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Marina Court Motels And Apartments

56 Riverside Dr | Riverside, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stayed here while Rally Whangarei was on. Great locations and rooms were enough for what we needed. Lovely people. Only little annoying thing is the lack of car parking and area to turn vehicles around. Rooms were also equipped for how many that was recommends eg. Recommended 3 so 3 cups, 3 chairs, 3 plates. So hard when you have... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A short break over Christmas was taken at this motel, we had the granny flat and couldn't fault it. Service was excellent, a special request for a blind over a door was promptly dealt with, and really appreciated. The room had everything we needed and the location was perfect for walking to town. The only request my son had was... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We only stayed one night and even though it was comfortable it was looking a bit tired and needed some TLC. The bathroom was a good configuration but no where to put towels and there was plenty of room to put a couple of hand rails

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We only stayed for one night, which was OK, and reasonable value for money. The unit was very clean and had been completely renovated, but lacked any homely charm - it was basic. The hot water came from a tank in a kitchen cupboard, and we discovered (too late) that there only enough hot water for one shower. We'd probably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A quaint little motel on the water, very clean and tidy and it has all the amenities you need such as a kitchenette, flat screen t.v, comfy couch and beds and a good shower. The nautical theme gives it a relaxing feel. You can stroll along the river passed the yacht basin into town, along the way you'll find the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is a cheap place to stay but it wasn't somewhere I would rush back to. The place was a bit run down and the owner didn't seem to be very hands on. When we arrived (at 4pm) we were shown our room where the sheets hadn't been changed from the previous guest. We were then given a new room... More 

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AnneMarina, Owner at Marina Court Motels And Apartments, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for the input, all feed back is good. And as Im sure you can appreciate 2 weeks of ownership in peak season gives us little opportunity to renovate so as you said the place is a bit "out of date" and we also experienced a few teething problems with housekeeping staff. But changes have started already... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

If you want five-star luxury don't stay here, but if you want a clean, comfy place for a decent price, go for it! Sure, it's old-style but the things you need to be updated have been - i.e. good shower, comfy bed. It's very clean and the owners are very nice, also central location and nice to be beside the... More 

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AnneMarina, Owner at Marina Court Motels And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to give us such a great review. We really appreciate it. We have tried to update the most important things as you mention and others will come....along the way. Kind regards Ove and Anne More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Another relaxing weekend at Marina Court. This motel ticks all the boxes for us, no fancy extras, just a very clean and tidy unit, very comfortable bed and lovely fresh clean bedding and towels. Great shower with high water pressure and plenty of hot water. Every thing we needed in the unit. Staff very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed having... More 

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AnneMarina, Owner at Marina Court Motels And Apartments, responded to this review

Well what can we say but thank you! We too think the spot is fantastic. It is central and even if it does not have water views, it is easy to take you coffee as you said, to the waterfront and enjoy a sunset. We are really pleased when we see people sitting on our "log-bench" with a dring and... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

I booked on line because of the motel's location & comments from TripAdvisor. Met only Anne, whose accent I mistook for the UK, not Danish. She could not have been more obliging. Motel is simple but clean. Location is an easy walk to town. I would recommend Marina Court to others as value for $$, with a really nice owner.

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AnneMarina, Owner at Marina Court Motels And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Yes that is exactly what Marina Court is : simple and clean :-) It is an old motel in great need for an update and we are working on it. In the meantime we take great pains to keep it very clean and tidy. ...and yes, we are both Danish...we are climate refugees ;-)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

The Marina Court looks simple from the outside and its rooms are basic, but it is exceptionally clean and comfortable and grew on us in the 3 weeks we were there. We enjoyed it very much. The location along the River and near yacht harbors is great, within walking distance of the entertainment centers of Whangarei. The real gem is... More 

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AnneMarina, Owner at Marina Court Motels And Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you very much for those kind words :-) You make us blush!! We enjoy having people on the longer stays as we get to know them and can have a chat sometimes. It is easy to be nice to nice people ;-) Kind regards Ove and Anne More 

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