Barringtons is located about 2 km from Whakatane town centre, on the main road out of town towards Tauranga. However, traffic noise was not a problem in our unit. Free wifi broadband is available in each room, and breakfast delivered to your room is available at extra cost.
Our unit had a spacious living/dining/kitchen area, with separate bedroom and ensuite bath/shower room. The unit was very clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchenette was well equipped with microwave, fridge and 2-ring hot-plate, as well as kettle and toaster. There were two divan beds in the living area, together with a sofa-bed, giving the unit a total sleeping capacity of 6.
The only negative about our unit was that it was excessively hot. The unit had no air conditioning, and we had to leave the front-door and all the windows open until we went to bed in order to cool it down, even though the daytime temperature was only 21 deg C. This may be a significant issue in hotter weather.
The motel staff were very friendly and helpful to us, giving us helpful advice on the location of supermarkets and the best sights in the area. I did witness an argument with another guest who was being charged extra for their baby as a third guest sharing the unit. There was a dispute about whether the guest had declared this at the time of booking. The owner insisted that the guest pay the extra, and the guest clearly felt aggrieved, although I cannot comment on the rights and wrongs of the matter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barringtons Motor Lodge Provides clean, modern, comfortable, and spacious accommodation for visitors to Whakatane.We are part of the Asure Loyalty Group.We are located close to lovely walking tracks along the river and a short walk or dive to Whakatane town centre.All 14 units are ground floor, and have comfortable beds and feather and down throws. Two of our units have disabled facilities. Great range of coffee and teas and breakfast available.Large LCD Televisions.Free Wireless Wifi Access to all units.Small conference facilities. Guest laundry.Free newspaper on request.BBQ available.Bike Hire onsite ... more less
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