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Oceans Resort Whitianga
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   18 Eyre Street | 50 Metres Down the Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Adelaide
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great spot - roomy, comfortable and well appointed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Possibly the best accommodation in Whitianga, which is an excellent base from which to see Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and the many other attractions. A real apartment with plenty of space and very well appointed throughout. It's quiet and relaxing with the beach a very short walk away (200m), shops are a little further but still close (maybe 400m). Don't be in a rush, this is worth taking some time to enjoy. One small disappointment was that the free 'wifi' was not accessible from the room - you need to be around the pool area to get reception, which made it practically unappealing. Otherwise, it is hard to fault.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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oceans18, Owner at Oceans Resort Whitianga, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Good news is - we have improved our free wifi service, so that 90% of our apartments and public spaces receive 'good' to 'excellent' reception - and yes it is still free!

If wifi is needed let us know and we will do our best to allocate an apartment with free wifi coverage.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

We choose this place due to the comments on tripadvisor and were not disapointed at all. First, the nice welcome of the couple taking care of this resort, was like providing sun in the middle of the clouds. Then, arriving to the house, what a surpise to have SPACE, LIGHT, and nice furniture. From The large living room to the kitchen, no bad surprise....price really worth what you can enjoy.
Internet included...which seems to be a huge problem wherever you go in New Zealand.
For me, it is the best value i experienced in New Zealand.

To be highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We were amazed to see the nice location that this property is located on. We had an ocean view apartment with a nice kitchen and bath. Steve and Vicky Are super people, and were nice enough to modify our booking last minute when our plans got rescheduled. Also, we got some really good recommendations of things to do in the area and places to eat. I would visit Whitianga again just to stay here more.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

The accomodations at Oceans Resort exceeded all expectations. The modern and immaculate rooms include full kitchen, dining area, living room, spacious balcony, comfortable bedroom and free in room laundry and wifi which was a real bonus! We enjoyed the quick walk to Buffalo Beach, cute town and ferry. We enjoyed the quick ferry ride and hike to Shakespeare Cliff and enjoyed the beachs at Lonely Bay and Cooks Beach. Skip Hot Water Beach, definite low light compared to all the great hikes and views surrounding the area.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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 18, 2012

Our stay at Oceans Resort was the best we had in New Zealand. Steve and Vicky were gracious hosts and our apartment was top notch. Oceans Resort is located in the town of Whitianga, which is one of if not the largest city on the Coromandel Peninsula. It’s a very nice base for exploring Cathedral Cove, Hahei Beach, Cook’s Coast, and Hot Water Beach. Oceans Resort has fantastic location in Whitianga. Although it’s not ocean front, it’s only a 30 second walk away. Our apartment had a peek-a-boo view of the ocean from our outside patio, equipped with our own BBQ. The apartment was very modern and clean, fully equipped with all cutlery, flatware, and laundry facilities. It was hard to say goodbye to Oceans Resort and will most definitely stay there if we ever visit Whitianga again.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Nice, clean, nothing to complain about, walk through to the Day Spa behind the complex.
This was a great little base to come home and dive into the shower, fall into bed. Close to the water, slightly more than a stroll to dinner but great coffee just around the corner.
Checking in was a wee drama as the receptionist was off site but we got there in the end, gave up on checking out and just left the key!
Would go back

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

No telephone,no airconditioning, no TV in bedroom, 3 levels, no internet in rooms,poor service.
Bed itself was poor-nothing done after reporting it.
Positives were clean(because it was relatively new) and in room laundry.
Front desk not proactive for tourists.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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oceans18, Owner at Oceans Resort Whitianga, responded to this review, February 2, 2012
Hi Victeeth
As you know, I contacted you via tripadvisor to see if I could understand your review better. I explained that we have had a change of front desk staff since your stay and as a result I am not aware which apartment you stayed in. Unfortunately you are unwilling to let me know the apartment number, which is a shame as I can’t make any improvements to benefit future guests, e.g your remark that the bed with “poor”. Our free wifi service is available in the majority of apartments but not all. Oceans Resort covers 2 hectares so it is difficult to cover all areas of the site. A guest can always use the wifi service in our reception foyer. Our front desk has a variety of maps and brochures on display and our staff enjoy discussing activities and making suggestions as to how to spend your day. We are conscious though that our local information centre survives on earning commissions, so we do encourage visitors to use the service provided by the information centre as that benefits our community at large.
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Address: 18 Eyre Street | 50 Metres Down the Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Whitianga
#1 Romantic Hotel in Whitianga
#2 Family Hotel in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oceans Resort Whitianga 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your next holiday in apartment style accommodation at competitive rates. Oceans Resort offers contemporary motel accommodation in self catering apartments. Choose to utilise the upper floor at a 1 bedroom price (serviced daily) perfect for couples or business travel, or choose to use the full apartment at a 2 bedroom price or include the use of the the 'sleep out' - both perfect for groups and families. ... more   less 
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