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Bethshan Seaside Cottages Motel

91 Willjames Avenue | Algies Bay, Warkworth, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This motel has all the essentials: cleanliness, very comfortable beds and pillows, warmth and quiet. It also is well equipped, spacious, and in a tranquil seaside setting with lovely trees and lots of birdsong. Also kayaks and small boats to use at no extra cost - not like other motels and camping grounds. The hosts are very friendly and helpful... More 

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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is now our third stay at Bethshan, so they are obviously doing something right! Easy to list just some of those things…the location, right on the water-front, the fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, laundry facilities, really helpful and friendly owners (thanks Katie for all of your help this visit!), peace and serenity, native bush, native birds singing, fantastic sunsets...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

we also drove along and came to this motorcamp by accident. Its a lovely wee spot and management was awesome. We had come down to Matakana for the winery tour. Over night stay was required. With everything booked out we took our chances at the motorcamp as we had a stationwagon car with all we needed. We were shown a... More 

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Kailua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had a long day of hiking and driving and were about to settle for a regular motel when we got to the end of the road in Algies Bay and followed the signs down to this secluded gem. The 4th generation owners of this small network of fully self contained cottages could not be more welcoming. The units are... More 

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Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We stayed here early Dec 2014. We were very impressed with the accommodation. Lovely comfortable beds and a great view out the sliding door. We stayed in a cottage and spent a quiet night as we had travelled far that day. Top marks to the owners of this motel we loved it and would recommend it to all - families... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We enjoyed four nights stay here in a spacious and modern unit. At this time of year the third night was free which was a bonus for us. Big comfortable bed and a Freeview/Sky TV in lounge. Not far to travel to nearby Snells Beach, Warkworth and Matakana, all within around 30 mins. drive. The bush walk from the property... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in a large cottage big enough to sleep 6 comfortably. This is a great place to chill! Very laid back, and super close to the water. They also have plenty for guests to do- small row boats, trampolines, sea kayaks and a great barbeque area. Works well as a base for trips to pottery factory, Goat Island... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The seaside Bethshan Cottages Motel is located at Algies Bay, a 60 minute drive from Auckland airport. The motel is family owned and operated. The owner is welcoming and friendly. The motel offers 10 studios & cabins and some powered sites. Facilities encompass a BBQ area, free washing machines and free Wi-Fi internet. Campers can use a simple toilet and... More 

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Stayed one night on the way up the north island and enjoyed it so much we had to make a point of returning to Bethshan motel on the way home. Very clean well appointed units . Great views right on the beach. Very welcoming host. Oh and the bird life is amazing

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

If you're looking for a holiday oasis close to Auckland, look no further than Bethshan. We arrived to a lovely little note telling us to get settled in our unit with the key waiting for us. We then headed out onto the bay on kayaks (they have several, plus a couple of sailboats and a dinghy, all free to use)... More 

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