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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
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“Relaxing, Spacious and Clean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights, wished we could have stayed 5 nights and ended our trip on a positive but alas they were booked solid. Great spacious apartments, private laundry and outdoor hanging area, very comfortable bed and pillows, great large windows for a beautiful breeze, clean, private deck and drive. Quiet resort (some are privately owned), a block from the quaint town and in walking distance from the grocery store. Pamela is a great asset to the Resort. I left my rings and watch in the apartment one day while on a day trip and was happy to see them still there on my return (trustworthy housekeeper). Fresh towels every day. We would stay here again if in the area. Only con was that there is no bathroom counter just a small sink. We had some nice pies in town, don't know the name of the place but the word Bakery was on the roof and it's near the end of the main street across from a gas station.

  • Stayed March 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We only stayed for one night, but we had a 2 bed house/apartment which was amazing! It was fully equipped kitchen, ipod docking station etc. Close to the resturants in town and the harbour area. There was a swimming pool which we didn't use (not when the sea is so close!) They lent us a shovel to take to the hot pools beach for digging our pool! The breakfast we ordered was very yummy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We loved this comfortable apartment. We were touring around New Zealand and staying here was so lovely after some cramped hotels. Being able to pop out for fresh croissants for breakfast made a nice change from hotel breakfasts. It had everything we needed and was well situated for the beach and restaurants. The lady at reception couldn't have been more helpful with restaurant , walks and activity suggestions. Having an outdoor pool was a bonus after a long walk, with room to sunbathe . We enjoyed sitting on the balcony of our apartment for breakfast and an evening drink. We only stayed two nights and wished we had stayed a week it was so relaxing .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night, in a 2 bedroom apartment which was was beautifully presented spacious and clean. The lady who checked us in was very helpful providing us with a map of the area and she gave suggestions on where to eat. After settling in we noted that there were only 2 towels in the apartment, we were 2 females travelling together and both of us needed to wash our hair so decided we would need 2 towels each, my friend went to the office to ask for 2 towels and was 'lectured' and 'questioned' by the man in reception on the need to use 2 towels each, as apparently the motel policy was 1 towel per guest. He eventually very reluctantly gave my friend the extra towels. The next morning I was woken at 6.30am by the sound of a blower vac which went for at least 2 hours. Check out was at 10am,fortunately we were ready to go at 9.55 because the same man from the evening before was going to each unit yelling 'times up' I need to clean this unit... I was looking for a place to stay for a week next Christmas and would have chosen it if it hadnt been for the obnoxious man.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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oceans18, Manager at Oceans Resort Whitianga, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Hi Di, Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time in Whitianga. We do have a policy on one towel per person, each laid out on the bed with a face cloth, and a further bath mat and hand towel in the bathroom along with soap and the usual bathroom necessities. When people ask for extra towels, it could be for any reason, so just to be sure there has been no damage to the apartment, we do sometimes ask the reason for extra toweling.
I'm not sure on the 'blow vac' noise you heard - but I will pop over to The Lost Spring to ask if they were cleaning or vacuuming that early. That's certainly unacceptable hours though.
We do have a check out time of 10am, and often guests leave earlier without notice, so if there has been little movement around your apartment, I do sometimes knock on the door in the interest of the next guest. Di, I'm very sorry you found this intrusive and obnoxious. It is our intent to look after all our guests with the utmost respect and courtesy. Please accept my sincere and humble apologies for any upset caused.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Had a very restful couple of nights at the Oceans Resort. The apartments are conveniently located near to all of the amenities and are well equipped. There is a swimming pool within the facility, and we were only a 2 minute walk from the beach. We enjoyed eating out on the balcony, where we were kept cool by the refreshing sea breeze. Our hostess was welcoming and very helpful. We would certainly consider staying again next time we are in the area.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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oceans18, Manager at Oceans Resort Whitianga, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We know how tricky it can be when travelling with a family so I'm so pleased the kids loved it here too! Isn't the sea breeze refreshing! I'm glad you had a great time and look forward to seeing you on your next family trip.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 night at the resort in a 2 storey house with a sleep out behind the garage. We were 6 people. The house is very well equiped, very comfortable, very clean, very well decorated, very spacious....Everything was perfect for us. The heated swimming pool was wonderful, the kids loved it. The beach is very close too... It is just an amazing place, you can't be wrong with this place!

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This was one of our best apartments we ever had in New Zealand. Stylish, clean, perfect located...simply great! We can surely recommend it for families. Will coime back :-)
The price was absolutely OK - 210 NZD / Night.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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oceans18, Manager at Oceans Resort Whitianga, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Wow! Thank you so much. We are flattered to hear we were the best apartment you stayed in! Like you, many of our guests choose to stay an extra night or 2 after they see how well equipped the apartments are. I trust you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Safe travels, see you next time.
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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 Romantic Hotel in Whitianga
#1 Luxury 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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