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Waves Motel
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Orewa
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great stay!!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

A great night - lovely comfortable bed and quiet room. Spa bath in the room and underfloor heating. Great breakfast and customer service as well. I would recommend this motel for a lovely night out in Orewa - handy to town and the beach as well.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in a ground floor room for one night. Well appointed room and very clean. The free wifi was appreciated along with CDs and DVDs which could be borrowed. There were no instructions for the tv or air con but they weren't difficult to operate. Kitchen had everything needed. Would Definately stay here again

  • Stayed May 2013
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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217 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Visited Orewa for a wedding, wanted somewhere nice ! Waves looked the best on the web, and did not disappoint. Rooms were well appointed, everything you need for overnight or w/e, and spotless. Beach was vertually outside the entrance, with pleanty of food outlets a short walk along the 'parade'
Will definately return on route to / from the north.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were delighted with the facility at Waves, we had a ground floor corner suite with all mod cons. Could have stayed there much longer than one night, walking on the beach in the evening was idyllic.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I had finished the campervan part of our holiday and needed somewhere in the Orewa area for the night. Being fantastic weather many places were full or some even seemed closed. The rough guide recommended this place bit it seemed a bit expensive. As there were no other options we called in and managed to get a studio for $175. The room was lovely and the bed big, we even had some outside space with a little table and chairs. So instead of spending money on a meal out we went to the New World close by and got some food to eat on out little balcony.

They provide Internet for up to 100mb download and that lasts for 3 days. They've also got foxtel.

Would def stay again

  • Stayed February 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and enjoyed it very much. The room was small but everything was like brand new in it and it was spotless. It had a nice landscaped patio with chairs and a table. The young hosts were very nice and really tried to please. The maids were excellent. A beautiful beach is literally a one minute walk from your room. My only complaint was there was quite a bit of road noise, but only during the day. If you can get a room on the opposite side from the road I think it would be much better.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We could see and hear the ocean from our apartment on the second floor. The room was well appointed and kitchenette very useful Furnishings, amount of space, and layout were very good. It was just what we wanted after a long day driving. The resident managers were helpful and cheerful. Great stay!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Waves Motel
Address: Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and Kohu Street, Orewa, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orewa
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Orewa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waves Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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