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Waves Motel

#2 of 9 Hotels in Orewa
Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
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Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and Kohu Street, Orewa, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Orewa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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 

San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location near the beach, short walk to town. There were a lot of things in the room that were broken and either hadn't been repaired or hadn't been repaired correctly. It seems the hotel is going downhill. The furniture was dirty. Worst of all, the front desk person totally ignored my wife for a long time when she went... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can only highly recommend this boutique hotel. It's position is perfect with the beach nearby, the rooms being spacious and clean with the cherry being the staff who are great. I arrived very early and had a business meeting at the hotel, The friendly and prompt check in was a great relief and the assistance with the printing of... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed in suite No 12 which has a pleasant rear view to the sea and is laid out well and offers all the facilities needed when staying in a motel such as this. There are many positives to this place, the bedding was very comfortable and clean as was the sofas and dining furniture in the... More 

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San Diego, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a night great little place right next to along beach and good surf right out front we rented a board from a surf shop 10 minute walk and surfed out of our hotel room. The place is well kept full kitchen and comfy the manager is helpful also let us have a late checkout FYI when... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a whole 70 small steps from a beautiful beach - it may not over look it but it's close enough. The apartments are large, clean and airy with good decor. We have a road view but it's not noisy at night and there is a gig balcony to sit on outside which is nice. Good air con as well.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked over phone, staff member took all relevant information including credit card details but when arrived to check in there was no record of booking and they were fully booked so we were stuck with nowhere to stay for our overnight business trip, staff member at desk advised that that particular employee who had taken the booking had in fact... More 

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Cairns
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived 2am by taxi from Auckland intl airport,Nya's expected 13km to motel, but turned out to be 67km? $241 taxi fare, then departed at 6am back to airport $149.00 via shuttle bus making it very expensive overnight, perhaps not fault of Waves, but I recall seeing 13kms and without geographical knowledge of Auckland we learned a good lesson. At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stopped by here on our way back to Auckland. The room was brand new, with plenty of space. Staff was very helpful. Location is perfect, just have to walk 1 minute and your are on the beach, without any road to cross. Would have stayed longer there is possible. WOuld definitely come back there. great value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Not to far from Orewa centre and not too close. Close to the beach. Nice modern rooms. We stayed for just one night and ate at a local restaurant within easy walking distance of motel. Staff friendly and helpful

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