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Waves Motel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and Kohu Street, Orewa, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Orewa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin L Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location by the beach with a short walk to the town centre, and friendly helpful service from the staff. The two bedroom unit has a small living and kitchen area with comfortable bedrooms, with one having a small TV and the other holes in the wall were I presume a TV used to be. It was evident that this... More

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Mission Beach
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had requested a quiet room, and got the room on the very end with all the car parking outside. Loved the underfloor heating! The room was the access friendly room, so when showering, water went everywhere (obviously set up for wheelchair access). It seriously ran all over the bathroom, even with the curtain closed. Then we heard everyone talking... More

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

In the middle of a horrible storm we decided to get out of Auckland. We saw some reviews on Trip Advisor and booked Waves. We arrived in the wild weather and found a happy host. Nice touch to give us a small torch in case of power cuts. The room was a one bed(queen) with spa bath. Nice big spa... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Fantastic 5 star experience. We usually stay at the Langham in Auckland but this time needed to stay on the North Shore. Although it is hard to compare a motel with a hotel, we found the standard of rooms, cleanliness and service rivals 5 star hotels that we stay at throughout the world

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Wellington, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Friends that were staying here recommended that I book also. I had booked a garden spa room. It was very spacious and comfortable. If I stayed for more than 1 night, I would've used the spa, as it looked like it would've been divine. Next time. The staff were friendly and check-in was fast. My friends had booked an inter-connecting... More

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Freiburg i. Br.
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232 reviews 232 reviews
125 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Waves motel is fun. Nice spacious rooms, friendly service, good location. And of course the wonderful Jacuzzi bathtub. Just the right place to stay after a long day of motorbike riding. Only the distance to the next restaurant can be a bit long on a rainy day.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Feels like a cross between a hotel and motel. We found it very modern, comfortable and spacious. The staff were very accommodating and provided great fold out beds for the kids. Good location too (about 4 houses down from the beach).

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stayed here for two nights for a wedding at the Ambers. The first night we booked on booking.com, but our circumstances changed and we telephoned Ken who had room for us. A one bedroomed apartment in the corner on the first floor with a Jacuzzi, kitchen and separate lounge. We loved the location being yards from the beach and a... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

This was a one night stand as we made our way from Paihia to Auckland. We were greeted warmly by our host, a pleasant Japanese chap and were very happy with the studio suite which was in immaculate condition. We had a comfortable king size bed and the hotel felt like it was almost new. We received beach towels for... More

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Launceston, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We spent one night here driving to the Bay of Islands. The accommodation is quite good, but as this was more expensive than anywhere else we stayed in New Zealand we did not consider it to be outstanding. Quite a long way to the shops, restaurants etc and although near the beach certainly no beach view.

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Address: Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and Kohu Street, Orewa, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orewa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Waves Motel 3.5*
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