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Reviewed 12 March 2020

Random find just following the blue lodging signs on the road after a really long day of driving and sort of hoping to find a suitable place for the night. Nicely equipped apartment with good views of the ocean in the morning. Things were clean and working properly. Office staff made a great late evening food recommendation that was close by. If time had allowed we would have stayed longer to explore the area. Seems like a nice quite beach town. Very happy with how clean this beach front motel was- can be tough with all the sand people track in but here things were excellent.

Room tip: Ocean view
Date of stay: March 2020
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Thank Peter C
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LaurenIsabellaBaker, Public Relations Manager at Ruakaka Beach Front Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2020

Hi Peter. Thanks so much for your review! We are so glad you had a lovely stay, please come back again for a longer stay one day soon. It's a great place to explore and the beach is amazing to swim at.

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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

We did a roundtrip at the North Island . We saw quite a few hotels and so far this is the best equipped, functional apartment we have stayed. It has a nice big living room with new modern furniture. The bedroom has a nice size and enough storage. The bathroom is newly done. The hotel has direct beach access ( white sandy long streched beach) . A nice apartment even for a longer stay. We stayed 3 nights there.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LaurenIsabellaBaker, Public Relations Manager at Ruakaka Beach Front Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2020

Thank you for your review, we love hearing from our guests. It's so nice to hear you enjoyed yourself so much! We hope to see you again one day soon.

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Reviewed 27 October 2019

Had a great stay, spending $420 on two nights until at 11:15am on the day of check out (10am) we quickly returned to wash the kids feet of sand using the outside hose next to where the parking lot before driving home. We were told checkout was at 10am and we should not have returned with our car on the property after that. 10am was the limit of when we had paid until. Hospitality lasts until checkout, no further. Really ruined a good stay. So many nice places to stay, we will not return here.

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Travelfoodie567
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LaurenIsabellaBaker, Public Relations Manager at Ruakaka Beach Front Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2019

Hi Asa, thank you for choosing to stay with us during your trip to Ruakaka. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the wonderful weather the long weekend brought. It was great you requested another night too, we were so happy to give you a discount on our three-bedroom house so you could enjoy your time further! Please accept our sincerest apologies for the way we made you feel regarding moving your car. However, we hope you understand that during such a busy weekend we need to ensure that our guests who are paying for their stay with us can have access to the driveway and allocated carparks. As our manager Mike also tried to explain, our lovely cleaners would have assumed you had not checked out so we wouldn't have cleaned your unit thoroughly for our next guest. We really hope this does not affect your decision to come back in the future as we loved having you and your family! Mike does everything possible to ensure our guests have the best time. Kindest regards, The Ruakaka Beachfront Motel Team.

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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The renovated rooms are lovely - clean and modern with good quality linen. Great for families, with well stocked kitchens. Friendly hosts. So close to one of New Zealand's best beaches. It was a fantastic relaxing holiday.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank JodyB1327
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in one of the two bedroom apartments downstairs.
The rooms have been modernised and are very lovely and clean.
The location is perfect for the beach and it is great being able to have parking directly outside our room.
We look forward to our next stay!

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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