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Orana Motor Inn

238 Commerce Street, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand
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Orana Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 11 Kaitaia B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The rooms and decor are stuck in the 70's and are in need of a makeover. That said the rooms were tidy enough and I had a comfortable nights sleep.The staff are friendly and helpful but could do with a little more training. Although the dinners are expensive they are very generous and delicious. I agree with another reviewer who... More

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Havelock, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Although the motel was a little thread bare, it was more than compensated by the quality of the breakfasts and dinners that we enjoyed. The staff were very obliging, even going down the road to retrieve a camera that one of our members had left behind. We were a group of 34. Nothing was too much trouble. Even our trip... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We booked in here for 2 nights as our plan was to self drive up to Cape Reinga. However after booking in and reading more brochures we changed our minds and went for the Sand Safari trip(see review). The Orana do offer a' 2 night b&b with Cape trip package', if you ask for it at booking....so our mistake, and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Agree with other reviewers that the rooms are dated, but mine was clean and comfortable. The service is excellent, and the food (especially dinner) was really good. I was very pleasantly surprised. The free WIFI was also of a faster and better standard than many other places I have stayed at. Will definitely return.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The rooms have been updated and are now very modern and comfortable. The bathroom lino needs updating, but the shower and toilet are sparkling new! The eftpos machine was down so I got a dessert for free. The service is second to none. I am a repeat customer and highly recommend this motor inn.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The Orana Motor Inn is stuck in a Time warp, our dated furnishings, towels and bedding that need to be donated to a local shelter but you can not deny the service it is just outstanding, the dinner menu is brilliant and locality cant be beaten.

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Carrara, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The combination of the dated 70's decor and the urgent need for significant refurbishment make this one of the least value motels we stayed in while travelling NZ. The management and staff were friendly enough, but there needs to be a step up in management practice before this motel can be recommended to the travelling public. The expensively priced meals... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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117 reviews 117 reviews
29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Big complex, 70s type concrete block I guess and hard to update - but needed. Bed comfortable enough. Pillows hard and thick. Towels have seen many washes. Shower takes a while to heat up but it gets there. Skirting boards need attention. Friendly staff. Breakfast OK; dinner much better. Loved the magazines to be read and good to have the... More

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West Auckland, null, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Compact unit but adequate. Good to have electric blankets and heat pump.Clean and tidy, off street parking and handy to shops etc. Continental breakfast available and licensed restaurant with good menu on site.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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286 reviews 286 reviews
50 hotel reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Kaitaia, in winter and too much overpriced accommodation, we were glad we found the Orana which was far better value for a family room than many other places we tried. It was clean, comfortable and the staff were all friendly (Peter the owner was especially helpful). Granted some of the features might be antique like the heater and radio behind... More

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Address: 238 Commerce Street, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Kaitaia
Also Known As:
Orana Motor Inn Kaitaia, New Zealand - North Island

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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Free WiFi. Return guests testify to good food and a comfortable stay. Central for exploring the Far North. SKY TV. Day tours of Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach. ... more   less 
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