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Whangaroa Lodge Motel

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View over Harbour from upstairs room.
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#2 of 3 small hotels in Whangaroa
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Overlooking the Marina & Game Fishing Club Whangaroa is an ideal base for exploring the Far North. Enjoy Whangaroa with its relaxing atmosphere, rich in charm & early New Zealand history. Units are fully self-contained and equipped with TV, DVD player and kitchen facilities such as fridge, microwave and hotplates. All units have decks with outdoor furniture, and stunning views of the Whangaroa Harbour. There is a range of combinations from studio units sleeping just two people to a one or two bedroom units sleeping 3 to 5 people. Continental breakfast is available, and there is a resturant available at the Gamefish club and also the Marlin Hotel at the bottom of our drive. For larger groups wishing to eat together there is a covered outdoor kitchen area with adjoining fish cleaning facilities. Hosts: Judy & Craig
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Self-serve laundry
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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
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Iain B wrote a review Oct 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed a couple of nights on a road trip around Northland. First impressions were excellent when we phoned in advance to make a booking and get some local information. Very efficient check in and Judy and Craig were friendly and generous hosts. They had a wealth of local knowledge and plenty of good stories to tell.
The rooms all have different configurations to suit many needs and ours was spotless. The water pressure wasn't quite as strong as we're used to but that was really the only thing we would improve. We will definitely be back again for a longer stay and some fishing out of the beautiful Whangaroa Harbour.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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kiaorakoe wrote a review Oct 2021
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything was terrific - room, location, view, hosts etc. Having a verandah to sit outside in the fresh air and watch the birds and dolphins was really nice.
We were given helpful advice on local attractions and lastly I would love to return and stay longer to enjoy the peace and quiet.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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julie h wrote a review Jan 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand30 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an amazi g place.. could not fault it in any way. The veiw we had from our room was just the best. The owners Jayne and Glen were outdtanding and really looked after you. Will be going again sometime. Both hotels on the whangaroa harbour are friendly and noth have nice food.
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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peteandmarion wrote a review Feb 2010
london56 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was probably one of the 2 best places we stayed in our 3 week trip to NZ. Up a very steep drive it didn't look much but when you get there WOW, the view over the harbour from the rooms is stunning. The lovely owners have only been there since October 2009 and have tastefully refurbished the rooms to a very high standard. The mature gardens have lovely sitting areas, if you are not happy on your balcony, or walk up behind to the lovely church. Our upstairs studio room with a nice kitchen area and large bathroom was $135 a night including free laundry and internet. Downstairs was $125 and still had a great view. Whangaroa is a lovely little place, fishing seems to rule here so take a boat trip, the angling club also does good meals and cheap drinks! There is a hotel and cafe too. Ther is a great 30 minute steep walk up to the top of St Pauls rock which rewards with fabulous 360 degree views. Wish we could have stayed much longer than our 2 nights.
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Date of stay: February 2010
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Heather M wrote a review Mar 2017
Hartlepool, United Kingdom84 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am a Kiwi ex pat who was on a visit from the UK, and friends took me on a nostalgic tour of the far north. We only spent one night at the Whangaroa Lodge, sadly, wish it had been more. We had unfortunately booked the wrong dates online, but Judy managed to find us a room, despite a national fishing competition going on in the harbour. The views from our upstairs accommodation were spectacular. We took our wine down to an outside table to enjoy the event, and Judy provided us with some amazing home-made smoked marlin and marlin pate as an accompaniment-delicious.
If you are looking for somewhere to stay in this area, the Whangaroa Lodge Motel is perfect. Thanks Judy, your hospitality was second to none.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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aussietraveller49 wrote a review Jan 2017
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved every aspect of this Motel. From the warm welcome from Craig & Judy to the outstanding views. It is spotlessly clean with all the amenities you need. It's a perfect base to explore the harbour and the surroundings region, all of which a picture post card perfect. The Whangaroa Sport Fishing Club is in easy walking distance and serves great meals. But the lasting memory we will have is how we were made to feel part of Craig & Judy's extended family. If you are travelling to this beautiful part of NZ, don't miss this experience!
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Date of stay: January 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MonsComs wrote a review May 2014
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Congratulations to the New Hosts with your warm smiles and compassion as we arrived to attend a funeral, the loss of my friend Narelles Mum Narelle. We thank you and wish all your future guests reflect this kindness back to you ten fold. Review time : I found the bed to have crisp white sheets, clean fluffy pillows fluffy duvet/blankets madeup with a touch of modern, I did not want for anything in the kitchen and found the bathroom fresh, clean with a big shower head for nice hot showers. Every idle moment was not wasted as you breathe in the mountains, the harbour, the shadows of sunrises and sunsets filling your being with a peace in a piece of paradise. TY once again arohanui Monica & Vivian.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Pics to come ! upstairs Room number 4 nice for my husband & I - tip place your bag out of the...
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Sabamfa wrote a review Jan 2013
Winchester14 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend this for the absolutely awesome views. Really warm Kiwi welcome, nothing too much trouble. Appartments spacious, very clean and all the amenities you need. See pictures taken around the apartments. Would definitely go back and recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: January 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Boris S wrote a review Dec 2012
Kerobokan Kelod, Indonesia42 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are the owners of Sandy Beach Resort in Tonga, therefore not only guests but also hospitality colleagues and critical observers .
We would like to recommend Whangaroa Lodge Motel to everybody who travels up this way.
Clean and superbly maintained rooms with love to every detail !

We (family of 4) travelled over Christmas 2012 and staid at Whangaroa on our way to a campground further up in the far north. We consider ourselves very lucky to have chosen this place and wish to thank Derek and Sheryl for their fantastic hospitality.
Everything was perfect and I honestly did not expect this level of accommodation in this area.
Thank you !
For dinners go down to the game fishing club and get your fix of fish and chips;-) yummy !
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Date of stay: December 2012
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: From what I have seen all rooms are equally well equipped and maintained. Upstairs obviously...
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Heather S wrote a review Jul 2012
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay was only brief (1 night) but was very comfortable. The rooms have been very tastefully renovated and upgraded - were clean and warm. And the views from the deck were outstanding! We loved our stay here and would definately recommend to others. We plan to return another time. We also recommend Lukes Cafe in Whangaroa - wonderful fish & chips!
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Date of stay: July 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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silverwings2015 wrote a tip Jul 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms great, Excellent beds, comfy couch, immaculate, good lighting."
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Karen Jefcoate wrote a tip Jan 2018
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room would be wonderful."
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WhangareiGolfer wrote a tip Jan 2018
Whangarei14 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get an upstairs room. Unit 6 is ideal for a couple."
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Ernst Tobler wrote a tip Jan 2016
Chur, Switzerland245 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All units have a lovely view, but the upstairs units even better"
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MichaelSmale wrote a tip Jan 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Views upstairs, probably quieter downstairs"
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PRICE RANGE
$194 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionWhangaroa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whangaroa Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Whangaroa Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Whangaroa Harbour (1.5 km), Taupo Bay Beach (7.2 km), and St Paul's Rock (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Whangaroa Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Whangaroa Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Whangaroa Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Whangaroa Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Madhatters Donna's cafe, Spice Grill, and The Old Saddlery Cafe.
Is Whangaroa Lodge Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Whangaroa.
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