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Southpacific Motel

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249 Port Road, Whangamata, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

8 of us stayed at the Southpacific for a 2 day work planning session. Good off street parking. Received a very warm welcome from John the owner on arrival & his service & hospitality during our stay was excellent. I was allocated an apartment room & it was very clean, well appointed & very comfortable bed. One thing that was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Pros: good location, private off-street parking, clean room, comfortable bed.3 Cons: really noisy (you can hear your neighbours watching tv or having a conversation), poor service (no tissue, 50mb internet only, no soap, room service even if you don't want it, etc). Overall this place is overpriced and noisy. The room is comfortable though.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have stayed here on a couple of occasions and found this motel quite good. Very clean and friendly helpful staff. The cheaper rooms are a bit pokey and the dearer ones are very good but I think they are still overpriced for the standard they offer and location which is at the end of the town. I will be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We came to South Pacific from one of the bigger chain hotels in Auckland and found this accommodation much better - cleaner, more modern interior and very friendly staff. The room had everything we needed and the bathroom was great (very nice shower) Highly commended!

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Very basic,nice and tidy motel.Kitchen facility is very standard. We will come back again at Christmas time this year!!

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Eagle River, Alaska
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed in November and it was my favorite place out of everywhere in New Zealand! The staff were amazing the owner who must be a gourmet chef made the most amazing breakfast. You won't be sorry you stayed here it's perfect. The room was clean modern and very comfortable. Definitely the best place, friendliest people We ran into on... More 

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed for 1 night in a studio unit. Everything met our expectations and we were pleased we chose stay here. The unit had a good bed and was adequately furnished for 2 people. The shower was the best we had had in a 2 week tour, far superior to most showers anywhere. We used the laundry and this was... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had a two night stay and we're pleasantly surprised with the size of the rooms,huge bed exceptionally comfortable, excellent shower and helpful hosts. The breakfast was well priced and divine 😊 another point worth noting is it is across the road from the local RSA who serve very good meals and are very friendly.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A favorite place of mine to stay out of town! Friendly staff, great rooms. Always willing to give me a room when I need one. Always clean and tidy and always smiles when you arrive. Would recommend to all!

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Paris, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had booked for 4 and expected 2 rooms but in fact one couple had to sleep in the couch... The rooms were small but clean. The beds were good. Unfortunately the toilets were in the bathroom. The surroundings were OK.

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BeachedAsBro, Owner at Southpacific Motel, responded to this review

Hi Annie, Thanks for your review, you chose a studio unit which has a king bed and a foldout settee, this is clear on your booking form. You could have easily upgraded to a larger room but chose not to, I appreciate you staying with us and I certainly hope you enjoyed your time in Whangamata. Should you ever return... More 

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