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Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long journey from Aucklnd, we were made most welcome, with magnificent views over the Hokianga harbour. My only problem with the hotel is that the rooms are small and the furniture struggles to allow guests to get aroiund it, but don't let that put you off, because this is a very special location.

Thank Ditchgould
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife recently stayed at the Opononi Hotel. Nice place next to the Hokianga with a nice little balcony with stunning views. Room was tidy and bed comfortable, bathroom looked recently renovated but the toilet totally in the wrong position - you had to be a contortionist to use it. Maybe overlooked by the designer. Anyway apart from... More 

Thank dgp1
Otorohanga, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Spent a lovely evening and night in the hotel. Old world atmosphere with updated facilities. Staff were helpful and obliging- even though we were a little late with our meal. Due to time of year, we were not able to enjoy the great looking outdoor area , however enjoyed time on the balcony of the room before dark, watching the... More 

Thank 451kay
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2016

I love love love this hotel.....beautiful rooms with the most amazing views.....rooms are small but well set up with everything you need....the smallness of the room actually makes it feel really homely.....wonderful balcony to sit out and enjoy the beautiful town of Opononi..... I promise you will not be disappointed.....this is the worlds best kept secret of a gem.....cannot wait... More 

Thank Tracey B
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We were delighted with our stop here, especially after a long day of driving to Cape Rienga. The room was clean & warm, we could see the water from our room, heaps of hot water/pressure & our bed was excellent. The added bonus was that the pub was part of the complex so didn't get wet in the rain. There... More 

Thank Jeffrey C
Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Nice,if small room. Good bathroom.Very clean and warm, quiet , a balcony with sea view. Door to balcony was very stiff. The resturant was closed, I would advise anyone to only eat in the bar as a last resort.

Thank John H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 9, 2016

We were staying at another hotel in the area and wanted to go to the local pub. Unfortunately the barman was surly and unhelpful, and their choice of music was inappropriate and overpowering. It could be a great spot in a beautiful location, but needs some refining and attention to detail. If you have a mostly older crowd, don't play... More 

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Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent location and the food is good. A good way to enjoy a neer and wind down. Over summer they have bands and is set up well. Easy place to unwind with a few with family and friends. The locals are friendly as with the staff

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2016

I had 2 friends from overseas that I was showing the beautiful Hokianga in particular Opononi. To say I was disappointed in the Opononi Hotel would be an understatement in fact we felt insulted. We arrived at the hotel and ordered a meal and some drinks. The barman right from the start was unhelpful and positively rude. When our food... More 

1 Thank theduckman59
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2016

Stayed here many years ago and just loved it so was looking forward to a revisit and were put into the same room which really pleased us. Looked the same just a little tired but clean and comfortable. Staff helpful. Takeaways and Store right next door if you didn't want to use their very attractive dining room. Tea and coffee... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Opononi Hotel has 10 studios and 5 units. All rooms have sea views. Less than a minute's walk to the beach, safe swimming, information centre, takeaways, shop, jetty and boat ramp. The world famous Twilight Encounter leaves from here and the boat to the dunes for sand boarding. Come and enjoy the beautiful Hokianga. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Opononi Hotel Limited

Address: 19 State Highway 12 | RD 3, Opononi 0443, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Opononi
Price Range: $71 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Opononi Hotel Limited 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“ask for a sea view, as halftherooms face the other way”
 of 5 bubbles Ditchgould, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms are wonderful...”
 of 5 bubbles 661traceyb661, Jun 20, 2016 | Read review
“We like the rooms on the front with the balcony for the view.”
 of 5 bubbles Lavinia832, Mar 6, 2016 | Read review
“15 and 16 face the sea (and main road)”
 of 5 bubbles Rob_K55, Nov 2, 2015 | Read review
“The front 2 rooms over looking harbour, otherwise the back rooms facing away from the pub.”
 of 5 bubbles bluey_york, Apr 7, 2015 | Read review
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