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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for one night while we did some business in Rawene. Motel was generally good. The furnishings were in good condition and it was clean. Reception was friendly and helpful. A couple recommendations would be to work on improving the wifi access. While free the signal was virtually undetectable in our room. The second recommendation would be to upsize... More 

Thank jonnk157
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Opononi Lighthouse Motel was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and the owners were very welcoming. There's a great fish and chip shop a few minutes walk away, and a small convenience store (Four Square) in the same area. The motel was everything you would want: clean; well specked; comfortable; friendly. There is a breakfast available for additional cost but... More 

Thank Ian D
Palmerston North
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here after a long week traveling around northland. The lady was extremely friendly and helpful but the man was blunt and grumpy when we booked to use the spa. The rooms were ok but parking was very tight.

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Marion, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We stopped overnight after a long drive from Point Reinga. Quick friendly check-in. Small, clean room with no view. The closest restaurant is miles away. There was not enough hot water for my husband to take a complete shower; I had to do without until morning. The Lighthouse seems to be well-suited to sports fishers. There was a picnic table... More 

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Harstad, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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 - $119 (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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