We decided to end our trip to New Zealand with a week to relax on the Coromandel peninsula. We had briefly stayed in the area on a previous visit and decided that Whitianga would be the best place to stay to explore the top end of the peninsula. The i-site pointed us in the direction of The Admiralty saying it had been recently refurbished. We were actually given the disabled accommodation which had a particularly spacious bathroom with a walk in shower and bathrobes. The rest of the accommodation was equally spacious and comprised a separate bedroom with king-sized bed, a kitchen area with fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker and plenty of cutlery/crockery for four people. Tea, coffee and milk were supplied and replenished daily. Breakfast is available if required but we did not have this, preferring to visit the local supermarket and stock up for ourselves. There was also a large lounge, big enough to accommodate two single beds as well as two sofas and a coffee table. This was especially useful as we had enough luggage for a long trip so were able to store it out of the way. A flat screen tv had Sky channels and free Wi-Fi is also available. We were on the ground floor with easy access to the pool and a private terrace where we had our breakfast. The building faces east so gets the morning sun but unfortunately this disappears by mid-afternoon and it can feel quite chilly. However the sun remains in the pool area until quite late.
The apartment was serviced daily with sheets and towels replaced regularly. The staff were very efficient, friendly and helpful. There are mountain bikes to borrow for a ride along the sea front opposite the motel and spades to use at Hot Water Beach.
This was the first time we have ever stayed in a motel, having stayed in B&Bs and homestays previously. We were very impressed with the accommodation and will definitely consider staying in motels on any future visit to NZ. The only downside to The Admiralty is its position right on the side of the road into town, so there can be quite a lot of traffic noise. However, the foliage and pool area provide a certain amount of privacy.
Whitianga is a fairly decent-sized town offering plenty of daytime activities and places to eat. It is within easy reach of Coromandel Town and Hot Water Beach and travelling along the 309 road is an experience in itself.
- 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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