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Shearwater on the Estuary Motel

88 Albert Street, Whitianga, New Zealand
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Shearwater on the Estuary Motel
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Ranked #22 of 38 Whitianga B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015
HandS-AKL Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have just returned from our long weekend away. This motel is well run by friendly and helpful owners. The motel itself has everything you need for a short stay. We did not use the kitchen facilities much because the barbeque was available. The motel was within walking distance to the supermarket, township and esplanade. The idyllic location on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

What a lovely place to stay in Whitianga. When we booked previously for three people and then in the last minute call the Host to add another 2, she was very helpful and sort quickly our request. She gave us one Family room for 5 adults, nice and really very comfy beds in two bedrooms plus one sofa bed, very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Pretty basic accommodation, but everything you needed; reasonable kitchen, bathroom, bed and terrace. Clean. What really made this place special was the pool area which overlooked the estuary, which was lovely. Good BBQ too. There were also Kayaks to use. In a reasonably convenient location- the town, shops and restaurants were walkable but not a very short walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed at Shearwater recently, owners and staff were very friendly and welcoming, the rooms are spotless, the pool area is great and has wonderful views of the Estuary on the doorstep. We fully recommend anyone to stay here, value for money, quiet but very close to town for shopping and restaurants, we really enjoyed our time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The motel is at one end of the town and within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and the harbour. There is also a nice swimming pool and good facilities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This place is a little gem in an excellent location. What made it special for us was the friendliness and helpfulness of the manager and staff who went out of their way to provide advice. clean, comfortable and roomy wit a good kitchen

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