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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
    5 of 5 stars
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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 1 week ago

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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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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127 reviews 127 reviews
40 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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 February 23, 2015

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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