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Sovereign Pier on the waterways
5.0 of 5 Villa   |   73 South Highway, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand   |  
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Auckland
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“Very Special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We visited for a quick weekend getaway to go to the lost spring. Decided to book some nice accommodation and did not regret it. The villa was peaceful and quiet. Inside it was also great, with great kitchen although we didn't actually use it.

Our only pet-peeve was that there wasn't any fresh milk provided, but it wasn't a big issue. Overall, we loved the villa and the view. Very nice, peaceful and relaxing.

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  • Stayed July 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 Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yvonne S, Manager at Sovereign Pier on the waterways, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking into possible solutions with adding fresh milk to the complimentary pack. We would love you to stay another time.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and were so happy. Caretakers Yvonne and Paul were very helpful in finding us the right apartment. We were so happy to have such a comfortable place to relax in when it poured raining! The apartment had everything we needed and the view from our balcony was lovely. We watched the fish jumping just outside in the waterway. The fact that it was a distance from town did not worry us at all. It was very quiet. We wish we could have stayed longer as it was just great.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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sovpier, Manager at Sovereign Pier on the waterways, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you very much for you kind comments. We are very pleased that you also enjoyed the fish jumping in the water and had such a lovely relaxing stay even in the rain. Hopefully, you will return and experience the lovely sunny days we enjoy in Whitianga. We look forward to hearing from you again.
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Auckland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I came here over the Queen's weekend with my boyfriend for a romantic getaway. Easy to find, we got there about 3pm and were able to check in really quickly. I swear we got the best villa of them all and was so grateful for the security and private garage - just that piece of mind really. The room was spectacular and the entire place was so clean and well maintained, and the staff (or owners?) were so friendly and welcoming and just made everything so easy for us. We are definitely coming back again as soon as we can, hopefully we'll get the same apartment and have a longer stay!

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sovpier, Manager at Sovereign Pier on the waterways, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hi Laura,
It was wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed staying in our upstairs Villa overlooking the Waterways. We love hearing how our guests have had such a great experience they want to return, and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

My husband and I just spent a lovely 3 nights here for our wedding anniversary. The apartment was huge, tastefully decorated and had everything we needed for our stay. The view over the waterways was beautiful and we relaxed in the spa pool and watched the fish jumping all around. Wish we could have stayed longer!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sovpier, Manager at Sovereign Pier on the waterways, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Katherine, it was our pleasure to have you & your husband stay with us and thank you very much for sharing your experience. The spa pool at night, watching the fish jump is a fun experience. We look forward to your return visit.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed here for three nights but we wish we could have stayed longer. The setting was peaceful with a pleasant view over the harbour. It was relaxing sitting on the patio with a glass of wine watching the boats come & go. Our room was modern & clean with loads of space for the two of us. The owners were very friendly and even lent me their van for the weekend when my car broke down. We both really appreciated this. I would definitely stay here again if I come back to Whitianga.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My partner from the states came to New Zealand for a holiday this past week and I wanted to find somewhere special to spend valentines day. When I called Michelle to set something up, she went above and beyond making our arrangements unforgettable. The room was beautiful with an amazing view of the waterway and pool. The pool was large as well as the spa, making it an exceptional relaxing day. Our one bedroom villa was clean, modern, fresh, and comfortable. Although we only spent one night there, we will definitively return as soon as possible for our stay was everything we were looking for. I will recommend the sovereign pier to anyone looking for a relaxing get away with a loved one or the family.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Fantastic Accommodation. We have just had a wonderful couple of days at these beautiful modern,clean apartments. Outlook onto the canal was superb,in fact you would think you were in a canal house on the Gold Coast in Australia but this was far more restful and quiet. Loved the grassed area in front of the outdoor table,great for catching the sun.Manager was excellent and her recommendations for restaurants and the Lost springs Pools were spot on.Highly recommend

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sovereign Pier on the waterways

Address: 73 South Highway, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 20 Specialty lodging in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sovereign Pier on the waterways 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury 5 star resort delivering great holiday experiences 2nd to none with guaranteed water views, spacious modern suites,(1,2 or 3 bedrooms). Your ideal honeymoon or holiday location. Facilities include FREE in room Wi-Fi, super-sized spa pool, lap pool and tennis court, gym and kayak hire. Suites all have designer kitchens, spacious dining, lounge and bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes in master bedroom, providing all the comforts of home and more. Water views guaranteed with all Suites located on the waterfront with peaceful relaxing views of the Waterways & mountain range beyond; set amongst landscaped grounds, just minutes from the beach, Whitianga is spoilt for choice with many cafes, bars & restaurants, ensuring all tastes are catered for, only a 1.5km walk to the centre of the township. Cosy gas fires/or heat pumps complete the picture for the colder months. A full laundry is provided within each Suite.Unique to Sovereing Pier is their own private boat ramp; and ample FREE parking for cars &boat trailers. Guests with large power boats and yachts can also rent a marina berth, subject to availability. They have 24hr security in their gated complex for your peace of mind and a private lockable garage is provided with each Suite. Kayaks & quadricycle are available for hire. Whitianga is a New Zealand coastal town on the move. Often considered the Coromandel's jewel in the crown - It marks the gateway to spectacular deep sea fishing and diving as well as swimming, bush walking, scenic cruises, soaking in a hot pool at Hot Water Beach at low tide, horse riding, surf and line fishing, kayaking, relaxed shopping, dining on local cuisine, golfing, bone carving - Sovereign Pier sits in the center of all of this,in the peaceful location of the Whitianga waterways. ... more   less 
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