Location: This motel is in a dead-end street, so very quiet and relaxed. The beach is right across the street, so as close as it gets. Ohope itself is a small settlement, 5 minutes drive (or 30-50 minutes walk) from Whakatane. Ocean View Motel is on the western end of the very long beach - that's where the surf is best, swimming is also safe. The beach is endless and like most NZ beaches pretty empty (for a European) - for us it was just perfect. You can jog or walk along the beach or through the bush, explore some coves/bays - without having to drive anywhere. The motel is also only 3-5 minutes walk away from the Ohope shops/restaurants.
Accommodation: The rooms were very clean, as was the whole property (well, at least the parts we got to see). The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped, so self-catering is not a problem. (Next supermarket is in Whakatane) You can also borrow body-boards and kayaks for free, using the washing machine and wi-fi is also free.
To sum-up, for us this was a perfect location: quiet, peaceful, close to beach and walks, but also to town/shops/restaurant, beautiful setting. We will definitely stay there again next time we get to NZ. Value for money is excellent here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Ocean View Motel - at Ohope Beach-voted New Zealands Best Beach. Ocean View Motel is a superb, holiday. We are wedged between the pohutukawa-clad cliffs and a minutes stroll to the broad, flat expanse of Ohope Beach. The specialty of West End, a quiet no-exit road that separates the motel from the sand and ocean waves. The real gem the spacious apartment that has uninterrupted and expansive views of Whale Island, White Island and East Cape. Choose to enjoy the sunrise over East Cape from the cosy ness of the lounge or the fresh air of the deck. The lounge allows all guests to view the changing sea scape through all weathers all year round. Our elegant boutique apartments are share a north facing views to West End from a covered deck. Sleeping is up to 4, with all modern facilities, including aircon. The third large penthouse apartment sleeps up to 6 and has 180 degree views from West End to Whale Island to East Cape. Book NowMore Info accommodation facilities ohope FACILITIES This is a view of the Penthouse lounge. All units have oven,microwave,fridge, Sky TV and airconditioning Tahi apartment 1 and Rua apartment 2. Available for free is a laundry, drier and guests are invited to ask about the free use of bikes, kayaks, boogie boards and a surf board. LOCATION We are located at Ohope Beach, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, New Zealands Best Beach on the northeast coast of the North Island, 6km east of Whakatane. There are several bush walks around the area all within walking distance of our motel. The beach stretches for 12 kms from West End to the Port Ohope spit. ... more less
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