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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We stayed here in April, with 2 of our children. We all loved the spot, beautiful views and quiet location. It was clean and tidy, my bed was comfortable. The staff were very friendly. The wifi is not very good. Theres not a lot of privacy, but you can always pull your curtains if it worries you. I quite liked... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We stayed here one night when we arrived in New Zealand in January - the welcome on arrival was warm and helpful. The unit is large. clean and comfortable - fantastic value for money. The beach is really pretty and the whole site is attractive and relaxing

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Thank HampshireSally
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Very nice welcome from Shirley on our arrival, and she was most helpful in getting us settled into our unit and explaining how this worked. The unit itself was two bedrooms, on the end, and had its own deck facing the bay. Beach was just a few steps away, and it is a lovely white sand beach with excellent swimming.... More 

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Kaiwaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful 2 nights here. Shirley and Brett were very welcoming and helpful..a lovely couple. The unit had everything we needed, was clean, the bed very comfortable,good shower and plenty of room.We look forward to returning!!

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Thank elcoates
Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

21 of us had a fabulous stay. New manager "Shirley" is awesome. Went out of her way to make our families comfortable. The setting is very special. This has become a regular holiday spot for our extended family. From 86year old granny to 2 year old grandson we were all happy and comfortable. Paddle boarding, fishing , swimming and evening... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

We booked this at short notice for one night only on a long weekend, when all the bigger hotels (our usual preference) were full. We were apprehensive about what it would be like as it was so inexpensive. We were blown away by the location and the view! Such a tranquil, peaceful paradise. Facilities are excellent! Even though our unit... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

The sands has been a special place for our family for over twenty years. Right on whangaumu bay (Wellington bay) nestled under pohutukawa trees, it's a totally relaxing and welcoming place to enjoy a break on the tutukaka coast. Not overly flash but had all the requirements for a relaxing holiday. Lots of local walks, lovely safe golden sand beach... More 

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Thank Edenescape S
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

In the aftermath of the great storm of New Years 2015 we found our camp site partially flooded, a few camping chairs fallen over, and some severely hung over individuals. As the rain poured down an SOS to Shirley and the team was sent out. A room was found at last minute & we got to recover for a night... More 

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Thank BoydyNZ
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Shirley was the only plus at this pathetic excuse for accommodation.The unit was tired with absolutely no character and boring tasteless furniture with no toiletteries at all apart from some generic hand soap.Mean and cheap linen on the beds and ugly towels...really one big yawn.A word to the owners....spend some money and give value for money.

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Thank Sarah R
Auckland, New Zealand
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Brett and Shirley are the new managers of this paradise. At first glance, we felt in love with our cabin and the stunning views, so we decided to stay two nights instead of only one. She is a talkative and friendly person, ready to help anytime. The cabin was clean, the wifi signal very poor, but doesn't matter, more time... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Sands Motel

Address: 48 Whangaumu Street | Tutukaka, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Tutukaka
Price Range: $95 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Sands Motel Tutukaka, South Pacific
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