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Mana-Nui Motel

20 Albert Street | PO Box 35, Whitianga 3542, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 18 hotels in Whitianga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014
thames_traveler Cromwell, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We enjoyed a relaxing spa and short walk out for tea. The large bed was comfortable and unit spotless. The owners were pleasant and friendly. We would stay again as was great quality for money. Dot & Allan

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards Mervyn and Joanne Trebes More

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We made an excellent choice to stay here. Just close enough to the centre of town to be convenient, but not noisy, as you might think, being on the main road. We had the one-bedroom apartment facing the street and it was all we could have wished for. The strict management referred to by some reviewers was welcomed by us... More

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

Thank you, we enjoyed hosting you. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your NZ holiday. Regards Mervyn and Joanne Trebes More

London, United Kingdom
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295 reviews 295 reviews
224 hotel reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

In many ways an excellent choice. In the centre of town, with well equipped decent sized bright and cheerful airy modern rooms. The washing machine was free though not the dryer and there was a washing line. However the only ironing board was in the laundry. We got fresh milk each day. There was an Unheated swimming pool and a... More

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

1st. You shouldn't denigrate yourself by resorting to personal attacks, this shows poor character. 2nd. Thank you for your comments 3rd. Yes, we will charge the extra commercial laundry cleaning costs, upwards of $30-00, to those who wish to sleep between the blanket and duvee. We are not willing to spread this cost to all our other guests who use... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Been here a few years ago. Very clean,comfortable bed. Microwave and tea,coffee facilitys. Handy to everything. Very nice hosts,made our short stay enjoyable,also enjoyed the pool. Carole & Bob Larnder

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

Repeat business is very important to us. Thank you for your kind words. Phone or direct email for our best rates. Regards Mervyn and Joanne Trebes More

Gisborne, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Loved everything about our 3 night stay here. Owners very friendly and knowlegable and want to make sure everyone enjoys their stay. Unti was spacious, clean and well equipped. Loved the separate bedrooms and the concrete walls in our older style unit kept it cool and soundproof. Location is excellent, very central with easy walk to beach, ferry and town.... More

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying. We look forward to hosting you for any future stay. Phone us and you will get our best rate. Regards Mervyn and Joanne Trebes More

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I love Whitianga and The Coromandel region. One my fave places to visit in NZ. Mana Nui is a great little spot that is central to everything in Whitianga. The room was nice and the bed was comfortable and there was a big screen TV mounted to the wall. I stayed there for 3 nights and enjoyed my stay. I... More

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

It was great hosting you, and Yes, Whitianga and the Coromandel is one of the premier destinations in New Zealand. Safe journeys and maybe a return trip in the future. Regards Mervyn and Joanne Trebes More

Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

I have just read a few reviews on this Motel. I can only but speak very highly of the Motel, the units, location and the cleanliness. The owners go out there to make my accommodation perfect. I have been staying at this Motel for a number of years and have always been happy with my stay. Where else could you... More

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for returning often and we hope to be able to keep up the good service. Great guests who understand the real world make hosting enjoyable. Regards Mervyn and Joanne Trebes More

Falmouth
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

If you like lots of rules, this is the place for you! They include: take your shoes off before entering your unit, sleep between the sheets and not between the sheet and the blanket - $30 fine if you do (why would you and how do they know?), don't use the Spa without letting the owners know, $30 for late... More

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments. We live in the real world here at Mana-Nui Motel of multi culturalism, differing society and guest expectations, where as you put it "Considerate people do most of these things anyway..." may be true of certain groups but are not true and relevant as what they use to be for many travellers of differing... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed at this motel for 3 nights last week and were pleasantly surprised at how clean and tidy the unit was compared to the price. The prices were quite reasonable so we were not expecting sure a nice unit. The owners are very accomodating and friendly and went out of their way to accomodate us for the third night.... More

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Real people, real expectations and great guests Regards Mervyn and Joanne Trebes More

Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Had a short stay in one of the newer units, very clean and tidy with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Bathroom a bit small especially the shower box , could add to some laughs for some body shapes! The hosts were very good, they obviously really love the area and provided some great tips of what to do.... More

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Regards Mervyn and Joanne Trebes More

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Address: 20 Albert Street | PO Box 35, Whitianga 3542, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
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Mana-Nui Motel is Centrally located in Whitianga and has 12 ground floor units offering a clean and comfortable stay. 5 family and 7 spacious studio units. Swimming pool, covered spa pool, Large LED LCD Flat Screen Televisions, 5 channel Sky TV, WiFi available. All units have some form of cooking facilities, kitchens / kitchenettes. Most standard motel items / facilities available. Family environment, closest motel to shopping centre. Short flat walk to beach, cafes, restaurants, shops, wharf, marina, museum and bowling green. Ample parking. Phone or visit our web site for the best and cheapest guaranteed rates. Owner operators Mervyn and Joanne Trebes extend their hospitality and welcome your patronage. ... more   less 
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