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Marlin Apartments
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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“Marlin Apartments”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

We have just spent 3 nights there in apartment One.

It was dated and uncomfortable. The bed was uncomfortable and squashy. The couch was a sofa-bed type - again very uncomfortable.

The dining table had 4 chairs but there wasn't room for 4 people.

We got a 300ml milk and a single bar of soap. The soap and towels etc were not refreshed daily. The managers were less than welcoming.

We were there 10-13 July 2013. The place was extremely cold and we had the heater on the whole time while inside. The free wifi was a joke. The antiquated internet system they had allowed us to order by the hour. They were gone a full day so that meant we couldn't renew internet access. We got sighs and rolled eyes when asking for more internet access. Even then, the internet allowed only one computer access.

It was clean enough but I would not go back due to uncomfortable old furniture and lack of facilities. The bathroom comprised a toilet with a door, then a shower in front with a sliding door. There was also a handbasin right by the back door. There was no door - the handbasin was freestanding in the back doorway and a very very cold place.

The Sky TV had only 5 channels - none of the popular ones such as movies. Just down the road, there were units with more facilities at a lower cost.

We booked because the pictures were deceiving as to how poor it really was.

I feel ripped off having paid $140 per night.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Juliet M
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

We were pre booked into our Marlin Apartment which I had done online. Once we arrived the motelier told us that she had overbooked purely by accident, she was very very helpful and put us next door in a 3 bedroom home with lovely views at the same price for our one bedroom motel room. we were very happy with that and thought that the service from the Marlin Motels was excellent.

Room Tip: great location and lovely views
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

My family of 6 stayed at Marlin Apartments for 2 nights and found it extremely enjoyable. The location is awesome with stunning views of the bay. We had one of the front apartments which comfortably slept the 6 of us with plenty of room to spare. It was spotlessly clean and the owner was extremely helpful. We will definetely be back and would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 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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Thank Warren P
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

The accommodation location was great Situated by the beach and Whitianga town. The friendly staffs made us feel welcome and the facilities were well maintained and clean. The unit is spacious enough for 4 adults With a nice sunny deck in the afternoon (we stayed in unit 4) Loved the sound of the waves through out our stay, and afternoon walks on the beach..it was great !!! Would be perfect if the checkout time would be 11 am instead of 10 am. Otherwise Highly recommended and will definitely return for a great accommodation.!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Whanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

Marlin Apratments is in an awesome location directly across the road from the beach, also only a 5 minute walk to the wharf and into town.

Four of us stayed in a one bedroom unit, was a bit small however was sufficient for us as we spent most of our time at the beach. Rooms were very clean, equipped well and service was great.

The property is very close to the road but we had no problem sleeping and traffic noise was not an issue.

Have re-booked for 2013

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank J D
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Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Only 4 units in block right across from beach. Our unit had modern decor, good kitchen, opened to outdoor setting on deck area. Was raining when we were there so the DVD player came in handy, and was only a few minutes walk to shops. Office is not always attended, so need to call a phone number to find out about access to unit. Service was fairly impersonal. Wireless internet available for a cost.

Room Tip: 2 units at front have ocean views, but are more expensive.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Drew60
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Property: Marlin Apartments
Address: 13 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
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Ranked #17 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Whitianga
Number of rooms: 14

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