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Oceans Resort Whitianga
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   18 Eyre Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand   |  
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“Pleasantly Surprised!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

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.

Room Tip: Ask for a villa which is closer to the beach road (not sure if these are for larger i.e. 2-3 bedroom...
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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 January 26, 2014

We booked this resort by first reading reviews on trip advisor and the resort certainly lived up to the expectations of all the great reviews. We were welcomed by the lovely hosts Pamela and Graeme ,who were so helpful and accommodating.
We had a two level apartment which was beautifully furnished ,well equipped and spotlessly clean. Plenty of room for our family of five.
It's location was about 50 metres from the beach. Shops were about a block away.
There was plenty for the kids to do at the resort with a tennis court, swimming pool , as well as bikes and scooters on hand.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would absolutely recommend this resort to stay at.
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  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Our two bed apartment here was actually a three storey house, complete with garage and first floor balcony (sea view if you are lucky). Nice open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas. One drawback is that toilet/bathroom was on the top floor only. Less than 5 mins walk to Buffalo Beach, and only a little longer to the village centre. Would have liked to stay longer and get to use the swimming pool and tennis court.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We booked two apartments for 7 days over New Year for three couples and our adult children who stayed for a couple of nights each. The accommodation worked well, with each apartment having two good sized double bedrooms on the third floor and two single beds on each ground floor.

On the first floor the kitchens were well equipped with stove, oven, microwave and a dishwasher. Good stock of crockery and cutlery meant we had no problems having eight people sitting down for a meal either inside or on a deck.

We were pleasantly surprised to find that one of the apartments had a gas fired BBQ on the deck, which staff must have picked up on when we made our bookings many months ago and had asked what BBQ facilities were available.

Clothes washer & dryer were located on the ground floor. We were also offered to have the apartments serviced daily for $20 per day.

End units have larger kitchens and have more light due to extra windows. A bonus was lots of parking space for extra cars and a boat & trailer too - although the fishing was not as good!

We were provided with a "starter pack" of tea & coffee and detergents which was not problem as the Four Square supermarket is only two minutes walk away, as is a local cafe, the fish & chip shop and the beach.

Only draw-back was the WIFI connection which was very slow most of the time that we we there. A post and chain fence posed a challenge for one of our party when reversing a car!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Oceans resort Whitianga was one of our favorite places to stay during our trip through New Zealand The room was very big and well kept. Ot almost felt like home. The kitchen is very well equipted with an extra bonus of having an oven and dish washer.
We didn't have a sea view, but if you request this with your reservation they will see what they can do.
The bedroom was wonderful. The bed was firm and the blindes and curtains made the room nice and dark.
The bathroom had a shower and bath. The amount of storage space in the bathroom wasn't very big, but in the room itself there is plenty of space to store your things.

There's a small swimming pool and tennis court present. Two bikes are available for yse of the guests as well as shovels in case you were to go to Hot water beach.
The towels and bed are changed and made up each day.
You have your own washing machine and dryer whuch was very welcome after a long journey.

Whitianga is a very small place sp you can easily walk from the resort to the centre. Be sure to walk along the beach in the evening. It's a very nice way to end your day.

Treat yourself and stay here for a couple of days

Room Tip: If you want a sea view, then put in a request when you make a reservation.
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  • Stayed December 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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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights and wow we were taken a lack by the accommodation and service. We stayed in an apartment which is more
Like a 3 storey house complete with driveway. Everything we needed was there including washing powder for the machine and dryer.

Lady that checked us in was Briliant And nothing was too much trouble.
Loved it! Great location for exploring.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Great Place, fantastic Appartement, excellent accomodation. Well furnished, full Equipment, very friendly staff, clean rooms, Good Location close to the Beach, Shop nearby, a few small Restaurants as well. Although, for the ones who are looking for a Party town, are gonna be dissapointed. It is a fine, quite rural village.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Oceans Resort Whitianga

Address: 18 Eyre Street, 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 Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Whitianga
#1 Luxury Hotel in Whitianga
#1 Romantic Hotel in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oceans Resort Whitianga 4*
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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