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4 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510 New Zealand
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#9 of 19 hotels in Whitianga
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Blue Marlin Apartments is situated on Buffalo Beach Road. We have one and two bedroom apartments and studio rooms.Refurbished June 2017 a Beachfront Studio Apartments 1, 2 and 3 have beautiful unobstructed sea views. Most other apartments have some sea views (unless stated otherwise) and our refurbishment programme has updated units 4, 5, 12 and 13 in June 2018 with tiled on-suites and all units have been re-painted.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Boating
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Hiking
Mini golf
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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rangogirl wrote a review Oct 2020
24 contributions1 helpful vote
Great accommodation, with everything you need to cook if your cooking. Rooms are tidy. Really easy to find. Great views of Buffalo Beach. The host is really nice as well that's always a bonus. Will book here again
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Oct 2020
Thank you for your positive review. Great to read you enjoyed your stay in Whitianga. It will be our pleasure to welcome you again.
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MrsGNZ wrote a review Mar 2020
South Island, New Zealand350 contributions93 helpful votes
It is handy to town and the small grocery store. Just across the beach so you can have lots of walking. Our room was good, it can be better but of course it's on the par on what you paid. She's a friendly host too, well versed with the touristy places.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded 2 Oct 2020
Thank you for your review. It is always pleasing to read positive reviews.
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Kaptainrob wrote a review Feb 2020
Chiang Mai, Thailand525 contributions147 helpful votes
Blue Marlin offers unobstructwd views across Mercury Bay whilst being within minutes of town bars and restaurants on foot. Units are modern, spacious, and beautifully decorated with quality furniture and decor items. Our bed afforded the most comfortable sleep I have ever had anywhere, including home .... True. Everything is squeaky clean and our hostess, Vivian, was extremely helpful in every regard. I would recommend Blue Marlin to only the most discerning of travellers.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for beach view at Buffalo 13 or rear apartment for less wave and traffic noise.
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Response from vivienne stevens, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments
Responded 2 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your review. Please come and see us again.
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AlexandBeth wrote a review Feb 2020
Lymm, United Kingdom217 contributions80 helpful votes
Our 5th visit to New Zealand but Iyar first in Whitianga , welcome was nice, apartment had everything required fir the visit with minimum interference from the management. We had a great time, great advice for visits with many thanks to the management..
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from vivienne s, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments
Responded 4 Feb 2020
Thank you for your comments. Coromandel Peninsula is a beautiful part of NZ. So glad we could share it with you.
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rangogirl wrote a review Sep 2019
24 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice little unit for a couple. Very clean. Nice view with the beach right there. Parking space is tiny so dont take a boat like we did however the owner sorted our boat parking out straight away. Perfect getaway
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from vivienne s, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Thank you for your positive review. Nice to see you enjoyed your stay. Parking is at a premium and I have one car park per unit.
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Alan and Lyn L wrote a review Sep 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand45 contributions22 helpful votes
There are two separate complexes under the same name - the one we stayed at was closest to town. The apartment was spacious and comfortable. It had a large covered deck leading off the living area with sea views. Whitianga was wet and cold during the 3 days we were there and the apartment lacked an electric blanket, and had neither a heater nor heated towel rail in the bathroom, all things that would have made our stay more comfortable but obviously not an issue if you were staying during summer. The bedroom could have done with a set of drawers to put items into. Staff were friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Double check which set of Blue Marlin Apartments you are actually booking into as there are two...
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Response from vivienne s, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments
Responded 28 Sep 2019
Thsnks for your review. The apartment does have a heater and it looked as though you had been using it. I have taken all electric blankets off the beds for health reasons, and have very cosy under blankets. We service the rooms every day and change over towels etc, so you have clean dry linen each day. The apartment you had has been fully refurbished and painted last winter and has dishwasher, washing machine and is self contained. It was a shame the weather was not condusive to a stay at the beach but that is something out of my control.
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WELLANDITE wrote a review Mar 2019
Great Malvern, United Kingdom138 contributions78 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights on our driving tour of New Zealand.. Once we had sorted out our error re which Blue Marlin Apts were which we ended up in No 4 which was a VERY comfortable room with all the equipment needed for self catering. Its in a great position with the beach just over the road and the harbour/shops/restaurants near by.There was a laundry room right next to ours which was a bonus.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from vivienne s, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments
Responded 15 Mar 2019
Thank you for your comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Ibujen wrote a review Feb 2019
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain134 contributions45 helpful votes
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I am still at the apartment with a friend. We rented a two bedroom apartment facing the water and it was terrific. We had a washing machine in our unit although I do not believe most have one. I think there is a coin operated one for smaller units. Our unit slept 5 but there were just two of us. The unit was clean, great water temperature and pressure. Staff were fantastic. Bev was so fantastic! We can’t say enough good things. Location was fantastic. Within walking distance to the warf, the Lost Spring, grocery store, and many restaurants and shops. Of course, the beach is directly across the street. This was my friend’s second trip. I would recommend this as a great holiday apartment. We were in unit 9. Also beds were comfortable. Cleaning is done daily. I’d recommend and feel it was great value for the money. Our apartment faced the water but some do not.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from vivienne s, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments
Responded 28 Feb 2019
Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased you had a happy time.
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Mayana D wrote a review Feb 2019
Auckland, New Zealand129 contributions13 helpful votes
We were situated in room 12, from the outside, it looks small and in need of some TLC to brighten up the outer appearance. Inside it is rather special, clean, modern, tidy with a big gorgeous bathroom. Our host was super lovely and friendly, we would most definitely stay again~ 10 mins walk to the town centre, great cafes.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from vivienne s, Owner at Blue Marlin Apartments
Responded 6 Feb 2019
Thank you for your review. Unit 12 was updated this year and we will be painting the outside of the building after the summer.
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nico36 wrote a review Jan 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands224 contributions63 helpful votes
We came from Auckland and had nothing booked. Upon arrival we went to the tourist info and they called and Blue Marlin had an apartment available with see view. The owner was very friendly and we had a very pleasant stay. The apartment has a kitchenette and a BBQ on the terrace with the most amazing view and at walking distance of restaurants and shops. Wished we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Jan 2019
Thank you for your comments. Great to see you enjoyed your stay with us.
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PRICE RANGE
US$100 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Blue Water Holiday Apartments
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Marlin Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Marlin Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Mercury Bay Museum (0.5 km), Bread & Butter Gallery (0.4 km), and Gathered Co. (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Marlin Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Marlin Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Marlin Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Marlin Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Marlin Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Espy Cafe, Stoked Restaurant, and Snapper Jack’s.
Is Blue Marlin Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Whitianga.
Are any cleaning services offered at Blue Marlin Apartments?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Blue Marlin Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.