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Opononi Lighthouse Motel

45 Hokianga Harbour Drive, Opononi 0473 New Zealand
Sunset at Opononi
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                  BBQ and outdoor dining
Family and Play Areas (1)

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4.0
#1 of 1 small hotel in Opononi
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
A motel in a tropical setting, 20 metres from the beach. Clean, comfortable rooms in a quiet location close to local shops & restaurants 450m. Central location to explore the Hokianga region including the Waipoua Forest and Tane Mahuta. Beautiful views from the front of the property. Self-contained units with sea and garden views. One and two bedroomed units, 2 studio units, (one with wheelchair access). Motel amenities include a spa pool, under cover BBQ area, guest laundry. Free wifi on site.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Boating
Diving
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Hiking
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
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Martha D wrote a review Jan 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand21 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Typical kiwiana Motel set up with spacious clean bedrooms and bathroom, towels change daily.Out door BBQ was handy for our 4 day stay,manager Kiri and her staff are very friendly and efficient to keep the place clean.
Good location handy to shops and beach.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Not street noises,any room is good
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Nicola B wrote a review Jan 2020
317 contributions98 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a well situated motel across from the beach and about 500m from the centre. Large unit with nice linens and towels. Good facilities including a two ring hob and microwave. The owner was very friendly. Good laundry too. Parking was a bit tight and the shower/basin area quite small. WiFi was fine when we were there although we'd been warned it was a bit unpredictable. A good spot in a lovely location!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Di_Thomas_NZ wrote a review Jun 2022
Auckland, New Zealand67 contributions20 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful warm welcome from the owner the moment we arrived, which was about 6.30pm, and we still managed to sqeeze in a 1/2 hour spa at 7pm.
The unit was exceptionally clean, spacious and tidy, with everything we needed including hair dryer, heater (or fan for summer), toaster, jug, microwave, stove top, fridge, cutlery, plates etc. The beds were very comfortable and warm, with or without the electric blankets on. Even the entrance mats were quality, inside and out. Lovely little courtyard out of the back door.
The gardens are gorgeous (the husband owner's domain!) with hibiscus, palms and more, just beautiful, as was the semi-closed in BBQ area, with it's instagramable lighting and seating.
We were on our way further north so only stayed the one night (and had only booked earlier that day online), but would glady have stayed more. We'll be back though I'm sure :)
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We had room 7 at the top of the drive, was very quiet.
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Edspice wrote a review Jan 2021
Oakura, New Zealand37 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After ten days in the Northlands we ended our family holiday in Opononi. The Lighthouse Motel was a very quaint motel run by the nicest people. The room was clean and the views were amazing! This water front motel had a very nice grilling area with room for about 12 people. There was also a hot tub to relax those tired muscles. Great value and even better location. I highly recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Tagi Cole, Owner at Opononi Lighthouse Motel
Responded 2 Feb 2021
Thank you for your fantastic review of our motel. We really appreciate you visiting this wonderful part of NZ and staying with us.
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Pays3 wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our spacious and very clean unit had a kitchenette and a separate bedroom. There is no food service but it's a short easy walk, via road or beach, to the central area with restaurants, grocery stores and tourist office. Guest amenities include a barbecue area, laundry facilities and a library. Cheerful friendly staff. I can't comment on the spa as we didn't use it. Minor inconveniences: in-room WiFi wasn't working during our stay; shower was a bit feeble; parking is tight.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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MsHewitt wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Liked best: The cleanliness of the room and the location right across from the Hokianga harbour. Liked least: The lack of soundproofing between our room and the next. Our night was very disturbed by the snoring and bathroom noises from the guests in that room.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Dennis J wrote a review Apr 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand665 contributions324 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a roomy lounge kitchen area and a separate bedroom. It's a bit dated but perfectly ok and very clean and tidy. At the price it is a bargain. When we arrived the reception person was not there but she turned up and was very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wagaitwag wrote a review Sept 2021
Northland Region, New Zealand434 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous location and the amenities are excellent. A classic motel with all the right features, comfortable room, plenty of space and we enjoyed cooking a meal on the bbq. Great place to use as a base to explore the delightful Hokianga. We will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Meg V wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay at The Lighthouse Motel. The rooms were clean & comfortable. The beach, across the road, had a beautiful outlook of the sand dunes and harbour. I enjoyed the well maintained gardens that surrounded, as they were bright with colours of hibiscus, roses and more. A more than adequate range of restaurants were within an easy stroll. Thank you for smiley, welcoming service. Will definitely come again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The beach is rocky, so wear shoes if strolling on the shore.
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Malleypuss wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are dated, but scrupulously clean and have everything you need if you want to self-cater. Host Tagi is awesome, friendly and helpful and has some great stories to tell! We very much enjoyed making her acquaintance 🤗 There is a communal seating area and a separate spa pool area and these both offer privacy and comfort. The grounds are very pretty and well cared for. We stayed only one night, but would be more than happy to make this a base for future trips. Ka kite, Tagi 👍
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: You will need to ask if you want a beach view.
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Meg V wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The beach is rocky, so wear shoes if strolling on the shore."
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Janet P wrote a tip Nov 2023
Rift Valley Province, Kenya39 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"When checking in make sure you're happy with the location of your room. Fish chip shop closes 7! Have your own supplies."
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shazcool wrote a tip Nov 2022
Auckland, New Zealand135 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good price, clean unit, good kitchen"
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Di_Thomas_NZ wrote a tip Jun 2022
Auckland, New Zealand67 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had room 7 at the top of the drive, was very quiet."
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flynnkiwi wrote a tip May 2021
Nelson, New Zealand261 contributions22 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are no good rooms here. Choose another hotel where you will be respected & valued as a guest"
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PRICE RANGE
$127 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Opononi Lighthouse Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Opononi Lighthouse Motel?
Nearby attractions include Arai Te Uru Heritage Walk (3.4 km), Koutu Boulders (5.2 km), and Opo the Dolphin Statue (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Opononi Lighthouse Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Opononi Lighthouse Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Opononi Lighthouse Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Opononi Lighthouse Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Opononi Beach Takeaways, The Landing Cafe, and Copthorne Hotel and Resort.
Is Opononi Lighthouse Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Opononi.
Are any cleaning services offered at Opononi Lighthouse Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Opononi Lighthouse Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Saint Mary's church (14.1 km).
Is Opononi Lighthouse Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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