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Absolute Beachview B & B - Whitianga - Building
1
9.6 Excellent (269 reviews)
AED 340+
Overview Reviews
Located across the road from the beautiful Buffalo Beach, Absolute Beachview B & B features rooms with sea and garden views. Guests enjoy free WiFi and can relax on the deck and enjoy the lovely views. Absolute Beachview Bed and Breakfast is a 20-minute walk of the shops and restaurants of Whitianga. Coromandel is a 35-minute drive away. All rooms feature a private bathroom with bath robes and free toiletries. Guests have access to shared kitchen and lounge facilities. You can enjoy an al fresco meal using the BBQ facilities. A laundry and free parking is also on offer. A continental breakfast including fruit salad, yoghurt, croissants and orange juice is offered. Guests can sample a variety of breads and preserves along with hot coffee. Special dietary requests can be made.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good nice clean place, good beds and nice and quiet plus very good hosts and well looked after.
Cons: There was no tv in the room but everything else was good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: In addition to comfortable facilities we had a generous and delicious breakfast that catered willingly for gluten free. Thank you
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality was very good.Vicky & Steve made us very welcome. Our room was spotless and nicely appointed. We had the use of a guest kitchen, lounge and dining room. We were across the road from the beach. It was as good as it gets.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Very friendly hosts.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Vickie was very friendly and happy to chat. The room was very comfortable and very clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Vicki was so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast wonderful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was great and would be the cleanest room I have ever stayed in! Beautiful cannot fault!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything from the room to the food was excellent great hosts and a lovely friendly couple and the dog lovely too thanks
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A very well run B&B and the lady who runs it friendly and very helpful. We would certainly go there again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room is neat and tidy. The owner, Vicky and Steve are very friendly.
Cons: Nothing in pariticular.
Pipi Dune Bed & Breakfast - Whitianga - Building
2
9.6 Excellent (254 reviews)
AED 441+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Pipi Dune Bed & Breakfast in Whitianga, you'll be near the bay, just a 4-minute walk from Mercury Bay and 6 minutes by foot from Buffalo Beach. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and an elevator (lift). A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's very nice room and perfect landlord. They are so cute and friendly.
Cons: We couldn't connect wifi.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lots of little details e.g. variety of herb teas, fruit bowl, facial wipes, nice breakfast
Cons: Nothing, good value for money
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We had a wonderful time during our two nights stay here. Beds were very comfortable and breakfast was delicious!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and very comfortable. The owners took great care to ensure we were comfortable, warm and enjoying our stay. Excellent facilities and we were extra lucky in that we did not have to share the common kitchen and lounge with other guests. We were going to go out for dinner but got so comfortable we just stayed in. The breakfast was well done, yummy and plentiful. Very enjoyable.
Cons: Nothing, a great stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A lovely variety of breakfast and very comfortable beds. Our hosts were delightful and very helpful. The communal area was great, relaxing and meeting other guests. The area was stunning, fabulous beach and marina
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable space with fantastic hosts who make you feel like it is a home away from home.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great bacon and eggs
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and tidy house, a warm welcome and a gracious host. The location is fantastic, 1mins drive to the “lost spring” and 3 mins drive to “New World” Supermarket and town centre. By the way, breakfast is so good.
7.1 Good
Pros: Clean
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cozy room with a comfy bed. Great hosts, very friendly and helpful prepared a lovely breakfast!
At Parkland Place - Whitianga - Building
3
9.6 Excellent (148 reviews)
AED 375+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at At Parkland Place in Whitianga, you'll be by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Brophys Beach and Mercury Bay. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a library, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: extra clean, and well presented, good breakfast, and nice surroundings.
Cons: nothing to complain abiut
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Maria is an amazing host and she makes our stay a very pleasant one
Cons: The apartment we stayed in has a detached outdoor toilet which make it a little difficult to get access to and it gets a little chill going out at night....
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly ,warm hosts
Cons: Less noise from the plumbing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Maria is a very welcoming and friendly host Everything is super clean Breakfast is great and diverse Wifi works very well Good location
Cons: To be honest, there is nothing to say here
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Maria the owner was always available and very kindly. Breakfast was very good!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: An excellent stay. Our room was big and had some basic cooking facilities, and although the bathroom was downstairs, this was not a problem, was pointed out when we booked and another room was offered to us. Maria was an excellent host, producing a very nice continental breakfast with poached eggs. The location is out of town but close to the beach. We ate at the same excellent fish restaurant IN Whitianga on both nights.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect, great location, clean and welcoming rooms beautifully decorated. Bed was so comfy and the linen was top class. We felt very welcomed from the first moment. Lovely lady Maria such a great hostess, arranged the Easter egg hunt specially for my son. She made us feel like we were family. Breakfast and coffee were so amazing. Excellent and we will certainly stay there again.
