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Oceanside Motel Whitianga

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32 Buffalo Beach Road | Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Macquarie
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This motel had a lovely ocean view, although the accommodation was below the standard expected for the tariff paid, ?170 per night, 1 bedroom. The bed was extremely hard and pillows hard also. The toilet door opened on to the front access door and when closed the toilet room was extremely tight. This was the case for the units below... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a deluxe suite which was very modern and well equipped with lovely shower room. Well maintained and very clean and comfortable. Beautiful view across the bay. Owners are friendly and helpful. Short walk to town centre and convenient driving distance to Hot Water Bay and Cathedral Cove.We would have liked to stay longer but had to move... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the room seemed out dated and they didn't have a dryer when I needed to do,laundry. Very nice location and nice people. Lovely view, and loved the patio. Average stay For us, loved the location. Would book somewhere else for the price

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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Sorry for the dryer, we do have an outdoor clothes line and clothes horse for use in your unit, and the laundry is free! You should have mentioned your thoughts on the room and we possibly could have upgraded you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oceanside Motel was a great base for our Whitianga adventures. Jo was very helpful on arrival with maps and restaurant suggestions. The rooms were spotless (we had 2 upstairs) with a great big bath and lovely sunny balcony. Easy stroll into town or to the thermal spa with the beach directly across the road. Oceanside also had kayaks we borrowed... More 

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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review

Thanks Shorn, Nice to see you made use of the kayaks, great way to start the day. I will pass your comments onto Jo, wife and boss, and to the cleaners. They love great feedback and to know their work is appreciated. Please stay again More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great location. Sat eating fish and chips out on the verandah - great view of the bay. The rooms were large and well equipped. Comfortable bed. Owner was very friendly and helpful. Free guest laundry which came in handy. Highly recommended. Only a 20 - 30 minute drive to the Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove - don't miss them!

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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review

Andrew, We appreciate your positive review. Our point of difference is the view and the cleanliness, so thanks for your comments. Hopefully you can get back to Whitianga to see the sights you missed, would be great to see you again! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a lovely ground floor unit with courtyard area off the lounge - with a lovely view across the road to the beach. Whitianga is simply a gorgeous little town - I would feel blessed to wake up each morning with a view like this place has, in such a lovely spot of the world. Room was SPOTLESS and... More 

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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review

Thanks Tim, Excellent review, nice to see you enjoyed and appreciated the little extras the Oceanside provides. Great to see a reasoned and balanced comment regarding noise, we would love to host you again. More 

New York City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Our room was clean and comfortable with a large terrace overlooking the sea. The owners were helpful and friendly. Our only issue was the road noise. The motel is situated on a busy street. We could not shut the doors to the terrace because there was no air conditioning and sleeping was a challenge at times.

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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review

Janet, Thanks for the review. I accept we have no air conditioning but we do have fans and lots of doors and windows. Whitianga has no busy streets, everyone has a different perspective on noise, all I can say is we receive very, very few comments on traffic noise. Possibly an upstairs unit may have been a better choice? More 

Neufahrn bei Freising, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I wanted to stay 2 nights but I loved this beautiful motel that much that I staid 5 night. A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beaches. Lots of other attractions can be reached easily from Whitianga. Thanks Allan & Jo for this wonderful experience!

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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review

What a great review, many thanks we do appreciate it! Hopefully you will get the opportunity to visit us again. More 

Waitangi, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Great location, very helpful people, loads of things to do around here. Provided shovel for trip to hot water beach, great. Very good space, excellent bed and the shower cubicle is magnificent. Kitchenette well kitted out with up todate equipment.

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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review

Stoneycreek, Thanks for excellent review and for taking the time to provide feedback from your stay. We look forward to hosting you again. More 

hongkong
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our one bedroom room was perfect for our 2 day stay with our baby. Everything we needed was provided and the place was very clean and with modern bathroom. It is close to the shops and ample parking. The location by the beautiful beach makes it a great choice. The owners were also nice and helpful.

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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review. Very pleasing to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay and experienced what is on offer in the Coromandel. Should you visit again we would love to look after you More 

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