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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Spent 2 nights. You cannot get closer to the beach. Accommodation very basic, neat and clean. Service friendly and good. 5 Star position. Close to good restaurants. Well worth visiting. They also arranged a fishing tour for use was fantastic. We returned with fish and management offered to cook our fish for us. The Team went the extra mile!

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Mangonui, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the San Marino for 10 days in early February, it was exactly what the doctor ordered. A truly relaxing place to stay, Phil, Tobie and the rest of their staff made sure that I was always comfortable. Fantastic location on the beach, beautiful days and outstanding sunsets. Whether you are looking to relax, swim or do some great... More 

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Pahiatua, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Stayed 2 nights and value for money was 2nd to none. To get beach front, amazing views, clean, fresh roomy units, and friendly service for $130/night was great. Cooper's beach is truly beautiful and you couldn't be closer. It was dated décor and a little run down in that respect but had everything you needed and all staff were very... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We spent two nights over the New Years eve break in a family room at San Marino Motor Lodge. We found that the price of property was high to very high in comparison with the condition of the building, but the absolute beachfront location and the time of year partially justify the amount. On the plus side, the beach is... More 

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Tabby2014, General Manager at San Marino Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Prices in Peak Season reflect the demand for the property. As we are extreme beachfront and our location is superb it is our location that guests are paying for in the peak season of summer. We are still considerably cheaper than everywhere else on the beach. The Room Information does not state that the building will be demolished, only that... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

As many others have said, what a great location, not possible to improve on it being right in front of the beach and since down the bottom of a hill no road noise. I booked directly with the Lodge and the Manager advised it was in need of refurbishment but was still in good working order. I totally agree, everything... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our whole family stayed overnight for a quiet year-end / New year. We liked the place. It was cosy, clean and most importantly right on the beach. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this place for a family holiday.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great hosts, very friendly, curtains were not dark enough to stop the light outside from shining in making the night just like day. We didn't get much sleep the two nights we stayed there. The bed were not that comfortable either. and would not think about returning

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely no disputing the great location for this place! The beach is basically on your door step and the sound of waves crashing outside your window. Lovely warm rooms with plenty of sun, even at the tail End of winter. Nice winter prices too! The rooms are date but clean. Please Note: if of are a light sleeper there is... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the most beautiful beaches in NZ! The sun streamed into our very clean unit almost all day- most important in winter! An awesome view from the unit! Excellent service from the friendly manager (He changed our flat tyre for us so willingly and quickly). Good value. The unit is a little tired but comfortable, and we could have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We chose this area of Northland for its absolutely beautiful outlook over the bay. The San Marino Motor Lodge was value for money and slept a family of 5 very comfortably. The managers were very accommodating and helpful (they also recommended Fresh & Tasty in Mongonui - 2nd lot of people to do so) and the position RIGHT on the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated right on the gorgeous Coopers Beach!! Soak up the warm sun and enjoy watching your children play on the beach.Take in the wonderful sun sets. Take the family fishing, or kayaking on the beach. Wonderful walks and perfect for the hikers who enjoy the great outdoors.Situated approx. 40 minutes north of Kerikeri, and 20 minutes to Kaitaia. Eight self contained units, with well equipped kitchens, microwave ovens and hob top stoves, electric frying pans. Coffee and tea available. Cooked/ Continental breakfasts available on request delivered to your unit.Units ranging from studio, sleeps 2 - 3 , through to small family units sleeps 4, with a dbl bed and twin bunks and larger family units, sleeps 5 - 6.Units serviced daily. Cable TV and SKY Sport with new flat screen T.V’s in selected units. Wi-Fi available. BBQ facilities available along with plenty of freezer space for those catches of the day!! Benches for cleaning the fish and safe parking available for the boat. Come and enjoy the beautiful arts and crafts at the local markets and sample the foods and wines in historic Mangonui’s restaurants and cafes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about San Marino Motor Lodge

Address: 3 San Marino Drive | Doubtless Bay |, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui
Number of rooms: 8
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