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“Awesome Place to stay!!” 5 of 5 stars
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874 Purangi Road, Cooks Beach, Whitianga, New Zealand   |  
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“Awesome Place to stay!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a night in March 2013. We were there for a friends wedding which was also at the Resort. We stayed in a Studio for the night, it was very clean and modern. In fact the whole camp was very modern and clean! The pool was lovely. The only downer is that it is fully booked over summer 2014, we would of loved to take our kids there for a week.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington
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12 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We've stayed in campsites all round New Zealand & I'd have to say this is one of the best setups. Flat tent sites, no permanent caravans/bachs, good shelter trees, power & water easily accessible all round the site, and the kitchen & bathroom facilities were outstanding. (There's also a pool & spa but we didn't use them). Its only five minutes from the beach & there are a couple of shops nearby (& a big supermaket across the wee ferry to Whitianga). We usually only stay one or two nights in campsites, but this is one place I'd like to go back to for a longer stay some time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We loved Cooks Beach resort. Friendly and helpful staff. Loads of brand-new facilities, too numerous to mention and all the new facilities are really top-notch, the best, stainless steel and tiles everywhere. Super large pool.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We went to Cooks Beach Holiday Resort as our very first tenting adventure, and it was well worth the visit.

Very well maintained, it had a swimming pool, plus a spa. a small play area for the kids, it was a bit of a way from the beach, we didn't walk it (Were only there for a week-end) but we did visit the beach and it was very nice.

The local shops were limited so would advise you take plenty of supplies, the camp does provide fridge and freezer space, but on busy day I think the space in these would be limited.

Over all we enjoyed the visit and would be happy to return another time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Highly rate this campground - one of the best locations, facilities, and staff we've seen. Kids lived at the pool/spa. Really impressive new kitchen/tv/dining room with new abulution block. It is so refreshing to see owners making improvements for their holidaying customers. A true family friendly outfit within easy reach of numerous top Coromandel attractions. Highly recommend Cooks Beach Holiday Resort - you will not be disappointed. Also try GO VINO for coffee and meals, their tasting menu was a gastronomical delight!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We found everything at Cooks Beach Holiday Park to be top notch; the new facilities, resort pool, staff & management were all outstanding. Cooks beach is a couple of blocks, or a 5 minute walk away, 10 minutes drive to Hahei/Cathedral Cove walkway, 15 mins to Hot Water Beach, 5 mins to the ferry to Whitianga and lots of lovely beaches in all directions!! We had a huge powered site for our caravan in a quiet part of the camp with lots of space around us.

We drove to see several other camps in the area before discovering this one, and all were priced well above Cooks Beach Holiday Resort, and yet the facilities here were the most impressive,

We had a look at the accommodation on site during our stay. There is a full range of options from small cabins to fully equipped 3 bedroom houses (the resort refer to them as their chalets/apartments), all immaculately presented and near new.

The camp was near full when we stayed and there was loads of space in and around the pool, wih a good number of lounger chairs available. The camp were advertising specials for Easter and are going to heat the pool to 28 deg. c for the weekend - I imagine that would be a really nice time to visit the area.

The owners and staff were extremely good to us during our stay - thanks so much guys!! We hope and intend to return regularly in future :-)

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My family had a ball at this resort. Lovely pool facilities provided entertainment and the small stream at the back of the resort was a hit with the kids fishing in it. This resort is not far from the beach and handy to many natural attractions .The staff are friendly . The ablution block and kitchen are very modern and kept sparkling clean. All the fun of traditional kiwi camping but with added luxuries. Value for money.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 874 Purangi Road, Cooks Beach, Whitianga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga > Cooks Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Cooks Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cooks Beach Resort offers a wide range of accommodation options from powered camp sites and cabins to fully self contained beach cottages. 4.5 Star facilities with fully equipped kitchen and lounge with sky tv. ... more   less 

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