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Turtlecove Accommodation
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Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Its a nice and really clean hostel. They have lots of dvds and the rooms are adequate and comfortable, okay for a one-night-stay. Staff is friendly. Location is okay but a little bit boring. New world is around the corner.
They offer breakfast with toas, butter, marmelade, coffee, cornflakes, weetbix and peaches (tea as well).
In conclusion a nice place to stay (short term).

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Jeanne was incredibly helpful and helped us plan our activities so that we got the most out of our stay. Really friendly place and the rooms were clean, facilities were good. There's a lot of water pressure in the showers.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank RVillalta
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2012

Hi
Thank you so much for taking time to write a review it is really appreciated. It was my pleasure to help you plan your day and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you will get a chance to come back to our beautiful town.
Regards
Jean

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I have been back to Turtlecove a couple of times now and rate it as one of the best I have ever stayed in the world. Feel very relaxed here.
It feels like a home away from home. The common room areas- lounge and kitchen are great, well equiped and very clean. Plenty of videos, DVDs, games etc for a rainy day.
Free tea and coffee and breakfast is good.
Bathrooms are very good, rare to have such a nice, powerful shower in a backpacker and they are spotlessly clean.
Beds are extremely comfortable and dorm rooms have lots of space.
Plenty of parking space
Fantastic location 2mins from the towncentre, a supermarket and then only another couple of minutes walk to the waterfront.
Whitianga and the surrounding area is beautiful.
The management are very nice, helpful and can advise you what to do in the area.
Nakedbus stops right outside which is also very useful!
I will be back again!

Room Tip: Dorms are great value
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank November86
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stays at our hostel and we thank you for your lovely review. We work hard to give our guests an enjoyable and comfortable stay so it is nice to know that we are getting things right.
Kindest
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Jean

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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Stayed here two nights in May 2012. The rooms are good, very clean. The shared kitchen is really excellent and very well stocked. There is a shared lounge with large TV and excellent collection of DVDs. The owners were really friendly and helpful.
Location is great and just a few minutes walk to the town centre.
One of the best B&B we stayed at on out round-the-world tour

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Pennydoctor
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you taking time to write a review on our hostel.
Thankyou
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Jean

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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Stayed 3 nights in December 2011, lovely place, breakfast included which was a bonus, clean rooms and suitable washing facilities.
Highly recommended and is just a few minutes from town. Very warm and friendly hostess who even posted my driving licence back to UK for me which I left in the room!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Welly82
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Really enjoyed our stay here. Stayed for 3 nights in the twin room. Bed was hotel quality. Rooms were immaculate. Bathrooms were clean. Fantastic kitchen. Well kept, and well stocked with pots and pans. Owner was really friendly and helpful. Outdoor patio area and communal lounge areas were well kept. Good collection of movies and games - handy for when it bucketed down with rain! Good location. A no noise policy after 11 meant that you got a good nights sleep. Would recommend staying here. A really great place. If we are ever back in Whitianga we'll be staying here again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Melissa210
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

From the minute we arrived at turtle cove we were made to feel so welcome. We stayed here for 2 weeks whilst looking for a more permanent place to stay in Whitianga. Jean and Ron are great host and went out of their way to help us out.
The rooms were clean and tidy as were the communal areas.
We stayed over Christmas and even had a visit from 'Santa' :)
Overall excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank mel_duncan
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Additional Information about Turtlecove Accommodation

Address: 14 Bryce Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Whitianga
Price Range: $39 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Turtlecove Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are planning to visit Mercury Bay and require an affordable and comfortable place to stay, in a great location, then Turtle Cove could be just the place for you. Hotel quality mattresses and all bed linen supplied. A variety of sleeping arrangements from shared dorms, doubles, twins, double en-suite, and dorm en-suites. Free light self serve breakfast available in kitchen from 7am to 10am. Situated in Bryce Street between the Supermarket and main road. Walking distance to shops, cafes, and beaches. 30min by vehicle to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Tours available. ... more   less 
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