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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Woodstock, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fantastic location! Beautiful views, and direct access to an amazing beach. Management are very nice, and the rooms are well kept. Stayed with my 11 month old, and found everything quite accommodating. Can't beat the price! Many scenic views are also within close driving distance. Hotel management provided us with a great map. There is a thorough information... More 

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Broome, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We spent four lovely nights at this motel with the most amazing sea view. It might be true that rooms need an upgrade, but at the same time the building (one of the oldest on the coast) has its own character and charm, which adds to the stay. The new management is very friendly and always available for any request.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very nice place to stay. Loved the view from our unit and the fact that the beach is just a few metres away from your door steps is even better. I would say it's a family friendly accommodation and a great romantic get away place also for couples. Thank's for a great stay San Marino Motor Lodge!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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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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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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