Aotearoa Lodge
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Aotearoa Lodge

70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga 3510 New Zealand
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Room & Suite (8)
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4.0
#8 of 9 motels in Whitianga
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value

Welcome to Aotearoa Lodge, your Whitianga “home away from home.” Aotearoa Lodge aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out Stu's Wild Pig Farm (1.4 mi) while visiting Whitianga, Aotearoa Lodge is a short distance away.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Aotearoa Lodge offers guests free wifi.

The motel features a sun terrace and baggage storage. Plus, Aotearoa Hotel offers a snack bar, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While visiting Whitianga, you may want to try some burritos at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Harbour House Cafe.

Whitianga is also home to The Lost Spring, a popular hot spring that is not too far from Aotearoa Lodge.

Aotearoa Lodge puts the best of Whitianga at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Snack bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Golf course
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Room features
Safe
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Korean
155Reviews0Q+A24Room tips

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Leah N wrote a review Sept 2020
Paris, France3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a nights stay here was wonderful. Spotless room, bed was amazingly comfortable, kitchen had an oven, of which we could cook a full roast dinner. The lovely manager and his family on site were a delight. It was a bit of a walk into the town at night, but definately do able. Would love to stay again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Benze69 wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand89 contributions55 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We staying here for 2 nights on our short holiday trip and I will give an honest review of our experience
Location: very handy and a short drive to the city, beaches and restaurants
Room: very clean and tidy with large bathroom, however we experienced having rat above our bed scratching and making noise all of our first night which make us stay awake most of the night and the hall way have kids running around at 7 in the morning which added to our tiredness. The room have AC that’s works really well and keep us comfortable.

We told the reception team about our experience of rat and they are very apologetic and action it on the next morning by going up the ceiling and try their best to eliminate the rats but unfortunately they still there on our second night. It is unfortunate that we experience that but PLEASE DO NOT let our experience stop you from staying here as the room itself isn’t that bad and we talk to other people around us they couldn’t hear the scratch noise as it was just above our room only.

If it wasn’t the rats issue I would be more than happy to give this place a 5 stars rating for sure.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bech7 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand31 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good 3 night stay on the outskirts of Whitianga - not really within walking distance of Whitianga shops but you can walk to Buffalo Beach if you want to. Had all the basic necessities in the room (fridge and tea making), comfortable bed, decent bathroom and shower and then a communal kitchen/lounge. We just borrowed bowls from the kitchen each morning then had our cereal in our room. Nice deck to sit on in the late afternoon though we kept tripping over the step walking back into the room as it’s the same colour as the deck and only a few centimetres higher. Really friendly and welcoming owner who lives on site with his nice family. Thanks! :-)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Emilia R wrote a review Jan 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to stay at Aotearoa Lodge for the whitianga festival and had a great stay here, it was very clean, the beds were comfy and linen was very nice. To top it all off the service was honestly the best I have ever had, the gentleman who hosted us was so nice and seemed very passionate about his job. The room we had was so big and had a massive deck. Such good value for money will stay here again and will be recommending to all friends and family. Would suit family’s well as there is lots of room for the kids to play outside.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dave wrote a review Jan 2020
11 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked an en suite room which was as described. Good sized with tea/coffee facility,fridge etc .En suite good with plenty towels.
Room looked out onto well maintained garden.quiet and peaceful.
T V service a bit limited (Sky upgrade would be good)
Staff welcoming and friendly, continental breakfast included in price and full breakfast available at an extra cost.
A wee bit out of town, so taxi/uber or drive to centre . overall a pleasurable stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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tropic-annie wrote a review Mar 2023
Jersey, United Kingdom60 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful welcome by kind hosts.
Generous sized room with easy access to the veranda, with tables and chairs so you could relax outside.
Good in room facilties.
Quiet location just a few minutes away from the main town.
Large car park.
Very clean throughout
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Deb62Hay wrote a review Mar 2020
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom444 contributions285 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely welcome and shown to our room. Room clean and tidy. Large room and bathroom. We did have ants in the room on the surface near to a he mirror. This property is outside of the town and you do need transport unless you have the time and energy for a long walk. There is a communal lounge and communal outside areas. Unfortunately the electric went down on the morning of departure; no fault of the hotel. Breakfast was not as it should have been because of the lack of electricity. Cereal, fruit etc. Did manage to get a coffee though.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Katherine C wrote a review Mar 2019
Owen Sound, Canada97 contributions102 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This accommodation is run by a lovely young couple, is kept spotlessly clean and has pleasant rooms with very comfortable beds. Some of the rooms only have tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge, but there is a communal kitchen for anyone who wants to make a meal. There are two nice grocery stores a short drive away. For those with breakfast included in their rate, the continental breakfast is quite decent. WiFi is good and each room is given a voucher for 1 GB. The motel is a short drive out of town so may not suit people who want to be within walking distance of restaurants, but for us, because we used Whitianga mostly as a base for exploring the Coromandel, it was perfect.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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T S wrote a review Sept 2016
Forster, Australia70 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a 2 bedroom family unit. Everything clean but older style. However the beds were TERRIBLE!! Ended up being seasick all night on a bed that bent like a banana. Also a bit out of town. Out of all the prebooked accomodation we stayed at it was the worst. All you want is a good bed to have a good night sleep after a day of travelling and that was impossible. Couldn't fault the owners hospitality though. They were lovely.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Logan D wrote a review Jul 2014
Perth, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are comfortable and had everything needed for our stay. The location is close enough to walk in and out of town, and our group of 4 were able to borrow bicycles free of charge from the owners. The tour run by the owner Darryl around the town and to different beaches was the perfect way to finish our holiday. Both the owners were extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay, always offering us lifts into town and making sure we knew the best sites to visit and restaurants to eat at.
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Date of stay: July 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lynette010, Owner at Aotearoa Lodge
Responded 1 Aug 2014
Hi thank you for taking the time to place your review. Darryl and i would like to thank you for being great guest, and hope you all enjoyed your trip to the Coromandel. Many Thanks Lynette / Darryl
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Tez H wrote a tip Feb 2019
Rockingham, Australia29 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room would be fantastic."
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sdove2016 wrote a tip Jan 2019
Devon, United Kingdom45 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet location although the sound proofing not very good as we could hear the people in the next bungalow attached to us using the bathroom."
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wahut54 wrote a tip Feb 2018
Wauchope, Australia6 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room towards the end of the deck where smokers aren't."
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Craigous M wrote a tip Oct 2016
Forster, Australia3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"family rooms were large and plenty of room"
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Le S wrote a tip Sept 2016
Wellington, New Zealand72 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check bed hardness/softness before accepting a room"
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PRICE RANGE
$123 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aotearoa Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Aotearoa Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Shakespeare Cliff Scenic and Historic Reserve (3.8 km), Combat & Fun Zone Adventure & Family Park (6.5 km), and The Lost Spring (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aotearoa Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Aotearoa Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aotearoa Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Aotearoa Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aotearoa Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Purangi Winery Pizzeria, Blue Ginger, and Kaizen At Go Vino.
Are pets allowed at Aotearoa Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Aotearoa Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aotearoa Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Is Aotearoa Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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