The resort is a short 2 minute walkaway from the beach as well as the main street, which has all the restaurants and bars (it is a small town so there aren't that many). The resort itself is fantastic and way above our expectations - photos do not do justice to the quality of the villas. We booked a 1 bedroom villa and we were given a 2-storey house with 1 bedroom below (not to be used else you will be charged). There is space to park your car right outside the apartment/house.
Go upstairs and you are greeted with a beautiful sight - a large living room with very comfortable sofas and lounges, luxurious area rug, large floor to ceiling windows (this is pretty high ceiling) with a little balcony outside, a large TV, boxes filled with board games, and a well-appointed kitchen containing anything and everything you need that too top class stuff (even the water kettle is premium!) - it is a pity we didn't need to use anything apart from coffee and the microwave. We got a villa which was away from the beach road so you don't get much of a view from the balcony - saw a little of the ocean through the gap between two villas on the opposite side of the resort. Since we planned to spend little time in the room, it didn't matter much but if you stay for more than 2 days you might want the view (gorgeous at night)
The bedroom and bathroom are also of equally high quality and design - spacious and very comfortable. We spent most of our day outdoors but returning to this apartment in the evening was a pleasure - no harsh lights, put on the radio (yes there is a CD system), brilliant to sit out on the balcony or on the lounge sofas with a drink. The resort has a little temperature controlled pool, which is good for a 15-minute dip after the cold water of the ocean.
Pamela - the host is very friendly and helpful with directions and a guide on things we could do in Whitianga. We had absolutely no cause for complaint - even if there was one I am sure she or Graeme would resolve it within minutes.
See the photos to get a sense of the place! Absolutely recommend it and I feel this is the best accomodation with terrific value for money.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Oceans Resort Whitianga Hotel Whitianga
- Oceans Hotel Whitianga