Cons: Nothing to dislike
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Professionally run B & B, well thought out and organized. Maria could not have been more helpful. Great coffee!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Maria's perfect Pol-spitality. it was only one night, but it was perfect service. Strongly recommended!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice host that goes the extra mile to make your stay most enjoyable.
Harbour Drive B&B - Whitianga - Building
4
9.7 Excellent (77 reviews)
AED 367+
Overview Reviews
Located in Matarangi, Harbour Drive B&B is on a lake, within a 15-minute drive of Matarangi Beach and Kuaotunu Beach. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly hosts who were helpful with directions and places of interest. The accommodation was very good, great attention to detail.
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was the best B&B during our three week road trip in NZ and probably the best B&B we’ve stayed so far! The hosts are very welcoming, helpful, thoughtful and discreet. They were waiting for us, helped with the luggage and brought a baby cot for our baby. The rooms are spacious with beautiful lake view even from the bed! The breakfast is exactly what you need, not more not less. It is the most clean B&B i’ve ever seen and a lot better than many 5 star hotels! If the weather allows, go jogging to the big lake nearby and then enjoy a lovely breakfast at the terrace by the lake. Ducks or the neighbors friendly dog may come by to greet you at the terrace
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice view, good facilities, very clean, good breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful house, amazing views and very friendly hosts.
Cons: N/A
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The unit was very spacious, immaculately clean, light & airy with a pleasant view of a small lake with lots of birdlife. The location was lovely and close to a beautiful white sandy beach. The continentental breakfast provided was perfect and the mueseli was yummy. We brought our bikes with us as its a very bike friendly town with a nice ride around the bluff to another gorgeous secluded beach.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great setting, lovely hoists and super comfortable bed!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Chris and Peter are excellent hosts and their BnB is perfect. Everything you may need is provided and the breakfast is lovely. The accommodation is huge and in a wonderfully peaceful setting!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Very relaxing time. Beds were very comfortable and very clean
Cons: Would have liked a do not disturb sign to put on door
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was amazing. Rooms spacious. Bed very comfortable. Lovely accomodation.
Ohuka Place Homestay - Whitianga - Building
5
9.7 Excellent (63 reviews)
AED 496+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Ohuka Place Homestay in Whitianga, you'll be near the beach and 6 minutes by car from Mercury Bay. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good owner, warm, eager to guide, hearty continental breakfast, comfortable accommodation, good location, very enjoyable. thanks!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was semi rural and quiet. The host was very warm and friendly. The breakfast was beautiful. Lovely views.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very warm welcome. Delightful hosts - attention paid to the smallest details and very helpful too. Lovely views. Comfy bed. Quality linen and superb decor, Great breakfast. Perfect for our needs
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic stay! A beautiful view, great facilities and wonderful hosts. Breakfast was lovely too.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely people. The place feels like a little home. We enjoyed our stay here so much.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Hosts very friendly and helpful, beautiful view,
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Home Sweet Home. Edwin, Helen and of course Bailey (the most adorable golden retriever) made us feel so very welcome in their home. The room and bed were wonderful, and we did not want for anything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly owners great position nice breakfast lovely house
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful hospitality and the breakfast was amazing !
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very welcoming hosts, who shared breakfast with us. Clean , comfortable and great views
Cons: Nothing
Bailey's At The Beach Motel - Whitianga - Bedroom
6
9.3 Excellent (341 reviews)
AED 459+
Overview Reviews
Located in Whitianga, Bailey's At The Beach Motel is on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Buffalo Beach and Mercury Bay. Featured amenities include express check-in, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
8.8 Excellent
Pros: the breakfast was first class. at the time we wanted ,well set out,, nice and hot .
Cons: All suited us well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good shower pressure, big room, great location to beach, friendly staff
Cons: Wifi could have been better
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Perfectly neat and well presented, outlook from the room was spectacular
10.0 Excellent
Pros: very spacious and lovely comfy bed with cotton linens and a sheet(besides a duvet and/or blankets) rather than just a duvet.
