found by chance as wanting somewhere close to town, very reasonable price, nice friendly helpful person & good free breakfast! recommended would stay again. Heaps of room only stayed one night, would be excellent for a extended stay & families.
We stayed here after help from the local info centre... And what a nice surprise... The lady owner was very helpful and the rm's were clean and tidy, though some under refurbishment.... We checked in and owner asked us what we wanted for breakfast.... A bonus.... Our stay was very nice with cathedral cove and hot water beach near-by just what we wanted on our budget.... The only disappointment was that we were lead to believe that breakfast was every day and not just the first.... So on the 2nd morning we were waiting and 1/2 hr after (8:30am) time of first bkf & realized it must of been a one-off... Not to worry,we'd stay again....
After having travelled for nearly 9 weeks we wanted to spend our last 4-5 days resting before the long flight back to the UK. Found the Central by accident and were very glad we did. We took the two bedroom unit, which was great to spread ourselves round after weeks in the camper. Natasha, the host is lovely and the complimentary breakfast an extra bonus. The Central is right next door to the very well known Motu Restaurant, sadly always fully booked whilst we where there. If you are planning on staying in the area and wanting to eat there must book well in advance. Everything in Whitianga is walking distance, so finding other places to eat and drink is no problem. Just around the corner is a lovely bar/eatery called On Fire, best evening sun in town.
We were very impresssed with this motel. Found it very comfortable, clean and lots of space. I thought it was excellent value for the fee they charged. The owner was very friendly and helpful in advising us where to go for a nice meal. Also the complimentary breakfast she supplied was so nice and tasty. We would recommend this motel to all our friends and family. The name says it all very central to everything shops, restaurants etc.
Cheaper than a hostel in the area and more spacious than your average hotel room. This motel was warm, welcoming and a pleasure to stay in. For some reason the tourist centre did not highlight it to us so it really was a great find. Perfect positioning for the beach and town centre, the place had a separate living area, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen facilities. Very clean and inviting, I cannot rate this place highly enough.....forget the rest and stay in the best Whitanga has to offer!