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“Great location but noise factor kept us awake at times”

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Esplanade Apartments
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Reviewed January 10, 2011

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment above the pool which happened to be also opposite the Wild Hog Restaurant downstairs. Because it was peak season, every night from dinner time til about 11pm at night (as well as from 8am in the morning) we would hear bottles constantly being emptied into the bins outside and general noise from washing dishes etc in the restaurant kitchen and the kitchen downstairs from the Apartment's restaurant also so we did have disruptive sleep. The washing machines did not have a dryer function (at least in our apartment) and there was no air conditioning which made it unbearable to sleep - we did find a portable fan in the 2nd bedroom cupboard on our last night stay which helped for us but our daughter was still uncomfortable. Overall though, it was a nice stay to the end of our 2 week holiday.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Thank lise76
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

Great views from room. Great service from proprietors. Unfortunately it was incredibly noisy at night due to a pub in the building, as well as a pub next door and a park across the road. Because it overlooks the harbour there is also early morning wake ups (if you have been able to sleep) from tractors putting boats in the water. It was very hot when we stayed and as there was no air conditioning in the apartment we had to have all windows open making the noise worse

  • Stayed: January 2011
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Thank Manx_one
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

Clean an tidy....We had a apartment with 2 bedrooms..Both with en suites. also a toilet an basin in the laundry room.
Beautiful view out to the lovely harbour an also views to the pool and spa area from the apartment we were in.
Restaurant below served a lovely lunch. Staff at restaurant and complex were wonderful.

Only downfall was....... No air con.......not needed when we were there, but in the height of summer you may be needing it.
..... Also the noise from the kitchen below. ( This was on a quiet night an not in the high season)
Restaurant below served a lovely lunch.
Staff at restaurant and complex were wonderful.
All in all a great place to stay for wonderful service an stunning views.

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Thank nzkes
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Reviewed May 9, 2010

Our apartment was was nicely furnished and had a great view. Very friendly people on phone when booking and on check in.
Even though the bathrooms were tiny, with only enough room for one person (just, and I am not big..)and bedrooms also quite small that wouldn't be enough to put me off.
What will stop us going back was the bed. This was the most uncomfortable bed we have ever slept on. In fact we didn't sleep because it was so bad.
Such a shame because it really is a great place to stay and I mark it average only because of the bed...and maybe the bathrooms.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2010

Stayed one night here. Its pricey but very very nice. Only a few apartments so it feels special. Lovely clean pool although decking has some protruding screws/nails so wear some thongs.
Underground parking and close to centre of Whitianga, which seems to close down very early at night. We did eat at Zebras (which is within walking distance)and had some good food there.
Would we go to both again--absolutely Yes

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Teddall
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Reviewed May 16, 2008

The Esplanade is a recently completed apartment block adjacent to the wharf at Whitianga. They apartments appear to be owned separately and booked through a property manager as four of them were advertised in a mortgagee auction in the estate agent next door. As far as we could tell we were the only people in the building for the two nights we were there which was a little surreal. The block has lots of amenities like a gym, sauna, heated pool and security parking. The rooms themselves are also finished very nicely with Bosch appliances, LCD TV and home theatre system and quality furnishings. Our kitchen was too small to be practical however and you had to use the glass cooktop as the only benchspace.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank andharv
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Address: 8 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Whitianga
Price Range: $142 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Esplanade Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Esplanade Apartments are only a stone's throw away from the Whitianga town centre, beach and harbour. Guests have the choice of modern one, two or three bedroom apartments, with en suites, open plan living and access to resort style facilities including spa, swimming pool . ... more   less 
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