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“Fabulous apartment” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Waterfront Apartments
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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Fabulous apartment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

2 bedroom apartment - fantastic balcony views over Flaxmill Bay. Maybe the bathroom could do with a bit of updating, but everything about the aspect, the views, the access to other attractions and the willing friendliness of the management and staff were absolutely faultless. We would go back again in a heartbeat. We won't tell you the apartment number that we were in, because it will never be vacant again when we want it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

We were in Whitianga for a weekend on a GrabOne Voucher and this location was absolutely worth it ... spot on ... supernice people, extremely helpful, would always recommend it ... we definitely will be back again ... the street is a little bit close, but that is just how it is when you are so closed to the beach ... ;-) ... did not mind it at all at night ... ;-)

Room Tip: upstairs is of course nicer than on the ground, but it is still great and great view too.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Absolutely faultless.....a fantastically appointed apartment; very friendly staff and perfect location!
WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK! A briliant location for the annual K1 or K2 cycke race - good to see th pros warming up the afternoon before while I carbo loaded on the porch!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Margie S
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Staying at the Waterfront Apartments in Whitianga earlier this week was one of those 'Wow' times in life. From the spacious penthouse apartment with views to die for - (at first we did not even want to go anywhere, we just wanted to sit and enjoy) - to the comfort, the cleanliness and the helpful, friendly and professional staff, this has been such an incredible experience that we are already looking at future dates to stay there. Within walking distance there are an array of places for those 'must have a coffee now' times and mouth watering meals. It is all there just waiting for you to enjoy. Thank you Larry, Raven en staff for making this extra special for all of us. Our visiting son is taking with him unforgettable memories of Whitianga thanks to you..

Room Tip: We stayed in the penthouse which was a special treat. All the other apartments would be worth stayi...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tersia C
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed there for 2 nights. It was lovely big apartment so we had plenty of room, plus we had a lovely little sunroom which overlooked the beach.
It was walking distance to 2 great restaurants that we went to, plus nice and handy to all shops.
Very pleasant stay and a great spot.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

The stay was enjoyable from beginning to end. Larry met us and we felt right at home. Really lovely spacious apartment. Soft King size bed. Beautiful views outside our room with a Porch to sit on and enjoy a cup of coffee. We would have loved to stay longer. Could not recommend this place more. Thank you to both of the hosts.

Room Tip: Say what is needed for you and they are happy to oblige if they can. We needed a ground room and we...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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sydney
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

My partner and I booked a night here but it was so lovely that we ended up staying for two! Comfy bed, lovely views and welcoming staff- what more could you ask for?? Also a great location, in walking distance to the shops!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Waterfront Apartments
Address: 2 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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