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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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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Newcastle, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
25 helpful votes 25 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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