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Whitianga Campground

6 Bongard Road, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having booked three nights accommodation in a cabin for $310, I would NEVER recommend anyone stays at Whitianga Campground. The owner is rude, has no idea who he has booked in, or in what cabin they are booked. To add insult to injury, he has absolutely NO manners or idea of the meaning of "customer service". Sadly, this campground has... More 

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Queens, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed last year with pals. Hated the place. Read the bad reviews and it shows. This Grant is an old man who sounds and acts like a redneck. Roaches in the kitchen. Shower was nasty. Excuses and more excuses instead of taking responsibility and improving service and quality. Sad as New Zealand is gorgeous then you go to Whitianga and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stayed in a cabin for one night. Looking for cheap accomodation for 3 ppl. The actual cabin was good, lots of space, with own kitchen and Bathroom, however the cleanliness was another story..arrived to a suprise in our toilet and numerous old bars of soap in shower. Just needing a good clean really. Was ok for the night, wouldnt stay... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I was looking for an affordable place to stay for a couple of days while attending a concert and this was ideal. I had a spacious tent site and convenient access to toilets, showers and a communal kitchen including the all important freezer for my chillybin ice packs. Great value for money. Very handy to the beach.

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 6 nights over Christmas and New Year. Owners couldn't give a stuff about cramming people in and mixed families in with young party yobs. They charge way too much for the facilities. They don't allow pets but their own dog did his business outside my friends tent.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This camping ground would have to be one of the worst camping grounds in New Zealand. In the company of friends we traveled to Whitianga for a long weekend, both families staying in the cabins. Being a bit early we had the pleasure of listening to the cleaners complain about the dirt brought in by the previous occupants. A bit... More 

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Grant J, Manager at Whitianga Campground, responded to this review

Its dissappointing to hear your negative comments about our campground Its true that we have an old fashion campground, we have always been upfront with that in our marketing, as some guests enjoy that experience and others, which probably would include the ANONYMOUS reviewer, would obviously prefer a more modern camping experience. We like to think that our pricing is... More 

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This place is simple but confortable! I stayed in a tend! if you want to stay in tend, dont forget that you can not charge anything! The bathroom works with coins, each coin you can take a shower for 5 minutes!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Very disappointed in the facilities available for the price paid. Appreciate weather cant be helped but owner attitude and blatant lying be turned a bad situation worse. Other campers shocked at owners lack of providing a safe area to camp in the hopes of making money on sites that remained empty during our entire stay. When moved we had to... More 

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Grant J, Manager at Whitianga Campground, responded to this review

Jane Algie and friend booked a half site, arriving the 28th December for 5 nights, unfortunately the following day we had one of the worst days of rainfall I can remember here, 117mm in the town, the girls had been overnighting in nearby Coromandel, when they returned as the sites were very wet, Jane asked if they could move. I... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Yes, it's a basic family camp ground, but is certainly good value. We are a family with limited budget and more than happy to enjoy the fun family times! Xmas and New Year is about relaxing by the seaside and what could be better than camping in this beautiful bush setting. An added bonus was the fantastic singer hired by... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

After travelling from auckland, the lady upon arrival informed me our cabin (was booked over two months in advance) was double booked but not her problem as the boss took the booking. Ended up in another horribly tiny room they call a cabin, which grant the boss offered to us after admitting he wasnt even sure if it was clean!... More 

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Grant J, Manager at Whitianga Campground, responded to this review

5 westie chicks arrive, wrong room number allocated to their booking which is just as well as they had only booked for 4 guests., so girls sit down on the floor in their cabin and proceed to play drinking games, obviously too drunk to see the instructions at our office, regarding closing and opening of front gate, next morning we... More 

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