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San Marino Motor Lodge

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San Marino Dr, Coopers Beach | Doubtless Bay |, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent two nights over the New Years eve break in a family room at San Marino Motor Lodge. We found that the price of property was high to very high in comparison with the condition of the building, but the absolute beachfront location and the time of year partially justify the amount. On the plus side, the beach is... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

As many others have said, what a great location, not possible to improve on it being right in front of the beach and since down the bottom of a hill no road noise. I booked directly with the Lodge and the Manager advised it was in need of refurbishment but was still in good working order. I totally agree, everything... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our whole family stayed overnight for a quiet year-end / New year. We liked the place. It was cosy, clean and most importantly right on the beach. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this place for a family holiday.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great hosts, very friendly, curtains were not dark enough to stop the light outside from shining in making the night just like day. We didn't get much sleep the two nights we stayed there. The bed were not that comfortable either. and would not think about returning

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely no disputing the great location for this place! The beach is basically on your door step and the sound of waves crashing outside your window. Lovely warm rooms with plenty of sun, even at the tail End of winter. Nice winter prices too! The rooms are date but clean. Please Note: if of are a light sleeper there is... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the most beautiful beaches in NZ! The sun streamed into our very clean unit almost all day- most important in winter! An awesome view from the unit! Excellent service from the friendly manager (He changed our flat tyre for us so willingly and quickly). Good value. The unit is a little tired but comfortable, and we could have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We chose this area of Northland for its absolutely beautiful outlook over the bay. The San Marino Motor Lodge was value for money and slept a family of 5 very comfortably. The managers were very accommodating and helpful (they also recommended Fresh & Tasty in Mongonui - 2nd lot of people to do so) and the position RIGHT on the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place is like your own bach/crib. Comfortable, everything you need in the unit and the beach right outside your door. Safe beach for swimming and so stunning ! Stroll along this gem anytime of the day. The Milky Way is most impressive here ( no street lights to ruin the show) There are not many of these places left... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a great location as you can walk onto the beach from your unit or simply have coffee beside your unit at a little table gazing out at the whole beach and the ocean. It is a little run down and there were ants in the unit. So dont leave any food out or watch where you put your... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed 2 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. It was excellent value for money. The room we stayed in was old and a little bit tired but very clean. The new managers were very friendly and were doing an excellent job of updating the units. Keep up the good work!! Would recommend this to anyone. It was... More 

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