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Turtlecove Accommodation

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   14 Bryce Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights, we arrived around 3:30 pm and waited around 15 minutes outside the hostel until the manager appeared and told us she could not hear the bell from the back. At first we liked the hostel, mostly because it was partially empty. You have a basic breakfast included which is nice (toasts, cornflakes, butter, etc.).... More

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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi We are sorry that your stay was marred by having to wait to check-in and for showers. I have spoken to the staff member concerned about your wait . We have 10 showers here and 4 that you could have accessed any time so the highest ratio for your stay was 3 people per shower so we are sorry... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
44 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I stayed at Turtle Cove for three nights as there was plenty to do and see around the area, particularly if (a) you like beaches and (b) you have a car or are good at hitching lifts with locals or fellow travellers. The hostel staff are very welcoming and down to earth, Maria is pretty much just one of the... More

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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review

wow now that is how you write a review!! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in NZ and I will ensure that all staff get to read your review Thank you Regards Turtlecove Crew More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

It is the first time I have stayed in a dorm room at a backpackers and it had an en-suite bathroom!!! That just made it for me :-) It had a lovely outside area and rather close to the supermarket and pub. Would highly recommend it.

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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will pass this on to our crew. Kindest Regards Turtlecove Crew More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Turtle cove is a friendly, clean and extremely comfortable stay! I couldn't recommend it enough. Great value for money; fantastic mattress and free breakfast definitely got our day off to a good start. The facilities are all really clean. Plenty of nice space to chill out when you're not in your room, prefect for meeting people if you're travelling alone.... More

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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your lovely review, you have really made our day here. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our hostel and hopefully you will get back this way again. Cheers Turtlecove crew More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

On a short tour of the Coromandel. Stayed here for a night. Great service, and very friendly. Nice spot in town, not far from the beach. Accommodation was great, clean and comfortable. Clean showers and toilets. Plenty of parking available. Comes with breakfast which was fine, all you needed and great to talk to others. Overall good value for money... More

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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your lovely review, our crew here will be really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. kindest regards Turtlecove Crew More

Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The backpackers is a short walk from town, 10 minutes max. Parking is limited onsite, so you need to get in quick. Our room backed onto the back balcony, so although the kitchen etc was shut up at 11pm, we were still kept awake by smokers and people chatting. We were amongst quite loud people, mainly youngsters, portable stereos being... More

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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were disturbed by other guests and wish you has advised us so that we could have done something about it. Scallop fest is one of our busiest weekends and as we are a backpacker (not a motel) we do get alot of younger people here, but in fact out of 50 plus guests only about... More

Newark, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Only stayed here a night but it was very nice. Stayed in a little cabin with a double bed and it was a decent size room. Showers and toilet were clean as was the kitchen which was also big! Wasn't busy I think there was only one more person staying there so practically had the whole place to ourselves. Nice... More

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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay us. Yes we are quiet in Winter as Whitianga is renowned for its beaches so as you can imagine summer is a very very busy season. Thank you for taking time to write a review for us, they are important to us so that we can see if we are doing... More

Smithers, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Turtle Cove beat all of my expectations. The staff was more than friendly and so helpful. The kitchen was the cleanest I had seen in all of the places I stayed in new zealand and they have a HUGE selection of old VHS movies to sit back and watch on a rainy day. LOVED it here!

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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review

Our aim is to make people feel at home so we were very happy that you felt this way and enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Regards Turtlecove Crew More

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I usually stay at five star hotels. But I have to hand it out to Turtle Cove because it’s up there with the nice hotels in service, cleanliness, location and beauty. And I am a very picky person. I was going to stay for a couple of nights and ended up staying 2 weeks. The place feels like a home... More

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Turtlecove A, Owner at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review

What an awesome review, you have really made our day and we very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and much appreciate your lovely comments. Hopefully you will get back to Whitianga again. You would be most welcome. Regards Turtlecove Team More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

very friendly owners ready to answer any question. lovely clean comfy bedrooms. hot powerful CLEAN showers. would go back again and again. great nights sleep, silence after 11pm. 1 minute from the town got a little carried away with the 5 stars there is no fitness room :)

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Turtlecove A, Owner at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Thankyou so much for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in our beautiful town of Whitianga. We hope you enjoy the rest of your journey Regards Turtlecove Team. More

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Additional Information about Turtlecove Accommodation

Address: 14 Bryce Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > The Coromandel > Whitianga
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty lodging in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Turtlecove Accommodation 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are planning to visit Mercury Bay and require an affordable and comfortable place to stay, in a great location, then Turtle Cove could be just the place for you. Hotel quality mattresses and all bed linen supplied. A variety of sleeping arrangements from shared dorms, doubles, twins, double en-suite, and dorm en-suites. Free light self serve breakfast available in kitchen from 7am to 10am. Situated in Bryce Street between the Supermarket and main road. Walking distance to shops, cafes, and beaches. 30min by vehicle to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Tours available. ... more   less 
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