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14 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite simple: You won't get a bigger unit. You won't find a cheaper unit this size. You won't find it this cheap. A truly great find (because you can only book via their site) that is not on the usual accommodation apps. Massive unit with views of the bay from end to end right from the kitchen even. Really, don't... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second year we have stayed at Sandy Shores Motel - the location is awesome being a stones throw from the beach also only a 5 min walk to town, cafes, restaurants and wharf, Rooms are always clean, serviced regularly and nothing is ever a problem, Thelma is a great hostess which helps makes your holiday a truly... More 

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Konigswinter, Germany
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164 reviews 164 reviews
45 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Booking was through the website via AA, completely prepaid (for all three nights) which I don't really approve of. The Location is really good: There is only a road between the beach and the units (we had one of the smaller ones on the ground floor). It's only a short walk of 10 minutes into town. Parking is on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We and our very impressed Swedish visitors stayed in the upstairs apartment and thought the view was so fabulous we actually debated about not going out to dine (a 10 minute waterfront stroll away) so we wouldn't miss a moment of what this apartment has to offer - big kitchen/lounge/bedrooms/bathroom - everything on a house-sized scale. Even a DVD player!... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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44 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

we stayed here for 4 nights in the upstairs apartment, was lovely and the view amazing. free washing, everything in our place we needed and a short walk to town. the owner lives up above and is a delightful lady who goes out of her way to help with anything, thank you thelma, was a lovely time

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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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25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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52 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Address: 14 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Whitianga
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Whitianga
#5 Romantic Hotel in Whitianga

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