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88 Albert Street, Whitianga 3510 New Zealand
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#14 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Whitianga
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Looking for a place to stay in Whitianga? Then look no further than Shearwater on the Estuary Motel, a charming small hotel that brings the best of Whitianga to your doorstep.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Shearwater on the Estuary Motel features a sun terrace, outdoor furniture, and beach chairs. In addition, as a valued Shearwater on the Estuary Motel guest, you can enjoy a pool that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Stu's Wild Pig Farm (1.9 mi), located nearby, makes Shearwater on the Estuary Motel a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Whitianga landmark.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Whitianga crab restaurant such as Salt Restaurant & Bar, which is a short distance from Shearwater on the Estuary Motel.

If you are interested in exploring Whitianga, check out a hot spring, such as The Lost Spring.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Shearwater on the Estuary Motel as you experience everything Whitianga has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Laundry service
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Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Kitchenette
Microwave
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Judith W wrote a review Nov 2021
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From the moment I rang to the end of our stay John and Amanda made us feel like part of the family! The rooms are in the process of being renovated so we given the gorgeous penthouse overlooking the estuary! What a sight to wake up to! It was so peaceful and quiet it was hard to believe we were staying close to shops and restaurants. The rooms were beautifully decorated, lovely open plan living and super comfy beds. We would recommend this place for sure! Prices very reasonable considering prices charged elsewhere in town!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Ed R wrote a review Dec 2020
Blenheim, New Zealand735 contributions218 helpful votes
Room was a bit cosy with a queen and a single in a fairly small space. However, was well equipped and the pool area is excellent. A bit pricey but considering it was Whitianga between Xmas and New Year that was to be expected.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Hilary H wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions
Our host were super friendly, rooms were very clean and tidy. Motel back onto an estuary with stunning views of the harbour, have great facilities, pool and is well equipped with kayaks which my family use everyday. Would highly recommend to any family looking for a relaxing break.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Zara H wrote a review Sep 2020
Kerikeri, New Zealand13 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely motel, close to town. The rooms are beautifully decorated, excetionally clean with good quality beeding and towels provided. The kitchen is well equipped with good utensils and modern appliances. Everything you need. Lovely helpful staff
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Stephanie wrote a review Mar 2020
New Lynn, New Zealand1 contribution
Retro style motel - with modern rooms and a warm homely feel. Wonderful waterfront aspect on the estuary. The swimming pool and bbq area makes you feel as if you are in your own home. The owners are friendly and couldn't be more obliging. Shearwater is within an easy walk of Whitianga township and the beach and we recommend a visit to the Mercury Bay Club to meet the very friendly locals.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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RobertCPickering wrote a review Feb 2020
Pickering76 contributions80 helpful votes
Great location, only a short walk to the main town centre. Greeted by Dick who was friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable in this small and friendly establishment. Maybe a little dated and in the height of summer would imagine the rooms would get rather hot as no air conditioning.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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swampykevin wrote a review Sep 2019
Mairangi Bay, New Zealand315 contributions85 helpful votes
We stayed at Shearwater for the Scallop Festival. The greeting we received was very warm and friendly and welcoming. The accommodation is traditional but presented beautifully and spotlessly clean. Excellent size unit and well located for a short walk to the township. Parking right in front of the unit makes life very easy. We've stayed in Whitianga before and this would be the number one pick for us.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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mickangi2 wrote a review Jan 2019
Brisbane, Australia108 contributions13 helpful votes
Very comfortable modernized rooms in a retro motel, with a wonderful waterfront position to enjoy the heated pool, kayaks, fishing from the jetty and drinks by the estuary. Friendly attentive managers with good knowledge and tips for enjoying this beautiful part of the world. Love the pillows, sheets and best bed!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Room Tip: Family room accommodates 5 very comfortably; larger groups can be closer to the water and pool
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Philip D wrote a review Apr 2018
Maclean, Australia79 contributions37 helpful votes
Nice old fashioned motel, very clean and friendly with a comfortable bed. The large bed means there is only one bedside table. The large fan is efficient but noisy. The location is very central and our room was very quiet.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Elena P wrote a review Mar 2018
63 contributions25 helpful votes
I was here for only one night during a road trip with my dad. The staff was extremely helpful and the room was bigger than expected, for an extremely honest price. They lent us a shovel for the hot water beach what was a nice touch.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$134 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shearwater on the Estuary Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Shearwater on the Estuary Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mercury Bay Museum (0.8 km), Bread & Butter Gallery (0.7 km), and Wild Wood Mini Golf (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shearwater on the Estuary Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Shearwater on the Estuary Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Shearwater on the Estuary Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shearwater on the Estuary Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Ginger, That Curry Place, and Sangam Indian Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shearwater on the Estuary Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Shearwater on the Estuary Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Whitianga.