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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Waves Motel

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Waves Motel
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Orewa
Isles of Scilly
1 review
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“Great Motel Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay at Waves, the owners are from the UK so gave us lots of tips and advice on where to go and what to see. Loved the location, so close to the beach that we were able to swim morning and evening on the fabulous beach at Orewa.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2010

I spent my last night in NZ at the Waves Motel. It is modern, very clean and environmentally conscious in design. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. My room was very comfortable, quiet and clean and included a large kitchenette area which I would have loved using if I had stayed longer. The room had a lot of attention to detail, even in a modern design. Orewa Beach is a great location close to Aukland and the International airport but without the city to contend with. I highly recommend the Waves Motel!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
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Derbyshire
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2010

We were given a warm welcome here. The motel was absolutely immaculate, the room was furnished beautifully and so well appointed. There was a guest laundry too. It was about a hundred yards from the beach and a ten miute walk to the centre.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2010

Great experience started out with a last minute booking. The manager (owner?) was so friendly and professional. We arrived a few hours later and were greeted warmly and shown to our room. The room was 1 bedroom and was very generously proportioned. The furnishings are modern, all seemed rather new and the place had a nice beachy feel without the usual rattan and nautical decor.

If they included robes & slippers this Motel would be close in standard to the 5 star hotels in Auckland. Lots of nice, thoughtful touches such as generous selection of teas and ground coffee, loved the complimentary cookies. The bathroom toiletries were of a good standard also. Really liked that the room had a CD & DVD player as well as Sky TV. The Motel has a selection of discs you can borrow - again a thoughtful touch that you tend to see in luxury or boutique accommodation and not in motels or even most hotels.

Nice bathroom. Very clean, very new. The spa bath was fantastic.

As it is a motel no room service available, although they do offer wine & spirits for sale in addition to the well stocked and very reasonably priced mini bar (Heinekin beer $4, Coke $2). They were able to recommend the best places to eat and everything is in walking distance in the town center. We did have the breakfast, served in our room. We had teh full cooked breakfast and it was pretty good.

Orewa beach is okay. Good for kids as is shallow (so water gets warm), tends to have small waves. Lovely for a walk as it is quite long. Orewa town has everything you need but is rather lacking in character.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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Phoenix
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2010

My husband and I spent three nights at the Waves after the long trip from the United States. It was a real delight and a great place to get acclimated. The room was full of light and beautifully appointed. The bathroom was especially grand, with a wonderful large jacuzzi tub and heated towel rack. The hotel is on the beach side of the highway and just steps away. It was refreshing to take a walk on the lovely long beach. The staff was especailly helpful and enabled us to check in early, which we appreciated since our fligh came in at 5:30 AM. This is a wonderful place to stay in a pretty town by the sea in Orewa and I would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2009

While one of the more expensive places in town, the rooms are very well appointed with Spas, and very modern fixtures. The owner was really helpful, and happy to help with everything. We felt like we got value, however it was the most expensive place we stayed at during our trip.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Rivenhall, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2009

The Waves Motel was one of the best we found during our month long stay in New Zealand. The accommodation is recently completely refurbished, is spotlessly clean and with a superb bathroom including a spa bath. Kitchen facilities are good, with all the essentials, and the owners very friendly and helpful.

Restaurants are only a 10 minute walk away along the beach.

Brilliant value too.

  • Stayed March 2009, 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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