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Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel

42 The Parade | Bucklands Beach, Manukau 2012, New Zealand
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Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel
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Ranked #2 of 7 Manukau B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015
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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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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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12 helpful votes 12 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 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
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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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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Dee Why, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 7 nights in early August. We had been staying at a friend's place in Howick, so, went down to check out this motel. VERY impressed, love the Chalet style of accommodation. On checking in, a few days later, all was done smoothly and in a friendly manner. The main bed is in the Amin room,but, no... More 

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Manukau
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had read the reviews & seen the photos and was looking forward to our one night stay. We live in Auckland but were going to a party out at Bucklands that was within walking distance of the motel so we decided to book a room, we got the 'cheapest' room @ $115 knowing we'd only be there for a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Good choice to be away from the CBD but still within a ferry ride to restaurants. Take care with ferry schedule as not many late sailings for return to Half Moon Bay. Howick Village is close with some good eating places. Motel is just average, nothing special except for the views.

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