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“Whitianga” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beachfront Resort

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Beachfront Resort
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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“Whitianga”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I highly recommend spending time around the Whitianga area. The town itself has a huge number of great bars, restaurants and cafes including "Salt" overlooking the boat harbour. The beaches in the area including Simpsons Beach are stunning and the trip south to Cathederal Cove is a must do.

I stayed at the Beachfront Resort. The proprietors were extremely helpful and welcoming. Our unit overlooked the beach and with everything we needed we had the best stay. The resort has a grassed area running down to the beach and offers a perfect and safe place for children. It also includes a bbq area where parents can sit and watch out over the beach, as well as spa area. I would definetly go back and stay again.

Room Tip: We choose the unit overlooking the beach... we enjoyed a great sunrise :)
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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1 Thank Glenda F
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Louisiana
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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Beachfront Resort was perfect for our stay. Room was spacious, clean and quiet. View was great and deck had grill that we used for burgers. Our balcony was nice to sit at for breakfast. The bonus was having the two hotel cats visit us!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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1 Thank crl07
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Even though this accommodation is a little on the older side, it is not tired.. inside is immaculately clean and the presentation is like new. Being right on the beach the view from the units is amazing, breakfast on the sunny balcony was lovely and we absolutely loved sitting up at the beautiful kauri tree bar overlooking the beach for an afternnon drink. Our kids loved the kayaks available. Management very friendly. This resort is not in the heart of the town but was just a short drive into town for dinner. Would rebook this accomodation in future on our next visit to Whitianga.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Barb1968_12
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

The thing that makes this place great is the welcome by the hosts as you arrive, constantly cheery and helpful service, and the gobsmacking location. Barbequeing on the beach, watching the waves anyone? We went in early spring, and despite rainy days, the location and relaxed beachy feel of the motel was excellent. Really tidy, well kept units, good cooking facilities in the rooms, great views and location.

Bit of a stretch to call it a resort, mind you. It's a motel. Our unit's fixtures were feeling a little tired, but really, are you there to judge the quality of the shower and the light fixtures? They're tidy, they work, they're well kept. No, you're there to look at the sea, have another wine, go for another stroll on the beach, and plan another day of adventure or relaxation with the excellent advice of the hosts.

(Beds are very soft, by the way. Restless sleeper couples may want to make sure their room has a couple of bed options.)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ajkiwi
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

I thought the photos had been airbrushed - absolutely not - the photos simply cannot capture what a wonderful spot this is! The view is simply breathtaking. The unit we stayed in (number 1) was simply appointed, clean and perfectly sufficient. There are buckets and spades for the kids, a trampoline, kayaks (with life jackets) to be used by guests, and a fantastic BBQ area right on the edge of the beach. Paul and Kate were fantastic - just the right amount of helpfulness and presence. The resort is just far enough out of town that it's not completely mad. There is a fish and chip shop and a 4 square within walking distance. We had a brilliant time with our 7 and 3 year old, who thought the resort was absolutely fantastic. We only stayed for 2 nights, which wasn't enough, and we will definitely be back. We have raved about this place to friends and family already.

Room Tip: We stayed in unit 1, which is on the ground and is closest to the area with the kayaks. It's go...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PeppaPigNZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012


When the hosts named their place "Beachfront" they knew no one was going to question them about it. The place is right on the beach so much so that you really can hear the waves and get lulled to sleep. The brochure does not mention this added bonus.

Awesome view. Great service. Squeaky clean room. Very, very accomodating hosts.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GenUrban
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We have stayed there twice so far and we have not been disappointed. The place is wonderful and the facilities are great. Photos on the website do not do justice. This place is stunning and children-friendly. The owners add a special touch to this place. We will definitely go back.
Aucklander.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shamnz
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Property: Beachfront Resort
Address: 113 Buffalo Beach Road | Whitianga, The Coromandel, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Beachfront Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
STAY RIGHT ON THE BEACH ... Our superb absolute beachfront location is the secret to the special charm of Beachfront Resort. Uniquely in Whitianga, there is no road or traffic, only garden and Pohutukawa trees between you and the seashore. Each comfortable, immaculate Beachfront Unit has full kitchen facilities, SKY TV, and a private patio or balcony with spectacular uninterrupted sea views of Mercury Bay.Wireless broadband Internet access and guest laundry also available. Kayaks, body boards, beach games, a trampoline, heated spa pool and BBQ are provided for guests so you can enjoy life on the beach right here. A private and peaceful haven only minutes away from the buzz of Whitianga’s shops and restaurants, Beachfront Resort is conveniently located for exploring the whole Peninsula with easy day trips to Coromandel town, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. Your Hosts Kate and Paul Dimock Beachfront ... more   less 
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