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Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Tutukaka
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Great location in Ngunguru, close to shops, cafes and sports club with golf, tennis, bowls, bar, restaurant and sports field. Great for collecting pipi's too just out front, also a boat ramp and a great walk around the rocks to Wellingtons Bay at low tide. Loved it.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Stayed in April with my 89yo mother. Great room. One bedroom. Extra bed in sitting area. Really good kitchen. Clean and adequate bathroom. All facilities we needed. Lovely position. Easy walk around the bay. And absolutely NO problem with the hostess.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Just a word of warning. My husband and I booked and paid for a unit 5 weeks ahead and the email from the Motor Lodge stated that it was a "Studio Unit top with Seaview". However when we arrived at 3.30 pm on the appointed day we were told that that unit was no longer available and we were offered a downstairs unit without a view. We were very disappointed. They did deduct $10 from the bill and gave us a complimentary bottle of wine, however we were still disappointed and we had specifically requested a sea view.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

I've never stayed in a motor lodge before, and had reservations. We rented a cabin, with two bedrooms and a kitchen. It even had a couch. After a couple of weeks of traveling, it seemed like a mansion. Aside from having a bit of an odd smell, it was great. It was nice to have the extra room. One downside is the number of kids. They are loud in the morning, and no one watches them. The host was very accomodating. We arrived late, and it was no problem, even though the office was closed. Overall, a good experience.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

Having booked blind our first impression when we arrived was, Oh! as the external look is very 60's. However, our unit, was immaculate, modern, with a very good king size bed and a tasteful decor. We had unit 16 which another correspondent has also stayed in and it's as good as she says, open and spacious with outside decks. Sure, Sonja can be a little short but don't let the comments put you off the property.
The Motel is situated in a small, beach front community where a relaxed lifestyle is the priority for the locals and with the Diving centre of Tutukaka a few klms down the road.
There's only a few amenities, but enough to keep you nicely fed and watered.
Would stay again.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 October 2010

we just stayed there last night, will definately not be back. Sonja should get a job she enjoys doing. we were the only people staying in the whole place & she was so very rude to the 3 of us.

Great spot but will find somewhere better to stay next time as she is not a nice woman, I would not recommend staying here!!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 May 2010

At first I have to say, that I can't understand the meaning of the person below, because in my opinion Sonja was very friendly and the rooms werde perfect.
I will go there again this december with my friends, because I think that they also should know, how beautiful it is there.

nice greatings from spain.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled solo
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Address: 2015 Ngunguru Road, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Tutukaka
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Tutukaka
Price Range: £62 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel situated on the waterfront, only a 3-minute drive from Tutukaka. Our 14 units include studio, 1 and 2-bedroom. All fully self-contained. We also have 2 fully self-contained studio units with king-size beds, spectacular sea views from own terraces. BBQ, guest laundry and phone. Wireless internet available. Cooked or continental breakfast available.2-minute walk from the café, superette and takeaways. Across the road we have safe swimming and a boat ramp. Beautiful beach walks from the motel or, for the more active, golf, tennis, bowls and petanque, or kayaking and surfing (surf board/kayak hire and lessons available locally). Dive the Poor Knights or the Tui and Waikato wrecks - we will be happy to arrange your charters for you. ... more   less 
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