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“Recommend this hotel - Great stay”
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Waipu Cove Resort
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Waipu Cove Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waipu
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Recommend this hotel - Great stay”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Don't let the outside of the place dissapoint you - it is an old building and looks a bit plain. Once you are inside it is well fitted out, plenty of plates, cutlery, cups, glasses etc. and the decor and furnishings are very nice too. Also, very clean. We had booked a three bedroom for 4 adults and two children, but there had been a problem with the booking. We ended up with two units with a connecting door which worked out even better for us. Management couldn't have been nicer - very relaxed place to stay with a walk to the wonderful Waipu surf beach taking only 1 minute. We will be staying there again.

Room Tip: The single rooms look nice but quite small. Recomend a 2 bedroom +
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

We stayed here looking for a comfortable place close to Waipu Cove Beach. We were not disappointed. The manager was cheerful and helpful.I was concerned about traffic noise but I was hardly aware of the odd car passing on the road in front of the resort. The unit was bright, attractive and clean. Although small , it opened out onto a private patio giving a feeling of space. The bed was firm but comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. The shower was spacious with a seat too. There was a pool and spa which I enjoyed. There is a nice restaurant behind the resort and a shop to buy supplies around the corner. The beach is right behind the resort and offers good walking as well as swimming and surfing. We thought it was a bit pricy but worth it for location and quality

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Stayed here because it was so close to the beach but also had a pool. The manager was very friendly and the unit was modern, clean and tidy. A very pleasant long weekend with several places to eat, the restaurant on the property was packed on Saturday night and the service a little slow however they warned us when we arrived that there was a wait. Takeaways were available at the store next door or there was also a cafe 50 metres down the road.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Really love this place.. Been here twice and I cant wait to go again .

Absolutely love the location. Cant get any better. Love the pool and spa too... Really neat and tidy .

The guy who also runs the place is nice.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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washington state
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Reviewed December 17, 2011

Great little spot, steps from the beach. No heat, and limited daily cleaning that was a bit disappointing as was the thin walls. Interior by Ikea rather stylish but also a tad limited. Could be improved with some small steps such as a hook in the bathroom or a mirror outside the bathroom. The towels are replaced and the beds are firm and made each day but the plae isn't swept nor the bathrooms swabbed and in a beach location this seems a bit off. It's a small complex but voices do carry. Pool is unheated, spa on site.

Surrounded by large campground that I'm sure can get noisy at the height of the season. Free laundry, broadband internet, and a place to hang the wash. Super great manager who is so friendly and kind making us feel at home and as if he was available for any of our needs.

There's a lovely restaurant next door that rocks. Buy a few simple things to prepare and you'll be set. I think I would have stayed here for a longer time if it weren't for the kids screaming in the pool. It's in a quiet location and you can walk almost 25km on the white sand beach into the wildlife refuge with few people and no dogs, lots of bird life and great views. We had to wear raincoats and sunscreen as the weather was wacky but I can imagine it is alive and busy in better weather. Super place to unwind but don't expect a party scene.

Room Tip: Keep away from the pool as voices carry and if that annoys you'll have a hard time escaping it.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

This is a quiet little resort complex in a tiny settlement on the northland coast, about halfway between Auckland and the Bay of Islands. I love that it only took us just over an hour to get there from the North Shore yet we were so far away from it all. The rooms are in excellent condition and have all the equipment for self-catering. We'd planned to eat at the next-door restaurant but found it closed for mid-winter so had to drive to Waipu township about 6 minutes up the road. No problem, the Pizza Barn was a great substitute with affordable food & friendly service.

We followed the advice in the resort visitor guide and took the clifftop path south of Waipu Cove beach to some 'pancake rock' formations - not really a patch on the West Coast pancake rocks but a very pretty spot anyway. And the beach itself is glorious - huge sweeping vistas with surf rolling in and offshore islands adding interest to the view. We returned home refreshed and renewed after just one night away. Brilliant!

Room Tip: Range of room sizes to choose from.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Whangarei
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Reviewed April 4, 2011

We stayed here for 1 night and thought the place was brilliant! Our only suggestion was maybe a TV in the bedroom and a larger couch or a couch bed?
Will certainly be back.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Property: Waipu Cove Resort
Address: 891 Cove Road, Waipu 0582, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Waipu
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waipu
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Hotel Class:3 star — Waipu Cove Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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