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Aotearoa Lodge
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #9 of 18 hotels in Whitianga
Cheshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Quite location, friendly owners.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012 via mobile

Recent new owners have been gradually updating the accommodation and everything is very clean and well kept.

A good breakfast too.

We enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

The lodge staff were very welcoming. The room was clean and it was a quiet place to stay. I would certainly recommend it. It took us a little while to locate the lodge. In finding this place it is handy to know that racecourse road is not a straight road and appears to be a side street.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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26 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

All good here.Hosts were helpful,they lent us a spade for hot water beach and gave us some local area tips.Room was basic but that's what I chose.Located out of the town so you'll need a car.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Very friendly owners, very clean and modern rooms and facilities, nice quiet location off the main roads only about a 2 minute drive to the beach. Quite good value for money. Definitely would stay there again or recommend to others!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge NZ
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

Stayed here for a couple of nights with the family. The 2 bedroom family unit was just great for us and the girls enjoyed playing in the orchard. Hosts Lynette and Darryl are very welcoming and we found the whole experience good value.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

The lodge is in a quiet place, a few km from the centre of Withianga. Management is friendly and helpful.

The self catering accommodation was convenient.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

Large motel with residence lounge and breakfast room. Good price which included breakfast and was also a member of the Golden Chain motels. Only downside was the water pressure which meant the shower wasn't too good and we also had a noisy 'fridge

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Aotearoa Lodge

Address: 70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 18 hotels in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aotearoa Lodge 3.5*
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