Coromandel Seaview Motel
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Coromandel Seaview Motel

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Ocean View Studio
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Amazing sunsets viewed from the LongBay beach. About 60 seconds drive from the room.
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4.5
#1 of 2 guest houses in Coromandel
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Coromandel Seaview Motel is set in relaxing grounds with peaceful surroundings. Sit and enjoy the Mountains or Seaview from your own private balcony or patio areas. Our modern, well-appointed rooms all have private entrances with either balcony or patio. All bookings include a free daily continental breakfast. Gail and Kim are here to make your stay on the Coromandel a truly enjoyable experience. The Coromandel Seaview Motel is in a great location, was built for its stunning views overlooking Long Bay or McGregor Bay. Just 3.2km to the Coromandel Town center. Only a short three-minute walk to Long Bay Beach, ideal for swimming, kayaking, or paddle boarding.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Room features
Private balcony
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Radio
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Mid-range
59Reviews0Q+A15Room tips

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Lewis P wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The sea view motel boasts wonderful views in a premium location, only a stones throw away from 3 beautiful coves. Upon arrival we were greeted by Ross and Karen and there lovely pets (2 dogs and a cat). They really did make us feel at home and offered lovely conversation with recommendations of the town and what to do while here. They were model motel owners.

We were then shown to our rooms, a large master type bedroom, with a spotless on-suite, a large comfortable bed, kitchen and fridge facilities and the highlight of our stay, a sizeable balcony sporting a breathtaking view of the town, this really does speak for itself with a view of 3 coves as well as the famous mountains surrounding the town of Coromandel. A side note was the fact that with 3 of us staying we needed another bed put down, this was no problem for Ross and Karen who had laid a comfortable camp bed out upon our arrival. Furthermore the balcony offers a large table for eating purposes as well as BBQing facilities, they really did go the extra mile. Breakfast also hit there high standards with menu sheets left in our room with a vast choice of what to eat, this included cereal, Meats, pastries, a fruit bowl, and a range of hot and cold drinks, they were then served to us that evening with meats and other deli items left in our fridge to eat at our leisure in the morning. Overall this motel is a hidden gem, with lovely owners in a wonderful location, sporting some of the best views (in my opinion) in New Zealand. It really is that good!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from rkgamble, Owner at Coromandel Seaview Motel
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Wow Lewis, thanks so much for your lovely review. It was wonderful to meet you, Suzie, and Chloe. We’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we wish you safe travels as you explore our beautiful country. Riley and Fergus send wags and licks and Jazzy sends purrs. We hope to see you all again some day. Ross and Karen
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bevdany wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand31 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Seaview style motel is probably the best establishment we have stayed in in our 22 years in NZ. The room was immaculate, spacious,clean and had everything you could wish for. Add to that amazing hosts,Ross and Karen, a spectacular view, quiet location great breakfast and a comfy bed , perfection! Cannot fault it Karen! Thankyou .
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karen Gamble, Owner at Coromandel Seaview Motel
Responded 18 Feb 2021
Thanks so much Bev for your lovely review. It was real pleasure to meet you and Vartan and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again one day. All the best Ross and Karen
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Anwil51 wrote a review Oct 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand513 contributions306 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Seaview Motel at Coromandel is more like a B & B than a motel. Just a few rooms as part of a house and a little out of town in a housing estate. My room was spacious and comfortable, the amenities basic but complete and the owner welcoming and friendly. The only downside was the really slow internet that made working (it was a business trip) a little hard.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Taratat wrote a review Mar 2022
Te Awamutu, New Zealand297 contributions157 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fabulous weekend away with friends to celebrate a birthday. Units were spotlessly clean and comfortable. Fantastic views of the mussel beds and surrounding area. Lovely hosts who turned up with a plate of fresh oysters for the birthday girl to share! This would be the best motel experience we have ever had. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Diane o wrote a review Dec 2022
San Francisco, California3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is a hidden gem. The hosts, Gail and Kim are warm lovely people that instantly make you feel at home. The view is lovely with spectacular sun rises, and a walk to town within 2 miles…best of both worlds! I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nattas77 wrote a review Feb 2024
Perth, Australia127 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks so much for a lovely stay! Beautiful location and clean. Would definitely come back again. So quiet and peaceful. We stayed in the deluxe studio room 2 for one night. Wish we had longer to enjoy the region and those views, but we had to keep moving.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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heatheraprowse wrote a review Sept 2015
Sydney, Australia3 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The best thing about Why Worry Motel was the view. Absolutely beautiful - but the view alone does not solicit paying $190 per night for a family suite.

