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Pipinui Motel

805 Martyn Road, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We stayed one night at this motel during the low season in Whangamata. The location is very quiet, easy walk to the city center, the beach and New World shopping center. The room was nice and clean, separate living room-kitchen and bedroom. The host was very friendly and he gave us a lot of information.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The rooms are OK for the price, but the advertised free WiFi was all but useless in our room. Being told to sit in front of another room and wave my laptop about until I had a signal didn't help. Likewise pointing out that the TV remote didn't work elicited a rant about guests who push the wrong buttons. Turned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stayed here a year ago in a one bedroom unit and this time stayed for four nights in the studio unit. The units are still immaculate and spotlessly clean. The studio kitchenette was a really good size compared to other studios in motels I have stayed. The bathroom had a huge shower and again was a great size for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very well appointed unit with good space for all, modern style. The lounge, kitchen and dining room are large enough for a family. There is separate large bedroom with comfortable queen size bed, abundant pillows and and electric blanket. Great bathroom, immaculately clean and luxurious. Comfortable for two but the lounge is also a sofa bed so I guess you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is a very good place to stay and well supports its price tag. Location is near the water and lends itself to easy walks to stretch those "travellers legs". The fit out of the unit is excellent and no shortcuts have been taken. The bed is extremely comfortable. The bathroom very well laid out and well appointed. The kitchenette... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I've stayed in a lot of hotels throughout the country but this motel offers rooms that are better than so many of them. Perfectly located just out of the town centre but within an easy walking distance, and just two minutes from the marina and most beautiful stretch of the coast you'd ever wish to step foot on. Service and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed here for five nights in December 2012. The motel rooms are absolutely spotless and is a good size for a couple. The kitchenette has everything you need for cooking and there is a good size sofa and TV. Our unit had a separate bedroom which was a good size for us. The bathroom had a good sized shower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

A little bit out of the centre but near the harbour. A good 15/20 minutes walk to the shops and restaurants. Of all the motels I've stayed in in NZ on 3 trips this probably has the nicest rooms. Very modern, well thought out room layout, very clean and lovely bathroom. The owner provided helpful recommendations for restaurants and local... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

There is parking for one car and you walk to most places. The New World Supermarket is about 5-10 mins walk. The apartments are small, but well designed. The kitchen is well equipped. On a nice day, each apartment has its own grassy area to have a drink and enjoy the sun, particularly in the afternoon. There is also an... More 

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Auckland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

I was genuinely appalled at the demeanour and service provided by the Pipinui Motel. The staff were rude and inconsiderate and could have potentially cost us $1000s of dollars through their actions. I would not recommend staying here under any circumstances.

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