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Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel

42 The Parade | Bucklands Beach, Manukau 2012, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 8 Manukau B&B and Inns
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were lucky enough to be able to upgrade from the budget Bushmans Hut to an upstairs waterfront unit for our 5 night stay. The Managers were very pleasant and helpful. View was stunning and everything you needed was within walking distance. Some slight maintenance issues, with the shower not being 100% waterproof; but can't fault overall cleanliness. Would stay... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were in unit 9 which did have a great view of the beach but also had a number of issues including a bathroom ceiling covered in black mould and a bathroom light that didn't work. The light had obviously not been working for a while as there was tape over the light switch with Do Not Use written on... More 

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Redland City, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Walking distance to shop and various restaurants. Beach across the road so a walk was enjoyable. Great accommodation in either separate villas or water views. Have stayed here on three separate occasions.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Awesome place to stay, we had a unit facing the water, unit 7,was just my partner and i, it was so spacious, we stayed 2 nights its so quiet and peaceful, the owners are very pleasant, great value for money, would stay again

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Victoria, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Quiet area, the chalets are comfortable and feel a little like an alpine resort. Well priced for being across the beach. Stayed in Unit 1 with main bedroom upstairs with a partial view of the bay. Very clean room, comfortable bed, nice linens, heated towel bars in bathroom, well equipped kitchen for a little motel complex, unit also had a... More 

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