We were skeptical of Why Worry Motel as soon as we arrived in Coromandel. Advertised as “conveniently located”, it is a decent drive out of town and up a very steep hill. The reception area (in the garage) was hard to find.

We were promised “self-contained”, but there was no stove, and the outdoor barbecue took some time to set up (though Gail was very helpful with this). There was also broken cutlery and the sponge in the sink looked like it hadn’t been replaced in three years.

The icing on the cake for our memorable stay happened when we found out there was an outdoor bathroom (the average temperature for our stay was about 2 degrees Celsius at night. On this topic, we were only given one heater for the four room suite). We were told there were two plush bathrobes hanging on the back of the master bedroom door for us to wear while going outside to the bathroom. Upon putting one on, I discovered there was A PAIR OF UNDERPANTS FROM A PREVIOUS OCCUPANT OF THE ROOM in one of the pockets. Clearly Gail and Deb do not clean the rooms thoroughly after each stay, as there is also dust everywhere and the previously mentioned old dish sponge. In the bathroom, which did not lock, we also had to search the drawers for a small cake of soap and they only left us with about 1/8 of a roll of toilet paper for four adults for two nights, no replacements. The bathroom we used also had a washing machine and sink in it, which was supposed to be available to all four suites. In the unlocked bathroom, we all showered in fear of a stranger from another room coming in to use the washing machine while we were in there.
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Date of stay: July 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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sarah j wrote a review Apr 2013
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Why worry is clean and has great views.
However on arriving was told the spa not working, I had chosen this b and b as it had a spa.
The kitchen sink was to small to wash the dinner plates in.
The outside chair was broken.
Friendly hosts but poor amenities
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Date of stay: April 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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neilk554 wrote a review Apr 2021
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand19 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fantastic place, the views are stunning, the rooms beautiful and spotless, the hosts Karen & Ross are lovely, and so are the 4 legged hosts. All in all, it was such a wonderful convenient place to be, hope we get the chance to return.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: I would think, they are all superb.
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Response from Karen Gamble, Owner at Coromandel Seaview Motel
Responded 12 Apr 2021
Thanks so much for your lovely review. We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again. Riley and Fergus send wags and licks. Regards Ross and Karen
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Pdunchob wrote a review Apr 2018
Hobart, Australia198 contributions107 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly hosts at this small establishment (4rooms) mean a good level of service. The building is modern and well maintained.
If you have the family suite the bathroom will be outside of the unit. And you may have the annoyance of the spa humming through the night so ask for it to be switched off.
Rooms are well appointed with the only means of cooking being a gas BBQ.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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neilk554 wrote a tip Apr 2021
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand19 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would think, they are all superb."
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Susan B wrote a tip Mar 2018
Cheshire, UK63 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book the Honeymoon Suite you won’t be disappointed"
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organix12 wrote a tip Dec 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are 4 rooms to choose from plus a family and the one we had was the honeymoon suite. All rooms very quiet."
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hm015e9352 wrote a tip Aug 2017
London, United Kingdom12 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Spoilt for choice"
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Vacationcupl wrote a tip Mar 2017
14 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask For The Suite With the Best View, Although Plan to Go Outside Undercover to Your Private Restroom"
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PRICE RANGE
$189 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Why Worry Bed & Breakfast
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaCoromandel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coromandel Seaview Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Coromandel Seaview Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Coromandel Smoking Co. (2.3 km), Mercury Bay (2.7 km), and Kauri Block Track (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coromandel Seaview Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Coromandel Seaview Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Coromandel Seaview Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Coromandel Seaview Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coromandel Seaview Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pepper Tree Restaurant & Bar, Umu, and Star and Garter Hotel.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coromandel Seaview Motel?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Coromandel Seaview Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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