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“Modern and very comfortable accommodation” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Waves Motel
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Orewa
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Modern and very comfortable accommodation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night breaking journey from Bay of Islands to Taupo.
Conveniently close to beach and around 1 km from main centre, shops,bars,restaurants.
Free wifi, television, sky channels etc.
Very comfy bed
Lovely big bathroom with spa bath. Terrace to sit out on
Option to have breakfast delivered to room.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Janice T
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

This hotel is steps from the beach and has very comfortable, spacious and clean rooms with mini fridge, stove top, microwave, and other great amenities. The spa tub was fantastic, and I really appreciated the blackout curtains and door option for the bedroom, which allowed me to sleep very well without lights creeping in to wake me up. The check in and cleaning staff were courteous and polite, and parking was convenient. This is where I'll want to stay if ever back in Orewa.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Houstonian12
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Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Just back from the beautiful beach, walking distance to cafés and restaurants. Lovely hosts! Big spacious units and spa bath. Will stay here again instead of spending a night in Auckland. Nothing seems to be a problem, helpful with dinner recommendations too

Room Tip: Walls are a little thin!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Danica W
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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124 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

At the outset I need to point out that we had apartment number 12 which as best as I could see was the only apartment to have sea views. Waves is only a few meters from the beach, very easy walking distance to the shopping centre. The apartment had a large and comfortable bedroom with a very comfortable bed. It was nicely appointed with a wall mounted tv. The bathroom is very large with a good sized vanity bench for toiletries, a spa bath and shower with excellent water flow. The apartment was also very quiet and clearly well sound proofed. A smallish lounge area with tv is complemented by a small galley kitchen and dining area. For two people for a couple of days this was very adequate, very clean and fresh and with a modern look.
Service at the front desk was cheerful and efficient. Car parking appeared adequate and all apartments appeared to be catered for with a space for a car.
Orewa is a very pleasant area for a break and Waves is probably the nicest accommodation that we have had in a number of weekends spent here over the years.

Room Tip: Room 12 on the corner looks out over the beach. Best choice so ask for it.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JackAuckland
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Mobberley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

The motel was a bit further out of town than we expected but we enjoyed the walk along the windy beach.
The room was clean, modern and very well equipped but the road noise was intrusive and meant it was impractical to use the balcony.
A pet hate is Free Wi-Fi advertised only to receive a poultry small allowance and then have to pay expensively for more time!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vincent P
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

We had unit 6 for one night. It was perfect. Close to the beach and walking distance to the centre of town. Good, free, internet speed and free parking and very clean, modern and bright
Would stay again and recommend. Nice people too!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014

We stayed there on one night stopover on way to Auckland.
Booked garden view room but were given room overlooking car park. Motel full
so not able to move and as only for one night we put up with it.
Room functional with small kitchen area and just enough crockery etc, microwave, fridge. Air conditioning unit in lounge only.
1 Bedroom which we found small, no window and no air conditioning, so had to leave
door open to get air flow. We were offered a fan when we mentioned it to reception.
The bedroom had a sliding window to the bathroom which we thought very odd, but were told was to give some air flow but would not give much privacy especially if there were more than 2 of us using the room. (it is meant for up to four with sofa bed). The motel has a flat roof and we were woken in the night by heavy rain which thundered on the roof above.
Bathroom good size with spa bath and shower over. Complimentary toiletries.
In all not bad for a night but we wouldn't have wanted to sleep in that bedroom for longer.
No guest information on places to eat etc. which would have been helpful.
Staff pleasant on checking in, but we were not show to our room, just told where it was, and as it was upstairs we had to carry our own suitcases up. Would have been nice to be given some assistance and personally shown to our room.
Good location near the beach.
Suitable for a night or two but would not have liked to stay in this particular room any longer.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms can have sleep disturbance if it rains heavily due to the flat (metal?) roof. Bedroo...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jan U
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Additional Information about Waves Motel

Property: Waves Motel
Address: Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and Kohu Street, Orewa, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orewa
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Orewa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Waves Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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