Cons: One night a family was in adjoining unit and had beat music on before 8am....NOT the owner's fault but selfish inconsideration by the occasional other tourist.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brad and Jo were friendly and helpful in every way. Coco [dog] would visit for a pat and play with the ball. Unit and location great. Would stay again.
Cons: NA
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Didnt have breakfast, location great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The locality, clean and tidy unit. Friendly helpful host. Quiet even though it’s on the main road and a major corner.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The general presentation was great. Impressed with the size of the rooms. only query was that there was no air con - did not effect this trip - what about summer ??
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and view across to beach. Friendly helpful hosts. Private covered verandah. Very clean and tidy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great beach views, lovely & clean facilties
Beachfront Resort - Whitianga - Building
7
9.2 Excellent (169 reviews)
AED 610+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Beachfront Resort in Whitianga, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Buffalo Beach and Mercury Bay. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location on the beach. We had an excellent welcome from Paul and he gave us plenty of tips for local sight-seeing plus the room. The facilities exceed our expectations. Could not have been happier
Cons: Nothing was wrong
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location and the accommation room.
Cons: Maybe the bed a bit too firm, and a small oven would be good for long staying guests
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The outside setting was amazing. Perfect beach front with uninterrupted views of the bay.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place rigth in front of the beach, which stands in a beautiful calm water bay. The apartment is sensational, with everything you can think of. Great bed, good shower, great balcony facing the Ocean. We got kayaks from the resort and had a nice ride at no extra cost.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Th view from hotel was awesome.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Loved the spare bed in separate room was soft and very comfortable
Cons: Double bed was very firm. Same with bed covers and pillows firm and heavy.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location and although we had room facing the street it was just a few seconds walk to the lovely garden and beach. It was very clean and the toiletries were of good quality. Good selection of tea, coffee etc
Cons: It was very hot and there was no air conditioning and only a rather ineffective fan.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Washing machine
10.0 Excellent
Pros: location was perfect, closest beachfront room we've ever had! The room was spotless, well appointed and comfortable. The owners are lovely, providing information about the area and suggesting restaurants and other beaches to see.
Cons: There is nothing to improve. The grounds are immaculate as well. We used the outdoor hot tub and kayak.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was amazing.... beachfront made all the difference. Our room was downstairs facing beach too so it was so easy for us to just walk out the door to the beach and the spa. The beach toys and kayaks and life jackets etc were great too. Everyone at the resort enjoyed an kayak one sunny calm morning straight out in front of the resort. Would absolutely stay again! Really appreciated the attention to detail in the rooms, ie kitchen was kitted out well with everything you need and good quality items too.
Cons: The spa was too cold on the first day at 34.9 but one of the guests asked for it to be turned up. 38 was a much better temperature.
Whitianga B&B - Adults Only - Whitianga - Building
8
9.1 Excellent (286 reviews)
AED 277+
Overview Reviews
Just a 4-minute drive from the heart of Whitianga, guests enjoy free WiFi and free continental breakfast at this property. Whitianga Bed & Breakfast is nestled amongst gardens in a tranquil location. Whitianga B&B is located adjacent to Mercury Bay Golf Course and a 2-minute drive from Whitianga Airport. Kaimarama is a 3-minute drive away. Rooms offer either a private or shared bathroom. Guests enjoy access to a shared lounge. The backyard courtyard is a pretty spot to relax amongst the fruit trees and flowers. Whitianga B&B is an adults only property.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Only out of the centre by 5mins so nice and quiet at night time but dont have to go far for food! Nice sized room and had our own entrance through ranch slider. Good breakfast selection of cereal, toast and fruit and yogurt. Debbie is so lovely and friendly would stay again!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Convenient location. 5-10 minutes to town centre and food options.
Cons: Shared bathrooms are not my favourite but in this case worked ok.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Debbie was a very friendly and accommodating host. There is no issue in our communication. The location was ideal for just a short walking distance to play a round of golf at Mercury Golf Course and a short drive to the city . We have enjoyed our stay and her company . The place is very well keep and clean . And continental breakfast is there for your self service 24/7. Thumbs up
Cons: NA
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Debbie was an incredible host, the house really felt like home! It was a cheap taxi ride into the city. The room had everything we needed
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The friendly nature of the host and sociable breakfast area were real standouts for us. Our private room with en-suite was roomy and comfortable, all in all, good budget accommodation if you have a car. Great breakfast as well. Thank you very much.
