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Turtlecove Accommodation
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Only stayed here a night but it was very nice. Stayed in a little cabin with a double bed and it was a decent size room. Showers and toilet were clean as was the kitchen which was also big! Wasn't busy I think there was only one more person staying there so practically had the whole place to ourselves. Nice location with just a short walk to town! Very nice. Thankyou!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay us. Yes we are quiet in Winter as Whitianga is renowned for its beaches so as you can imagine summer is a very very busy season.
Thank you for taking time to write a review for us, they are important to us so that we can see if we are doing things correctly for our guests.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Turtle Cove beat all of my expectations. The staff was more than friendly and so helpful. The kitchen was the cleanest I had seen in all of the places I stayed in new zealand and they have a HUGE selection of old VHS movies to sit back and watch on a rainy day. LOVED it here!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank jasminemcmillen
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Our aim is to make people feel at home so we were very happy that you felt this way and enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate you taking the time to write a review.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

I usually stay at five star hotels. But I have to hand it out to Turtle Cove because it’s up there with the nice hotels in service, cleanliness, location and beauty. And I am a very picky person. I was going to stay for a couple of nights and ended up staying 2 weeks. The place feels like a home far away from home. Is extremely clean, everything, bathrooms, rooms, kitchen, halls, windows, everything is flawless.

At night you can seat in the outside tables with the cute lights they have in the roof, enjoy a glass of wine, while watching the incredible Whitianga sky and let your troubles drift away into dark.

The location is great because is on a quite street but close to everything, grocery store, beach, stores etc. so you can walk everywhere.

The place is adorable, they have this cute little cabins outside with sliding doors and the outside bathrooms are really nice, you can chose to have your own room or if you want to save a few bucks you can share.

The kitchen is perfectly stocked with everything you need to cook, so you can make a lovely dinner. The mattresses are very comfortable so be sure to enjoy a good night sleep.

They have free breakfast, which is awesome. And they also have an apple tree so you can enjoy organic free apples all day long

Even though is a hostel service is amazing, the owners lives next door and they are very kind and helpful people, Jean helped me planned and enjoy my 2 weeks here, I was never bored not even one minute of the day, the hostal has a wide range of movies in case you want to chill out for a night and you can also enjoy free access to the bicycles and boogie boards they have here.

Whitianga is an incredible town but I have to admit that staying in this place is what made my holiday a perfect 10. I liked it so much that I keep coming back even if it’s just for the weekend, to get away from the city, the noise and stress. The moment you get here you can feel you have left your problems behind.

If you´re coming to Whitianga look no further Turtle Cove is definitely the place to stay!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Turtlecove A, Owner at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
What an awesome review, you have really made our day and we very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and much appreciate your lovely comments. Hopefully you will get back to Whitianga again. You would be most welcome.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

very friendly owners ready to answer any question. lovely clean comfy bedrooms. hot powerful CLEAN showers. would go back again and again. great nights sleep, silence after 11pm. 1 minute from the town

got a little carried away with the 5 stars there is no fitness room :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank kelly a
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Turtlecove A, Owner at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Hi
Thankyou so much for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in our beautiful town of Whitianga. We hope you enjoy the rest of your journey
Regards
Turtlecove Team.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Walking distance to i-center, bus-stop, city centrum, beach and supermarket. Nice and helpful staff. Good free breakfast! The rooms very clean. The kitchen were nice and tidy. Many good Movies to choose from that you can watch in the lounge.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank zandri89
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Turtlecove A, Owner at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Hi
Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope the rest of your travels go well
Regards
Turtlecove Team
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We pitched our tent on the lawn at Turtlecove for two days. It is a great little hostel, clean, good shower and lounge and chill out areas really nice. Jean and Maria run it well. The free breakfast is so good to have when you are on a low budget and shows a generosity that many hostels don't these days. Will definately stay again .

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Turtlecove is a very good hostel - clean, friendly and well equipped and good value. I stayed in one of the cabins in the garden and it was very comfortable and well equipped. There were 2 shared bathrooms/toilets and I never had to wait to use them. The kitchen is very good and the free breakfast was a nice extra. When I stayed there it was very friendly. The location is pretty good - in a quiet suburban street but only a short walk to the town centre and the beach, and a large supermarket is close by.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Chiora
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Turtlecove A, Owner at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Hi
Thank you for taking time to write a review on our hostel, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in one of our cabins.
Regards
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Property: 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 #8 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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