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All reviewsspa bathone nightthe main roadsmall kitchenbedroom suitecomfy bedsky tvoff street parkingnicely furnished and comfortablebeach accesscorner rooma stones throwground floorfew stepsstayed here for two nightsorewa beachlonger stay
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Do not come here. Cleaning is not a high priority in this motel. Windows dirty, fridge probably original and never defrosted also broken, badly cracked floor tiles in bathroom,
Ants in kitchen, solution offered was to spray the critters, external stairs filthy.
Used to be one of the best but now a contender for being the worst. Seemingly no Authority checks these places which is appalling.
We cancelled our second night and booked in to Beachcombers.
Another motel off the list !!!

Room Tip: Forget this one and try Beachcombers.
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank arthur b
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for one night a couple of days ago and it’s was fine - we had a lovely studio room which was clean and spacious and was very comfortable - it is close to the beach and is also close to the centre of Orewa. There is also a reasonable amount of parking at the hotel - it is also very easy to find.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank NikkiSkins
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I really don't like to put poor reviews,but unfortunately have to in respect of Waves, at Orewa. Stayed there for one night on a stopover between travelling from North to South of New Zealand. To get the good points out of the way. Great location being about a 10 minute stroll to central Orewa, with its shops ,bars and restaurants, and 30 seconds from the beach. The bed was also large and comfortable. However, I think that is where it stops. I understand from the staff (who do try their best but struggle with English) that the present owner bought the property last year. I really hope that they intend to spend some money on it to get it up to date. Clearly nothing has been done on the rooms for a long time. Walls were dirty and marked, carpet in lounge was dirty, as was the shower curtain. Several tiles in the bathroom were badly cracked, and the grouting between the tiles were mildewed. The air con on the balcony was covered in rust. There was an old whirl pool bath which I am sure in its day was great but not any more. Finally random Crockery in the cupboard and no dinner plates ar all. I had to go to reception to ask for some. It is clear that the owner is at arms length from the running of the property but needs to get it sorted. 250 NZD is far too much to pay for this poor quality

Room Tip: Side road rooms have partial view of the sea
Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank markbancroft3
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Stayed only one night. We had a downstairs corner room. Spacious and kitchen adequate for small cooking. Only problem was the air con unit over the bed dripped during the night so a bit damp in the morning and hard to stay asleep while being dripped on!!

Room Tip: Check the positioning of the aircon unit before accepting room. Make sure its not over the bed.
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank katharine2016
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Staff very friendly and helpful. They go out of their way to make sure you are happy. Close to beach. Clean large room, great kitchen facilities, lots of desk space. Spa bathroom. One of the nicest places I've stayed in. Wi-fi excellent. Definitely will stay again.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled solo
Thank David M
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