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Oakura Beach Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   53 Wairau Road, Oakura, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014
Diane C Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Comfortable motel unit, set a lovely garden setting. Unit had everything you needed, space , comfortable bed and was very clean. If you like modern , then this place will disappoint. The owner was very friendly , however the cats are really friendly and quite happy to make themselves at home in your unit. Short walk to beach . Nice... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well equipped, clean, comfortable accommodation in a quiet area. Great nearby facilities - shops, restaurants etc. plus beach. Close to New Plymouth where most of the motels seem to be on main streets in town. This is the more peaceful alternative. Very helpful hosts. Have stayed before and would stay again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

On pulling into the driveway, I noticed 4 or so scruffy looking cats lying casually on the driveway and in front of some of the units. Get to my room and start to settle in and almost trip over one. Unit is nice and tidy, spacious with all kitchen facilities, nice queen sized bed. TV is a bit on the... More

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OakuraBeachMotel, Owner at Oakura Beach Motel, responded to this review

Hi There Sorry the cats bothered you, We don’t have Four cats but next doors cats visit the property from time to time as well so that may have been the reason there were so many cats? With regards to the shower temperature we will look at the shower temperature setting as it was only last month the temperature was... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This property met our needs perfectly. Well located, easy walking distance to the black beach. Property is well maintained and clean. We really like being able to park right next to your door. Kitchen was fine and had everything we needed for an overnight stay. Recommended

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Great motel.cleaned daily. free daily newspaper.rooms spacious with bed linen and towels provided which is great if traveling around. Great hosts. Would recommend to everyone.very close to lovely beach and shop's. Great value.

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Waihi Beach, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

A very clean and friendly motel to stay in. The manager/owner (?) was lovely and offered help whenever we asked. The room was tidy and well equipped for our needs. A lovely play area for the kids, with a good sized BBQ area for our use, which my kids loved playing cafés in. The friendly pets were an added bonus... More

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Ohakune, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed here on a last minute change of plans and was pleasantly surprised! Clean, cozy & a 5 minute walk to the beach! A perfect place to relax! Everything about this place was perfect! There was even a mandarin tree bursting with deliciousness!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stayed here over Queens birthday weekend - found this place by just driving by. Stayed in a studio room, very clean and comfortable with a full kitchen. Nice new bedspreads. Shower (no bath). Quiet and a 2 minute walk to Oakura surf beach. Walking distance to a Four Square, Fish n Chip shop, restaurant, sports bar, chemist. 10 min drive... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Had a nice stay with our small family here. Welcoming hosts, comfortable and basic rooms, quiet location. Our bed was a bit too soft, and it was a bit cramped sometimes. But the hosts were accommodating and quick to respond to any requests. Plus just a few min walk to beach. Would recommend to friends.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Spent two days there in April , so peaceful and relaxing , just walking along the beach ,( a renowned surfing beach ) such great hosts so laid back , this is definitely where you come if you want to chill out , not the Hilton but a good clean comfortable motel

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Address: 53 Wairau Road, Oakura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Oakura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Oakura Beach Motel 3*
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** UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP **Oakura, 12 kms west of New Plymouth on Surf Highway 45, is a popular holiday destination in Taranaki. Oakura Beach Motel is 300m from the main surfing/swimming beach which is patrolled during summer. The Oakura river is very popular with young families and some good fishing spots are to be found at the river mouth. There are numerous local walks, golfing, and gardens of national significance nearby. A number of artists and craftspeople exhibit locally. A few minutes walk takes you to restaurants and cafes in the main shopping area. Oakura Beach Motel is ideally situated for a relaxing holiday or visit to Taranaki. ... more   less 
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