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Crows Nest Apartments
4.5 of 5 Condominium   |   18-20 Mill Rd, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand   |  
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Family visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Great location, clean and well equipped apartment - lovely sea view from the 4 bed apartment although one double room is without windows so very stuffy.

Customer service could have been a bit friendlier on check in!

Would book again.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Stopped here for two nights with friends whilst on holiday from England. Great apartment immaculate all you needed in the rooms. Kitchen excellent, beds very comfortable shower good in fact it did not lack for anything. Wonderful view of the ocean, restaurants and bars good and close by. Great place to stay and good value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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422RobertH, Manager at Crows Nest Apartments, responded to this review, February 15, 2014
We wish to thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to have played such a positive part in your trip and that your stay was an enjoyable and memorable experience for you. We hope to see you again on your next trip to New Zealand.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

We weren't planning on staying in Whitianga but out Hahei option let us down. So a quick easy phone call to Rita and we had ourselves a palacial apartment (we were in one of the 3 bed suites with just the one room open). Great location with view of ocean, lots of bars and restaurants on the door step along with the wharf for boat tours etc. The apartment was amazingly well equipped, better than my own kitchen. Lovely bathroom and the whole place was spotless. Rita and Bob really looked after us and the roof terrace with loungers and spa pool was a added luxury. 2.5 hours drive to Auckland Airport make this a great first or last stop in NZ

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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422RobertH, Manager at Crows Nest Apartments, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. We are glad to have made a positive contribution to your enjoyable visit to the Coromandel and we hope to see you again on your next trip to NZ.
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Gold Coast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We had a 2 bedroom apartment on the second floor. Our first thoughts on the place were really good, the couple running the apartments were really lovely.
Its very close to everything you need and some really really nice restaurants!
We decided to have a spa on the first night, we were advised not to let the water overflow out of the spa. There was 4 of us (none of us a large people) and the spa was made for more then 4 people. As soon as three got in the spa it overflowed because holes had been drilled into the edges of the spa (no idea why) so only two people could be in the spa at once, we tried turning to spa on but it wouldn't turn on. So it was a waste of time.

The way the apartments are set up is all the steps to get to each level are in the middle and the apartments surround the steps. First morning we were all woken up at about 4:30am by people walking, dragging suit cases down the wooden steps (which are right next to the bedroom window), this went on for hours as people left.

We tried to connect to the wifi that is advertised as free, no luck. No matter were we stood in the entire block of apartments we could not connect to it.

Second morning we thought would be quite since alot of people had left the day before, no luck. We were again woken up at ridiculous hours.

All in all, I wouldn't stay there again. The place is lovely but it certainly wasn't relaxing.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We stopped here for two nights great location and easy walking to restaurants and bars
We found Rita and Bob helpful
The apartment was immaculate and lacked for nothing tea coffee and milk were there to start your stay
Sleep quality was good

Room Tip: Ask for a room on Mill Road preferably on the highest floor
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed at the Crows Nest 8-12 Jan 2014 and truly could not fault it. It was a perfact location, apartment was spotless. We had a ground floor 3 bed with street access and it was literally 2 mins from the beach and there is a new pizza/pub right opposite the apartment that was just great for the kids and so close to town and ferry landing. Rita and Bob could not have been more friendly and helpful. There was parking right outside the apartment it was just pefect for me and my family I would definitely recommend and will definitely return. It was a shame we could have not stayed longer.

Room Tip: Great for kids as had a lovely courtyard to play.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

I've just read the reviews for this place, and am somewhat nonplussed. We found Rita & Bob obliging & not at all rude (albeit with fairly limited interaction). The rooms were spacious, well appointed and equipped. Great location. I agree that this isn't what many people would call serviced, it's somewhat ambiguous & we only stayed 2 nights so I can't comment more. Also the spa doesn't appear very accessible. However this is definitely on our short list for when we return to Whitianga.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Crows Nest Apartments

Address: 18-20 Mill Rd, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Crows Nest Apartments 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crowsnest Apartments are fully self-contained luxury apartments, ideal for travelling couples, families and groups.Apartments are fully furnished in a modern, contemporary style. Fully equipped kitchens with quality appliances, dishwasher & microwave. Separate bedrooms with queen/twin & single beds. En-suites with bath/shower, hair dryer. Furnished private balconies/patios. Internet facilities, DVD player & 8-channel Sky Digital TV. Washing machine, dryer, iron/ironing board. Roof deck with spa pool, outdoor tables & chairs. With the beach only 20 metres away and the main street of Whitianga only a 2 min walk away, our contemporary designed apartments are the ideal choice for an enjoyable and memorable stay in the stunning Mercury Bay of the Coromandel Peninsula. A short stroll to restaurants, shops and ferry. Discover beautiful Cooks Beach, famous Cathedral Cove or dig your own spa at Hot Water Beach. ... more   less 
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