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“Clean and Comfortable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Beachside Resort Whitianga

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Beachside Resort Whitianga
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
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Scotland
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187 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Clean and Comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

Nice place, although "beachside" is not really accurate because it is one row back, but with our partial ocean view we could see a little of the sea. We were literally just passing through, so were happy with the motel. Receptionist very nice. Thought it was a bit pricey as everywhere was so quiet, but I did manage to get free wi-fi worth $5! However, this only lasted for 5 minutes! We were advised to visit the "lost spring" which was eerie to say the least. Did not know what it was, but after getting through a gap in the fence and passing a rabbit (yes, a live rabbit grazing) we eventually came to the building which was in fact a spa, but it was closed. The sheets and towels were exceptionally good at this motel and the inside was very, very clean. I did have to clean the table and chairs on the balcony though which looked as if they had not been cleaned since the summer before.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Katikati, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

We have stayed here twice now. It is not on the beach but close by and handy to town. It is very modern with all the facilities you'd expect from a decent motel. The staff are helpful and friendly and the prices are reasonable for the standard of place. No views and not much character but if you are wanting a clean, spacious, modern, well equiped place to stay near to town then this is it!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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554 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2011

Spacious lounge dining area with big double doors that open on to a small balcony.....Small adequate kitchen with double hob and microwave only...kettle, iron, fridge,...Heater in lounge area, but no fan or extractor , so was very hot and humid. The double bedroom led on to the bathroom....the bed was very firm and comfortable.......However the bedroom had a high narrow window which gave restricted light..The bedroom was dark and looked depressing and again very hot ....The bathroom was well lit with heat lamps and ordinary lights....a hair dryer was supplied. Good sized shower unit....Internet available at a cost, free on site parking...at the rear....The front view was onto the sea/inlet with a resticted view due to buildings at the front...The only other issue to consider is that there is no onsite guest laundry facilities.....we used the washer across the way at another resort......For the same price we paid we could have had a property with the air con , laundry facilities and more up to date fixtures....ie TV...

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2010

I was shocked to read the latest review for Beachside. I discovered the wonderful Resort back in May and have since been back to stay on numerous occasions. I have always found the staff to be most welcoming, helpful and friendly, and the new Managers are no exception.
The motel itself is well positioned for easy access to the beach (the beach is only 30metres away) and yet is is very private and quiet, as it is just off the main Road. Everything (town centre, hotpools, beach, ferry, supermarkets, restaurants) is within easy walking distance. All in all this is the best Motel I have ever stayed at anywhere.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

We were very pleasantly surprised with this place after a random booking. After we arrived soaking wet from kayaking in the rain, the very friendly host swapped our room to one with better access, a huge shower and brought over extra towels. The apartment was warm, spotlessly clean with a full kitchen and plenty of room. If you're hard to please, there is a bit of noise from the upstairs apartments, so if you don't mind the stairs I am sure that being up there would remedy this. Also has great close sea views from upstairs - downstairs depends on where you are in relation to the waterfront buildings in front- we had a bit of a view.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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nz
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31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

hubby and I stayed here for 5 nights. we managed to get a very good price (less than half) because it was winter and business was quiet, as it normally is this time of year. the place was clean, modern, had all kitchen facilities even forks, frying pans and cook top. the main living area is of decent size with a sneak view of the ocean. the place was warm and just around the corner from the high street, which was very convenient. the staff was very helpful and the location is close to the beach and walking distance to the ferry. pool/tennis court and free wireless internet was a bonus. my only concern would be that you can hear people walking past the bedroom at all times of the day/night but overall we would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

Quite comfortably the nicest place I've stayed at during my stay in New Zealand. Paid $89 for one nights accomodation through the Whitianga I-Site. The owner/manager was friendly and helpful, offering suggestions of places to eat and things to do. Was shown the room, was greeted by a modern looking and clean kitchenette with coffee making facilities. The lounge/living area was big with a comfortable sofa and armchair, and a large flatscreen TV with a good range of channels. Next to the lounge area was a balcony that had an excellent view of the bay. The bedroom was good-sized, large comfortable double bed, plenty of room to store your luggage. Bathroom was equally excellent, large bath with powerful shower, clean, plenty of towels and toileteries.

On the night I stayed here, the temperature outside must've been in the low single figures, didn't feel it one bit once inside the room, good central heating, plus a heat vent in the bathroom ceiling that you could use with the flick of a switch. Also, the complex was very quiet, no traffic noise allowed for a very relaxing night's sleep.

Can't fault this place, when I'm next in Whitianga I'll be staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Beachside Resort Whitianga
Address: 20 Eyre Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Beachside Resort Whitianga 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beachside Resort Whitianga offers lovely one & two bedroom self-contained motel apartments at competitive rates. Just a three minute stroll to Whitianga's main street and only a minute to the beautiful Buffalo Beach. Beachside Resort Motel is located on the Beachside of the Oceans Resort complex in the heart of Whitianga, New Zealand (NZ). Perfect to explore the sights and attractions of Mercury Bay and the Coromandel Peninsula. ... more   less 
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