Cons: Nothing. It suited our needs perfectly as an overnight stop.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was out of town and an easy driving distance ~5-10 minutes to get there. Debbie (and her sister who greeted me) were really friendly and welcoming and made sure I had everything I needed. The bed was very comfy and I slept extremely well. Everything was really nice and clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A home away from home. A welcome smile and friendliness from the host was what made the stay exceptional.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Warm welcome from Debbie. Lovely wood burning fire heating breakfast room
Cons: Room was very small
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The bathroom was great, and Debbie was lovely and very helpful with local info
Cons: It was further from the town centre than I thought
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Debbie was lovely....extremely friendly and went the extra mile. We had everything here that we needed,
Cons: It was all good
Waterfront Apartments Whitianga - Whitianga - Building
9
8.9 Excellent (447 reviews)
AED 606+
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Waterfront Apartments Whitianga in Whitianga, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Buffalo Beach and Mercury Bay. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely staff, big accom, great view :) basic but has everything you need. decent price too
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Service fantastic. Late check saw us arrive to a room with heater going so it was toasty warm. Staff rang us mid journey to see that we were ok and still coming. Room tastefully decorated in seaside theme.
Cons: Water run off from shower went away from outlet so bathroom tiles had unneccessary surface water.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was very tidy and location was perfect.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole place was spacious. Nice big bathroom and open kitchen and lounge. The beds and pillows were comfortable. Nice to relax on The covered balcony in the morning with a cup of coffee and the view of the water. Walking distance to the town and water front area.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location perfect
Cons: Photos on website made it look new when in fact getting a bit tired.
7.9 Good
Pros: Great location
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, nice views. Lovely helpful staff, good facilities, comfy soft bed.
Cons: Little bit of noise from the neighbours but nothing to keep you awake.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: Heating was inadequate
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, just a short stroll to town.
Albert Number 6 Motel - Whitianga - Bedroom
10
8.8 Excellent (877 reviews)
AED 364+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Albert Number 6 Motel places you in the heart of Whitianga, steps from Buffalo Beach and 2 minutes by foot from Mercury Bay. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and an elevator. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location was central plenty of parking and the stay was great for the price . Beds were clean and comfortable.
Cons: The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was provided which was a bonus I would have preferred fresh water available in the main room instead of having to fill the jug from the bathroom.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Welcoming hosts. Very comfortable and quiet room. Good, basic continental breakfast (though an alternative to white bread would have been appreciated). Nice location near the beach. We also liked the Netflix setup for the evening. Great value for money.
Cons: Nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were very clean. The bed had these mattress toppers and it felt lovely like you were being enveloped by the bed. I also loved the breakfast amenities e.g. Olivani margerine, Marmite, different kinds of jams.
Cons: The only downside to me was that Netflix wasn’t going but I called management and was advised because the town was full because of the All Blacks game and to try again when the bandwidth wasn’t stretched!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff were awesome
Cons: A couple of things didn't work well. No problem at all though.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was very clean and tidy. Had everything we needed. Bed was comfortable and the rooms were warm
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything you could need for a few days stay and very clean. The room was quiet and the staff were very friendly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely little motel, close to waterfront. Rooms were a good size and came with continental breakfast. Walking distance of a few restaurants. Staff were very helpful in providing local info and where was good to eat and visit. Bed was really comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Offering a great location for local amenities and for wider tourist adventures...friendly, clean for a family environment
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good location and cute motel!!
Cons: There was a party next door all night that was the only downside didn’t sleep well and could hear very clearly through the wall
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, really friendly helpful owners.
Beachside Resort Whitianga - Whitianga - Building
11
8.8 Excellent (789 reviews)
AED 426+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Beachside Resort Whitianga, you'll be centrally located in Whitianga, steps from Mercury Bay and Buffalo Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: The location, amenities and overall feel
Cons: The bed was a little too hard for my liking and wish there was a tv in the bedroom.
7.9 Good
Pros: Clean and tidy. Very close to the beach and town
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect. The room was spacious and clean. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.
Cons: There was nothing we didn’t like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The spacious room was awesome
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Large comfortable room. Comfortable bed. Helpful staff even with a late check in.
