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Baileys at the Beach Motel

66 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place by accident as had no booking for the area. Recently renovated and extended. Stayed in the new premium apartment with direct view over the beach. And borrowed the surf kayaks at 7pm ! Good facilites reasonable prices. Very clean and comfortable. Friendly managers.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In spite of the fact that we had booked with the hotel in October, when we showed up on Jan 1st we were informed that, although they had our reservation, they had given our room away by "accident" and that they "were't sure what happened" - Given it was a peak time we spent a considerable amount of money checking... More 

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Ben D, Manager at Baileys at the Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, I acknowledge the mistake was ours, it was a genuine error made within our booking system. We apologized at the time profusely and organized alternative accommodation for you at a favorable rate. With regard to the 'no show fee' charged - I know that an automatic e-mail was generated to you stating you would be... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had the most fantastic stay here, great location right across from the beach! The nice Lady and her Fiancee were more than helpful providing us with local maps and 'hot spots' to visit. The room was very clean and facilities we could not fault. We had such a great night we decided to stay for two! Thank you very... More 

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Glencoe, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Baileys is a simple place with a great view in a great location on the Coromandel peninsula. The new owners are terrific, couldn't be nicer & will go way outof their way to ensure you have a good experience--from bringing up breakfast, doing your laundry to drying your shoes after a hike through a river.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

While premises are lovely and new the Owner (not management) was not helpful at all when giving out kayaks. One life jacket was inadequate and told to put petite 4 yr old child into the adult jacket and pull it tight, as father didn't need one. Shocking!!

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Ben D, Owner at Baileys at the Beach Motel, responded to this review

Hi There, We have reviewed our bookings from last year (as we only re-opened after Christmas) and cannot see any record of guests having stayed that fit your description. We are keen to get to the bottom of this, please get in touch so we can address this as it is definitely not our policy to ignore safety requirements. Regards,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stayed here for one night and found it very clean and well kept. There was plenty of room and a massive bathroom. The staff were very friendly and let us view all the rooms before choosing the one we wanted. They provided laundry facilities and were generally very obliging, even with us checking out late. It is located close... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Although newly refurbished, the walls are paperthin and you hear next door breathing and worse.. This was for the luxury studio at 190$ a night! Could not sleep all night and management was rude when I complained. STAY AWAY!

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Ben D, Owner at Baileys at the Beach Motel, responded to this review

Hi there. We are sorry that you had a negative experience, and are in fact the only complaint we have received about the walls. The walls you are referring to are brand new Fire Walls, with their construction exceeding the commercial firewall standards for both the fire and sound requirements. Our manager has changed since you last stayed, we would... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This motel is a good value for the location. The wonderful beach is right across the street. The rooms are large and comfortable. Free use of laundry room was a real bonus. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.

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Porirua, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We chose this place on the spur of the moment while driving past and are very glad we did. The charming owner/manager gave us three keys to choose our room from - upstairs luxury (newly renovated), downstairs unrenovated (concrete-block walls and rather small) or newly renovated downstairs. We chose the last and really loved it. The double room in the... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
46 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This motel was recently (dec 2013) remade and is excellent value. We stayed two nights. It is immaculately clean, has laundry, kayaks, super friendly and helpful hosts (miss you Masti the dog!) and is right in front of the beach. Stay there!

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Address: 66 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Whitianga

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