We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beware children upstairs, but ground floor unit suitable for a wheelchair user.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Beachfront Resort

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Beachfront Resort
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beware children upstairs, but ground floor unit suitable for a wheelchair user.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed here because it was a ground floor level unit fitted out for wheelchair accessibility and it has a good walk in shower practical for a wheelchair user.
This was a spotlessly clean, compact, space, which could have been so much better, if the second sleeping area had been incorporated into the main unit, for use by two people only. It is obviously intended to sleep two children in single beds, but they couldn’t do anything other than just lie in these beds, there is no space for anything else in that area. I can’t imagine occupying this small unit with more than a pair of adults. At least the children would be outside if the weather was good.
And the outside must be ideal for families with children. Just steps to the water, a grassy area to play on and a barbecue area for cooking, with table and chairs out side on the terrace.
Less ideal for a pair of adults. With such an ideal area for children outside the window, the unit was completely overlooked. I didn’t even venture outside, sadly, on the evening that we stayed. Children (and adults) everywhere, I didn’t feel I could even sit privately on the chairs outside. Maybe it would be an idea to construct a light screen for privacy.
Later in the evening the noise started upstairs. Children from the family above, running and running and running, round and round. Thump, thump, thump. We asked the owner to have a word with them, and to be fair he tried his best requesting the occupants twice to ask the children to calm down. But the noise didn’t stop until after 11, which thwarted our plan to get to sleep early ready for an early morning start. The owner told us the next morning that they usually try and avoid putting families upstairs but this time there had been no choice. Our bad luck I guess (and maybe because we were occupying one of the downstairs units) – stay there outside of the school holidays.
And then the fridge noise conspired also to deny any sleep. This fridge must have been ancient, it whined on and on. In the end we needed to switch it off, which meant that the breakfast, delivered the evening before, was warm by the morning.
The owners were very pleasant and keen to be of assistance. Bear in mind the holiday seasons and maybe pick an upstairs unit if you can and you will enjoy the beachfront location.

For any potential disabled or reduced mobility travellers who have found this review useful, I advise them to also consult the website www.wheelie-easy-hotels.com which offers information on hotels world-wide, including details of other potential hotels in New Zealand.
Hotel management representatives may also wish to enter information regarding their own property onto the same website.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Humbugcat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

314 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    236
    64
    11
    2
    1
See reviews for
91
161
6
1
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (108)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

I stayed at the Beachfront Resort for two days and had a fabulous stay! They really thought of everything - the kitchen and bathroom were both fully stocked and modern, the windows had blackout blinds, the main bedroom could be fully partitioned off, there was a "sand dunk" pan outside the door for sandy feet, etc.

The owners were lovely as well. Next time I'll bring the family!

Room Tip: Definitely choose a room with a view - TOTALLY worth it!
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank roxannedavis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland
Level Contributor
84 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Beachfront Resort has a great location right on the beautiful Buffalo Beach. From the room there is always the sea to watch and the people who enjoy it. There is a barbecue area and a spa to share with the other guests. The details that marred our vist were all inside our unit. The bed was soft and any time one person moved so did the other. Made for a bad night's sleep and even after three nights we hadn't got used to it. The bed definitely need upgrading. Also the room layout was odd. The only place we could watch TV was from the table or sitting on the end of the bed. I shouldn't think watching TV is a priority but it is annoying not being able to se it from either lying in bed or sitting on the couch.
Our unit was spotlessly clean but I did feel some facilities need upgrading in our room

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank SorrelliAuckland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

Even though I was down here for one night it was by far the best place I have stayed at so far. The view in the morning is just fantastic and being beach front eliminates some if not all traffic noise. I would love to have stayed longer however due to work commitments I could not....maybe next time.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Cazador D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

Our two night stay here was very enjoyable! Although there is just enough parking in the front, so unloading may be a tight squeeze if they are full, all is forgiven the minute you walk in and: a) see the view; b) note the rooms and bath are spotlessly clean, and c) every amenity has been thoughtfully made available for your stay. The property is waterfront with outside private seating on the patio or deck, as well as a community barbeque and bar with stools if you want to congregate with other guests - perfect for watching the sunrise! They also provide kayaks and a hot tub, if you're so inclined. Unfortunately, the washing machine was broken, so we were unable to do our clothes as anticipated, but everything in the apartment worked. We shared a three-bed unit, and it was a tight squeeze with our luggage, but we spent most of our time outside anyway. There is a grocery store within a couple miles, as well as some restaurants. The drive to Hot Sand Beach and Hahei Beach are about 30 minutes away; there are some great shops and cafes in both places if you're making the trip away from Whitianga for the day.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank MarfAtlanta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newhaven, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

Stayed here for two nights with family. The location is superb with spectacular views across the bay directly from the balcony. The property is located right on the beach with direct access from the lawn where there is a communal BBQ facility. There is also a spa pool for use. Kate the owner was very friendly and helpful. The two resident cats are likely to visit your room to make friends! There are plenty boogie boards which are free to use on loan and we spent a great afternoon surfing just yards from our room. The beach is gently sloping and safe. There are also buckets and spades for use which we took to Hot Water Beach a 15 - 20 minute drive away. Its good fun digging to find the hot water springs beneath the sand but when we went it was very busy. Be warned that we were advised that Hot Water Beach is not for safe swimming. Nearby there is a nice walk down to Cathedral Cove - very scenic, and unless you are really unfit it doesn't take as long as the signage suggests.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank 769John
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
118 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

We loved our room, and our stay here. The rooms are modern, nice, and comfortable on the inside. The staff are especially nice people, and quite helpful. And the beachfront location is really tough to beat. It's a little too far from the center of town (where most of the restaurants and shops are) to walk, but it's only a very short drive. I will stay here again on my next trip!

Stayed April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Madison W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Whitianga
1.2 mi away
Beachside Resort Whitianga
Beachside Resort Whitianga
#2 of 17 in Whitianga
4.5 of 5 bubbles 481 reviews
0.9 mi away
Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Oceanside Motel Whitianga
#5 of 17 in Whitianga
4.5 of 5 bubbles 75 reviews
17.7 mi away
Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Baileys at the Beach Motel
Baileys at the Beach Motel
#7 of 17 in Whitianga
4.5 of 5 bubbles 63 reviews
11.7 mi away
Coromandel TOP 10 Holiday Park
1.2 mi away
Oceans Resort Whitianga
Oceans Resort Whitianga
#1 of 17 in Whitianga
4.5 of 5 bubbles 419 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Beachfront Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Beachfront Resort

Property: Beachfront Resort
Address: 113 Buffalo Beach Road | Whitianga, The Coromandel, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Phone Number:
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 17 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Beachfront Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing