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Sandy Shores apartments

14 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Sandy Shores apartments
Ranked #3 of 18 hotels in Whitianga
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a girls weekend and it was fantastic. The beach is just across the road, literally 10 steps from the door and your on the beach. 5 minute walk into town. Very clean and tidy. Would highly recommend!! I will definitely be going back again

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Wellington
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20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night in one of two ground floor apartments. Right on the beachfront and about a 10 minute walk to the shopping centre. The owner Thelma greeted us on arrival and was brilliant. She has a long history of running Motels and knows the job backwards. The downstairs apartment is equiped way beyond what we would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We were away for business for a couple of days and came across Sandy Shores. It was exactly what we needed, well situated, immaculately clean and tidy, great views, excellent price and has a well equipped kitchen as I prefer to cook myself when we are away. Will definitely stay again when in Whitianga.

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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
45 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The upper level at Sandy Shores is a huge apartment - not a hotel or motel (this is really miscategorised here), it's more a whole floor of a quite large house. It's also good value for money in what is typically a very expensive town for accommodation; it would comfortably take four people (two couples) which would make it a... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed for three nights in Thelma's 2nd floor apartment. The lift was a real bonus and saved carrying our cases up the flight of stairs. The apartment is fantastic and the panoramic views are simply superb. This was by far the best accommodation we stayed in during our travels around NZ. The apartment is truly self contained and Thelma... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Initially we loved this place. The location was fabulous within 5 minutes walking distance to the main street of Waitangi and a few minutes more to the wharf. We had the apartment which takes up the whole of the first floor - there are two smaller apartments on the ground floor and the owner, Thelma, has the top floor. Plenty... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed for two weeks 10/02/14-24/02/14the views just unbelievable the accomodation was just great ,the apartment had everything we needed and our host Thelma is just like the perfect mum , the apartment is five minutes away from town where everything you need is and we have already booked for next year can't wait.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Wow! What a great place to stay! We were 2 couples and had rented the upstairs apartment. Plenty of room coupled with an amazing view made for a most pleasant stay! We loved being able to cook a meal and enjoy it in the spotless kitchen/dining room! Within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Thelma is so friendly, accommodating and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We booked for 1 night February 2014 based on reviews on trip advisor - we stayed an extra night as it felt comfortable and I think great price for what you get and decided to recoup our tired travelling bodies and just do day trips The views are amazing and Thelma is such a beautiful Lady Full sized fridge for... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

my husband and i absolutely LOVED our time here. the pictures don't do it justice! everything was very clean, (even the dishes) there is a small kitchen and outdoor bbq, and thelma was such a friendly and helpful host. not to mention that the beach is just across the street from the front door, and the view is absolutely gorgeous!!... More

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Address: 14 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga

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