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20 Albert Street PO Box 35, Whitianga 3542 New Zealand
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#8 of 19 hotels in Whitianga
Mana-Nui Motel is Centrally located in Whitianga comprising 12 ground floor units offering a clean and comfortable stay. 5 family and 7 spacious studio units. Swimming pool, covered spa pool, Large LED LCD Flat Screen Televisions, 5 channel Sky TV, Free starter WiFi available. All units have some form of cooking facilities, kitchens / kitchenettes. Most standard motel items / facilities available. Family environment, closest motel to shopping centre. Short flat walk to beach, cafes, restaurants, shops, wharf, marina, museum and bowling green. Ample parking. Phone or visit our web site for the best and cheapest guaranteed rates. Owner operators Mervyn and Joanne Trebes extend their hospitality and welcome your patronage.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Children's playground
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Room service
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Debbie R wrote a review May 2022
Adelaide, Australia65 contributions19 helpful votes
This place is a retro, motor-in in the Main Street of Whitianga. The operators are helpful and friendly and the place is spotlessly clean. It is old style but has everything you need, good shower, comfortable bed and a kitchen. The location is great, a couple of minutes walk to the ferry and waterfront and shops and cafes on your door step. Very quiet. Highly recommended, great value.
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Date of stay: May 2022
TripleGee3 wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in a studio with a big king bed and a single with a kitchenette. Very adequate for the three of us for our overnight stay. Just need to upgrade the tv with all the Freeview stations :). Internet was fine. Walking distance to shops, cafe and beach.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Cosmoss wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
Completely over rated. Pics of the pool are not justified as it's freezing cold in summer and situated in the car park. Rooms are neat and well kept but an overhaul of the bathroom is 20 years overdue. The $2 light fittings could also be replaced and a ceiling fan would not be out of place. If this was cheaper it would be fine but I will spend another $20 next time
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Location is very central but it's not beachfront
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Bex I wrote a review Jan 2022
Silverdale, New Zealand129 contributions46 helpful votes
Joanne and Mervyn provide a welcoming and friendly service. The motel is in the heart of Whitianga so easy walking to the shops, beach, wharf and ferry to Cooks beach. The units ( 1-6) are dated, so expect a 70s decor experience. There are newer units (7-12) which maybe more modern. They did have ramps for one, so good for wheelchair access. Our unit was very clean, however each room only has one power point so with todays devices you need to take a power board to charge everything. Wifi was quite reliable while we were there, though only have 5 GB for stay. Rooms are quite small with no wardrobe, though you can hang a few items on the wall and a set of drawers is provided, along with plenty of mirrors. There is no air conditioning so the units are very hot in the peak of summer, though a fan was provided. Units serviced each day with clean towels and we were provided with sachets of shampoo, soap, make up wipes which my daughter loved. I do not drink tea and coffee however they are supplied in each room. Our little fridge only had an ice box, so a freezer would have been handy for our week stay. A washing machine is provided free, buy powder at reception and coins for dryer if needed. The pool is quite shallow however nice to cool off in on a hot day. Location is key to this motel.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking near Whitianga wharf is impossible at peak times, so allow plenty of time to walk if you...
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PMaryS wrote a review Mar 2021
Feilding, New Zealand21 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed one night while on a road trip. Our unit was roomy, very clean and we found our short stay there very relaxing. Merv and Joanne are lovely and were very accommodating. The location of the motel is very central to the shops, restaurants and wharf. We will definitely go back for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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silverthreads101 wrote a review Mar 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand406 contributions173 helpful votes
A big tick to the owner for showing us to our unit on arrival and being helpful with dinner options. We appreciated the way she engaged with us and made us feel welcome.A very tastefully appointed unit that contained everything we needed. We did abide by the shoes off in the unit policy especially in such a sandy environment. King bed was comfortable and being able to leave windows open made the room temperature bearable for sleeping. The supplied fan was too noisy to leave on overnight. Although we didn’t use either the spa or pool it was nice to have them available. This motel was right in town and easy walking distance to restaurants.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ROBERT M wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
The Mana-Nui Motel people were extremely helpful to us: firstly I left my sunglasses in the room when we checked out, then we lost a mobile phone and they searched high and low for it before we realized it was in our car! They did all of this with a smile and with kindness, the very definition of hospitality. They were also flexible in order to make our stay better in other ways as well. We enjoyed the hot tub and the pool very much, and the location is excellent. Thank you very much.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Chris G wrote a review Sep 2020
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand34 contributions16 helpful votes
Just an overnight stop on a road trip , very welcoming , nice quiet clean units with everything you could need , beds / towels etc are fresh and clean , had we been staying in the area longer we would most certainly stayed again . Would not hesitate to book again
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Antz L wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions
My daughter and I called in for a last minute change of location (our other one was another 30min away) and the hosts were quick to help out. Perfectly clean, tidy and suitable room that met all our requirements for the night. Friendly hosts...location perfect as it's across the road from restaurants/pubs/take away and a short walk to the beach/wharf. Thank you for a great short stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
rosiedidit wrote a review Dec 2019
Lancaster, United Kingdom60 contributions70 helpful votes
Found this place by chance. Hosts are great, helpful and knowledgeable so I’ve given them a 5. Location is fine if you want to stay in town (handy for restaurants etc and only a short walk to the harbour) but, if you’re wanting a scenic location this motel isn’t for you. Room had everything we needed - fridge, microwave, tea/coffee etc. Breakfast can be ordered the night before. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$97 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mana-Nui Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Mana-Nui Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mercury Bay Museum (0.2 km), Bread & Butter Gallery (0.05 km), and Longshore Marine (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mana-Nui Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mana-Nui Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mana-Nui Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Mana-Nui Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mana-Nui Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Ginger, That Curry Place, and Sangam Indian Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mana-Nui Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mana-Nui Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Mana-Nui Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mana-Nui Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Whitianga.
Does Mana-Nui Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Mana-Nui Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.