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Beachfront Resort
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
France
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great location great hosts”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We stayed at the beachfront Resort for 2 nights and the only thing we regret we could not stay longer. The location is fantastic, the apartment is very well equipped, very clean and kids are well served with sand toys .
It is great to wake up in the morning with the beautiful view of the sea and the sunrise. Thank you Kate .

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

We had read all of the amazing reviews and thought this has to be the place to book. When we drove past it though from the road it looked simply like another motel. However when Paul showed us to our room we couldn't have been more wrong. The rooms have been nicely renovated to a high standard but the overwhelming feature of this place is the view and location! It is situated right on the beach with the most amazing view from the balcony. A lovely garden area, complete with a wooden bar and BBQ area leading straight onto the beach with the view of a Pohutukawa tree and a gorgeous bench and table underneath - it really is a painter's dream!

We only met Paul during our one night visit - he was very welcoming and was very keen to make sure we had everything we needed for a wonderful stay.

The rooms are very well set up with a full kitchen unit, lounge area, table and chairs and very comfy bed. The bathroom was a little tired but aside from that - all excellent!

The location is perfect, quietly positioned a little way from the main town but only a NZ$10 (approx.) taxi ride into the town itself, with a very friendly and prompt local taxi company (Whitianga Taxis) recommended by Paul.

We have already highly recommended this to family back in Auckland.

Room Tip: All rooms are good. The lower ones have walk through access to the garden and beach. The upper ones...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for a long weekend and couldn't be happier with the accommodation facilities and the service we received. It is right on the beachfront and waking up to the sound of the waves was just amazing.

Thanks Kate for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

What a wonderful short break experience again. Everything was perfect from the welcome by Kate to the lovely room and sensational view and ambience of this idyllic spot. This is a place to feel very comfortable whilst relaxing, sitting back taking in the view and to enjoy beach walks so easily accessible from the Beachfront Resort. Really a magic holiday spot and can't speak highly enough of Kate and Paul's friendliness and helpfulness.

Room Tip: Choose the beach view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

This hotel's hosts could not have been more gracious and welcoming. We were also welcomed by Izzy, one of the resident cats who helped us to our room. The view from our second floor room was beautiful and the beach was very nice. Unfortunately it was too cold for swimming. Kate also gave us excellent restaurant recommendations and directions to get there. The accommodations were what you would typically expect in a beach resort - comfortable but not luxurious. The location made up for it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Thanks to the hosts Paul & Kate for a wonderful stay! We certainly had a wonderful time!
The beach was just a few meters away, nice clean and green yard to play, a very relaxing spa, and a nicely constructed deck with bbq & bar looking over to the beach, I might steal this deck setup to be built on my own home :) I called the day before we arrived and asked what else should I bring that the hotel didn't have, and Kate answered with "just yourself".. and she was right, everything was there, kayaks, bodyboards, gas bbq, you name it. And no, it won't cost you a penny for the kayaks etc, they all come with the accomodation!

Me and my family were planning on roaming around whitianga/hahei for 2 days, but skipped quite a few activities and elected to just stay in the hotel because it was more fun & relaxing being there.

This place is highly recommended and if me and my family were to plan an annual out of town, this is the place we will be going to definitely!

Room Tip: You would want to get the bottom rooms as its more handy getting to the beach, yard etc.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

This has been a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Amazing location and the hosts are very welcoming. Our children loved the trampoline. The beach is beautiful. It's very clean and the water is calm, making it perfect for children.

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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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