoyed some time... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Booked this accommodation on line. Arrived in the dark to very friendly owners. When we opened the curtains the next morning, the view was absolutely stunning and breathtaking. The sunset was just as spectacular. We stayed three nights here. Nice and clean, affordable. A little outdated but the views and location make up for this. Would stay again. Thanks so... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Friendly greeting on arrival, awesome situation with the sea lapping at your doorstep, two nights spent with total relaxation in the evenings and breakfast served at our convenience in the morning by the hosts, truly delightful. Accommodation a little tired looking and does require some cosmetic fix up, but we saw past that and highly recommend you stay at San... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Arriving in our unit to see the stunning view for miles completely wowed me. One of the best beachfront views at an affordable price in New Zealand. Stunning sunsets and every day the beach was quiet. The lodge is located down the best end of the beach with easy access. The location and views are the absolute highlights here. It... More

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Mangonui, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I have frequently stayed at San Merino (Waterfront on Coopers Beach) over the summer & found all aspects of my experience absolutely excellent. The Hosts Tobie & Phil deliver a warm & friendly welcome, the location is perfection with amazing sunrise over the bay, the beach is right there for a stroll or swim. The rooms are pleasant, comfortable and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Who needs to fly to Fiji to see such an amazing sunset and clear water over the bay. This was a perfect break, amazing beachfront position and laid back atmosphere. The owners (Tobi and her husband) were very hospitable and friendly. Our room was dated but fastidiously clean and functional. Owners have plans for improvements. Will surely be back! Tracey

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Address: San Marino Dr, Coopers Beach | Doubtless Bay |, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui
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Number of rooms: 8
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