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“Cheap motel but good value and great fan heaters keep you warm!” 4 of 5 stars
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Motel Sierra
26 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #13 of 34 hotels in Whangarei
Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Cheap motel but good value and great fan heaters keep you warm!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

At NZ$60-70, this basic motel provided everything we needed, and kept us warm on a VERY chilly night. The staff were friendly and welcoming and although it's obviously an old motel, they had given it a fresh coat of paint and new curtains. All good.

Room Tip: I think the rooms at the back cost $10 more, and the walls were thin, however we didn't hear the...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Owner at Motel Sierra, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Many thanks for your report.

Even the Winterless North needs heating at this time of the year.

Kind regards
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Our mission was 5 days in the north working hard, out at dawn and back well into the night. This motel was quite adequate and at the price ($127/night for 2 people in a 2 room unit) was good value. No time to use the pool unfortunaltely. Nice helpful owners. The motel is a little dated and with a few little improvements could be a little ripper at the price. Maybe a new TV. Better vacumming. Don't ask guest to do the dishes. Put sign about towels in the bathroom where it can be seen. Take away ash trays at the door. Thought they were for the cat food! Free Wifi would be good.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

This is a dated but clean Motel, on north side of Whangarei. Two bedroom unit was well priced, and clean. Spacious grounds for kids to run around, nice pool, BBQ, trampoline etc. Traffic noise was minimal and it was a peaceful two nights we spent there. After experiencing three other (noisy) Motels in Whangarei, we found the Sierra to be the best of the bunch. Highly recommended for a family group, we were very happy to stay here and will recommend to others

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

Very clean older style motel with good facilities that was comfortable and reasonably priced.
Helpful and welcoming at reception with very friendly felines also, who are not at all intrusive but certainly welcome attention if you would like to give it.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 26 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 34 hotels in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable 3 star self contained/service accommodation. Older motel so has lots of room for parking large vehicles and rooms are a reasonable size. RV parks & dump station for stay over guests. Conference room facilities available. 3 minutes walk to restaurant, corner dairy/shop, Chinese takeaway & fish & chips & ATM machine. 10 minutes by car to virtually anywhere in Whangarei. 45 minutes to Bay of Islands. Base your self with us and see the North ... more   less 
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