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Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for one Thursday night at The Mangonui Motel, having found it online, and been impressed by how it looked. I have to say, its even better in real life. More than just a motel room, more like an apartment, with full kitchen, separate bedroom very comfortable lounge area, and great outside space complete with patio furniture. The views... More 

Thank JJL1666
Richard M, Owner at Mangonui Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your custom and the great review. I could not have said it better. More 

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

The 'best views' in Mangonui convinced us to book and we were not disappointed. We were upgraded and the rooms were clean and comfortable, with a stunning view of the harbour. The electric blanket was really good for the middle of winter. The free wi-fi was fast and constant. The steps down to the village are not as daunting as... More 

Thank Frances S
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2016

At first sight this looks like an ordinary slightly run down motel. However, the sign on the building that says " best views in Mangonui" is 100% accurate. Our room, No.7, I think, was newly renovated with panoramic views out across the harbour. Just superb. We stayed here for three nights and didn't see Richard till the third night when... More 

Thank flathead53
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016

we were lucky enough to be upgraded to a room with an even better view of the harbour.The host was very courteous and our name was even on the welcoming board outside the office.Nice roomy unit with separate bedroomVery comfortable and just the sounds of nature

Thank Charles A
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This a nice place with a friendly and helpful owner. Clean and tidy, everything you need with a nice view over the Mangonui Harbour. Nearby the Mangonui center - walking distance. We recommand this place to families! Well done!

Thank filewalker
Richard M, Owner at Mangonui Motel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the rcommendation More 

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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Spotlessly clean traditional Kiwi Motel with super seaviews on both sides. The units have simple kitchens for stat at homes and is close to the quaint little town of Mangonui and its excellent cakes and restaurants for those wanting to eat out. Try the walk down the cliff face to the village.

Thank westieak
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Only stayed here for one night but wished it was for longer. My reaction when I first walked into the apartment was WOW! The views from the balcony and every window are amazing. The apartment itself was roomy and well equiped and the bed very comfortable and the owner, Rich, very friendly. Loved the atmosphere of Mangonui and its location,... More 

Thank mjp1974
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed January 2, 2016

We stayed in Rooms 5 and 6 at the end both with breathtaking views. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. Steep walk down to the shops and restaurants, the price you pay for those views but you can drive down also. Great Thai takeaway and recommend the Little Kitchen for tapas style food. Lovely historical area.

Thank Eaves15
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2015

The best part of the motel was the view. Handy that you could walk right up to the door. We had Room 1. All the linen and furnishings were old. The wifi was really bad and constantly dropped in and out. The walls were not insulated and the placing of the bathroom right beside the kitchen was a bad idea.... More 

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73 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Cute place with near new windows and doors and everything you need nearby. Manager was awesome and helpful. Very quiet and peaceful, several cafes down the hill along with gift shops and historical building walk your. View of the harbor and islands outstanding.

Thank yostcoates
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Six large 50 sq mtr one bedroom apartments. Located on a private area with awesome sea and harbour views. Full facilities for cooking, separate bedrooms, free wifi is available, free parking at your room. 5 Minute walk to the village. Perfect for exploring the Far North of New Zealand on day trips ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mangonui Motel

Address: 1 Colonel Mould Drive, Mangonui 0442, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui
Price Range: $82 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mangonui Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Room 5 has the best of the great views. It was a real pleasure staying in it.”
 of 5 bubbles JJL1666, 1 week ago | Read review
“The room furthest from reception, No.7 I think.”
  • The best views in Mangonui indeed
 of 5 bubbles flathead53, May 27, 2016 | Read review
“I think unit 6 had best view.We had unit 5 with 2nd best view I think”
 of 5 bubbles CharlesA973, May 21, 2016 | Read review
“Views from room 6 were amazing.”
  • Room with a View 1
  • Room with a View 2
 of 5 bubbles mjp1974, Jan 7, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Room 6 if possible!”
  • Stunning
 of 5 bubbles Eaves15, Jan 2, 2016 | Read review
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