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Opononi Lighthouse Motel

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Harstad, Norway
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243 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to stay. Like most things in Opononi, located on the State Highway across the road from the harbour. The Lighthouse Motel offers clean, self-contained units a short walk away from shop, cafe, takeaways and pub. You can fish straight off the beach or from the jetty up the road. There's a table to clean your catch just behind... More 

Thank seadragon99
Penzance, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

What an amazing place, just across the road from the beach and has great hosts, who are retiring and we wish them all the best. Spotless, roomy and well equipped unit with good cooking facilities. There was a table and chairs on the sheltered deck in the front and from our unit a view toward the sea. Easy walk to... More 

Thank Brian B
Melbourne, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Motel is well located on main road that follows the harbour shoreline. It is quiet & peaceful. Pleasant large comfortable room with usual mod cons. Owners were very helpful. Ample car parking space. We preferred this beautiful west coast to the more commercialised, busy & noisy east coast of NZ. The site of the old Pilotage Signal Station high on... More 

Thank dstargazer
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We had Unit 1 with two bedrooms a spacious living area and wonderful views of the harbour and sunset. The owners were very welcoming and provided lots of information of places to see. A hot spa was available to book and we certainly enjoyed this after a trip sliding down the sandhills with the grandchildren. Opononi was a very well... More 

Thank Sainty1
Woodville, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

What a wonderful accommodation...Top class...We were very comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet...The owners were extremely welcoming, and we felt at ease instantly. Comfortable beds, wonderful shower...wonderful view...and so close to amenities...We certainly enjoyed our time there, and highly recommend.

Thank DEMS63
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Opononi must be one of the best places to visit on Earth. The Lighthouse Motel will welcome you with superb facilities and a good night's sleep. Well equipped facilities, waterfront location, close to local amenities...and a view to die for!

Thank andrewblackcat2
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff who made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. The motel is situated in a picturesque part of the West coast and we enjoyed our stay very much. The bathroom was a little cramped but OK for one night. Limited choice of places to eat in the nearby township.

Thank PRC239
Coromandel, New Zealand
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74 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Just a quick one night stay,but everything OK... Good location,quiet & comfy and a 5min walk to takeaway's or hotel and restaurant... 50m from waters edge so no great problem if you have kayak's etc to carry...

Thank Phil P
St Peter Port
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105 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

A good clean basic motel in a good coast location convenient to local bars, restaurants and so forth, within walking distance. The views across the bay are superb. The hosts are friendly and very helpful.

Thank AustinAlford
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Stayed with 3 adults and a child for one night. Wish it could have been longer. Nice owners, very helpful. Room, fittings, bedding etc crisp and clean. Nice quiet stay, pleasant surroundings. Just outside there's beach, shops, bar and chippie, along with some of the greatest views in New Zealand. If they polished the place any harder, they'd rub it... More 

Thank Paul G
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A motel in a tropical setting, 20 metres from the beach. Clean, comfortable rooms in a quiet location close to local shops & restaurants 450m. Central location to explore the Hokianga region including the Waipoua Forest and Tane Mahuta. Beautiful views from the front of the property. Self-contained units with sea and garden views. One and two bedroomed units, 2 studio units, (one with wheelchair access). Motel amenities include a spa pool, under cover BBQ area, guest laundry. Free wifi on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Opononi Lighthouse Motel

Address: 45 State Highway 12, Opononi, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Opononi
Price Range: $74 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Opononi Lighthouse Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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