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Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge

2015 Ngunguru Road, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here one night to do our tour out to the Poor Knights and it was great, right across the road from the inlet, and a 5min drive to Tutukaka, fish and chips and a lil cafe 2mins down the rd and a little boat ramp across the rd! Such a great spot, would totally stay here again!

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Older style motel but well appointed and very very clean. Room included kitchen with stove, fridge and microwave plus crockery and cutlery, washing up detergent, tea towels etc. Located opposite bay and boat ramp. Small supermarket, takeaway and sports club nearby. Free wifi was excellent with very efficient connection. No dropouts. Great base to view many natural attractions.

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1 Thank Karen W
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The motel room was spacious and immaculately clean. The kitchen facilities were great and the views very pretty. There is tv and a dvd player, though it would be a shame to be indoors where there is so much to do outside! It is a great location for exploring the area, minutes from Tutukaka and not far from the beautiful... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Another first-class example of a Mew Zealand motel, supported in this case by a wonderful location with easy access to a huge range of outdoor services. Down the road is a "superette" which seems to sell anything you may want to cook and all the booze you may want to drink with it. The cooking faciloties in our room consisted... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The location and outlook was great. The size of the rooms was generous. This is where the list of positives stop. No SKY TV, no breakfast, very dated décor, over priced for what you get, hardly a warm welcome received. The one piece of advice received was not good. Average - no better than this.

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Ruakaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We stayed in one of the top sea view studio units and it was great! The room was immaculately clean and although decor a bit dated it was lovely. We had great sea views, sunshine and a little patio with heaps of pot plants, cape cod chairs and views up the estuary. The shower pressure was great and again I... More 

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We found this place by accident and what a gem of a coastline it's on. The motor lodge was roomy ,very clean and just across from the sand spit. Tutukaka itself was very quiet but had some good places to eat around the Marina.Would happily visit again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Room was spacious and clean but oh so dated. Free wifi and sky is a must nowadays so you need to get your act together. sorry we wouldnt stay again. Luckily not too far to drive to tutkaka where its all happening.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We spent a night on the top floor and enjoyed the sun in the late afternoon and listened to the birds in the trees behind the property. The view of the coast was lovely and we were able to walk 5 minutes to get dinner over the little bridge. The stay was great and we will certainly be booking into... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in one of two studio units on the third level giving views of the estuary, sand bank, sea and islands. Our unit 15 had views from the front and kitchen & table which was well used. The unit has a large bathroom for a studio unit and plenty of living space. There is a deck at the back... More 

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