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Barringtons Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Whakatane
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland
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68 reviews
63 hotel reviews
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“Very good all round motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

A last minute decision to have a couple of nights away - phone call to say we were after a one bedroom unit but only a studio available, which they kindly kept on hold for us while we tried to find a one bedroom unit. None to be found elsewhere which turned out to be a bonus as we had a lovely stay in one of their very spacious studio units in the back corner of the complex.
Great to have everything spotlessly clean, excellent shower, and quiet - didn't hear the neighbouring units nor any road noise. Friendly hosts and their suggestion for dinner at the Roquette Restaurant and Bar was spot on.
Overall a very pleasant stay - would recommend without hesitation.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Stayed here over Easter and had a very relaxing stay. The room was spacious, clean, comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. It was great to use everything without having to wash it first. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and we highly recommend this motel. The riverside walk into the town centre was a bonus.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Thank you Barrington Motor Lodge for making our stay possible. We had a great time just relaxing and having a good look around Whakatane and Ohope beach. The weather was against us but we still managed to get out and about nevertheless.
We were very impressed with the accommodation, being very clean and tidy and comfortable. We had all we needed and it was lovely and quiet, (except for the storm....) We will look you up again if we are in need of a central location again.
Fiona E

Room Tip: If you want just a room and are out and about alot as we were then the studios are fine.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a fabulous place to stay. Very spacious, comfortable and clean units, wonderful water pressure in large showers, and the free wifi actually works! The bed was very comfortable and we had a great nights sleep. We had a very pleasant stay and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was one of our most memorable stays in a motel. The rooms are really big, the facilities excellent, and the beds so comfortable. It was my husband's birthday the day we arrived, and as we sat outside enjoying a birthday drink, the owners came down with a piece of cake for him. They, and another guest in the motel, joined us for what was a great late afternoon/evening celebration. The motel is only a few minutes from the centre of town, and a short drive to Ohope Beach. We would certainly recommend it to other travellers.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night - wish we could have stayed longer!
We found the rooms to be very spacious, very clean, and the bed was super comfy too! Had a wonderful peaceful nights sleep!
The spa bath in our room was fabulous.
Enjoyed free unlimited FAST WIFI, which at many other places is limited to only 100mb and very slow.
The management were very friendly and professional.
Thank you for your hospitality and we would be sure to stay here again in the future.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by the lovely owner who was more than happy to give us any information we needed. The room was very clean and comfortable although you have to go through the bedroom to get to the bathroom which is a little uncomfortable if you are sleeping in the lounge. A door could be added from the lounge to the bathroom so there would be 2 doors into the bathroom. I'm unsure if this is being looked into. The only reason I would not book again is the noise. The other residents decided to party till 4am and only stopped when I confronted them and made them aware that some people were sleeping. I do not feel that I should have been put in this position. I called the reception first but got no answer. We then had our neighbours up at 5 shouting outside our door. It's safe to say I left in a very tired and grumpy mood. I think some signs up reminding other residents to be quiet might help or some complementary ear plugs. This said, this is only let down by other people. Not by the motel itself.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Property: Barringtons Motor Lodge
Address: 34 Landing Road, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Whakatane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Barringtons Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Barringtons Motor Lodge Provides clean, modern, comfortable, and spacious accommodation for visitors to Whakatane.We are part of the Asure Loyalty Group.We are located close to lovely walking tracks along the river and a short walk or dive to Whakatane town centre.All 14 units are ground floor, and have comfortable beds and feather and down throws. Two of our units have disabled facilities. Great range of coffee and teas and breakfast available.Large LCD Televisions.Free Wireless Wifi Access to all units.Small conference facilities. Guest laundry.Free newspaper on request.BBQ available.Bike Hire onsite ... more   less 
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