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Reviewed 22 July 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this motel. Very comfortable and provided a great sleep. Our host was friendly and helpful. The weather was stormy but we felt warm and safe. We would love to return and enjoy the fantastic beach that is right across the road.

Date of stay: July 2021
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Reviewed 17 January 2021

Great location, right next to the beach and very close to the main Whitianga stip. Kitchen was well stocked with everything you need. Beds were comfortable, everything was clean.

TV was receiving an analogue signal, very poor quality. Internet was down our entire stay which makes life with kids pretty hard, especially since the TV was rubbish - no compensation offered.

No aircon! Was surprised that all you get is one small fan in the corner of the living room. Main bedroom gets really hot in summer making it difficult to sleep.

All in all, a great little motel, but with its rough edges, price didn't seem fair.

Date of stay: January 2021
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Reviewed 29 July 2020 via mobile

Best feature was the stunning views out to sea! Motel was very clean and had all we required. We had a few technical problems, the wall heater died and was promptly replaced with a portable one. The hot water turned cold while I was in shower due to a part failing. When reported the owners had a plumber fix it within an hour or two and also offered to move our rooms, which we declined as the problems were solved. The queen bed is in need of replacement in our unit but I believe Les and Jill are upgrading. Friendly , helpful advice on restaurants etc. Generally a good stay, thank you.

Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank LEANNEL78
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Reviewed 3 March 2020

Great location and views from the unit. Clean and well equipped. Buffalo Beach is a safe swimming beach. Swimming towels and spade for our visit to Hot Water Beach were provided. Friendly helpful hosts.

Room tip: All rooms have a view
Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank 820kathrynh
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Les Coomber, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Hi Kathryn,
We appreciate you staying with us and reviewing your visit.
Hot Water Beach is a fun place to visit and I always laugh at everybody digging away to find the hot water. It's a real multi-cultural event.
We all enjoy the beach across the road (especially this year being so warm) , the fantastic ocean views and stunning sunrises that all our units share.
Regards
Les & Jill

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Reviewed 28 February 2020

Les and Jill were so helpful and attentive. The room was wonderful, clean and well appointed and equipped. It had a huge hot tub with an ocean view. Our view was spectacular. We across the street from the beach and the sandy beach was great for swimming! Les and Jill recommended Sea Cave Adventures with Ash and Shona and we were so thankful for that. Our tour with them exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend Oceanside on Buffalo Beach.

Room tip: All the rooms are great and all face the water. We were upstairs and we loved our spacious deck!
Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank H9448DVthomasm
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Les Coomber, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Hi The Thompson's,
Thanks for staying with us and enjoying some of activities we have on offer, here at Whitianga. We make it a priority here at The Oceanside to try and make our guest stay with us as enjoyable as possible . We have a sigh in the office saying "Arrive as guests and leave as friends" and we enjoy doing that.
Thanks again for your review.
Regards
Jill & Les

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