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Australia

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Review of Ocean Motel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 Mar 2020
Clean renovated rooms. Lovely new bathroom and good kitchenette with great supply of teas and coffee. Staff very friendly welcomed us with a yummy ferrero rocher chocolate. Beach and village with shops and restaurants close by.
Date of stay: February 2020
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    Reviewed 8 August 2019

    Booked this to have a night away from children. The operator was amazing, such complete service and a really lovely guy. The room was clean and perfect for a break away. Will book again when children are a bit older and can cope with not having us for a night.

    Date of stay: July 2019
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    Thank Phaedra571
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    OlivierS1956, Owner at Ocean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

    Thank you very much for your very kind review Phaedra! This motivates us to try to improve our motel and service. Wish you a nice day and hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Olivier, Ocean Motel

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    Reviewed 24 February 2019

    We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment after arriving in NZ that afternoon from Australia, into Wellington. It was an easy drive from Wellington - approx. 1.5 - 2 hours. The property is on the older side but is well set up with a full kitchen, own outdoor courtyard, lounge room with a large TV with SKY. Our stay was comfortable and parking was at our door. The motel would be great for a beach holiday with the family as there is plenty of room and it has a relaxed feel about it.
    The owner Oliver was very hospitable and took me for a tour of the unit and explained where everything was.
    The only negative was our neighbours who arrived not long after us. We were relaxing and enjoying a drink and nibbles in our courtyard, when a group of blokes arrived into the unit next to us and promptly put the TV on full blast with the footy and came out the back and lit up. Unfortunately we couldn't stay outside as it stunk of smoke and was no longer relaxing. We also had to close our door because the cigarette smoke was wafting into our room.
    The room rate is realistic and affordable.
    Apart from the disruptive neighbours, we enjoyed our overnight stay and recommend this motel.

    Room tip: Room 8 was great
    Date of stay: February 2019
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    OlivierS1956, Owner at Ocean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    Thank you very much for your kind review, Bery! Next time,if neighbors make too much noise, please let us know and we will speak with them. We hope to see you again! Kind Regards, Olivier,Ocean Motel

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    Reviewed 14 February 2019

    Staff was very nice and helpful. Rooms were big enough, clean and comfortable. Car park right by the chalets. Good value for money. Convinient starting point for Paekakariki Walkway when you travel by car.

    Date of stay: November 2018
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    OlivierS1956, Owner at Ocean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    Thank you very much for your very kind review! This motivates us to try to improve our motel and services. Wehope to see you again! Kind Regards, Olivier, Ocean Motel

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    Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

    This was our 4th night in New Zealand and finally everything seemed in the right place. Comfortable bed, fully equipped kitchenette, spacious bathroom and great selection of channels in cable tv. We wished we could have stayed longer than 1 night, but we had to move on with our NZ trip :)

    Date of stay: November 2018
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Krzysztof P
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    OlivierS1956, Owner at Ocean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    Thank you very much for your very kind review! This motivates us to try to improve our motel and services. Wis h you all the best for the rest of your trip! Kind Regards, Olivier, Ocean Motel

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    Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

    Chose this motel because it wasn’t too far north of Wellington after arriving on the InterIslander ferry and it’s positive TripAdvisor reviews.
    Met the owner Oliver on arrival. He was very welcoming, even handing us chocolates.
    Our studio room was tiny and quite dated. It was clean and reflected the budget rate charged. There was everything you needed in our little room ie new microwave, jug, toaster etc. Great.
    Bed was a little lumpy and I found it difficult to get comfortable.
    However it was the unintended noise from the adjoining units that was the deal breaker of our stay. You could hear thumping when guests simply walked around their room, loud creaking of closing doors, flushing of their toilet etc. Our neighbours were considerate, but the building itself is just old and needs upgrading/soundproofing.
    Location of motel is fabulous. Short walk to beach and eateries.

    Date of stay: November 2018
    Thank 21girlie
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    OlivierS1956, Owner at Ocean Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    Thank your very much for your review 21girlie!
    We are now 06 September 2019. I don't have your email address. This message just to let you know the unit you stayed has been completely redone and upgraded. Kind Regards, Olivier,Ocean Motel

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