Perched on a hill, a stones through from 90 mile beach rests this unpretentious motel.
We had booked 2 units. Both were substantial, and had views to die for. You could sit on the deck all day, and do nothing but look out over the beautiful vista. Each had everything you'd need in a motel - nothing flash, or over the top - just a good, honest motel, blessed with the most amazing positioning.
Big bonus is the restaurant, which we found provided an excellent meal, especially as we had both meat eaters and vegetarians, and that can be challenging, but no worries here. The menu catered for both and we all went away satisfied. The pepper sauce I had on my stone grill steak was the best I've ever had, but the recipe wasn't forthcoming!! Mind you, I wouldn't have given it away either!
The staff and management were really friendly and in the restaurant/bar were as interactive as you wanted them to be. They clearly love running their establishment, and enjoy the company of their guests.
This was our second stay here, and we wouldn't look at staying anywhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ahipara is a small coastal village at the Southern end of 90 Mile Beach, Northland, New Zealand.Our Motel has great ocean views over Reef Point and 90 Mile Beach. Activities in the area include: Surfing, Fishing, golf, Horse Trekking, tours up the beach, Quad Biking and Land Sailing. Our Complex has a small restaurant & bar (The Bay View). ... more less