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Admiralty Lodge Motel
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
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77 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Would definitely come back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

I like that there is a proper motel around this area, because I'm not a big backpackers type of person. We had come in late that evening and they were really nice and left the lights on for us and the room ready when we arrived. We had a nice spa tub in our suite, which I requested when booking, and really nice views of the bay. Too bad it was raining and grey that day, but it would have been spectacular to see the sun rise from that suite. Really reasonably priced as well. I also liked that they notified us that the room was ready for us when we came, via text, while we were driving down. I like that New Zealand places notify via text, it makes is so much easier when there is no internet/3g in most areas and you can't open your email notification.

Room Tip: Tell them what you need/want. I had to request the spa tub. They're very friendly.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Ambuj has had a very successful career managing large hotels around the world. He had brought all his expertise and a warm heart for hospitality to his special place right by the beach in Whitianga.

The setting is beautiful, looking out to the ocean and the islands. The suite was very nicely done, really spacious and super comfortable. We greatly enjoyed the gardens right at our door, looking over the pool to the sea.

The pool is a fantastic temperature, which must cost Ambuj a lot, but that's indicative of his extra-mile style. He's a great cook too. The meal he brought us on our last night was superb - and just the fact he did that for us really touched us.

This was the first time we've had this kind of holiday close to home in New Zealand. We usually go overseas. My hopes for Coromandel accommodation weren't that high, but it turns out we got to spend a wonderful week in one of the nicest places we've ever stayed, anywhere.

Sorry, Ambuj, you're going to be seeing a lot more of George and Shirley.

Room Tip: All the suites are in one line, looking out to sea. We stayed in a downstairs suite, with a great vi...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neogeo
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admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
Dear George and Shirley, it was pleasure to have you stay with us and glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind comments. You are welcome to come back anytime, we are just a phone call away, rather we will be looking forward to your return.
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rotorua
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a few nights in may 2013. It is a lovely place, everything is of a very high standard, nice modern furniture, comfy lounge suite. We had a fully equipped kitchen in our one bedroom unit. The kitchen had everything you would need, quality cookware and lovely crockery. The bathroom was gorgeous with a lovely spa bath. Immaculately clean throughout the unit. Comfy bed and great room service daily.
The minder at the time was so helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend to anyone wanting a special place to stay with a lovely beach view, pool and even mini putt golf. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms have lovely views of the sea, unfortunately due to recent knee surgery we had a d...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BKsRotoruaMotel
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admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was pleasure for us to be your host. I will share your review with the staff as they deserve the credit to keep the place immaculate.

We hope to see you again and this time in a studio on the first floor with great views.
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the end of April. The owner is very nice and helpful! Our room was clean, big, with modern furnitures. We had a breathtaking view on the beach which is located at 5 min on walk. It was a good place to relax and spend memorable moments!

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you for review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to your return visit to the lodge.
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 5 nights. The owner was very accommodating and nothing seem to be too much trouble. The breakfast choice was super and catered for my husband and My needs. We would love to come back again. The pool looked very inviting but we didn't use it as we were out most of the days. The rooms were large with an outdoor balcony. The views were outstanding. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Parker63
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admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
It is exciting to know that you had a great stay with us and you enjoyed the lodge. As you know the pool is heated throughout the year, so you are welcome to come back and spend some time at the pool. We are looking forward to your next visit.
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in April and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice rooms, a lovely pool and very friendly staff. We will definiatly stay again next time we are in Whitianga. No hassle with internet connections which was a big plus for us.

Room Tip: All rooms have a sea view. We asked for a room with a King-bed.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank LandingCottage
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admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Please do let us know whenever you plan to visit Whitianga area and we will be happy to be your host again.
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Ontario
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29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

We think this place is great. Owner is away but the staff here are Awesome. Clean, large rooms with a great view. Staff where helpfully in finding things to do and restaurants. Free Internet and $3.00 for laundry. There are kitchen facilities and great coffee in each room.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Porky113
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admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you for your comments and it is great to know that the service levels are the same even when the owner is not around. I am glad you had a great stay with us and enjoyed the lodge. I hope you will choose to stay with us again, whenever your travel plans bring you to Whitianga.
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Property: Admiralty Lodge Motel
Address: 69-71 Buffalo Beach Road | P.O. Box 123, 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 Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Admiralty Lodge Motel 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Admiralty Lodge has everything you require in the way of accommodation for an exceptional and very enjoyable vacation. Enjoy spectacular views across beautiful Mercury Bay and Buffalo Beach while you relax in the privacy of your spacious and very comfortable apartment. We provide you with climate-controlled air conditioning, double glazing, full kitchen, spacious bathroom (spa bath an option), 50-channel SKY TV, Free WiFi, DVD & VCR, stereo, and a guest safe. Our rooms are serviced daily and you can enjoy our year-round heated swimming pool. ... more   less 
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