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Marina Court Motels And Apartments

56 - 58 Riverside Dr. | Riverside, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Marina Court Motels And Apartments
Ranked #21 of 34 hotels in Whangarei
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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England
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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2 weeks of ownership in peak season gives us little opportunity to renovate so as you said the place is a bit "out of date" and we also experienced a few teething problems with housekeeping staff.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

Taranaki
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

auckland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011 via mobile

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
315 reviews 315 reviews
62 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

We needed a motel for one night as we headed north to the Bay of Islands and although it looks a bit tired from the outside, we decided to try the Marina Court. We were pleasantly surprised by the experience. The welcome was warm, helpful and good natured and the one bedroom unit we were given was surprisingly roomy and... More

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

We are always very pleased when guests have enjoyed their stay and we especially thank you for taking time to write a review. We are happy to be able to offer the spacious units at a budget price and we are working on the dated decor ;-). We are expecting the new harbour crossing will divert much of the traffic... More

Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

We live aboard a sail boat but could not live aboard while having work done,which turned out to be 3 months of work! MARINA COURT was the perfect place to live. EXTREMELY CLEAN, comfortable beds,tv and reading lamps,plus the Kitchen had everything you would need AND if not Anne and Ove Kjaer made sure they would get it for you.... More

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

Thank you so much for your response. We hope to see you back in the future when we have accomplished more in our much needed upgrade. In the meantime we will rely on cleanliness, service and low price for happy customers. Thank you Ove and Anne More

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Address: 56 - 58 Riverside Dr. | Riverside, Whangarei, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marina Court is a 9 unit Motel situated a short flat walk (900m) from the Town Basin and Marina and City Centre offering a variety of restaurants and shops. Only 500m to Whangarei Aquatic and Fitness centre. We offer studio, one and two bedroom units, all with kitchenettes. Free BBQ in garden with marina view and free Wi-Fi per day. Coin operated laundry available. We are happy to help you plan your visit to Northland with a few suggestions and free maps. ... more   less 
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