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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing location; only a short walk to four squares, some restaurants and the beach. The owner is very friendly and helpful. She offered us very good advice on where to visit and fish etc. Our room was serviced daily with dishes done and bed made, my sky which was great and just an all round good vibe to the apartment.... More 

Thank karlee g
Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Nice location close to the harbor and town. Rooms were nice and clean and well looked after. Easy check-in and check out. The room you had a nice sea view. Would definitely use again when next return to Whitianga

Thank petexf
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Great location and good accommodation. Had the room in the top floor, which was great but I understand reviewers that can complain about the noise from above. Room was very equipped: microwave, kitchen, sink, sofas, couple of tables inside the apartment. Very good! Positive: parking, location, room very equipped, warm hostess Can be better: mindful at time of booking -... More 

Thank Juan F
Colmar, France
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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We have recently spent some 5 weeks touring New Zealand and of all the motels and apartments we stayed in this was the most comfortable and best equipped of all. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was of a particularly high standard. The kitchen had a full range of cooking equipment including hob and microwave. It is located on... More 

Thank Roger J
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

The ground floor unit was clean and new (bathroom and kitchen). Unfortunately we could hear the couple above us walking. They were either noisy or it was the wooden floor. The property is next to the water and in walking distance to the town. We enjoyed our stay.

Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Our family of six stayed at a ground floor 2 bedroom apartment with a view looking at the water. The apartments was VERY clean. Basic but comfortable and we had a great stay. Plus free Wi Fi! Perfect for what we needed.

1 Thank Kelly B
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

We booked to stay for a couple of nights on our recent visit to Whitianga. We stayed in a 2 bedroom ground floor apartment. The accommodation standard was basic but serviceable. The main bedroom was huge, whilst the second bedroom (straight off the combined lounge/dining/kitchen) was a bit smaller, but still big enough for 2 people. The kitchen was big... More 

1 Thank AUSLion
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

We were at the end of a 3 week road trip so were looking forward to a relaxing 5 days in The Coromandel, certainly not our cheapest accommodation but very comfortable, clean and perfect position. Lovely clean towels every day. It was spacious and well equipped.(sorry about the glass!!) Very comfy bed! We received a very warm welcome. Unfortunately weather... More 

Thank discerningtravelller
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

Four of us booked the two bedroom apartment and it was great. We found the place roomy and clean; the bathroom was a good size and the outside seating was perfect to sit and enjoy a few glasses of wine. Very friendly reception from Viv and nothing was too much trouble. The location is excellent - very close to town... More 

Thank Paul H
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We booked a Studio Apartment & found it to be a little too small to call comfortable. We received a warm welcome from Vivienne on arrival & found the apartment to be clean & tidy. The bathroom was small with only just enough room to use the toilet. The location is very good, beach across the road, supermarket, cafe &... More 

1 Thank John P

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Marlin Apartments is situated on Buffalo Beach Road. We have one and two bedroom apartments and studio rooms.Apartments one and two have beautiful unobstructed sea views.Apartments 7, 9 and 13 have some sea views.All one and two bedroom apartments are self contained with kitchens and en-suites.We are a five minute stroll to the shops on Albert Street and the Wharf and restaurants are just down the road. We will service your room daily and change your bathroom linen if required.Free WiFi is available with unlimited use. Park your car and enjoy walks on the beach which is directly across the road or wander in to town to one of the many restaurants or cafes on offer. Sit on the deck and read a book or The Lost Spring Day Spa if just behind us if you want to enjoy some pampering. The choice is yours.We welcome you to our lovely piece of paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Marlin Apartments

Address: 4 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand (Formerly Blue Water Holiday Apartments)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: £82 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Marlin Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Ask for second floor”
 of 5 bubbles discerningtravelller, 28 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Because we were travelling with friends we needed the two bedroom apartment - ask for that if you need the extra room.”
 of 5 bubbles L2070GGpaulh, 27 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We can recommend the upstairs Superior one-bedroom apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles Tyke_in_Exile_9, 24 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Ask to stay on the upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles Hermes99, 1 Dec 2013 | Read review
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