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Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   42 The Parade | Bucklands Beach, Manukau 2012, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 7 Manukau B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Deal, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Can't be beaten as a seafront motel. Has the view and the service at the right price. Your rooms are neat and tidy with every convenience available. Good for business and pleasure. Excellent restaurants within a (5) five minuet walk. This is a well managed motel.

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Northern California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I worried when I made the booking that the motel might not be a great pic. When we got there it turned out to be super clean and directly across the street from the bay. If you're using your gps to get there use Bucklands Beach as the town or the gps may not find it. The room was very... More

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Guangzhou, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We booked a two-bedroom unit and stayed for three nights. Before arrived, I'm kinda worried that the motel might be very outdated due to some pics I saw on tripadvisor. But actually, the motel is well maintained. The unit is clean and comfortable. Washing room is pretty small but very tidy, shower is good, and they provide enough towels. There's... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We booked a one bedroom unit, but needed room for an extra person so were upgraded for a small amount & without any fuss to a 3 bedroom chalet. Really helpful manager, lovely upstairs/downstairs warm wooden chalet. Easy to take the ferry to city central. Great position by the beach/bay. Lovely

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Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, United States
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13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We were definitely on the water. We were close to get on the different ferries and to go to many different places. The units do not have air conditioning; and this was certainly unusual in our travels in New Zealand. The internet is very slow and costly. It was certainly nice to have access to a washer and dryr.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We took our 3 young children over Australia day weekend to see my Dad who is over working in NZ for 6 months . We stayed in 2 rooms in our 5 day visit room 18 was by far the better room and room 10. The one thing I would say if you have small kids like we do is... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The family and I made a last minute decision to spend Christmas and New Year at the beach, We found 2 rooms available at the Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel. The first thought is always "why is this available, what is wrong with it" but we were very pleasantly surprised. We stayed over for a few days over Christmas and straight... More

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34 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had booked the studio as we had booked 'studios' several times before. This was half of a garage which had been converted. It was very basic but clean. We were at the back so it was very quiet. We had covered space beside the studio to park the car so we were able to clean the car before returning... More

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Having decided to stay outside of Central Auckland for a change on our weekend trip to a show we stayed at this motel that claims to be the "only true waterfront motel location in Auckland" and it certainly is that. It was great to be away from the hustle and bustle of downtown for a change. The motel is certainly... More

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Also Known As:
Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel Manukau, Auckland
Address: 42 The Parade | Bucklands Beach, Manukau 2012, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Manukau
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Manukau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel is located right on the promenade of the beautiful Bucklands Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. Close to East Tamaki and Highbrook Business Park. Only 15 mins to Botany Town Centre & Sylvia Park. The airport is 30 mins away. Take the local ferry at Half Moon Bay Marina to downtown Auckland or Waiheke Island. Unwind on your own deck or walk to nearby restaurants, relax on the safe beach across the road. ... more   less 
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