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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I needed a weekend away and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Oceanside. It was spacious, clean, comfortable and modern. We had an executive studio unit on the top floor which had a fantastic sea view and a lovely big deck.The only small negative was the work of diggers across the road. but as they are improving... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice motel, right on the beach (construction works currently block the views though). The bathroom is clean and modern, however the bed was really hard and our sleep suffered for it! Staff were friendly and helpful. Free car parking on site, free wi fi too and a short walk to the main street.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I'm not too fussy when it comes to hotels. I want it to be easy to find. I want easy, fast check-in. I want a clean room with clean sheets and towels. I want heat in the winter and chill in the summer. I want a fast, easy check-out. I want a warm smile that says that they appreciated my... More 

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

Hello HyoK, I was unaware of your criteria but very pleased to know we nailed it for you! Life should not be difficult especially when you are on holiday, reassuring to know the Oceanside is on track and removing hassle and stress for our customers. Many thanks for excellent review. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Just across the road from the beach and easy walk into town. Very clean with excellent quality linens and towels. Well equipped kitchen and good sized living area and plenty of parking. Our unit was at the lower end of the price scale and represented good value for money for short stays. Bed was comfortable although it barely fitted into... More 

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

Hi Rosemary, Many thanks for excellent review, the cleaners will be very pleased with your comments! The toilet is inside an ensuite with two lockable doors, not ideal for everyone, but great value as you said for that sea view. Please come again. More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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132 reviews 132 reviews
41 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was the perfect spot for a relaxing long weekend away. The views looking out onto the beach/sea from our first floor room 9 motel room was perfect and idyllic! With a lovely balcony to sit out at and enjoy with a cuppa.The room was spacious with a lovely comfortable large bed with a spare bed/settee, chairs and table and... More 

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

A big thank you to the Barr's, We really appreciate your great review, and nice to see you really enjoyed the Oceanside experience. We would love to host you again! More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Booked for two nights, one through Expedia and the other through email contact with them. Owner was friendly when we turned up, but seemed surprised that we asked to view the room to begin with. Room was clean but not modern, but we accepted it. Had a bad sleep due to the bed and the fact that I could hear... More 

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

Katie, I read with interest your version. As discussed once booked on line the booking is confirmed, a room inspection prior does not alter this (unless a major discrepancy) I note you have done this before and other motliers have refunded your money, we offered a significant upgrade at no extra cost. As for"uncomfortable bed" a personal perception, we have... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Though this motel looks like it has been around a while our studio with kitchen was very modern and comfortable. However, there were too many beds in the living room to make it feel like a classy place - more like a family room, not like a normal studio. That said we enjoyed our 2 night stay. The road is... More 

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

Excellent review, much appreciated. The single beds are used to accommodate larger parties, can still be used as sofas with the longer designer cushions. The "supervisor" does get a lot of attention, she loves it! More 

Lake Macquarie
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

Thanks for taking the time Linda to post a review. We believe that if a sea view is required we are in fact very competitive. Apologies for the pillows, if advise we could have changed for you or arranged an upgrade. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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

Thanks Denise, Great review, a lot of people do enjoy the inlaid stones in the shower! We look forward to hosting you again. More 

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