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Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel

42 The Parade | Bucklands Beach, Manukau 2012, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The motel unit is spacious and clean but there is a need for attention to a number of details eg the crockery and cutlery are from many different sets, there is no heating in the very cold bathroom, the fridge is sitting on wooden blocks, plunger coffee essence is provided but no plunger to make it in, no trim milk... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights with 3 kids (3, 5 and 7). The upstairs mezzanine (with ladder leading up to it) with the 3 beds for the kids was very dangerous, with only one low rail around it. Our room did have a great view but would not come back again, and would not recommend for families with young kids

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Stayed one night in 'Garden View Chalet' - a grand name for a 2 story motel room. Accommodation was comfortable, Main ground floor room had: well equipped kitchenette, small dining table, 2 good size lounge chairs, TV, a single bed good size bathroom - plenty of hot water, good pressure and lovely quality white towels plus toiletries and hairdryer Upstairs:... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were only here for one night for a concert and this was handy and available. Queen bed felt like I was sleeping uphill on the side as it sunk to the middle. The complex was a little dated and in need of TLC.

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Tauranga
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stayed for one night simply because it is close to the ferry for Waiheke Island. Cute place but old, dusty and needs some TLC. Old furniture, shower couldn't make up its mind if it was hot or cold. Nice to have a carport for the car though! The lady how was there at the time was friendly though. Only... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Dusty,smelly,cobwebs in kitchen. Stains on carpet. Dangerous stair with no side or handrail so unsuitable for children.lock broken. Curtains fell down. Broken toilet flush handle, shower falling off wall. Kid play area outside was filthy and broken down. Manager tried to add extra charges and made out he didn't speak english to understand when challenged. Electrics should be checked, look... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I spent all my childhood and Teen Years in Bucklands Beach. Where the motel is, is a great location. When I was young it was a huge Block of land wit 2 tiny Holiday Bachs on it. The motel needs some TLC. Generally the facilities were OK but the owners need to get more active in keeping it in Pristine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

For the price this was a good choice of accommodation. Although the furniture was a bit on the old side , everything was clean and comfortable. I loved waking up to the beautiful sea view. The owner was helpful, although he had a strong accent so I struggled to understand the directions he was giving, not a reflection on the... More 

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

When we entered the hotel room, our shoes sticks to the floor, the room smells stiffy. We asked the owner to clean it better, but unfortunately he didn't done that. The furniture was from the 70's and the sofa was full with dirty spots. We had sheets on the bed with blood marks that wasn't ours. The owner is a... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We couldn't believe our luck when we arrived at Buckland's Beach - fantastic looking location, and we had unit 9, upstairs, front and centre with the loft bedroom for the two younger members of our party. Auckland really turned on the hot sunny weather for us so having the beach AND a lovely pool were real bonuses, and twice we... More 

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