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Waves Motel

#3 of 9 Hotels in Orewa
Certificate of Excellence
Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and Kohu Street, Orewa, New Zealand
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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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waves is less than a minute from the beach but it's not on the beach so the rooms don't have any view of the sea - despite what the advertising and promotion indicates. But having said that, this was a good overnight stay for us. There is parking area for guests and check in was fast by a very friendly... More 

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Leigh, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only stayed one night. Right by the beach. Staff was friendly and room was big and had a spa bath. Spa could have been cleaner and the water coming out of the tap was brown. We ran the water for a good 5 min and the colour changed but the water was still not clear. Looked like rusty water from... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We chose this on the basis of reviews and were not disappointed. The service on arrival was friendly and fast, our room was spacious and comfortable and there was good fast internet and plenty of power outlets for our myriad of phones and laptops. While it was just an overnight stay I would come back again.

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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Retired, West Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Amsterdam
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10 hotel reviews
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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Henley on Thames
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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Huddersfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 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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