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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 #8 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very clean, well maintained and friendly and helpful manager. All units have ocean views and patios or balconies to relax on and it is centrally located along the beach. The motel is in easy walking distance of the pier and town. Kitchens are well appointed, and units are spacious. Not a lot of storage for suitcases and clothing in the... More

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on the top level and enjoyed a fabulous view and balcony. Room was very spacious and well appointed and clean. Excellent kitchenette. Bed was comfortable. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Would recommend.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly, helpful manager, great room with awesome views. The weather was fairly stormy but this provided some dramatic vistas. Room was immaculate and we were given great advice as to where to dine. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Thanks for excellent review. Nice to see you enjoyed the Oceanside accommodation, we look forward to hosting you again! More

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Booked online as the impression was that this is a modern executive type motel. The room was dated (shoddy painted over wallpaper), the bathroom was from the 60's and our 1 bedroom room didn't have a bedroom door. To top it off we could hear the people 'canoodling' in the room next door and the people stomping around upstairs. The... More

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

Snowkingsnz, Disappointing to read your review. The photos on our website are 100% correct., hard to see how you feel duped. We would have appreciated this feedback at the time so we could have acted on it immediately and offered you an upgrade. As for pricing, the One Bedroom you chose, is our cheapest unit and we believe is good... More

Manila, Philippines
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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 August 5, 2014

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 July 18, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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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*
Number of rooms: 9
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