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“Like in paradies” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Turtlecove Accommodation

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Turtlecove Accommodation
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Gunzenhausen, Germany
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Like in paradies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

This hostel is amazing!
On my arrival I was lovely welcomed by an amazing hostel manager ;) She was pretty nice and could remember my name on the next day!

The hostel is clean and the kitchen is awesome. Everything what you need is available. The most amazing things are the beds. I have never had such a great matress and I nearly overslept the check-out time ;)
Low-budget accomodation with good continental breakfast!

Lovely stay.. unfortunately just for one night :/

The hostel is in the paradies of Whitianga. Everything is reachable by feet.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Hi
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope the rest of your journey goes well.
Regards
Turtlecove Crew
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in a detached dbl room. It was clean and warm. The Manager was helpful and informative. Basic breakfast included. Good water pressure in showers and aanderin tree. Would recommend staying here, good backpacker accom at reasonable price.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. The cabins are quite comfortable and are nice for a bit of privacy so we are please you enjoyed staying in one of them. Hopefully you will get back up to our beautiful Whitianga again.
Kindest Regards
Turtlecove Crew
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights, we arrived around 3:30 pm and waited around 15 minutes outside the hostel until the manager appeared and told us she could not hear the bell from the back. At first we liked the hostel, mostly because it was partially empty. You have a basic breakfast included which is nice (toasts, cornflakes, butter, etc.). The second night it got a little more crowded , the outside bathroom (there were 2 but one of them was out of service) was a mess, a real mess, of course this is because of guests fault, because they clean every day, but is incredible how dirty some people is. We switched rooms for the 3rd night and that day the hostel was crowded, and when it is there are not enough bathrooms, sadly we had to wait a lot to have a shower so had breakfast and then the shower, we did the checkout around 10:15 because of that, as every shower was in use. The manager was outside pointing at her wrist with her index finger, IT WAS NOT OUR FAULT if you dont have enough bathrooms.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NeoAngelz
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Hi
We are sorry that your stay was marred by having to wait to check-in and for showers. I have spoken to the staff member concerned about your wait . We have 10 showers here and 4 that you could have accessed any time so the highest ratio for your stay was 3 people per shower so we are sorry if you did not know about the other shower options. Check out time is 10am and the staff member (Not the manager) was merely giving you a heads up on the time as we have only 2 hours to get all beds and cleaning completed before the next guests arrive and yours was the last bed waiting to be stripped my apologies if this offended you. We hope that you were comfortable in your cabin and that you enjoyed Whitianga
Regards Jean (MANAGER)
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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

I stayed at Turtle Cove for three nights as there was plenty to do and see around the area, particularly if (a) you like beaches and (b) you have a car or are good at hitching lifts with locals or fellow travellers. The hostel staff are very welcoming and down to earth, Maria is pretty much just one of the gang, which creates much more of a family feel rather than the 'them and us' mentality you get at some hostels.

The rooms were clean and spacious and the toilet and shower facilities were always spotless during my stay. The kitchen is well equipped and well organised and the long island layout often generates some good chat when people sit on the other side. The benches outside often group travellers together which is good for conversation and I found the hospital looking tables and chairs in the main room quite amusing. There is a large DVD and an even larger VCR collection on offer so if you can remember how to use a VCR, feel free to give it a try one night for a little trip down memory lane.

There is plenty of information on offer at the hostel and the guys can book things for you should you need them to. WiFi, as is usual in New Zealand, will cost you around $3.50 for an hour or $6.50 for 24 hours I believe...similar prices can be found at the iSite around the corner. The hostel location is pretty ideal, with the main road one side and the big supermarket on the other.

Should you wish, you can take the bikes (for free) and ride down to Hahei and Hot Water Beach after crossing on the ferry ($7 return with the bikes). This is actually well worth it as a cheap and easy going day trip, just make sure the bikes are in working order, especially the red one, which barely made it back. There are not many hills to contend with, the worst being the one from Hahei to Cathedral Cove car park (just walk it) and the other being when leaving Hahei heading for Whitianga or Hot Water Beach.

All in all, its a great place to stay in town and it is also the Naked Bus accommodation and as such, a little cheaper to book via them. The bus (shuttle) drops you off and picks you up right outside. The location is much more convenient than 'On The Beach' Hostel so unless you just want to be across the road from the beach, pick Turtle Cove based on location. Enjoy.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank randallml
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
wow now that is how you write a review!! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in NZ and I will ensure that all staff get to read your review
Thank you
Regards
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

It is the first time I have stayed in a dorm room at a backpackers and it had an en-suite bathroom!!! That just made it for me :-)
It had a lovely outside area and rather close to the supermarket and pub.
Would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 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 Carmie1979
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, 17 January 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will pass this on to our crew.
Kindest Regards
Turtlecove Crew
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Turtle cove is a friendly, clean and extremely comfortable stay!
I couldn't recommend it enough. Great value for money; fantastic mattress and free breakfast definitely got our day off to a good start.
The facilities are all really clean. Plenty of nice space to chill out when you're not in your room, prefect for meeting people if you're travelling alone.
The host is lovely and really laid back, we each got a key to the room, no deposits for them unlike a lot of hostels I've stayed in.
Easy walk to the shops, restaurants and the beach (where they do banana boat rides in the summer).
Accidentally rated terrible for swimming pool and fitness centre, but there isn't either :)

  • Stayed December 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, 18 December 2013
Thankyou so much for your lovely review, you have really made our day here. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our hostel and hopefully you will get back this way again.
Cheers
Turtlecove crew
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

On a short tour of the Coromandel. Stayed here for a night. Great service, and very friendly. Nice spot in town, not far from the beach. Accommodation was great, clean and comfortable. Clean showers and toilets. Plenty of parking available. Comes with breakfast which was fine, all you needed and great to talk to others.
Overall good value for money and great for a short stay.

  • Stayed September 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 Samuel G
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Turtlecove A, Manager at Turtlecove Accommodation, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Hi, thank you for your lovely review, our crew here will be really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review.
kindest regards
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Property: Turtlecove Accommodation
Address: 14 Bryce Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Turtlecove Accommodation 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are planning to visit Mercury Bay and require an affordable and comfortable place to stay, in a great location, then Turtle Cove could be just the place for you. Hotel quality mattresses and all bed linen supplied. A variety of sleeping arrangements from shared dorms, doubles, twins, double en-suite, and dorm en-suites. Free light self serve breakfast available in kitchen from 7am to 10am. Situated in Bryce Street between the Supermarket and main road. Walking distance to shops, cafes, and beaches. 30min by vehicle to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. Tours available. ... more   less 
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