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Oceanside Motel Whitianga

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   32 Buffalo Beach Road | Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 18 hotels in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Manila, Philippines
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Some in-room traffic noise. Very soft bed, very thin pillows. Lots of spider webs on landing and on stairs. Our room had a very loud heater. I have a decibel meter app on my phone to measure sound in buses/trucks. 65 db when next to it, 56 db from our bed. The owner knew about it and advised... More

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

Thanks for your review. We accept the feedback on the heater and have addressed this, thank you. As for the soft bed and thin pillows we also accept your comments but this is offset by the many positive comments we have received on the same features. Please next time let us know and we can address immediately. As for the... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice motel very clean. We stayed in a deluxe room with the beach just across the road. The staff was very welcoming and a good local knowledge and the unit was well equipped. The only negative comment I would make we stayed in a deluxe room with a separate bedroom where was the TV in this room. I also... More

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

Stephen B, Thanks for a balanced and positive review, we would love the opportunity to host you again! More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked and stayed in a 1 bedroom "Suite", it was an old style room which had been given a lick of paint. The bedroom didn't have a door and the shower was old and not mains pressure. I couldn't use my normal conditioner because the shampoo wouldn't wash out. You can't sit on the toilet and close the door.... More

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

Thanks for your review. It is a one bedroom suite, yes the bedroom has no door we accept this, but the claim you were misled is incorrect, the photos and the description are correct. Is it possible you confused the One Bedroom with either the Deluxe or Executive units? More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sub-standard. There are apparently several units which are in an old block (which we ended up in). Whilst the unit had a fantastic view (and they really do), the unit we stayed in was sub-standard. The Bathroom facilities are circa 1970's, incredibly (incredibly!!) bad water pressure, tap tops were missing and the toilet seat was coming off, the blinds were... More

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

This couple were always difficult and expected Executive attributes for the cheapest price. An upgrade was offerred but declined. Note that the credit card details we received to confirm the booking were incorrect and the card declined. During our discussion on wether payment for the second night was justified (this night was not charged although we were entitled to do... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where do I begin. The room was dated and small, the layout didn't make sense and as much as I enjoy economy space seating on JetStar, there is something about banging your knees on the toilet door that's just unacceptable. The shower was dated the water pressure non existent, everything was tidy but every expense was definitely spared and unfortunately... More

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

This review is misleading and devious as you travelled as a "couple" with madegesbutter the review above. please see relevant response there. More

Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Three friends and I stayed here last weekend. All of us work in the tourism industry and are used to staying in many hotels and choose to stay here based on the reviews and the best choice to be able to accommdate four girls. The Managers were very friendly throughout the stay, even though we arrived as the Chiefs were... More

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

Thanks Josiew for such a great review. Glad to hear you girls had such a great time and my wife is very pleased to see your comments on the amenities. We look forward to hosting you again next year! More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great location right by the beach! The unit was clean and tidy however things were a little tired. The layout of the unit was very odd, with the space in the toilet so tight you needed to keep the door open in order to give your knees room! It looked as though it had been renovated this way, and maybe... More

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

Foodlover, Thanks for the feedback and agree with your comments. The One Bedroom is our cheaper unit and has been priced accordingly for the beachfront location and the view. More

Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great location and view. We arrived on a windy and stormy Monday and most of the town is shuttered during the off season. Dinner options were very limited but Alan, our host, was extremely helpful. Wi-fi was a bit sketchy but it wasn't much issue. Room was spacious and very clean. Would stay here again.

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

Thanks KukiniSteve, We appreciate your positive review, please come again! More

Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We arrived in Whitianga late in the evening after a long drive from Tauranga... what a lovely beachside motor inn. We loved the casual nature of the motel and the quaint room. Not to mention the stunning view of Buffalo Beach. We had a ground floor studio, steps to the beach. It was lovely and unfortunate that we couldn't have... More

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

Thanks very much to the Murphys! We loved hosting you and very rewarding to see that you really appreciated what we at the Oceanside have to offer. We look forward to seeing you again on your next NZ visit. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My husband and I were very disappointed for what we got and for the steep price we paid at our stay at this Hotel/Motel. This was a business trip for me but I brought my husband along to make it a romantic getaway for the weekend. We like cooking fresh food and enjoy a private, relaxed environment for our stays.... More

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

Nadin R, Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I find it a bit odd that in 70 reviews your is the first poor review. Firstly a few facts, the tap water is town supply and everyone drinks it. The unit is self contained with ceramic cooking hobs, microwave and fridge /freezer. Very few motels have our beachfront... More

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Address: 32 Buffalo Beach Road | Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oceanside Motel Whitianga 3.5*
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