Cons: I was very happy woth the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful lady at check in who was so lovely and helpful. Made our first night in New Zealand wonderful!
Cons: Didn't like having to leave!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent welcoming by Kevin and Marie...very helpful ... clean room with all the basic amenities...utensils milk bottle to name the basics ....room was exactly as shown in the picture .... really enjoyed the stay and thanks for making our trip a pleasant ones ..
Cons: Room was hot without using heater
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Spotlessly clean modern room. Warm and cozy despite the weather. Walking distance to everything. Excellent pillows.
Cons: The view from the ground level rooms is restricted to the driveway.
7.5 Good
Pros: Clean and tidy.
Cons: Toilet attached to main bedroom. Person sleeping in lounge had to walk through.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing experience! Came with my husband and two kids. Had more than what we need. Highly recommend! Couldn’t fault. Friendly staff! Will definitely come back. Keep up the good work guys :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were clean, comfortable and spacious. The staff was knowledgeable, helpful and amiable.
Leighton Lodge - Whitianga - Building
12
9.7 Excellent (19 reviews)
AED 551+
Overview Reviews
Just 200 metres from the sands of Opito Bay Beach, the family-hosted Leighton Lodge offers beautiful sea views, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pizza oven. Guests enjoy included breakfast and a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere. Located on the Coromandel Peninsula, Leighton Lodge B&B is 35 minutes’ drive from The Lost Spring in Whitianga. Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach are both within an hours’ drive. Auckland International Airport is 195 km away. Guests can enjoy fishing, boating and scallop and crayfish diving within 5 minutes’ walk of the property. There is a large outdoor patio, perfect for relaxing while taking in the stunning views. Your breakfast includes freshly baked bread, cereal, fruit and yogurt. Lunch and dinners can be arranged upon prior request. Wine and beer are also available All accommodation features a TV, DVD player and quality bed linen. Some rooms offer a balcony or flat-screen TV.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hosts that created a very comfortable stay. Great dinner and great view to the sea.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Magnificent hosts, very nice making you welcomed and always there to help. Lovely views and very nice rooms with comfy bed. Would certainly go back and would recommend to people.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wally & Maire are fantastic hosts. No, they're not hosts, they're more like family. Wonderful experience! They really couldn't have done enough for us. My partner and I had a fabulous time and are looking forward to another trip to the Coromandel. Wally loves to talk, so make sure you ask him about what to do in the area and whose who. There's a lot of playful banter between Wally & Maire. So lovely to see a couple so in tune with each other. We got to use the kayak which was a lot of fun. I love chickens so I got a cuddle from one happy hen. Not to forget friendly, affectionate Fern (Labrador)! There is delicious homemade bread, homegrown honey, eggs, rhubarb and more at breakfast. Yum!Yum! Lisa & Hugh
Cons: That we couldn't stay longer :-) That we didn't have time to walk over the hill the see the sunrise... the bed was too comfortable. That we didn't have at least one dinner with Wally & Maire.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Peace and quite, nice beaches and especially Maire, Wally and Fern for company
Cons: It's a bit of a remote town, we were not aware of that so we did not bring any groceries. Fortunately Maire helped us out, so we could prepare our own favorite pasta dish and have some wine to go with it.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very hospitable people, nice location, peaceful and quiet, room had everything we needed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The views. The breakfast. Friendly staff. Relaxing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Marie and Wally were charming and kind hosts. They were helpful from point of booking, made a delicious breakfast every morning and were generous with advice and the use of their kit and equipment (barbecue, water sports etc). They were brilliant with our spirited two boys (age 9 and 11). We would love to go back to Leighton Lodge, a lovely B and B in the beautiful Opito Bay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: My husband and I really enjoyed our time at Leighton Lodge, it was a real home away from home. The meals were very tasty and I loved that all the preserves were homemade and the coffee freshly ground. We felt that we stayed with family rather than a B and B. We were planning a return trip as we were driving down the road heading back to Auckland.
Cons: We loved it and can't think of a thing to say!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The views from our room and the breakfast are were spectacular! The beach is just down the road from this property, an easy walk or a two second drive. It offers great swimming or fishing. The host went out of his way to make sure we were well taken care of, even in the periods of time when we were to be more self-sufficient. He offered us the use of his kayak and barbecue when we wanted to bbq our own meal. He taught us how to shuck the scallops we caught and cook them. He was great company! His wife was very friendly as well and I hear she usually makes the best meals ever, however she was recovering from some recent medical treatments so we did not see her as often on this trip.
