We stayed at 5 Pipi Dune for two nights on March 7-8, 2010 at the start of our vacation and it was wonderful. We found it very quiet and comfortable with an easy walk to the beach and the city centre. The hosts Vern and Joan are very friendly and helpful with suggestions for places to visit, restuarants, etc. The continental breakfast was a good variety of teas and coffee, cereals, yogurt, fruit juices, breads and jams/marmalades. You can order a cooked breakfast also if wanted.
We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone visiting Whitianga and the Coromandel Peninsula.