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“Like a home away from home.”
Review of Makona Motel

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Makona Motel
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
1 review
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“Like a home away from home.”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We cant wait to come back two famlies of four fitted nicely into the three bedroom unit and we had all the mod cons and a complete kitchen. Laundry and sky were a nice surprise. Very nice host they were willing and able to help with everthing.

  • Stayed January 2013
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3 Thank cotana
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Reviewed 19 March 2008

Travelled around the Coromandel in a group of 4 friends, with this property selected on the basis of sleeping arrangements, and price. The total cost was approx $160 between 4 of us, which was fantastic compared to what we were looking at spending for backpackers etc.

The property is on a very quiet back street, a few blocks back from the centre of town, and also the beach the other way.
It is hard to miss from the road - being painted bright lime green!
Once we arrived the owner came out to show us our room. The owner is probably one of the main reasons we enjoyed this property so much. Beer stubbie in hand he proceeded to chat to us in the lounge for about 20 minutes, very very friendly, and was friendly whenever we saw him around the pool etc.
The unit itself was fantastic. As there were 4 of us, we needed sleeping arrangements with 4 beds. For $160 we got quite possibly the largest motel lounge ever, with SKY, heaps of seating, a large dining table, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, a large front and back deck off the living area, and bathroom. The lounge included a beer glass collection even!
While the decor was very old (think the 80s!) it really was comfortable, clean and spacious.
The queen bedroom opened onto the front porch, with the other double bedroom, and third room with a bunk-bed and another double bed being off the lounge.
The unit was extremely quiet and comfortable - everything we needed!
To top it off there was heaps of parking, and a great little pool that was incredibly warm!

Would thoroughly recommend if you don't mind everything not being brand new, as our unit was as big as a house, and perfect for groups. There were a couple of smaller units also, which looked of similar styles. Great property as so few units, so you got the personal touch from the owner and the pool to yourself!!

  • Liked — Comfortable, service, pool, space
  • Disliked — Location not as central as other properties
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
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4 Thank nzamy
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Property: Makona Motel
Address: 24-26 Jackman Ave, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Makona Motel has been providing top class accommodation in Whitianga for over 25 years. Enjoy your holiday or trip to Mercury Bay and the Coromandel Peninsula with a choice of 3 spacious self contained cottages plus 1 extra large unit which can accommodate your whole family or group of friends. All situated on a half acre of land in a quiet country setting. Enjoy our fully fenced, sparkling clean, swimming pool or swim in the beautiful Pacific Ocean just down the road. All units are fully furnished and self contained and each unit has a full kitchen, laundry and flat screen tv. Close to town and only 300 metres from Buffalo Beach. ... more   less 

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