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Whangaroa Lodge Motel

Church Street, Whangaroa, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been visiting Whangaroa for over 40 years, this was one of the first times I have stayed at a motel. I was thrilled with the friendly advice offered by Judy on the phone, and booked immediately. The 2 units our group booked were lovely - modern decore, very clean and well appointed. The view of Whangaroa harbour, and way... More 

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Somers, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a view! Wake up and look out across Whangaroa Harbour. The fishing boats slowly making their way out to the ocean. The rooms are nice and tidy, great shower, comfy beds and sofa's. The offer of a continental breakfast is great, no shopping. A great BBQ area with Sky TV and gas heating. What a way to have a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Whangaroa Lodge for a night, and were both blown away by the motel. The unit was impeccably clean, and consisted of a sitting room, kitchen, main bedroom and second bedroom, and was equipped with everything you need. Judy and Craig, our hosts, were very, very welcoming and went out of their way to ensure that we... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stayed at the Whangaroa Motel, this week for two nights. Our hosts Craig & Judy are very welcoming to their guests. They have a vast knowledge of the area and were able to tell us about the highlights in the area to visit. Had a lovely room which overlooked the Whangaroa Harbour and the Marina. Rooms are well equipped... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had a wonderful two-night stay here. Our spacious room, which was spotlessly clean, had an amazing view over the harbour and a balcony to sit out on. The room kitchen was very well equipped with a proper hob and oven and a full-size fridge-freezer, but Judy and Craig have also built an outdoor kitchen/barbecue area for guests to use.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay...the view was beautiful and our hosts wete very accommodating. The room was impeccably set out and the smoked King Fish by our hosts was phenomenal. ...thank you Craig and Judy for your hospitality. ..

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Arrived to a warm welcome and were well looked after the entire time. The room was spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfy. The views are amazing! Thanks Craig and Jude for a wonderful stay :) Highly recommend staying here.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Excellent location with fantastic views! Judy was very welcoming and informative. I loved how picturesque Whangaroa Harbour is and how free from the crowds! The kitchen (we had unit 4) was huge and the entire unit was very comfortable. Would highly recommend.

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Kaikohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My wife and I booked on line and were so surprised with the genuine warmth and friendliness when we were greeted by Judy.The motels have a lovely atmosphere and are in pristine condition and very well configured. Nothing was to much trouble to our hosts and we wish that some other accommodation providers would take lessons on how to meet,greet... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We came across the Whangaroa Lodge Motel by mistake, but so glad we did. The room was spotless and our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful giving us advice on all the best places to visit in the area. Will definately stay there again if we visit Whangaroa.

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