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Beach Motel & Cabins

108 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga, New Zealand
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Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
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  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Terrible reception i was greeted with out any frindliness and just asked for the money i owed upfront. I see now why they ask for payment upfront as motel was disgusting. as we drove in we are greeted by what can only be described as a "squatters paradise" rubbish and furniture outaide and a run down moudly building that, thank... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stayed in the beach cabin - Extremely bad attitude from the people running the accommodation Cold water shower No reception office on the site, so we had to ask people staying there where to go to check in (and then had to go to a different camping ground to check-in). There weren't even any signs to indicate this! Noisy (from... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Worst accommodation ever!!!! Situated away down the road and around the corner from the office we stupidly didn't view before we paid up front! Got the key, went down and walked in....there was a blood stain on the duvet, pulled back the sheet and there were three black hairs, checked the shower and the floor was black which we thought... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was the worst value place I have EVER stayed in. The place was filthy - dirt, mould, cobwebs, pools of water in bathroom. The bed was disgusting. The pillowcases and sheets all wrinkled. Looks like they hadnt been changed. The coffee and sugar in containers and were block solid so no use. Tea bags just ones out of a... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Room was ok for the price, kitchen adequate no oven but microwave and hot plates which were a bit slow. Walls a little thin. Lots of hot water which was a plus. A heat pump would be a welcome improvement in the future as it was hot and with the windows open the traffic noise was loud. Helpful in the... More 

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 hotel reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Although being called Beach Motel, “located directly across the road from the beach” the property is not beachfront, you can’t even see the beach from the units because there is a row of houses across the road blocking the view. The motel is located away from the main part of town. The front unit we had was large and clean... More 

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Thousand Palms, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

This place charges you the FULL amount of your stay when you make a booking and has no refunds! My 74 year old father made a reservation over the phone thinking he only had to pay a $20 cancellation fee, but was charged $500 immediately!! He tried to cancel almost four weeks before his stay and was told then he... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Photos on the website are not a fair representation of the 'cottage' I stayed in. Smelt so musty & unoxygenated it gave me a headache. Beds & sheets looked like they were 30 years old. Duvet cover was wafer thin (for winter). No soap in bathroom. Gurgling toilet. Heating? It had an elcectric heater the same age as the beds.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2011

I made the booking of this accomodation in January, I needed to be in Whitianga on the Weekend of the 5th of march for a friends wedding. I was told they had an available unit but they would only hold it for me if I paid directly into there bank account 1 nights accomodation as a deposit. I found this... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

On first arrival we were disappointed at the location of the motel, it was beach front which by the pic on the website would seem to suggest. Once we got there we had no idea where to sign in & get keys so went next door which had sign in garden saying Motel enquiries not here. (my fault should have... More 

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