Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge
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Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge

2015 Ngunguru Road, Tutukaka 0173 New Zealand
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3.5
#1 of 1 motel in Tutukaka
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Motel situated on the waterfront, only a 3-minute drive from Tutukaka. Our 14 units include studio, 1 and 2-bedroom. All fully self-contained. We also have 2 fully self-contained studio units with king-size beds, spectacular sea views from own terraces. BBQ, guest laundry and phone. Wireless internet available. Cooked or continental breakfast available.2-minute walk from the café, superette and takeaways. Across the road we have safe swimming and a boat ramp. Beautiful beach walks from the motel or, for the more active, golf, tennis, bowls and petanque, or kayaking and surfing (surf board/kayak hire and lessons available locally). Dive the Poor Knights or the Tui and Waikato wrecks - we will be happy to arrange your charters for you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Business
Languages Spoken
English, German
41Reviews0Q+A14Room tips

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Angie P wrote a review Mar 2016
Brisbane, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We went up over Easter for diving and stayed in Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge, the location is just perfect..not too far away from Tutukaka dive shop and restaurant.
The downstairs studio is spacious and clean and its reasonable priced. Would definitely come back and stay here for next diving trip.
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Date of stay: March 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alison W wrote a review Oct 2015
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel room was spacious and immaculately clean. The kitchen facilities were great and the views very pretty. There is tv and a dvd player, though it would be a shame to be indoors where there is so much to do outside! It is a great location for exploring the area, minutes from Tutukaka and not far from the beautiful beaches at Matapouri and Sandy Bay. The fish and chip shop up the road isn't bad either.
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Date of stay: October 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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peterkar wrote a review Oct 2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Another first-class example of a Mew Zealand motel, supported in this case by a wonderful location with easy access to a huge range of outdoor services. Down the road is a "superette" which seems to sell anything you may want to cook and all the booze you may want to drink with it. The cooking faciloties in our room consisted of two electric rings and a microwave. A very big room with plenty of space for a large sofa and a table with four chairs, plus a queen size bed. A large bathroom and a shower with needle-like water pressure. Everything was immaculately clean.
The 'studio' rooms at the top (two floors up) may cause you some effort to get there, but it's worth it - the outlook of the Ngungururu sandspit and the tidal ebb and flow make this motel one of the best situated in New Zealand.
We have never experienced rudeness at this motel. Some delicate flowers may have trouble coping with South African directness, but it is not rudeness.
PS: The local club will be delighted to admit you for a drink/game of tennis/round of golf. A 5-minute drive will take you to Tutukaka, where you can hire a boat to catch that marlin.
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Date of stay: October 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Units 15 and 16 are the studio units with great views.
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Juergswiss wrote a review Feb 2020
Wallasey, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights whilst diving at Tutukaka. The owners here, Maurice and Sonia, were very welcoming and well informed- they had maps and all the local knowledge. There was good space to park the car. The studio was spotless and well equipped.
A fabulous place to stay right across from the beach and we can’t wait to go back there.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil B wrote a review Dec 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After having motelled our way around NZ, I can safely say this was the best presented and equipped motel. Clean, immaculately repainted, great shower with modern fittings, spacious and, unlike us if you are prepared to pay for the view, the view will be grand. If there is a downside it is the speed of traffic in the village. Don't let the kids or granddaddies wander on the road.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bianca_Italy wrote a review May 2010
Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel was very nice and the hosts were friendly. The whole service at the lodge was perfect and we enjoyed our stay. Sonja and Maurice were generous and gave us good tips for sightseeing around Ngunguru.
We will come back again soon!

Greets from Italy!
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Date of stay: February 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Spain_Juanita wrote a review May 2010
Majorca, Spain
5.0 of 5 bubbles
At first I have to say, that I can't understand the meaning of the person below, because in my opinion Sonja was very friendly and the rooms werde perfect.
I will go there again this december with my friends, because I think that they also should know, how beautiful it is there.

nice greatings from spain.
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Date of stay: December 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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chris b wrote a review Aug 2013
Retford, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I nwas diving the poor knights islands with dive tutukaka and this place is great and close by.... warm showers and pleasant surrounding nice staff members and good kitchens and well kept grounds .... no wifi tho!!!
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Date of stay: July 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cameron59 wrote a review May 2010
Auckland Central, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge while on Holiday in Northland. I have got to say this is one of the best places I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. The rooms were immaculate, both host and hostess were very hospitable and even arranged a Fishing trip from the nearby marina for My Family at a great rate. The ability to walk along the secluded beaches and bays from practically the doorstep was amazing!

Thanks for a great stay, We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roosta17 wrote a review Jul 2018
Waikato Region, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights on a trip up North!
Very clean and well presented!
Spacious accommodation with kitchen and bathroom!
Was a pleasure to return too after an adventurous day out snorkeling and hiking!
Good Fish n Chips at the local takeaway👌
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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jamesW W wrote a tip Jan 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom308 contributions151 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request a room with a balcony. Room 1 or two. However all rooms seem to be of good quality"
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Kate wrote a tip Apr 2018
Westport, Ireland222 contributions86 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Overlooked by houses next door , no privacy whatsoever"
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markkaren2016 wrote a tip Jan 2017
Upper Hutt, New Zealand11 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs balcony rooms offer best views and great area to relax"
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Angel4me wrote a tip Oct 2016
Bay of Plenty22 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check under beds...."
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Esther W wrote a tip Mar 2016
Eastbourne, United Kingdom69 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 16 is the best or choose front building rooms for the views"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve (2.7 km), Matapouri Bay (7.2 km), and Whale Bay (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Schnappa Rock, Salt Air Cafe, and Whangerei Deep Sea Anglers.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
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