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Admiralty Lodge Motel

5.0 of 5 Motel   |   69-71 Buffalo Beach Road | P.O. Box 123, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 18 hotels in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and the location was a bit disappointing. It’s indeed opposite Buffalo Beach, however with Highway 25 in front of the hotel it’s not real a Beachfront hotel. The highway is quite busy, so it was quite noisy on the poolside in front of the lodge and also on the terrace in front of our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Wota hotel.. clean comfortable and spacious. Realy is a 5star!! Manager was awesome and makes the nicest pizzas, will be getting another one today!! Will definitely be back when another get away is required. A must stay!!

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British Columbia Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed here based on Tripadvisor reviews and totally agree that it is positioned well for Hot Water beach etc. The owner was welcoming and helpful. The rooms are huge and have new carpet and are fairly clean. However, you can tell they are old rooms regardless of the renovations and have a few quirks that made our stay a... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My family of 4 stayed here last December. We love the spacious apartment, very clean & comfortable. My teen & pre-teen were so happy with the fast unlimited Internet. Great location for Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach as well as shops & restaurants. Peaceful & quiet at night. Fantastic view being just opposite Buffalo Beach. Owner is warm &... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A great place to stay in a convenient location to the rest of the region. Large rooms with nice furnishings and a great little kitchen with everything you need. Relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. Order breakfast with your stay as the breakfast is amazing. Poached eggs perfectly done and a great yoghurt special. You have a bit of noise from the... More

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Whitianga, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very very friendly & competent manager! Large cosy rooms. Perfect kitchenette, awesome seaview. The heated pool invites to swim before breakfast! Very clean all around. We stayed longer than planned, because we liked this place so much.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A great place to stay we were here for a week and really enjoyed our break. The pool is wonderful as is slightly heated so were able to make use of it morning and night. The staff are all very friendly and do a great job. Room is good size and traffic noise is not a problem

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

It's our 2nd time staying here and it is the best in whitianga We last stayed here 3-4 years ago and even with a change of ownership it's good to see same high standard is carried through. New owners and management are so lovely. And the motel pet dog MASTI is the best and kept our daughter occupied for ages.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

After six weeks traveling and countless hotels and motels, we found this oasis a welcome respite. The room was well equipped, and although our schedule allowed only two days, we could have stayed much longer. The room was spacious with a kitchenette, and restful seating area overlooking the ocean. The mattress was comfortable as were the pillows. I managed to... More

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Sark, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed at Admiralty Lodge for 3 nights, had a second floor sea view. it couldn't have been better, The staff are so helpful and then in house pizzas wonderful. we enjoyed the patio area looking out tos ea, excellent as the large picture windows open for a hot day or you can sit behind glass and enjoy the view.... More

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Address: 69-71 Buffalo Beach Road | P.O. Box 123, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Admiralty Lodge Motel 5*
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Whitianga #3 On the Beach Hotel in Whitianga #3 Romantic Hotel in Whitianga #4 Luxury Hotel in Whitianga #4 Family Hotel in Whitianga
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Admiralty Lodge has everything you require in the way of accommodation for an exceptional and very enjoyable vacation. Enjoy spectacular views across beautiful Mercury Bay and Buffalo Beach while you relax in the privacy of your spacious and very comfortable apartment. We provide you with climate-controlled air conditioning, double glazing, full kitchen, spacious bathroom (spa bath an option), 50-channel SKY TV, Free WiFi, DVD & VCR, stereo, and a guest safe. Our rooms are serviced daily and you can enjoy our year-round heated swimming pool. ... more   less 
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