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Motel Sierra

26 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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london
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A comfortable and well equiped motel room with a spa & pool,games room and picnic area. Comfy beds and good cooking facilities. We stayed during a busy time but the motel was calm and effeciently managed. A restful stop after a long journey to NZ. Good value for money & the hosts were very helpful in guiding us around the... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I've stayed here twice while in Whangarei for work and have enjoyed both stays. The rooms are clean and tidy, with big comfortable beds. The decor is not the flashest by a longshot, but it is cheap and you get 3 days of free wifi which is the best I have found at any place I have stayed in the... More 

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Waimamaku, Northland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had hired the premises because it had a conference room as well as accommodation. We arrived late at night, and Cath was waiting for us to arrive. Everything was perfect. Instead of having tiny little packs of milk, Cath gave us a bottle of milk knowing we would need it more. Cath had provided us with extra towels, Nothing... More 

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Kath and Nigel O, Owner at Motel Sierra, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we were able to help. We pride ourselves on giving excellent customer service and thank you for your review of our Motel. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stayed here and hired the conference room for some workshops. Love the conference room as it is light, warm and with a nice outlook over pool. Excellent kitchen. Cath the new owner is very friendly and helpful (she even did the dishes for me after my last workshop so I could get away.

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Kath and Nigel O, Owner at Motel Sierra, responded to this review

We pride ourselves in giving excellent customer service and I am glad that the little things we do help our guests enjoy their stay with us. More 

Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I stayed at the Sierra 4 weeks what a stay, nice and clean and we had great BBQ's. every one were very helpful and pleasant and when I come back with my wife will stay here thank you again Kath hope to see you very soon

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Kath and Nigel O, Owner at Motel Sierra, responded to this review

Our overseas guests were fantastic and we enjoyed the being able to show case Whangarei in a positive way. We look forward to your return. More 

Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stayed here for three nights in early May 2013. Rang up from Australia the day before and spoke to Cheree who advised that there was a big hockey tournament on in Whangarei but she had one room left at the back which I booked for NZ$105 per night. The room was large, clean and well presented. No problems with the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Motel was very Clean - except from that it is all down hill - Booked from display on the Motels web site. observed their displayed price- never dreamed there would be a $15.00 surcharge for my wife. we slept in the same bed - so I guess the surcharge was for her towel and squirt of soap. Smoke alarm was... More 

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Dargaville, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Stayed at motel for just the night because it was close to work function. Wouldn't stay there again our room was tired-does need some work. Lots of children running around motel (think it was some kind of sports day in Whangarei). Children kicking balls around car park by cars, by motel rooms against wall & knocking on our room doors... More 

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Russell, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Really lovely place to stay.. The cat is really cool too!! It's a very handy location and easy to find. The owner/manager was very pleasant. It was good value and I'm not sure what some people expect for their money. $120 per night for 2 adults and 2 children is excellent in this day and age..

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Halifax
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This motel is basic, clean, and quiet. We paid $100 NZD for the night and thought that this was a bit high, given that we've stayed in similar places in equally touristy areas for about $20 less. So you may want to shop around a bit before committing. We stayed in the Queen room, which came as well with a... More 

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