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Waiheke Island Motel

1 Whakarite Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
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Accommodation at the Midway Motel on Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ: 5 Studio Units which sleep 1-2; 3 spacious 1 Bedroom Units which sleep 2-3 (1 with access facilities); 5 large 2 Bedroom Units which sleep 4-5. After 6562 Units cleaned we are moving on. Thank you to all the 30,766 wonderful guests we have met over the past 4 years. New owners take over 14 October 2016
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
Wifi
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Self-serve laundry
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1 Whakarite Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand
Waiheke Island Motel
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Therese A wrote a review 1 Apr
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A last minute booking... Booked in the morning, phoned on the way to the ferry to be certain, and was settled in the motel within a couple of hours... Too easy. A great way to start a Waiheke experience. We wandered over to the market, close to bus stop, close to shops...
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Passport24829103534 wrote a review Mar 2024
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The booking and communication was really pleasant at first then became confusing then cold and unfriendly. We booked multiple rooms for a reunion. The units were outdated and in need of an update. Like stepping back in to the 1980s. The larger 2 bdm 'house' was adequate but a bit wonky from building patchwork. And full of mosquitoes. Even though there was warning about this on the room paperwork, there was no fly spray nor repellent or adequate preventative measures. Also, there was no air-freshener for bathroom use. There was also no one on duty in the reception area over the weekend so if you were locked out, your were locked out. If you needed something (eg. flyspray or air-freshener) you had to go to the local shop to buy some for the units. Location was excellent for the RSA and not bad for other activities and venues.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Keith S wrote a review Feb 2024
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This review is for the studio cottage I stayed for one night in Feb24. I've stayed at this motel a few times & loved it for things such as the friendly helpfull staff, very good cleanliness, comfortable beds & other furnishings. Great location for shops, good public transport, scenic walks to scenic bays. But of course nothing is perfect. The room was spacious but annoyingly there were no widow screens the keep the mosquitoes out at night so the widows had to be closed, this made the room stuffy, however there also wasn't any air-conditioning or ceiling fans. Also even for a cottage the bathroom was a little tight.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Linda wrote a review Dec 2023
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It was a sad experience My husband had a bad fall during the cyclone in Feb We had to cancel our booking The motel allowed a credit roll over to Dec 1 to 4. We arrived on Friday and feeling unwell I took a Covid test . Positive. We decided to go home to prevent spread to motel guests and Waiheke!!! We had our car so I could stay in it The owner today refused to credit a second time even for Covid . She said that would mean we had 9 days on her We should have stayed on and ignored our social conscience The place was not full over the weekend and Edward who was on the desk on Saturday said on the phone there was lots of availability in future. We would have been happy for mid winter even Live and learn
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The studios lack privacy easy to look in and see everything going on
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Navigate49270239813 wrote a review Nov 2023
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We came to stay for a 4 day week whilst working on the island which we do quite often. We have stayed in most of the units over a period of many years. The accommodation is good value ( company paying) but… having to cook our own meals the only real criticism we have is that the frying pans in most of the units are awful! All are of the nonstick type (electric and standard) but look like they are the original ones from when the motel opened! So they’re worn with the teflon flaking off and would be considered a health hazard. Might sound a bit harsh but I’d recommend they go through all their units and replace all their old pans as in my opinion it isn’t acceptable. Otherwise if you’re just short staying and not concerned about cooking meals then I’d highly recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Journey55295960566 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Totally enjoyed my stay, the staff were so polite, a group of our whanau stayed and were well looked after. Some stayed a week. I myself stayed 3 days. Swimming pool, spa pool my bed and pillows were so comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get there on time for a decent carpark, 👌
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Paradise57304479174 wrote a review Sept 2023
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We were very satisfied with our stay at Waiheke Island Motel . Our unit was very clean and tidy, well equipped and with quality linen and some nice touches not always found in motels. It was very handy for travelling by the island bus services but still quite quiet. Shadoe gave us a friendly and helpful reception.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Paradise49476725568 wrote a review Jul 2023
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The venue was very clean and provided everything we needed for a girls weekend away. Close to the shops and was great that staff were very friendly and went the extra mile to accommodate us in arriving and leaving. Spa pool and swimming pool were a hit. Pity the sound on the tv wasn't working properly, but hey a minor compared to everything else.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jubes70 wrote a review Feb 2023
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Location was brilliant, right on the bus route, and an easy toddle to the Countdown Supermarket. Hot tip - coffee from Island Coffee, down the drive between lawyers and Countdown. Yes - there were signs of age and damage in parts of the unit, but I've seen worse in more expensive places, and it didn't affect the function of anything and nothing smelt musty. Floor being a little uneven for the wobbly fan was funny - but OMG, what a pleasant surprise it was to see a fan. Only down side was my unit (#5) had a lot of foot traffic going past windows, which meant I needed to keep curtains shut if I needed privacy. But as a single chick travelling on my own, after living in Oz for 20+ years, I felt safe here than a lot of other flash places I've stayed. Just made sure I didn't leave things in sight of windows in case there was too much temptation for visitors to other units. Drive way is gravel, so wheeled suitcases might be a problem if you're not in one of the units at the front. Wifi worked well, plenty of power points in the kitchen and bedroom, TV and sky perfect for when I needed it. All in all - great value and would definitely stay there again. If you want a secluded, escape - this isn't the place for you, but if you want a good Kiwi community vibe .... book it.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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David K wrote a review Jan 2023
Lovely place to stay, close to public transport and shops. Love the song of the birds in the morning. We stay in a private bungalow and were happy to have some privacy. The room was spacious and well-equipped (fridge, tv, iron, hair dryer...).
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Date of stay: December 2022
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$150 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waiheke Island Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Waiheke Island Motel?
Nearby attractions include Waiheke Ostend Markets (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waiheke Island Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Waiheke Island Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Waiheke Island Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waiheke Island Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ostend Pizzeria & Kebabs, The Carpark, and La Dolce Vita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waiheke Island Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waiheke Island Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Waiheke Island Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Stony Batter Historic Reserve (2.9 km).
Is Waiheke Island Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.