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Marina Court Motels And Apartments

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56 Riverside Drive Riverside, Whangarei 0112 New Zealand
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#21 of 35 hotels in Whangarei
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Marina Court is a traditional Kiwi-style motel with 1 and 2-bedroom units as well as open plan studio units, all with self contained kitchenette facilities with a price to suit everyone. Marina Court Motel offers modest and comfortable accommodation, with a splash of brand new thrown in, conveniently located a flat 15 minute walk from the Town Basin and city centre on the edge of the Hatea River, the closest motel to the Whangarei Airport and adjacent to the Riverside Marina, offering a perfect opportunity to rest your sea legs should your boat need some tender loving care. Free WiFi, a BBQ garden area and coin operated laundry on site. Marina Court is a great place to base yourself to explore the rest of Northland and we are very happy to help you with ideas on what to do while in the area.
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Irish_Kiwi77 wrote a review Nov 2019
Wellington, New Zealand1223 contributions204 helpful votes
The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. There is a dedicated path for walking/running/cycling right outside the motel and it is a really pleasant. There is two entrances/exits to the motel, if you are coming from the north of the motel I would suggest driving past the motel as a few hundred meters after the motel there is a dedicated right turn lane (as the motel is on a dual lane road and depending on the time you arrive it can be busy and it isn’t safe to turn right into the motel) into the park and the entrance is large enough that it is easy to turn at the entrance. The rooms are a bit dated and they could do with a bit of a refresh in places and also there is a big step into the shower
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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babygurl14 wrote a review Oct 2018
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Simple rooms but well kept and tidy. Lovely staff, and very helpful. Location is very close to everything, but is on a road that was a little noisy at peak times. Overall lovely stay and I would stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jason S wrote a review Oct 2018
Wellington, New Zealand54 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed here two nights. Lots of traffic noise first thing in the morning. Our room lacked a blind for the door. So lots of light in the room at night, making sleeping tough. Otherwise room was ok. Friendly owner/manager when checked in and reporting a smoke alarm with faulty battery.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paradise825335 wrote a review Oct 2018
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Had a really nice stay here. The rooms are kept very clean and the shower had great pressure. Super friendly staff who were happy to let me check in early. Easy access to Town Basin and CBD. A great value when travelling through Whangarei. Loved being so near the water and sailboats!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Hypnoticmuse wrote a review Sep 2018
Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a simple place but we liked it very much. Friendly staff, nice beds, kitchen had all things we needed. Quiet and close to river. The shower was very powerful. We wanted to leave bit later it was no problem. Parking was good too.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Upstairs was good.
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Lysa wrote a review Aug 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
I would warn people not to stay here. My boyfriend and I booked for a room online at around 4.30~5pm on Saturday 25th August. We got there and the lady gave us a key to our room. We put our stuff there, only got rest for just a bit then we went out for dinner for around 3 hours. When we got back, we saw another couple in our room!!! Their stuff were everywhere in the room. The beds were all messed up and they already used the shower. We called the lady at the reception and explained the situation. She went up to our room and asked the other couple to leave because she gave them the wrong key room. She apologised and left us there still feeling confused. Then we went back to the reception and asked them to do something because I refused to stay in the room that other people had used. The receptionist (the lady with short hair and wearing glass), who was the only staff there , said that there was nothing they could do about it. The way she handled the situation was absolutely horrible. They should have given us the new room instead of giving that new room to the couple that were in our room. They used lost of things in that room already while we only put ONE bag in that room then left for dinner. We asked the lady to gave us the full refund if there was no room available to change. She refused and kept saying that there was nothing she could do. She started blaming that she just lost her brother and she only got back to work that day, and how she did not want to deal with this stuff. Excuse me but I did not yell at you and it was a business. I'm sorry for your lost but if you got back to work means that you needed to DO YOUR JOB. It was her fault to give out the wrong key and then she blamed us for being hard on her? My brother is a hotel manager (in another country so it's not like I tried to bring their business down) and I had stayed in lots of different hotels and motels. I know how these stuff work. Letting other people into our room while we left our stuff there is a very bad mistake. If that happens, they not only have to give back the full refund but also give discount for the next stay or something else . We simply asked for a new room and because there were no room available, they should have give us the refund. I asked to talk to her boss but the lady said it was weekend so her boss wasn't there. We could only write a note about how we were unhappy then she would pass it to her boss on Monday. It has been 3 working days and I neither receive my refund nor a phone call to apologise for the situation from her boss. I have never seen such a horrible customer service like this. This is not how a business should run. We left there that night to stay in another nice hotel and would never return or recommend anyone to go there. Oh, the wifi wasn't working either. If you want to stay here, I wish u the best of luck.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not stay in this motel
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gannysmith wrote a review Aug 2018
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On arrival checked facilities, went to put cold items in the fridge & the fridge hadn't been cleaned from previous occupants, the freezer had meat blood in it. The utensil draw was filthy with food crumbs & had to wash all utensils & the tray before use. The bin in the toilet was dirty & hadn't been cleaned around the outside. There was things left behind on top of the shower cubicle, the breadboard had food stuck to it & there was either an egg or tomato sauce drop on the table when we arrived & when i complained we were told someone would come in & clean the unit properly but it was still there when we left. The photos online don't match the room & we were wanting to leave immediately but it was too awkward on short notice not knowing the area & for the price i paid i expected it to be clean. Not impressed & will definitely not be coming back. Was very disappointed & would have liked a refund for at least one of the 2 nights.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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jonathanb_nz wrote a review Apr 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand189 contributions43 helpful votes
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Although we were booked in for two nights - we checked out after one. This motel is extremely sub-standard. Although the property claims to offer free Wi-Fi, in our room (unit 3) we could not establish a reliable connection on any one of four different devices, because the signal was so weak. Amongst the other problems we experienced: the bathroom featured a coloured concrete floor with mould embedded into its surface throughout the shower area, and rotting wall surrounds; the Venetian blinds were broken, with spare slats lying around in the bedroom area; a latch on a kitchen window literally could not be latched; and, arguably the worst issue, was the cockroach that scuttled across the table while we were eating our breakfast. The motel is also located on a road that is extremely busy at all hours. In my opinion, this accommodation is not appropriate for anyone, at any price.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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JafaAuckland wrote a review Feb 2018
Auckland, New Zealand41 contributions9 helpful votes
Pretty sure I'd completed this review in 2017 when we actually stayed at this hovel. After discovering that the sheets on the bed weren't fresh we requested a new room. To her credit the manager complied immediately, and without complaint. The facilities are dated. No, we won't stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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JohnSoloBusiness wrote a review Nov 2017
Whangarei, New Zealand1 contribution
This is a basic but very clean motel, in a nice location by the river. Very convenient to town. My kitchen was well stocked with everything I needed to cook. Friendly staff, too! Can't beat it for the price. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marina Court Motels And Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Marina Court Motels And Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum (0.8 km), Town Basin (0.8 km), and Hundertwasser Art Centre (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marina Court Motels And Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Marina Court Motels And Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Marina Court Motels And Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marina Court Motels And Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Quay, Mokaba Cafe, and Serenity Cafe.
Is Marina Court Motels And Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.