Cons: The only thing wrong was that we didn’t stay longer!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a nice place and such lovely hosts! We had two nights at Leighton Lodge and we enjoyed our stay very much! Maire and Wally are very friendly hosts! We also loved our walks with Fern the super cute Labrador! We would come back anytime!
Oceanside Motel - Whitianga - Building
13
8.8 Excellent (553 reviews)
AED 437+
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Oceanside Motel in Whitianga, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Buffalo Beach and Mercury Bay. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.7 Excellent
Pros: We liked the beautiful ocean view from the room, as well as close proximity to Lost Springs mineral pool & spa. There were at least 2 nice places to eat within a mile of the motel. The room was comfortable & warm!
Cons: The only issue was getting signed on to WiFi, but the owner/manager was responsive when we called & quickly resolved the problem.
7.5 Good
Pros: The proximity to the beach and local sights such as Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach was the major selling joint. The hosts also provided great amenities such as a coffee press and a good selection of teas.
Cons: The room was fairly basic, but would not stop me recommending to anyone.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was amazing - right on the beach with a gorgeous view! I stayed here with my family and it was a super clean, nice and cosy apartment - it had everything we needed. The beds were comfy and the staff were lovely! They even called me as I left a charger behind. (big hotels wouldn't go above and beyond like that). The room rate was super reasonable and great value.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff. Beautiful location on the beach front. Immaculately clean and tidy. Close to town and great local knowledge and discounts at local eateries. Bed was comfy and unit was nice and warm.. the shower was also nice and hot... overall a wonderful stay.
Cons: Our room wasn't dark enough...which was maybe due to being near the reception office. But not a biggie
7.5 Good
Pros: The room was clean. The bed and pillows were not comfy. Very good location to the restaurants and beach. The views are amazing.
7.9 Good
Pros: Amazing view, staff are lovely and bed was awesome
Cons: Spa didnt have enough hot water to fill it, massive let down! Window latch was loose so wind whistled through all night
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic stay and location. The unit was very clean and the service provided was great. Highly recommend to anyone.
7.5 Good
Pros: On the main beach road, across the road from Buffalo Beach. Handy to local Four Square and takeaways. Management happy to lend us shovels to go to dig for hot spots at Hot Water Beach.
Cons: No problems. Perhaps the ramp at the rear could have more non slip ribbons?
8.8 Excellent
Pros: View. Location. Friendly staff
Cons: Shower water pressure. Too soft bed, we prefer harder. Can hear the guests above you
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great ocean views. Loved the location to the beach and the main shopping centre, handy for ferry and restaurants. Friendly people and good service. Lovely spa bath.
Cons: Water pressure. Couldn’t flush the toliet and be filling up spa bath
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable bed, plenty of blankets etc. Plenty of towels. Tea and coffee provided. Nice and warm with the heater on low all night for our little boy. Perfect location watching the sunrise in the morning and hearing the waves crashing at night. Would definitely stay again. 10/10.
Cons: Noisey neighbours on the Saturday night.
Peninsula Motel - Whitianga - Bedroom
14
8.8 Excellent (386 reviews)
AED 378+
Overview Reviews
Located in Whitianga, Peninsula Motel is in a shopping district, within a 15-minute walk of Mercury Bay Museum and Buffalo Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and comfortable. Loved the spa bath. Walking distance to the lost springs and shops. Staff were nice and friendly. There was even a very friendly cat that came and hung out with us for a bit haha. Will definitely be back
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great size room, comfy bed, good water pressure with a large shower. Easy walk to the high street.
Cons: Parking was a bit tight.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly welcome from Fred, spacious, warm and comfortable unit, superb location as we parked car and walked everywhere. Highly recommended.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The room was very clean, friendly owner.
Cons: Construction of additional units was under way which was noisy. Also other residents were North Power construction staff who were incredibly noisy when they left for work very early in the morning. Not fair to holiday makers.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best motel weve stayed in as a family
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is great for us, good facilities and comfort.
Cons: No problems here.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and cleanliness
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The 2 bedroom apartment was spacious and warm.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very central, lovely people and lovely Unit.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I had a huge space all to myself. I forgot I booked the one that could accommodate 5 people. Easy access to cafes and iSite, and shops. I just parked my car on site. Property is kept clean and tidy.
