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Waipu Cove Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Waipu
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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“5 Star, great value!”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Our group of 5 stayed in the 3 bedroom apartment with patio overlooking the swimming pool. Interior was up market modern and very clean. Beds very comfortable and the staff very friendly and welcoming. Plenty of space in living area, had lovely time celebrating a birthday on patio with long outdoor dining table. Location was great. The water temperature early December for pool and beach was very warm surprisingly. Location was great, quiet and relaxed. Staff friendly and welcoming. We will return. Fabulous! :)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Awesome stay!!! Resort is a few minutes walk from a wonderful beach! The resort itself has a pool and a very nice surrounding ( Visible when you are in). People are very helpful and even without a booking before a wonderful stay is guaranteed! Rooms are very clean and comfortable and you are able to hear the waves at night.
Any questions or wishes are handled by a very kind lady at the rezeption so there is nothing left open !

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We have just returned from a 10 day stay at this motel where the new manager,Diana,made us very welcome. The rooms were extremely clean and beds clean and comfortable. The large 3 bedroom unit was quiet and private and provided us with a great poolside spot with options to sit in the sun or shade, to swim in the pool, enjoy the spa or walk 2 minutes to the beautiful beach. Clean BBQs allowed for a great family breakfast with bacon from the local market. Across the road we enjoyed lovely coffee and food. 10 mins drive to Waipu village for great meals at the Pizza Barn and vintage collectables shops to explore; 30mins to Mangawhai for more exploring. Be sure to check out the weekend markets. Phone coverage was intermittent at the resort. A great summer break. Our thanks to Diana and team for the warm welcome, we will be back.

Room Tip: Poolside rooms are lovely, roadside rooms have traffic noise.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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WaipuCR, Owner at Waipu Cove Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you for your kind words, and am very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
I look forward to your return and I am very excited to be here and have some great plans for the future.
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Auckland
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had a great week at this motel and found no fault with the facilities. It is a short walk to a beautiful surf beach and there is a dairy and restaurant close by. We only used the pool and spa once because we preferred to swim at the beach, but they were clean and well-maintained. Our bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed using the little patio. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. There was some traffic noise during the day but very little at night. We'll certainly go back there.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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WaipuCR, Owner at Waipu Cove Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you for your great comments and am pleased you enjoyed your stay.
I look forward to your return.
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I really think the word 'Resort' shouldn't be in the title, it's very misleading. It's really just an average motel. It was comfortable enough and the staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. There's a fabulous beach just a few minutes walk away,you can't see it from the motel.
My cell phone had no coverage at the motel. It is right next to the road so noisy during the day, but nights were ok. There's no privacy on the patio. The restaurant has closed down and the cafe across the road was closed so we had to drive to Waipu every night for dinner.
The ants in the kitchen where a big turn off for me. They should at least provide a can of spray.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Suzanne B
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WaipuCR, Owner at Waipu Cove Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Hi my name is Dianna, and I have recently taken over the Management Rights at the Resort.
Maybe "Boutique Motel" is a better term, but with some improvements "Resort" it can be.
I thank you for your constructive criticism, and have taken note of your comments.
In the upcoming months I hope to install Cellphone boosters to extend the cell phone coverage.
and do a makeover of the Patios and Gardens in the coming year.
Will keep my eye out for those little ants and yes a can of spray in the unit would not go a miss.
Hopefully we will see you again in the future and would have improved on the shortfalls.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were disappointed with our night here. I booked it because it had a restaurant which meant we didn't have to bring food, however it was closed. We booked the studio room which was tiny and we couldn't get any Internet connection. Staff very friendly though.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fairhaven, Vic
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Friendly and helpful hosts together with great location by a beautiful beach are just the start of the positives about this resort. Our two bedroom apartment had plenty of space. Kitchen with all appliances and equipment you could need and outdoor area which we found to be private. Great pool and lots of nice thoughtful little touches really made our apartment feel like a home away from home. Highly recommend

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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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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