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Flaxmill Bay Motel
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Great location just 50 metres from beach and 100 metres to ferry over to Whitianga, 10 minute drive to Hot water Beach, Hahai and Cathedral Cove. Units very clean and have everything you need. Manager/owner and caretaker very helpful. Would recommend to anyone and definitely stay again. Loved it had a great stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Karla M
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Hi Karla M, Thanks for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back the next time you are in NZ. Thank you

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Our unit had everything we needed for a family holiday. Simple but fresh and clean, great bathroom, washhouse and kitchen. A great view from our deck and such a great location and great weather - many many walks and great beaches! We had a fantastic time fishing off the rocks, collecting mussells and sight seeing, can't wait to come back and go snorkelling when the water is a bit warmer. Thanks heaps.

Room Tip: Unit 4 has the best view and the most natural light.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Donna H
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Hi Donna H, Thanks for your review and yes it sounds like you made the most of some of the fun things to do right on our doorstep. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you.

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We have just returned from a lovely weekend away. Classic Kiwi Motel is an awesome location!! We loved having the beach so close and catching the Ferry to Whitianga. The units were very clean and comfortable. We cant wait to come again in Summer, and are thinking of bringing friends down with us and book out all 4 units! Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Gabbo2
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Hi Gabbo2, Thanks for your review. Absolutely come back and book all four units for a group holiday. That's the beauty of our small motel, you can book the entire property and have the place to yourself. It's better than a large bach as you all have your own 'space' complete with bathroom, kitchen and laundry. Then just close the gates and relax as the kids run free (and safe). We look forward to your return. Thank you.

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Stayed for a mid winter getaway and had such a lovely time. Unit was perfect for our young family of four. Spotless, lovely new kitchen and bathroom and pleasant décor. No oven but who needs one when there is a microwave, hot plates and willing husband to master the BBQ. Location is magic with stunning water views, a 1 minute walk down to the beach and lots of places to explore but have to say the hi-lite was the Ferry trip to Whitianga - or so the kids thought! We are already looking at dates for summer, dying to check out all the local beaches / cafes / wineries / restaurants / shops.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Lynda T
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Hi Lynda T, Thanks for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back to our "little treasure" soon. Thank you

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

beautiful view, clean and well-equipped- enjoyed it. Fresh milk in the fridge, good linen and towels, gas bbq outside with sea view.stayed for 2 nights. No oven- don't take food that needs baking, but stove plates, microwave oven and electric frying pan. walking to sea in 2 minutes and 3 minutes to ferry

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

Hi Kotze Family, Thank you for your review! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back again soon. Thank you

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Stayed for a mid winter get away and were very happy with the unit we stayed in. Although an older style accommodation it was absolutely spotless, comfortable plus the bathroom and kitchen was brand new. A great location for some lovely beaches either by foot or by car (Hahei is our favourite). The Whitianga ferry is a short walk away giving you access to shops, restaurants and a fantastic spa which is perfect for winter breaks.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2013

Hi Shelley A, Thanks for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back in summer when the water is warm and you can collect fresh mussels just off the beach at low tide. Thanks Again.

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Stayed here for two nights one goregous autumn weekend, found the units pleasant with all you need for a family of four with small children but the location is the winner, perfectly locted with breathtaking views of the water to enjoy a wine and a bbq after a day exploring the beach, local wineries and cafes.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2013

Thanks for your feedback Shelley, we are lucky to be in such a great spot with loads to do in the local area, all year around. We hope to see you and your family back again soon. Thank you.

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Additional Information about Flaxmill Bay Motel

Address: 1120 Purangi Road | Flaxmill Bay, Ferry Landing, Whitianga, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga > Ferry Landing
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Ferry Landing
Price Range: £74 - £139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Flaxmill Bay Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and enjoy a quintessential kiwi holiday experience at the family friendly, only 4 unit, Flaxmill Bay Motel. Freshly renovated bathrooms and kitchens have modernized this little slice of paradise. Only 50m to the secluded and safe Front Beach where you can laze under the pohutukawa's, swim in the bay or collect fresh mussels with ease at low tide. Enjoy the sunset and sea view from the bbq area and close the gate for fully fenced child friendly play. Wandering distance to great coffee and the ferry to Whitianga. A 5 min trip on the continuous ferry will have you in enjoying Whitianga and all its amenities. Then return to the peace and quiet of Flaxmill Bay Motel. All units have a separate queen bedroom, single bed(s) in the lounge, well appointed kitchenettes, washing machines and gorgeous new bathrooms. ... more   less 

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