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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! We stayed in the 'Morepork' room and even though it was not beach front we could still see the sea and the room was so modern and luxurious! Superb attention to detail. The gentleman owner was very friendly and helpful. They also sell lovely homemade vegan body washes/scrubs that look good enough to eat! We would...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First impression of the bellbird room was that this is one of the nicest places we have stayed in. Decor is calm, beachy and current. Open plan makes hanging out and chilling easy. Air con makes mugginess go away and double glazing keeps the volume down although we could still hear the waves. The kitchenette allows for medium sized meal...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This stay was absolutely faultless! Lovely large room, comfortable bed, complete kitchenette facilities including dishwasher which was really useful. Spotlessly clean bathroom. Across quiet road from beautiful beach. There is nothing more to say - it ticked all the boxes.

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Whangamata, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Recently had a friend and family get together for 21st birthday at ohope. After researching weekend accomodation I chose Driftsand motel, across from beach. The owners were friendly helpful and accomodating with extra bed for my daughter who stayed at Last minute. Our room was just perfect, and would stay again when next there. Very happy

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Just had a weekend at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation - Such a beautiful unit. Decore was modern and clean, soothing colours. Everything you need to have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Beachfront ( across the road ) property - was great to just stroll across to the beach. We'll be back!

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Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Vicki, We are always pleased when people enjoy what we have created here at Ohope. We certainly look forward to seeing you again.

Rongotea, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This wonderfully appointed, comfortable, clean and tasteful accommodation has the best I have stayed in of its type including the very reasonable tariff. Luxury units at mid range prices! The native bird life behind is stunning and waking each day in the oh so comfortable bed to the dawn chorus was special. Very helpful hosts, a friendly and relaxing stay...

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Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks Bernard, Glad you got to escape the rain for a few days.

Medowie, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Driftsands really raises the bar ... easily the most tastefully designed room we have stayed in for this type of accommodation. The bath is amazing .. shower amazing ... carpet so soft .. comfy king bed .. tiles amazing .. room style perfect .. the Morepork room is where we chose .. private but still a view of the ocean...

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Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated what we have to offer.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We only stayed one night, but were totally impressed and will be back to stay longer. Friendly service, and the highest spec'ed rooms right next to the beach made this a short back very pleasant visit. Not cheap, but worth every dollar.

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Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thank you for the wonderful comments.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Facilities are all brand new. Executive standard. My room had an amazing bath which I wish I'd had time to enjoy but alas only there for one night with a business event in the evening. Full kitchenette with microwave. Sofa and desk. Would definitely stay again.

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Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Effort has gone into the rooms to make them stand apart from the normal standard of accommodation in New Zealand, but not be priced out of reach. We look forward to your future stay with us.

Reviewed 14 August 2016

It is a small facilities; maybe justn two or three rooms, with maybe two more under construction (said to be ready in a month). The room we stay in is about a year old and we were very pleasantly surprised by how thoughtfully conceived and appointed the room and it's fittings are. From the tiny bedside light to the decelerated...

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Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed and wonderful comments. We hope you can get one day to enjoy Ohope and Driftsand again. Safe travels

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Driftsand Boutique Accommodation is nestled along the surf beach of West End Ohope. This part of the beach is wonderfully sheltered and warm, alongside a pohutukawa-lined Ohope hill, a blaze of scarlet in the summer. The huge expanse of white sand stretching for 11km offers fantastic sea views across to the East Cape. From the units, it is less than a minute's walk to the water. Tariff: (2 persons) from $150-$220, $25 per extra person. Negotiable for longer stays over 2 days. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Driftsand Boutique Accommodation

Address: 31 West End Road, Ohope 3121, New Zealand (Formerly Jody's on the Beach)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Ohope
Price Range: £100 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“we had a room just back from the beach which was a little quieter than perhaps right on the seafront (wave noise not car noise!)”
 of 5 bubbles 576fionaf, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms have best views.”
 of 5 bubbles barnyard2016, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They are all sensational ... money has been spent and it shows. Front rooms have the ocean view rear rooms have a private sort of ambience.”
 of 5 bubbles tedx2016, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Morepork room is great for couples.The Dotterel room does however have a view of the sea if that's what you're after.”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Better view of the sea in the front unit”
 of 5 bubbles 433craige, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
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