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Oceanside Motel Whitianga

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The Oceanside is a boutique motel, offering a unique blend of superior beachfront accommodation, traditional hospitality and stunning sea views in Whitianga, the heart of the magical Coromandel Peninsula. With 180 degree panoramic views over Buffalo Beach and Mercury Bay from all units you are only metres away from safe swimming and fantastic boating in the beautiful waters of Mercury Bay. Make the most of this opportunity to relax and unwind in one of New Zealand's most acclaimed scenic regions. The Oceanside is just a 10 minute stroll along the beach to Whitianga's renowned cafes and restaurants, the wharf and marina complex plus the Village shopping centre. With just a 2 minute drive we are one of the closest motels to the international acclaimed The Lost Spring Thermal Pools & Spa complex.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Great View
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Hat 3 rooms on the top level, with a great view over the bay! Rooms were nice, clean and very good. Nice hottube in the bathroom. Only very noisy fan in the bathroom. Parking lot is situated behind the building.
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Really liked this place. Has great views out over the beach and harbor, each room has a little patio, there is free parking, it's close to town, has clean rooms, comfy beds and pillows, and check in was easy and friendly. Good value, especially if travelling with more than 2
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Lovely view but very basic accommodation. Shower was a deco piece from the 1950’s with water pressure to match! Design of room and bathroom very cramped. A fan on a timer wasn’t really adequate on a warm night.
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My wife and I stayed for 2 nights in early March to have a break from our busy lives. We stayed in unit 7 upstairs. The studio room was of a decent enough size with a smallish bathroom but in saying that, a triangular spa bath was in one half of it! The room was clean and tidy
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Response from JillAndLes, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Grant, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Oceanside Motel, we really appreciate hearing feedback from our guests. Our location and views are a stand out for everyone who stays with us, we are happy to hear you agree. Thank you for highlighting the key points which stood out for you for us to improve, we will take these onboard and look at them after our busy season. Thank you again for your kind and helpful review, we look forward to seeing again soon. Jill and Les
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We had what I thought was a two bedroom unit, but was more like a double motel room. One room had a queen bed and a tiny single, and the second room had two singles, a small kitchen and dining area. We had just come from a 3 bedroom condo in Rotorua (for less per night).
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Response from JillAndLes, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Oceanside Motel, we really appreciate hearing your feedback, We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your room, we try to ensure all our guests have the most comfortable stay from the moment hey check in to the moment they check out. Thank you again for your review, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in WHitianga. Jill and Les
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View from the seafront back to the Motel
View from the patio
No door on toilet alcove
Old fashioned basin - small and cramped
Old fashioned shower
Is there A/C?
HI Natalie, Yes the rooms do have Air Con but as Kim said above - you can open the sliding doors out the front of your room and have the ocean breeze flow thru. Thanks Jill & Les
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Hi Shelley, Thank you for your question - unfortunately we do not have wheelchair access to our bathrooms (toilet & shower). However as we do have access to the rooms via ramps, we will now look at what we can do to accommodate those in wheelchairs in our rooms. We do apologize for this. Thank you Jill Coomber
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"I tried to avoid the room next to the driveway, as don't like road noise"
"Upstairs rooms give better views of the ocean."
"Rooms on the Second Floor"
"Executive Studios are upstairs and have lovely views"
"Ask for upstairs rooms"
US$111 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
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