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Blue Marlin Apartments
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
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“Excellent host & studio apartment”
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

A big thankyou to our host Viv. We arrived on our roadbike (long overdue weekend away without the kiddies) & we were able to park our bike in her garage which was very much appreciated. Our studio apartment was perfect for the night & Viv was very accomodating. Clean, warm & relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blue Water Apartments. Definately hope to stay again:).

  • Stayed September 2013
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vivienne s, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Thank you for your review after staying with us. I am pleased you had an enjoyable stay and look forward to you returning for another break away.
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Belleville, Canada
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed on March 15. We were very impressed with our friendly host and beautifully appointed suite. We were wonderfully cool for sleeping with a nice breeze from the ocean. We were thoroughly satisfied and would recommend blue water apartments to anyone. No suggestions for improvement. We enjoyed a nice stroll along the beach and a morning window-shopping.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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vivienne s, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for your review, I am so pleased I was able to make your stay at Whitianga a memorable one. We are only a small motel but we endeavour to give our guests the best service we possibly can. Maybe we will see you again visiting the lovely Coromandel Peninsula. All the best.
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We found Blue Water by chance and could not believe our luck. It was about 10 meters from the sea, close to restaurants and supermarket and owned by a lovely lady, Vivienne. The welcome was warm, and we were encouraged to use the decking area in the front garden where we sat and watched the sun go down. The accommodation was large and well appointed and great value for money. if only we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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vivienne s, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We have had wonderful summer weather this year and everyone has made the most of it.
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Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for a base to discover the wonderful coromandel and couldn't have found a better place. It was only a short hop to Cathedral cove and hot water beach or the wonderful beaches to the north. The owner was warm, friendly and helpful. The rooms were large, comfortable and had everything we needed, the facilities were modern and clean. The rooms had a great view over the glorious bay and it was an easy hop over the road to go for a swim. The hotel is also a short walk into the centre of town. We were only travelling through but would like to have stayed longer.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Highly recommend this motel to everyone! Best location-water front, walk distance to town center and wharf. Best facility-Huge screen TV, moden shower room. Best service-friendly host. Best duvet and comfortable beds! Best price- a 2 bedroom unit is only $240 per night for 4 adults and 1 child! We will definitely come back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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California
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We arrived before the check-in and the host greeted us and let us in our room (2nd floor studio).

The location was perfect - right near the beach and the central business street. We were able to walk to the Lost Spring. It had a great beach house feel. We were there during winter and it was chilly. The room only had a small plug-in space heater. Bathroom was also very tiny with shower only. There was no clothes closet. I would not want to stay more than two nights in the studio unless using it in combo with adjacent 1 bedroom.

The host was exceptionally accommodating.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

We stayed at Blue Water Holiday apartments during our 3week holiday touring both the South and North Islands. We have stayed in a number of Motels and apartments and were disappointed in this one. The room was clean and the bed comfortable, but, the 50" television was much too big in a fairly small room. The decor and furniture were very old and tired. There was no separate basin for washing up(you have to use the bathroom) This was not what we think of as an apartment as advertised. When I asked about the laundry facilities I was told there was a washing machine which could be used but would cost $5 a load. This was about twice what we have paid elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank David R
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vivienne s, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Thank you for your response with regard to the room you stayed in. We havee taken your comments on board and this room now has a kitchenette with basin, fridge and microwave. We have also recarpeted so the room is looking wonderful. We appreciate constructive critisism and have acted on your main concerns. It still has a 52" TV.
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Property: Blue Marlin Apartments
Address: 4 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand (Formerly Blue Water Holiday Apartments)
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Marlin Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Marlin Apartments is situated on Buffalo Beach Road. We have one and two bedroom apartments and studio rooms.Apartments one and two have beautiful unobstructed sea views.Apartments 7, 9 and 13 have some sea views.All one and two bedroom apartments are self contained with kitchens and en-suites.We are a five minute stroll to the shops on Albert Street and the Wharf and restaurants are just down the road. We will service your room daily and change your bathroom linen if required.Free WiFi is available with unlimited use. Park your car and enjoy walks on the beach which is directly across the road or wander in to town to one of the many restaurants or cafes on offer. Sit on the deck and read a book or The Lost Spring Day Spa if just behind us if you want to enjoy some pampering. The choice is yours.We welcome you to our lovely piece of paradise. ... more   less 
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