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Flaxmill Bay Motel
Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Excellent - Close to everything.”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Loved this accomodation - we will be back. It was close to the beautiful beaches, the unit had everything you needed and short walk to the ferry landing. Friendly communication with manager. Highly recommend! :)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Manager at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thanks for choosing to stay with us. We are in such a great spot - so close to the beach while still being handy to the bars and restaurants in Whitianga. With such a great Ferry Service its easy to have a night out without having to worry who's driving! Your feedback is greatly appreciated, hope to see you back again soon.
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Very nice place to stay and so close to Whitianga and other attractions. Very clean. Great views and only 2 mins walk to the beach. The Eggcentric Cafe down the road was great.
Will be back for another stay in the future we hope.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Manager at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thanks for your feedback. We are glad the weather was kind to you!.
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2014

The unit was cute, affordable and very clean. Its in a great location of only 5 minute walk from the beach. However found that if the weather were bad it wouldn't have been a bit cramped to eat dinner inside. Other than that great little weekend getaway. :)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Manager at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thanks for your feedback - we are glad the weather was kind to you! Hope to see you back sometime soon.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Lovely and clean! Just enough space for a family on a small getaway! Great access to everything Flaxmill Bay offers, and the Coromandel. Awesome beaches in good walking distance. Manager easy to talk to and efficient with correspondence!

Room Tip: Units 3 & 4 have the views!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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FlaxmillBayMotel, Manager at Flaxmill Bay Motel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thanks for your great feedback and amazing rating. Flaxmill Bay has so much to offer - beaches, walks, cafe's. We would love to see you back again soon!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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
1 review
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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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Thank Donna H
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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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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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