I had trouble finding a place and this motel had a room. It was totally acceptable. It’s not luxury but that 70s decor didn’t bother me. Spacious rooms to unpack and a kitchen to store food. Easy walk to some good restaurants nearby. I was out all day so it was just a place to sleep. I didn’t mind this place and would stay again.
It has a great location though being within a short walk to town, Salt, a playground and the beach amongst other good places to eat. The accommodation was cosy but you had to walk through the 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds to get to the bathroom. We wouldn't go back though as 2 of the 3 beds were pretty bad. I don't think I am that fussy but maybe I notice it a bit more these days. Can't remember a worse double bed though unless you were sleeping alone on a diagonal. Wifi was ok (we had to connect to both points as connectivity was flakey) and don't expect Sky for the kids.
Spacious family room in a small motel about 3 minutes walk from the main street in one direction and the same to the wharf in the opposite direction. Only 5 minutes to the start of the main town beach, so several restaurants, cafes and takeaways are very easily accessed by foot, also the interesting and varied small museum. The rooms were very clean; beds comfortable; shower with great pressure and heat, and all the cooking facilities that one might require. The owner of the motel was very welcoming and attentive to our needs; she is also a great baker sharing her superb chocolate cake with us! We would definitely recommend this motel and now that we have found it, hope to stay there again on our next visit to Whitianga.
A pleasant if somewhat dated property. It provided convenient access to the town and harbour areas. The bed was rather small being just a double after we had become used to king sized beds in most motels in New Zealand. Friendly and helpful staff ensured we had all we needed. Each room also had an oven and hob as well as the usual microwave.
The worst accommodation I have ever stayed in. The rooms have not been maintained since the 1960s. It is not clean. Nasty smudgy stain on the quilt cover, don't ask, vomitous! Totally unprofessional owner operator. Despite having booked months in advance and with email confirmation, the owner knew nothing of our booking, at all! We had booked in for three nights and she graciously allowed us to stay one night before telling us we had to leave! WTF!!! This owner had bought the place from the people we booked with but clearly had done NO due diligence, despite alleging she is an accountant. No qualified accountant would be so incompetent. The place is horrendous and a confirmed booking is no guarantee of actual accommodation. I would not send my worst enemy there, it would be too cruel.…