Cons: Property is dated. New one is being built though just beside it.
On the Beach Bed & Breakfast - Whitianga - Building
15
9.6 Excellent (20 reviews)
AED 441+
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at On the Beach Bed & Breakfast in Whitianga, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Mercury Bay and Simpsons Beach. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, coffee/tea in a common area, and a water dispenser. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable bed, personnel touches from owners was exceptional
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great hospitality with lovely landlord Gordon and Diana. Nice chat with gordon and diana
Cons: N/a
5.0 Okay
Pros: Gordon and Diane were extremely nice and friendly hosts and the property is in a quiet location right on the beach.
Cons: It was very expensive for what was offered. The house operates as a Christmas house for the public to view during December, so not so private as a B&B when staying during this month.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very kind and generous hosts
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Gordon and Diana was amazing... We would love to see them again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had such a wonderful stay with Diana and Gordon! After traveling around both the north and south islands for 5 weeks, staying in a camper, various hotels, motels and B&Bs, it was such a delight to end our NZ vacation by staying with Diana and Gordon. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt like we had arrived at our relative's home and felt immediately relaxed and comfortable. Our bedroom was private, bed was comfortable, breakfast was great (a choice a various cereals, fresh fruit and made-to-order eggs) but the time spent with the two of them was the best! We also took the double kayak for a spin in the bay and had a refreshing inadvertent swim when trying to return to the beach. We would have stayed longer if we could have.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: From the friendly welcome through to the information, Diana and Gordon made our stay just fabulous! Home from home except with much better view! The room was spacious well equipped and clean. Breakfast was plentiful, fresh and set us up for exploring this wonderful area. Thank you.
Cons: There was nothin!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host, Gordon and Diana were very warm and welcoming. Their house was immaculate, they pay a lot of extra attention to details: filled kettle, GF cookies, scallop fest programme, info on tours and attraction around the area, chocolate. Our stay was very enjoyable
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Diana and Gordon are the perfect hosts - we were so very happy with everything! Super clean, great breakfast, awesome advice on what to do while in Whitianga.
a Room With a View - Whitianga - Bedroom
16
9.3 Excellent (26 reviews)
AED 544+
Overview
With a stay at A Room With A View in Whitianga, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Mercury Bay and Brophys Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Mana-Nui Motel - Whitianga - Building
17
8.7 Excellent (289 reviews)
AED 411+
Overview Reviews
Mana-Nui Motel is a classic 1970's-style motel with older style units and modern studio units available. It is situated in the heart of Whitianga and only 2 minutes' walk from the white sands of Buffalo Beach. All guest rooms feature heating, a flat-screen TV and 2GB of free WiFi per unit. Mana-Nui Motel is a 5-minute walk from The Lost Spring hot pools. Kuaotunu Beach is a 15-minute drive and Coromandel is a 35-minute drive away. All rooms offer a toaster, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. They have an en suite bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Some rooms have a full kitchen with cooking facilities. Guests enjoy a children’s playground, BBQ facilities and a guest laundry. Breakfast in your room is available for an additional charge. The motel is a short walk from a number of restaurants and cafes.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Tidy, clean, comfortable, location, owners, big bed.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The motel is on Whitianga's main street, close to everything really. The hostess was extremely personable and welcoming. The room itself was fine. Not flash but very comfortable with everything we needed. The motel was quiet and the bed very comfy.
Cons: We noticed that the net curtains looked like they weren't the right length for the drop. Just looked a little untidy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location very central, awesome hosts so helpful and friendly. Will definitely stay there again.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a very clean and tidy place will be back again
7.9 Good
Pros: Very Friendly proprietors. Very helpful
7.5 Good
Pros: Lovely quiet motel in great location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect, right in the heart of town. Seconds stroll from food and stores was amazing! Hosts were just beautiful, so kind and accommodating always! Rooms were nice and clean, fresh towels etc everyday was great too! Washing machine was free, which was awesome, considering the amount of washing we went through! Our boy enjoyed the pool (was too cold me me) and the spa was the best! Absolutely recommend!!!
Cons: Nothing, everything was perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! We've stayed here before and will do so again. Staff very friendly and obliging, rooms very quiet (which is extremely important to me) exceptionally tidy & clean. AND the feijoas are yum!!! picked with permission of course. Thanks guys, we'll be back.
