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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 8 hotels in Orewa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Tracy H Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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233 reviews 233 reviews
126 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
73 helpful votes 73 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was excellent accommodation, just a few steps to beautiful Orewa beach and a short walk to nearby restaurants and shops. Welcoming staff on reception. Actually had a 2 bedroom studio, although only needed the one, so for a family would have been even better value for money.

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northern California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Wow - what a wonderful surprise! For some unknown reason we were upgraded and we were given a room with a king bed instead of queen. Nice bedroom with TV, a large sitting room with an even bigger TV, desk, table, couch, kitchenette with fridge, microwave, hob, coffee maker, toaster, supplies, etc. Everything is extremely modern and super clean. Beautiful... More

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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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