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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
josiew1975 Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
72 reviews 72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed at Oceanside Motel Whitianga in June 2014 for 3 nights. We paid the extra and stayed in the Executive Studio Room. Although we know there are bigger "resort style" hotels around the area, we picked this motel and we were not disappointed. About the motel The Motel is small size (6-8 rooms) with the standard rooms on the... More

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

Thanks Wasabi for a fantastic review, we do appreciate it. Nice to see you really enjoyed your stay at the Oceanside. The closest cafe is 600m away but does have great coffee so makes for a superb walk along the beach in the morning! More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Spent two nights here in April and were very happy with our choice to stay here. The location is fantastic, right across the road from the beach, offering wonderful views. An easy 5-10min walk into town. We had the pleasure of staying in two different rooms, the deluxe unit and then the executive studio. Both rooms were nicely decorated, well... More

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

NZClan 4, Many thanks for excellent review, we appreciate the great feedback. Nice to see you enjoyed the Oceanside features that we believe sets us apart. We look forward to hosting you again. More

Redland City, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a must stay motel if in the area. Rooms are spacious and clean. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. The view is just something. Sitting on our balcony with a glass of red in the afternoon watching the sun set across Whitianga was fabulous. Just can't say enough of this place. Just go there!

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

Thanks for taking the time to promote the Oceanside with a fantastic review, we really appreciate it. We like your style, a glass of wine on the balcony watching the sunset, chilling out, please come again! 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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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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#4 On the Beach Hotel in Whitianga #5 Romantic Hotel in Whitianga
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