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Auckland, New Zealand

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Review of Mangonui Motel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 Feb 2024
It is always a pleasure staying at Mangonui Motel. The views, Deb & Chester, clean and comfortable, the location; just a fairly "easy" walk 😘 down the hill to town, The Thai Restaurant 👍. We don't stay anywhere else in Mangonui. No need. Que&Gill
Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chester Scott, Owner at Mangonui Motel, responded to this review
Responded 16 Feb 2024
Thanks Guys. great to have you back. Cheers Chester & Deb
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    Reviewed 19 November 2023

    We booked this stop for 1 night on our recent visit to the Northland area of New Zealand and we were sorry we could only spend the 1 night as it was a beautiful location overlooking the bay. Our room was number 6 and was upstairs affording wonderful 360 views. We would love to have stayed for several days to enjoy chilling out here. We will need to return!
    The rooms have been refurbished tastefully and are spacious and very clean. The shower was great and the bed very comfortable. The kitchenette had plenty of options for self catering simple meals.
    The owners (Deb and Chester) were extremely friendly and welcoming, offering plenty of tips for our trip to Cape Reinga ( which we followed) and we enjoyed a chat later in the evening when we saw them at dinner. There are numerous choices for dinner close by and if you are up for a steep walk back they are in walking distance.
    This motel turned out to be one of the hidden gems of our many travels to New Zealand North and South!

    Room tip: The upstairs room has wonderful 360 views
    Date of stay: November 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Chester Scott, Owner at Mangonui Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2023

    Thanks Deborah. Its great you enjoyed your time with us and this fantastic part of NZ. Hopefully we get to see you again soon. Cheers Chester and Deb

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    Reviewed 14 May 2023

    Clean and comfortable large motel room. Able to walk out front and back of unit to views. Each unit has its own grass area with out door seating. The View was just amazing as situated on hill. Owners Chester and Deb were just wonderful and accomodating. They gave us great information for our trip up north. Motel very handy to shops and hotel.
    Town has a wonderful friendly vibe. Returned for a second night because of the above reasons.

    Room tip: Motel had great cooking facility’s however food in town was beautiful. 5 min walk via track to hotel and shops.
    Date of stay: May 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Thank Row M
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    Chester Scott, Owner at Mangonui Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2023

    Thanks you. It was great to have you stay with us and hopefully next time will be longer. Cheers Chester & Deb

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    Reviewed 16 April 2023

    Whilst the building may be a little dated, the beds are extremely comfortable and the view is sensational. Definitely a good choice with the higher elevation looking over Mill Bay and the harbour. I’d stay here again.

    Date of stay: March 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled on business
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    Thank Megan M
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    Chester Scott, Owner at Mangonui Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2023

    Thank you. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and this great part of NZ. Cheers Chester & Deb

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    Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

    We stayed in the Dolphin Suite. The view is main drawcard here. The view is breathtaking from the front and back of the room. Just Spectacular and the owners are lovely. Rooms were spotlessly clean. Was not far to get to the shops. The Cons: room needs a little renovation. Cupboards in kitchen ancient and rooms generally need a freshen up with a coat of paint and new carpet.

    Date of stay: April 2023
    Trip type: Travelled solo
    Thank merlin076
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    Chester Scott, Owner at Mangonui Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2023

    Thanks Merlin for your feed back.

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    Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

    Absolutely gorgeous!! The amazing view speaks for itself and the bed was very comfy! Super friendly and helpful hosts! Have already told more family about it and they have booked to stay in a couple of weeks! Can’t recommend highly enough!!!

    Date of stay: March 2023
    Trip type: Travelled with family
    Thank Departure10006009631
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    Chester Scott, Owner at Mangonui Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2023

    Thank you we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Cheers

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