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Oceans Resort Whitianga
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“excellent”
Reviewed 22 May 2012

What a great location! The apartment was huge, very clean and perfect decorated. I wanted to stay there it was like at home. Everything what you can think of was there. Great furniture and good quality.
Well done, we will be back!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Middlesex, UK
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed at Oceans Resort for 2-nights in mid-March during a tour of New Zealand. We had booked a 1-bedroom apartment on the internet a number of months in advance of our visit. Based on previous TA reviews I emailed in advance to ensure that the apartment was within the WiFi range.

On arrival we were met by Steve who showed us to our apartment. We had been allocated a 2-bed apartment (number 59) as this had better WiFi reception although we only used the upstairs bedroom and bathroom. The internet was free which is a bonus in New Zealand as there is often a charge and the speed was quite good with only a few delays in accessing the network at busy times. Each apartment has its own parking bay/drive so unpacking luggage is very easy. The apartment was spacious and well equipped with a kitchen with all the implements you could possibly need to effectively self-cater along with a dish-washer (tea, coffee and condiments as well). A variety of breakfasts can be ordered by 7pm the day before if required although we preferred to make our own, stocking up from a local supermarket a few minutes drive away (about 20-minutes walk). There was a washing machine and complimentary washing powder which was replaced each day along with a separate tumble dryer downstairs. The bedroom had a comfortable bed with electric blanket although luckily it was nice and warm during our stay so we did not have to use it!

The bathroom has a good shower over the bath with seemingly endless supply of hot water, explained by the massive hot water tank in the cupboard. A slight negative was the small bathroom sink which was difficult for shaving and there was limited space for storage of toiletries.

The living space was massive with a high ceiling and 2-comfortable sofas and opened onto a lovely balcony with table, chairs and a gas BBQ. The resort is situated just back from the seafront and you can hear the waves at night and there was even a sea view if you stood on tiptoes in the kitchen!! There is a heated swimming pool which we did not use but it looked really nice and Steve can provide beach towels and spades that can be hired for just $5 for use on Hot Water Beach. Steve was really helpful with advice on where to go and can advise on the time of low tide. It is best to visit the beach 2-hours before low tide to give the maximum amount of time in self-dug pools.

We ate in on our first evening as it was Sunday and a number of the restaurants were either closed or closed very early. On Monday we ate at ‘Squids’ - a seafood restaurant in Blacksmiths Street which is excellent - good food and good prices. The oysters and clam chowder were the best we have had.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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oceans18, Owner at Oceans Resort Whitianga, responded to this review, 17 July 2012
Great tip thanks! Please do let us know if WIFI is important so we can allocate you a lovely apartment with this free service.
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sydney
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed at Oceans for a week in March 2012 and had asked, on booking, if we could have one of the units with internet access when we were there. On arrival, Steve, the manager, was so helpful in selecting the best apartment for us, and showed us a couple of options. We were delighted with our unit which had ocean views from the lounge. It was spotless, spacious and well equipped. Steve and Vicky could not have been more helpful and friendly - nothing was too much trouble for them. In terms of location, Oceans is on the doorstep of the beach and is a short, easy stroll into the town centre of Whitianga. It also has a back entrance into the Lost Springs (hot springs) which is very handy! We would highly recommend Oceans for anyone wanting a relaxed and friendly place to stay in Whitianga.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank bobzinoz
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Bedale, North Yorks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Just our luck to find such a fantastic place to stay, we were given a property which could sleep six just for the two opf us, evrything you can think of provided, even powder for the washing machine! very conveniently situated off the main road but a 6 minute walk into the Restaurant area, We will certainly return here and would have no hesitation in recommending it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gloucester
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We stayed only for the night but had a lovely warm welcome and found the apartments to be great value and probably the cleanest establishment we had stayed in during our 2 week holiday. Thank you we would highly recommend your resort.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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oceans18, Owner at Oceans Resort Whitianga, responded to this review, 21 April 2012
That is great. Thank you for the review.
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Auckland
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Stayed for four nights over Easter. Upgraded to a 2 bedroom apartment which was great. Good location and rates, very clean and well appointed. Welcomed and provided a ton of information by Steve (very helpful).
Would recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank David T
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

We had a wonderful stay here. The units were clean, tidy and modern. A quick walk to town or the the beach. Highly recommended.

Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Oceans Resort Whitianga
Address: 18 Eyre Street | 50 Metres Down the Drive, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Whitianga
#1 Romantic Hotel in Whitianga
#2 Family Hotel in Whitianga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Oceans Resort Whitianga 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your next holiday in apartment style accommodation at competitive rates. Oceans Resort offers contemporary motel accommodation in self catering apartments. Choose to utilise the upper floor at a 1 bedroom price (serviced daily) perfect for couples or business travel, or choose to use the full apartment at a 2 bedroom price or include the use of the the 'sleep out' - both perfect for groups and families. ... more   less 
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