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Distinction Whangarei Hotel & Conference Centre

9 Riverside Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I had a lovely stay last week for our five year anniversary, beautiful spacious superior room, excellent amenities and comfortable bed. The mirror was massive in the room which was great. The curtains were great at shutting out the light which was a bonus. Excellent facilities, the swimming pool was a lot smaller and square than I'd... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located right next to the harbour, this is a pretty decent hotel. There are several places to eat within walking distance and the Hatea Loop (4.2 km) is right across the street to burn off dinner. The hotel has a swimming pool, hot tub, and most importantly each room has an air conditioner for the hot summer days. Each room... More 

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Thank Daveanc
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Room was clean, bed was comfy, people were friendly, pool was nice, water pressure was good, breakfast was very nice and all over a great value for money deal we had. Would def stay again, good location in Whangarei too with walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets CBD

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Been here several times over the years for work. Large complex of rooms with lots of parking and many rooms have good views out to the yachts moored in the marina. Rooms are spacious and well equipped but beginning to show signs of age. Wi fi in rooms very slow, Was late arriving so did not have an evening meal... More 

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Thank Christine R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Hotel needs a soft refurb. Carpets worn& stained, but large rooms & bathrooms & very clean. Don't get too excited about pool & spa. Pretty ordinary. Location to marina is good. Ask for upper room overlooking marina. A bit of road noise & balcony more a wide ledge. Bed very soft, little back support. Was ok. But would probably stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The Kingsgate Hotel has basic rooms that are clean, flat screen TV, small refrigerator and hot water pot for tea. We stayed in the handicap accessible room as my husband had an artificial hip revision at the Whangarei Hospital to repair his hip after an accident. The handicap accessible room's bathroom did not work for someone who has had a... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This hotel is what old New Zealand accommodations used to be- in 1970. It is worn and tired. The net curtain in my room was torn-- c'mon folks! The staff were all too willing to tell me the rules ("You can't go there until..."), but did nothing- I mean nothing- to make me feel welcome. In fact I felt like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Centrally located near the town basin and marina. Basic but clean room. Very secure. Key entry only from all outside doors to gain entrance to the corridors. Chosen because it has great parking for a car and trailer. Complimentary breakfast with room was nice. On site restaurant served good basic food that was more than adequate.

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Thank Sue1059420
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Dated decor, service is average to OK. I stay at Millenium Hotels a minimum of 8 nights per month so have a good take on things and this one is not the best. The one massive positive is the 50+ Sky channels. Really great to have.

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Thank Gareth R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights with a colleague, and while I didn't expect much I was surprised at the disparity between the cost and what you get. The décor looks old and dated, we had problems with our key card multiple times and had to walk all the way back to the front desk 3 times (it was quite... More 

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