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“So congested! Everything is so close to each other!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort

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Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“So congested! Everything is so close to each other!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

Staying in Auckland CBD would have been less congested than this place. Please don't bring a big vehicle like a 8 seater van......A guy next to our room had a holden and his bumper got a bit of a dent since everything is so narrow and congested. Parking our van was a miracle in that tight squeeze, just outside our room. Price is about the same as other places. Receptionist on June 6, 5pm, smiling and being friendly wouldn't hurt.

Pros:
- Spa
- Room and linen are clean
- Nice map showing different places like Kitchen, Spa, pool etc
- Nice hot showers can be had since they don't cap the heating on the hot water.

Cons
- No free space and things are way too cramped
- Toilet did stink in the morning. Men's toilet near rooms 13, 14, 15.
- Receptionist needs a holiday!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank love_travelling1985
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wbtop10, Manager at Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, July 20, 2011
It is very disappointing to receive a comment like this. We work very hard to offer good friendly service, and we will investigate the concerns you have raised. We never received any feedback about the car that had been dented during this period. If you would like to contact us directly we would love to speak to you. Angie Robinson-Operations Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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101 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2011

In 2008 we stayed in a campervan at this holiday park and really enjoyed our stay. On our return trip to NZ we recently spent one night at this park in our tent. We had been looking forward to staying at this park and were absolutely shocked when we inquired about a tent site and were told that the price was $54 for two adults!! We had planned to stay a few nights but after looking around Waihi Beach for another option, we ended up just staying one night.

The pool is lovely (though is closes around 8pm I think, too early!) and it's nice to have a gym but overall it's not worth the price in the high season. The kitchen was kind of clean but full of flies because the rubbish bins are kept inside. The staff aren't overly friendly. The grounds are nice but the tent sites aren't very big.

It's across the street from the beach which can be great for surfing if the conditions are right.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank teamBCtravellers
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wbtop10, Manager at Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, May 26, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort, we appreciate your feedback.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2011

We came down to Waihi for a concert, which we loved.
I booked and paid online and found it quite pricey compared to other campgrounds. $27 each person, per night (compared to $36 I have just paid per night for a large site for 2 adults at Waipu Cove.) However we were grateful to get a site for one night as most places like you to book for a week minimum around christmas.
The location is perfect and the whole campground is run like a well oiled machine, but it was a little regemented for my liking. They make you wear a fluro armband at all times, and I kind of get it but it's not for me.
I had asked for a large site as we have a large tent, but at the last minute our friend who has a Maui camper asked to come. I phoned to check it would be ok and was told that all the sites were large. I am SO lucky we didn't bring our tent as the site, (and I have to say I am lucky to have got a site at all) Was small and it sloped away so as only 2/3 of it was useable. the camper just fit in there. We were right by the playground which kids played on from 7am till after 9 pm.
Our friend that came had to also pay $27 so they made $81 out of us for a 19 hour stay on a half useable site. Wow!
Showers were free compared to most that charge 50cents.
Grounds kept nice.
Best for families I think.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank zekenz
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wbtop10, Manager at Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, May 26, 2016
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2011

I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday with you at the Waihi Beach Top 10. We couldn't have had a better location and all your facilities were superb. We spent our days between the beach, the pool and the spa, and then when we were recovering from all of that we had the most fantastic view looking out from our unit! All of your staff were lovely also, so thank you again, it was one of our best holidays yet.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank degemazo
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wbtop10, Manager at Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, May 26, 2016
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2011

Fabulous setting, plenty of shade. Great facilities, kids loved the pool and slide. Highly recommended

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Brettmax
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wbtop10, Manager at Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, May 26, 2016
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2011

We came for the first time last year and was instantly impressed with the camp. Everything is well looked after and it is obvious that the owners have a lot of pride in their camp. The thing that will bring us back every year is the family atmosphere. The kids make friends easily and there are lots of kids for them to play with. They only show up when they are hungry or want money. The adults are all of a similar mind set, relaxed and happy to talk and share a beer and a giggle. The ability to relax by the beach or the pool is wonderful. This camp feels like being on a cruise boat, without the boat! Congrats on having such a great place and sharing it with us.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Ogwo
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wbtop10, Manager at Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, May 26, 2016
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Wanganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2010

I've only just found out about this site, so hense the late review. We actually stayed there in October (labour weekend) - this time was very busy and we could tell! Even though so many people went in and out of their office, they spent all the time with you that you needed and were willing to help out and fix any problems that would arise (we had none, thankfully and havent met anyone with a problem!!) We stayed in a Beach Side unit which is the most deluxe of all their accomm thats available, at first we thought the price was a little steep but once we got to the park we were amazed, it was not a unit it was more like a house! Everything we needed was in there, we hired a porta cot for our little one at no extra charge, and set it up for us. The family room was excellent! I have a 15 year old and a 16 month old (who is walking!) so I would look after my son in the babys room (which had amazing toys and a inside playground) so he could crawl/walk all he wanted without getting into danger while my husband and daughter could swim in the pool - then we would swap and i'd go for a swim with my daughter. The pool was great! I don't think I would want to leave this park in the future holidays. All the praises to you, TOP 10 Waihi Beach!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank FamilyLass
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wbtop10, Manager at Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, May 13, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review the Resort, we appreciate the positive feedback, and will be sure to pass on to the team your words of praise.
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Property: Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort
Address: 15 Beach Road, Waihi 3611, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waihi
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Waihi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Waihi Beach TOP 10 is the kind of nostalgic place that parents dream of. Offered are a huge variety of accommodation options, and the range of activities within the extremely well equipped facilities means the kids can have a blast while you relax and unwind knowing they are safe and occupied. To find out the full extent of the Resort’s capabilities and service, contact them today. ... more   less 
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