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Harbour View Motel
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Coromandel
Certificate of Excellence
australia
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155 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2009

Good views from a very spacious room. Owners are very helpful. The motel block is obviously old and there has been some work undertaken to try and bring it into the 21st century. It doesn’t take long to see its age though, eg the cupboards in the mini kitchen area give a 50s, 60s feel. It was clean and we were only there for a night. We would normally stay at properties at least 4star and this certainly wasn’t. Mind you, I didn’t see anything else in the town that looked any better.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Angela049, Owner at Harbour View Motel, responded to this review, 12 June 2009
Thank you for your comments. The motel was built to a timeless design in the late 70’s, and has been through many upgrades over the years. The kitchen cabinets are now next on our list of “to-do‘s“. Regards, Angela
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Reviewed 27 May 2009

After reading previous reviews, we were really excited about coming to Coromandel. Well, we arrived in rain and it poured the whole time we were there. We thought the room was okay - certainly nothing special as others thought. We felt it was dated and the walls were thin. We kept hearing the person in the next room coughing. The deck looked nice but we couldn't venture out there in the rain. We did cook dinner there but, compared to other places we stayed (for the same price) with full kitchen facilities, thought the efficiency kitchen was small. Angela was certainly friendly. We weren't able to use the spa (weather) but did use the laundry facility, which I thought was fairly expensive to do a load in a very old machine and dryer.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Angela049, Owner at Harbour View Motel, responded to this review, 12 June 2009
We appreciate your comments, though we were sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your stay in Coromandel.
In reply to your comment re the “thin walls’, this was a real surprise to us, as the walls are 8inch thick solid concrete. We have taken on board your comments re the cost of a load of washing for $5.00, and will look at reducing this. Although we agree with your comments re the dryer - it is certainly old and battle-scarred, it still goes well and does the job. However - the washing machine is only 4 years old.
Thank you again for your comments.Regards, Angela
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 April 2009

Harbour View Motel has exceeded our expectations.It was perfect!The hosts Iain and Angela made it so special for us that the stay was definately the best in New Zealand and experience we shall treasure.The service was top class,room was clean, big and perfect for cleanlines police (like my wife!).
The place is beautifully set up right in front of the waters with the mountains at a distance giving it a scenic spectacle from your own balcony making the sunsets so beautiful and romantic.The view is beautiful!The motel website doesnt do justice to it like I said ... It exceeded our expectations!I would recommend the big spa pool which the guests can use.What makes the stay more memorable is not just the accommodation but also the hosts.Angela and Iain are two wonderful people who made our stay special.They had our room ready with a box of Turkish Delights just for us !!! Also Iain was kind enought to drop us off at the bus stop at 7 in the morning when it was so cold.Thank you Iain and Angela for the wonderful stay and making it easily the best stay of our trip.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Angela049, Owner at Harbour View Motel, responded to this review, 12 June 2009
Many thanks for your comments.
Regards, Angela & Iain
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nztravels_2009
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Reviewed 26 February 2009

Stayed here for 1 night during our travel through the Coromandel. Upon arrival we knew we wanted to stay longer. The rooms were excellent and the view from the balcony unforgettable. It's truly a gem in the coromandel. The best hotel we stayed in during our trip. Angela arranged two tours directly upon arrival, so excellent service. Would recommend it to anyone going to the coromandel.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 26 February 2009

This place was a real find. I sent email requesting a room, and they didn't have one in the main hotel but offered me two nights in the private bach house out back, basically a small, one room cabin overlooking the hotel. It was beautiful, clean, private, just perfect. It was incredibly relaxing. Additionally, you can take a short 20 minute or so hike from the hotel over to the main town on a well maintained path through the bush. There is a little side trail off of that one that takes you to an amazing view of the bay. I highly recommend this place, see if you can get the place out back, it's worth it.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
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Leeds
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Reviewed 7 January 2009

We spent the first 2 nights of our 3 week visit to NZ at this motel - couldn't think of a better place to recover from the jetlag! Extremely comfortable, lovely verandah, charming and helpful caretaker hosts, stunning sunsets.

  • Liked — Quiet, lovely view over the bay
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Louth, Lincs, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2008

We stayed for 1 night, 11th November 2008, on our tour of the Coromandel. The room was excellent & the view of the sunset across the bay was stunning. Angela & Iain made us most welcome.

This was our 1st night of independent travel in NZ & we were spoilt because other places where we stayed couldn't quite match up to this place. Next time we visit (daughter lives in Auckland) we will stay for a few more nights and explore the peninsula.

Before we arrived we were a little concerned that it was 2kms out of Coromandel Town but that didn't matter at all and we didn't see anywhere that we would rather have stayed. The rooms themselves are much better than the photo's do justice to.

We would absolutely recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — The room, decor, private deck & the views
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Harbour View Motel
Address: 25 Harbour View Road | Coromandel Town, Coromandel 3581, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Coromandel
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Coromandel
#4 Luxury Hotel in Coromandel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Harbour View Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious self-contained 1brm ground floor units, all with private deck and harbour views. Set in quiet garden and bush setting, parking at door. Kitchens with cooking facilities, dining area, en suite with shower/shub and separate toilet. King or queen size bed in living area, separate bedroom with 2 single beds. SKY TV, Spa, BBQ, laundry,Broadband Wi-Fi. Continental/cooked breakfast available. Bikes for guest use. Adjacent to walking tracks, Wetlands, safe swimming beach; 2klm to town and golf course. ... more   less 
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