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Tidewater Motel & Tourist Park
Reviewed 3 April 2013

I stayed in a female dorm, with clean linens. The mattress was a bit on the soft side. The bathrooms were clean as was the kitchen (which was well equipped). There was a very nice TV lounge, where a number of people gathered. You could pay for wifi, or there were pay as you go computer terminals. Staff were efficient and pleasant. There is a large garden, where some people were camping, and stunning sunset views over the wetlands to the sea.
The local town has a number of nice shops and cafes, and is just a short walk away. I walked out to the Driving Creek Railway and Potteries, which was worth the walk. Overall, I would say that this area works better with a car, or bike, but I managed on foot.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

This was our 4th time at this motel and we don't think it can be beaten for location, cleanliness and amenities. The units have everything one could need for an easy stay. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen has everything one could need for self catering and the complex is easy walking distance from the town if you choose to eat out at one of the interesting cafes. The owners are full of local knowledge and very helpful. At $120.00 NZ per night it is well worth it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

The Tidewater has the YHA banner, and has been taken over by new owners Tony & his lovely wife, who were so accommodating and helpful. We arrived on the first night and stopped in a "lodge" this sleeps 4 and is of a very good standard. It has its own kitchen, dining area, lounge, garden with washing line etc. The cost of this was $120 per lodge. On our arrival the owner Tony popped into say hello and brought us a fabulous freshly caught and smoked snapper! We liked the place that much we stayed a further 2 days, however, in the more basic room only set up which was $60 per night. This was typical type YHA - use of shared kitchen/showering facilities, all of which were again, very good - all clean and well stocked. Tony kindly lent us fishing rods for us to try our hand at catching snappers - all of which had to be returned as they were rather small, but still a very relaxing day out, with minimal cost. The Coromandel area is not all hustle and bustle, one high street with a few shops, pubs and a couple of restaurants (see review on Pepper Tree - lovely), but we had a really nice relaxing time, and this is an ideal base.

Room Tip: If there are 4 of you go for the lodge same cost as 2 YHA rooms and far better value for money
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

This motel is good value for money . 120 dollars for a spacious well fitted accommodation with all needs catered for e.g.tea,coffee,milk, toaster, microwave,tv, etc

I would recommend this motel highly

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank MikejMorris
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

We stayed in Tidewater for one week and had a great time. Tony and Linda are wonderful and very nice people, always willing to help or give you advise on anything.
The place self is cosy, very clean and with a great backyard with nice views. It's close to everything you need in Coromandel, so if we would come back, we'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sanne H
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

Tony and Linda are absolutely lovely hosts! Had one of the best evenings there :D Rooms and surrounding are very clean, relaxed atmosphere, nothing's missing there!
One can do nice walks and Coromandel Town is a beautiful place, too. Would always come back and like to remember those days ;-)
Many regards from Germany, Katharina

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 August 2008

We stayed here for one night in June 2008.

The YHA hostel is part of a tourist park and camp site, so is very different from most hostels. The rooms are very cheap but that is reflected in what you get for your money.

Hostel rooms are basic wooden challets which in the winter are freezing! Our double room was the most basic I have ever stayed in. A made up bed in a room with a light and switch. Thats is! No electrical socket. Nothing! It is also very very small. Just enough room to walk around. Saying that it was CLEAN and the bed freshly made! Thats the most important thing for me!

The park is under new ownership and from talking to the owner she has lots of plans on how to improve things. Dont get me wrong. It was not a bad place to stay.

It was very quiet when we stayed with only 1 other person using the hostel.

It has a comfortable lounge and TV room which is heated. There are no internet facilities at all but thats going to change.

The kitchen and dining area are very small and are available for those using the campsite. We had no problems but if the place is busy you could have probelms.

Bathrooms were clean but small. 1 male toilet with 2 showers & 1 female toilet and 2 showers. Again these are available for the campers so in summer there is going to be a wait. To work the showers you have to flick a time switch in the bathroom block before getting in the shower. That gives you hot water for about 3 mins before the water runs ice cold. You then have to wrap a towel round you, leave the shower and hit the switch, with wet hands, again.

The park is a very short walk into the pretty little town. If you like fish visit the famous Coromandel smoking house. The choice of products on offer are fantastic and very tasty!

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tidewater Motel & Tourist Park

Address: 270 Tiki Road, Coromandel 3506, New Zealand (Formerly YHA Tidewater Tourist Park)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Coromandel
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Coromandel
Price Range: £19 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tidewater Tourist Park is set in parklike grounds of an historic villa right in the heart of Coromandel town, on the Coromandel peninsula. From our spacious grounds you can take in the gorgeous views of the Coromandel Harbour and the magnificent sunrises and sunsets. A photographers dream. The hostel is only 200 metres to the main street of town and many fine restaurants, bars and cafes. Enjoy our beautiful grounds, BBQ area or indulge in a private sauna. ... more   less 

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