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“A gem in a picturesque harbor”

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Mangonui Waterfront Apartments
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Mangonui
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 December 2013

This is probably the most charming motel we have stayed at in NZ, in our two storey Rima apartment. Decorated in blue sea tones and with warm wooden furnitures, we enjoyed the spacious dining and living room, comfortable and cozy bedrooms and balcony with superb views on the bay. Our kids loved the room on the upper deck under the roof. Quality bed linens and towels added to our comfort. The kitchen is small and sufficient to prepare breakfast and simple meals. We could also use a brand new barbecue to cook delicious beef filets from a local butchery. Our hosts, Phil and Shirley made our stay even more special with their warm and personalized hospitality. We could also have a glance at other units which all looked different and beautiful. Mangonui Harbor is very picturesque with a few local restaurants, stores and an old deck where fishermen throw their lines during high and low tides. There are beautiful beaches to discover nearby at Coopers, Cable Bay as well as scenic landscapes on Karikari Peninsula. As such, we would certainly recommend it to our friends couples and families alike.

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

We stayed in the Whitu room upstairs. It was a large room with kitchenette, large TV and large balcony. The room had plenty of character and this was charming. The room was quiet and peaceful looking over the Mangonui waterfront. The only thing to comment on is the shower could use with some more water pressure.

Room Tip: The Whitu room is spacious, has a great view and is full of character. However, the shower is lackin...
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

For a family I would recommend staying here. The Rima room actually has two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. Perfect with the kids upstairs to sleep. The olden day charm and views are to die for.

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Very comfortable accommodation and spotlessly clean. We stayed in the Whitu studio which has great harbour views and vista across the bay - a great spot to relax with a glass of wine and reading your book. Close to all local amenities and restaurants, local beaches brilliant and only 2 mins drive. Shirley & Phil and their dig Harley are genuinely welcoming hosts who will make your stay memorable.

Room Tip: Stay in the Whitu studio - fantastic views and lovely room
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Our charmingly decorated upstairs villa room, with its calming colours & natural light offset by quirky Chinese pieces, & complete with a broad balcony, huge lounger & sweeping tharbour views, was the perfect pre-Christmas escape, only a short stroll from the many pleasures of sleepy Mangonui. Thanks Shirley and Phil, hopefully the popularity you deserve won't bring an influx that spoils the wonderful tranquility.
Rob & Elaine, Ngunguru

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

We had a fabulous time at this motel. We stayed in the Rima room which was spacious, clean and comfortable with a beautiful view over the bay. Phil and Shirley were superb hosts who could not do enough for us, particularly when we found ourselves without a key to our hire car! They really were incredibly helpful. We had an awesome stay in Mangonui and I'll definitely go back.

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Reviewed 14 December 2013

We turned up without a booking, needing accommodation for 5 adults, and were welcomed by the super friendly hosts who put us in a lovely comfortable and clean family unit with great views across Mangonui harbour.
Our hosts were very helpful with local information on what to see and do in the area and we only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy a few more of their recommendations.
We highly recommend this establishment and are confident that future guests will enjoy their stay here as much as we did.
Thanks to you both.

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Additional Information about Mangonui Waterfront Apartments

Address: Cnr Waterfront Drive & Thomas Street, Mangonui 0442, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Mangonui
Price Range: £58 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mangonui Waterfront Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the charm of Northland in classic style at the Mangonui Waterfront. Our apartments offer an unrivalled waterfront lifestyle, in the centre of Mangonui village, just metres from the harbour edge. Located centrally between Cape Reinga, Northland's golden West Coast beaches, and the Bay of Islands, Mangonui Waterfront, serves as a hub for Northland exploration, by car, boat, bike or foot - time is on your side in Mangonui. ... more   less 
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