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“Perfect Spot To Relax” 5 of 5 stars
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Oceanside Motel Whitianga
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   32 Buffalo Beach Road | Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Redland City, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Perfect Spot To Relax”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a must stay motel if in the area. Rooms are spacious and clean. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. The view is just something. Sitting on our balcony with a glass of red in the afternoon watching the sun set across Whitianga was fabulous. Just can't say enough of this place. Just go there!

Room Tip: Any room will do. They all have a view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to promote the Oceanside with a fantastic review, we really appreciate it.

We like your style, a glass of wine on the balcony watching the sunset, chilling out, please come again!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Foster City, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a real gem of a place in Whitianga and would truely recommend it to anyone staying in this town. It is right on the beach a few steps away and the rooms are quite spacious. The bathroom is very clean with good fittings and the kitchenette is well equipped with clean plates, bowls and cutlery. There is also a fridge, microwave and toaster for all your needs. The owners a re very charming and helpful about everything and want to make sure that your stay is pleasant. There is only a washer no dryer on the facility and laundry needs to be done before 6pm so it doesn't bother other guests. It is free and the owners will give you a clothes drying rack as well. The motel is only 5 min from the town center and a great place to eat is Dino's -- their garlic herb and cheese is the best!! Overall this was a great place to stay!!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Thanks Dianne for great review. Nice to see the little extras that the Oceanside provide are being appreciated.

We agree Dino's does have great food and is reasonably priced!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

What a delightful place, right on the beach front, fabulous balcony and views, close to shops, the lost spring etc. Provides everything you need for a great stay and staff make the bed and do the breakfast dishes every day, without disturbing your privacy, and there is the added bonus of a spa bath. The Hosts Alan & Jo are fantastic and go out of their way to be helpful. The bed is comfortable and we loved our stay there. We cant wait to go back.

Room Tip: We had a room upstairs number 8
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Your superb review is much appreciated. Very nice to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the Oceanside.

We would love to host you again.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Alan and Jo are Friendly Helpful people. I left some jewellery behind which the found and sent back to England for me. Highly Recommend to all. Clean accommodation with great views. A lovely walk to the Harbour too.


  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Sydney,

Thanks for excellent review. Very glad to hear that your jewelry arrived safe and sound.

Next time in NZ please make sure you stay at the Oceanside, we would love to host you again!
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had a ground-floor apartment, but still enjoyed great views of Buffalo Beach. Had separate bedroom and living room/kitchen plus outdoor space. Bathroom facilities a bit disjointed, but suited us fine. Very clean and well-equipped. Shame we only had one night there. Easy walk into town and located in a very pleasant area.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Frank n Fair,

Thanks for taking the time to submit a great review. We agree, superb sea views and cleanliness are the points of difference for the Oceanside.

We look forward to hosting you again.
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SE England
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
68 hotel reviews
Reviews in 84 cities Reviews in 84 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had an upstairs Executive Studio and the star of the show is definitely the view over the road to the sea from the large, mainly covered, balcony. In general the room was well furnished and equipped and of a good size. The bath with a shower over is raised and there is a step to get into it and this could prove very difficult for anyone with limited agility. If there was a limit on free wifi use we did not hit it as we had in a number of other places.

Whilst there is a free washing machine in the guest laundry and a washing line and a portable airer you can put in your room or balcony, there is no tumble drier.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Brusk,

Thanks for fine review. I agree the sea views from upstairs are spectacular, and a nice quiet location. Please come again
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Marton, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Top location, just cross the road from the beach, and view from the room straight up the bay. Just cross the road and great surf casting, pretty much on your doorstep. The hosts were great too. Only downer was the strange setup in the bathroom. Short walk to shops, restaurants etc.

Stayed March 2014
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Alan and Jo M, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Muzzanaz,

Thanks for great review. I hope you managed to land a fish or two off the balcony!

Please come again.
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Address: 32 Buffalo Beach Road | Whitianga, Whitianga, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oceanside Motel Whitianga 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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