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“Classic kiwi”
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Flaxmill Bay Motel
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 review
“Classic kiwi”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Basic but great units. It was lovely to walk into units that were spotlessly clean (kudos to the couple who do that). The units are small, but have everything you need. Great location. Would definitely recommend, and will be back. Impressed with the booking service too.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Manager at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Great to hear you had such a great time with us. We are a small family run Motel and really appreciate hearing such fabulous feedback. Our team try their utmost to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We would be thrilled to see you again.
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Nambour, Australia
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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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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this review, 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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Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
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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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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this review, 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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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this review, 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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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FlaxmillBayMotel, Owner at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this review, 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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 review, 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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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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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 review, 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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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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