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“Fantastic, beautiful views and a great family environment”
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Edgewater Motel
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Edgewater Motel
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Orewa
Pukekohe, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Fantastic, beautiful views and a great family environment”
Reviewed October 22, 2011

We made a last minute booking for us and our 2 children to stay as a treat.
We arrived and the lady at the desk was really friendly. We went into our "bach" and I was pleasantly surprised, The motel was a bit older than a lot in the area but that added to the charm. The room was fantastic, it had that bach on the beach feeling from when I was a child. A really warm, inviting feeling, almost like the room was giving you a hug.
Later on we asked the man at reception advise on suitable family restaurants and he was really helpful, we ended up having a great dinner. A nice peaceful sleep later we left.
My favourite thing about this motel is the cleanliness though, I can't and won't tolerate a room that is unclean and my very eagle was impressed with crisp cleanliness of the whole place.
We will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 4, 2011

What a disapointment, unit was well located, but found no Spa Pool which was why we chose this motel. Toilet wouldn't flush away the solids ( took 18 flushes) Couch was like sitting on the floor and useless. Mattress poor quality, Wallpaper peeling and paint flaking. We felt when paying $145 a night we would get a reasonable motel. We spoke to the managers and we felt very sorry for them as it is up to the owners to spend the money to make this a nice place to stay. So owners get on with it and stop raking off the profits and spend some on fixing the problems before N.Z. gets a bad name for our accommodation.
We were truly disappointed in our choice of stay

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2011

We spent three nights at the Edgewater. I'd been looking for a place on the beach to recover from jet lag and a Chicago winter before we set off on our travels around New Zealand. Edgewater was perfect. It really is right on the beach, just like the photos show, and all day long you can see people walking along, playing in the waves, or just enjoying the view. The beach is firm and the water clear and warm. There's a lovely lawn, and comfy chairs and benches to sit on.
The room was clean and the bed, while perhaps not as firm as you'd find in a four star U.S. hotel, was certainly comfortable enough. As we found in all the motels we stayed in, the kitchen was well-equipped and scrupulously clean. The managers were helpful, asking the cleaning staff to get our room ready as quickly as possible when we arrived several hours before check-in and making sure we had a comfortable seat while they finished.
So what's not perfect? The bedside reading lights were obviously placed when the bed was in a different location, so they don't really work for reading in bed. And there's no wi-fi, free or otherwise. On one hand, it was probably good for me to go cold turkey for a few days at the start of my vacation. On the other hand, I did miss being in touch.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 25, 2011

Although the decoration looks a little tired this is a beautiful location to stay.
Les and Val are both very helpful, and this motel is excellent value for money.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed February 19, 2011

Stayed here for 2 night with our grandchildren aged 3 and 4. It is an older style motel but very comfortable and in the most fantastic location, right on the beach. Was very child friendly with a playground and also the availability of buckets and spades and boogie boards. Everyone working there was very friendly and people in the office were so so helpful and very friendly. Would recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice holiday by the beach and cant wait to return.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed February 16, 2011

The location is brilliant - but the best part is the service. The actions of the owners and their backups were wonderful, offering assistance and information without being asked. There is a playground for the kids, and the beach is right there. Then a short walk up the road to the food places (numerous but try Hola Mexican) and more play areas. It's very quiet at night and you can't hear your neighbours.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2011

We stayed at Edgewater for 3 weeks and found our unit to be clean and comfortable. The bed linen and towels were beautiful. Everything we needed was provided. The managers couldn't have been more helpful and kind to us and it was their warm welcome and thoughtfulness that made our stay so pleasant. The staff were also friendly. We loved the setting of the motel, right at the water's edge - very relaxing and lots of lovely walking.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Edgewater Motel

Property: Edgewater Motel
Address: 387 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orewa
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Orewa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old BUT clean Motel direct access to beach, some units front right onto beach. Seven or eight minute walk down the beach to Orewa Restaurants and shops. Ideal for Families and or couples, with several different room formats. ... more   less 

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