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Motel Villa Del Rio

118 Maunu Rd | Whangarei, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Charlottenlund, Denmark
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room was very clean but a little old. Everything worked perfect. A nice pool and a very friendly owner. A little far away from the town center, so we took car. Will stay there again when i pass Whangarei.

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Lobethal, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The motel provided good, basic accommodation at a good price. The room included cooking facilities, which can save the cost of eating out. The owners were very friendly and the location was convenient and easy to find.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a clean and basic motel, which is boosted by it's very friendly and helpful owners. The decor was very dated, but everything was clean and tidy. The pool looked nice, and my only criticism would be that the spa didn't look very clean. (We didn't swim).

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Thank Dingenic
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We booked here at the last minute on way up north. The owners are really friendly - you can tell they care about the motel. It was spotlessly clean. The swimming pool was such a treat after a hot day in the car. Would recommend and would stay again

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Thank W1832EAkarenv
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This motel is great. It was spotless when walked in. We ended up needing very last minute accommodation with 2 children after arriving in Whangerei. We had driven straight up from Auckland after a very long flight from Canada. Owner/manager ? Was so nice. Let us in right away which was much apperictated as we were in need of sleep.... More 

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London
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Hotels don't seem to exist in Whangarei. The motels all advertise luxury pools and spacious living areas, but in reality for the European traveller you will find they're all pretty basic in terms of interior fittings and decor. Nevertheless, this place was spotlessly clean, well maintained and well located, and exceptionally well priced. The free wifi was fast and reliable... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I spent a couple of nights here whilst visiting my parents. I arrived early on check in day and as the room had been empty the night before they happily gave me the key at 9am. The room was nice, with a little kitchenette and a very comfortable bed. Close to the centre of town and only a short walk... More 

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Lovely clean motel with everything we needed. Resent renovations are tasteful and functional. Really nice linen on the comfy beds and beautiful towels! Our hosts were great! Have stayed here many times and I'll be back!

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Judy W, Owner at Motel Villa Del Rio, responded to this review

Hi Judith, thank you so much for taking the time to provide a positive review of our Motel. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

10 out of 10 for Service! Really helpful Hosts. I had asked for an upstairs unit - but all rooms would have been suitable.My hubby was in Hospital - about 10 mins easy walk - so I didn't need to use my car at all during my stay. The Hosts kindly let me leave my car there until 1pm on... More 

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Judy W, Owner at Motel Villa Del Rio, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad that we could help you while your husband was in hospital. We have passed your review onto all our staff, thanks for taking the time to review our Motel. More 

Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Room was good size and clean. Bed was comfy and we had a kitchen, albeit small, which served our needs well. Reception staff were friendly but the best part was the swimming pool which we had to ourselves for the entire 2 days stay.

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