Stayed here for one night to break the journey back from Ahipara to Auckland. The motel is situated about a five minute drive from the centre of Whangarei and is easy to find. The rooms are on ground and first floor and there is parking for one car per room. We had a two bedroom upstairs room which had a large lounge with flat screen TV with plenty of Channels to choose from, a separate kitchen with all you would need to cater for yourself, although we didn’t use this, apart from boiling a kettle to make coffee (provided). The queen bed we used was very comfortable and the bathroom had a strong shower over a small tub. There are one or two restaurants within walking distance should you not want to cook. The lack of air conditioning did not seem to be a problem with plenty of ventilation from open windows if required, and the location, even though on quite a busy road, was not at all noisy.…
We had two rooms. Both were very clean and we were given new towels each day. Only complaint is that there is no air conditioning conditioning but there was a nice fan in each room. I’d stay here again without hesitation
Comfortable and very clean rooms; beds are excellent. Satff very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Different room options available: fully fitted kitchens or kitchenette. Two supermarkets are across the road; drive to CBD only a few minutes. Forest, mountain and river walks are nearby and a real treasure trove of singing birds and native trees. A real pleasure to stay here. Laundrette about 300 metres away. Numerous restaurants nearby. Great choice!
I have stayed in a number of hotels in Whangarei. This is by far the best venue I have stayed in. We were In Whangarei for a Hikoi to the far north with our father whom is terminally ill. The owner greeted us with a warm welcome. Went out of his way to set up and clean the BBQ for our family. Facilities were very clean and good access for my father whom was in a wheelchair. *****Would highly recommend ********
Had not booked ahead and most hotels were booked out. Had driven past it and didn’t look flash...but found out they are renovating the roof and outside...hence why the scaffolding around it. Very basic rooms BUT very clean, comfortable and friendly people. Walking distance to pub in Kensington.