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Shores Accommodation

2345 Whangarei Heads Road, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really really nice accommodation could not believe how well equipped it was and the quality of everything in the apartment, we were in Heaven for 5 nights the sheets were beautiful the bed comfy it's just perfect. Location is great and the heads are beautiful. Host is extremely nice very helpful and kind but also just leave you to it... More 

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Preston, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A lovely stylish apartment very well equipped with quality fittings and extremely spacious. The kitchen in addition to the usual hob/microwave has an oven and full size fridge/freezer. Large balcony for outdoor dining and great views over the surrounding area. It really has everything for a perfect stay and well looked after by Lil the owner. There are also two... More 

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LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the great review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you and it's a shame you couldn't stay longer, you might just have to come back some time. All the very best for your future travels. More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We spent one week in Lil's and Ron's apartment an we loved it. There is everything you need for a perfect holiday. Plenty of room, nice modern interiors, spotless clean facilitys and lots to do and to relax in the area. We most enjoyed the privacy, still knowing there is always someone to ask for tips what to do, the... More 

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LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review, we really enjoy meeting people and helping them make the most of the opportunities in this beautiful place... I'm glad we achieved this and you enjoyed your stay! I'm sure you'll enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand as well, travel safe! More 

Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visited my uncle who stays here every year for three/four months to escape the worst of the UK weather and I can see why he does! Nothing is too much trouble for the hosts. The setting is stunning, only a very short walk to the beautiful bay and the rooms are clean and very comfortable. I wish I could visit... More 

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LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you and to see you make the most of your time here, you certainly kept busy and covered a lot of ground... We really enjoy seeing people relax and make the most of the surroundings. The weather was so beautiful for you too. All the very best for future travels! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My family and I had an excellent 3 night stay in the Koru apartment. Its a lovely house away from the busy city - just the exact place you'd like to come for a relaxing week. Very clean and comfortable apartment. Everything you'll ever need was available here, a home away from home. From WiFi, TV, DVDs, Kitchen, Barbecue, Walks,... More 

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LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation, responded to this review

We're so pleased you all enjoyed your stay and great that you got to go diving too! It's always good to see people making the most of the surroundings. We really enjoyed meeting you, all the very best for your future travels. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My partner and I stayed here over Labour weekend and were very impressed with the studio apartment. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and well equipped - from the moment we arrived it felt like a home from home. There was nothing we found the apartment to be missing. The location itself is perfect for exploring the nearby Mount Mania, Ocean... More 

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LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Shores - it's nice to know you enjoyed the sound of the waves lapping on the beach, we find it relaxing too. Thank you for your positive comments, it's satisfying to know you had everything you needed for an enjoyable weekend. It would be great to see you back sometime. : ) More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We had a fantastic 4 night stay at Shores in the Manaia Apartment. The apartment was comfortable, modern, clean, and spacious. The hospitality from Lil & Ron was first class. At the end of each day, having either been out walking a track, fishing, or beaching it, we relaxed out on the apartment deck and enjoyed a cold beverage and... More 

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LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation, responded to this review

A belated reply, but just had to thank you for such a great review - you certainly made the most of all the opportunities here! It makes us feel good when people have such a great time. All the very best for future travels! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable 11 night stay over Xmas in the Manaia apartment. The accomodation is light, modern & open plan with comfortable, good quality furnishings. The kitchen is fully equipped with a good size fridge/ freezer so stock up before arriving - the nearest supermarket is at Parua Bay. There are 2 double bedrooms with comfortable beds &... More 

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LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation, responded to this review

I just realised we hadn't responded to your review - thank you so much for your kind words, it's great to think you enjoyed your stay! We really enjoyed meeting you, it was a pleasure to have you stay at Shores - especially over Christmas. We are very pleased you were happy here and that you found plenty to do... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Two adults and two teenagers (1 girl, 1 boy) spent time in both the Mania and Koru rooms. Both are fabulous. BBQ, wash/dry facilities, self contained, comfortable, fresh, new this was a spectacular find in the high season. Friendly and helpful hosts. Location idyllic with easy access walk (while carrying kayaks) to the water. Wonderful value. Definitely recommend and will... More 

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LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation, responded to this review

We really appreciate your positive review, thank you. We are always pleased to hear people have enjoyed their stay here at Shores in our little slice of heaven... It was lovely to meet you, I'm so glad you and your family had such a good time. All the very best, Lil More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Easter 2013 we made our second visit to "Shores". Our earlier visit in January 2013 was with family and the accomodation was just great for 2 adults and 3 children. Our 2nd visit was with Overseas Adults visitors and we chose the stand alone 2 Bedroom apartment. Our visitors and Us were most impressed with the quality of accomodation and... More 

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LilRuffell, Owner at Shores Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Shores, and for the generous comments! We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your lovely family and friends - one thing we love about providing accommodation. We believe we live in paradise and we enjoy others enjoying it so much. We're so glad you'll be back! Thanks again. More 

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