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Waves Motel

#2 of 9 Hotels in Orewa
Certificate of Excellence
Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and Kohu Street, Orewa, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Orewa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We only stayed one night at Waves but it was excellent. Staff were helpful from arrival to departure. Hallways were clean and smelt clean too. We were in an Executive Studio room. It was spacious and very clean. Free wi-fi was excellent and the spa tub was heaven after a busy day. We were on the ground floor on the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We arrived late and grabbed the last available apartment. A real bonus after a long day driving. A spa bath with the sound of the ocean and privacy with easy access to the beach. The facilities are excellent I would recommend this motel for an overnight or longer. Thanks trip advisor.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Staff really went above and beyond. Location is less than a minute walk from the beach - but unfortunately no room has any beach views. Regardless we had a great time, excellent rooms and so close to everything, you can walk anywhere.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have stayed in Waves over the past years when visiting NZ. Although we had a warm welcome on arrival, we could see that Waves is now needing some tlc. The bedroom and bathroom were still clean and there was a new sofa but the balcony was dirty and uninviting and the table was rotten. The stairs up to the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Spa pool, wifi, good beds, kitchenette, everything there. Fridge was a bit loud but didnt bother us too much. Not cheap though, bit pricy for what you get. Location probably drives up the price, and it was a cool spot. Get up early to see the sun rise if you can!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I really do not understand the recent rant by another reviewer. I'm with the majority on this one. Waves is a perfectly good small motel. We had a double room at the back of the hotel, which was very quiet - no road noise and just far enough from the beach for the waves not to keep us awake. Our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had a couple of nights here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The beach was a short walk away, the facilities more than adequate esp. the bathroom. The bed was comfortable and we both had a goodnight's sleep. The staff were friendly and provided complimentary beach towels. A bit of a walk to the town centre and it is better to... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

AWFUL. Windowless bathrooms and bedrooms. 3x 15ml milk portions for THREE PAYING GUESTS. Grubby in room windlowless spa pool.No tea towels. 2 bath towels. No soap- dispenser completely empty. No remote control for bedroom television. Broken CD player. Half a roll of toilet paper. For the money $190 it was total rubbish.Questionable staining on the floor and pull out bed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Okay room to stay in,everything you need there.left a bag of food and drink in one of the cupboards.unfortunately when we rang 5 hrs later the bag was gone! According to their policies anything left behind was kept for 3 months,maybe not such a good place to go

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Situated less than 100 m from the beach north of Auckland this motel offers god value for money. You park your car safely just outside the reception which provides quick and efficient service (including the traditional milk bottle upon check-in). Your room will be on ground floor or upstairs, reached by a staircase to an open gallery. The rooms are... More 

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Waves04, Manager at Waves Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, it is a good guide to other travelers who would like to spend a few days around Orewa. I am so happy to have you stay with us for several days. Hope you enjoyed, and see you next time. Thank you very much. More 

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