Cons: N/A
7.1 Good
Pros: Bed was very comfortable and nice crisp sheets
Cons: Rooms did not appear to have been updated since 1970/1980
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It was close to everything just beautiful
Aotearoa Lodge - Whitianga - Building
18
8.6 Excellent (231 reviews)
AED 371+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Aotearoa Lodge in Whitianga, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Buffalo Beach and Mercury Bay. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
6.7 Good
Pros: Just outside of town so good for a bit of peace. Pricing was good as well and check-in was easy. Lots of easy parking and a well-appointed location ment for a restful stay.
Cons: Unfortunately, we ran out of hot water for showers in the morning, which was not ideal. Facilities were outdated and for a room that is expecting to fit 4 people comfortably, the infrastructure was not up to scratch.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay. The staff were very friendly. We will stay there again. Just loved it good for the kids too
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet place, staff very kind, efficient
Cons: one water tap not easy to use
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful rural setting with Mandarin trees in front yard. Lovely friendly hosts. Really relaxed breakfast and check out. Great facilities. Would definitely stay again.
Cons: Shower pressure was very low and only just acceptable
7.5 Good
Pros: Bed was so comfortable. Had a great sleep. Breakfast was good.
Cons: Shower pressure was too low, especially when turning it to hot water.
7.1 Good
Pros: There was a friendly man who helped to change our room to one that we actually booked. He was always smiling when we met. Rooms were tidy and clean. Continental breakfast, Nespresso machine. One day, the lady offered us some yummy Feijoas in the breakfast room. We didn't use the free bike service as we travelled with a baby but it only takes a few minutes to the town center by car, so it was really convenient. Great pizza place at Dino's. For the stay they provide you with one WiFi Voucher for 24h which we didn't use. There was a little fridge in the room which was great to keep baby's food in. Plenty of parking at the property.
Cons: After a long drive with an unsettled baby we finally arrived and walked into reception. I would have expected a few nice words, small talk or an introduction about how things worked at the property, etc., but got asked straight away: "Can I collect the payment". Another day when I asked how much 2 eggs cost for breakfast, the lady replied "5$", so I politely withdrew. The friendly man was just coming in and wanted to hear my request, upon which he said "2$" - and got snapped at by the lady in korean before she corrected him and said "3$". It might sound like small things to some but it still made us feel a little bit unwelcomed, or more like another number. Breakfast offers only a small range of sweet things (besides butter, toast and tea/coffee). A savoury healthy option would have been great.
7.5 Good
Pros: Common space for preparing food for dinner the hotel lends a shovel to go to Hot Water Beach
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Private court yard
Cons: N/a
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff where extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are very cosy and exceptionally clean. The bed is very compfy. Great to sit out on the deck and have a wee wine. My little dog was made very welcome. Room lovely and warm with airconditioning.
Cons: Unfortunately on this website it did not give a price for pet staying. Which I was happy to pay.
7.5 Good
Pros: Boss is very kind. Garden is nice. Price is affordable. Close to lost springs and beach. Good room space for 3 adults and 3 children. In the fenced garden at back of the rooms planted a lot of Feijoa trees which is really a bonus for us.
Turtlecove Accommodation - Whitianga - Building
19
8.5 Excellent (568 reviews)
AED 73+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Turtle Cove Accommodation - Hostel in Whitianga, you'll be near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Lost Spring Thermal Pools and Buffalo Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Spacious rooms, excellent staff (Thank you Jill). The beds were very comfortable, the whole place had a friendly atmosphere. I would clearly recommend it
7.9 Good
Pros: Very friendly, welcoming staff who were very knowledgeable about the area and where was good to go
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are comfortable and large. The faciities are clean and there is extra entertainment, books, videos, dvds to play. The owners were clear in communication and lovely friendly people, giving easy instructions for after hours access.
Cons: There were no beach views
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The woman at the reception desk, she was really nice, and... free pool table although it's sorta sucky and treaky. Like it's not flat and the balls are going everywhere lol But still nice. Very close to the seashore and so well I guess you can easily enjoy the sun set, but like I've said, this god dang New Zealand winter weahter. Yup, raining again. Thanks for the nice weather up there whatever it is (mostly cloud) The breakfast was good enough to fill up my stomach for continuing our journey lol
Cons: The weather, nothing wrong with the hostel to be honest.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: The lady was nice - she was very polite and friendly.
Cons: There were stains on the chair in the room. I’m sure some of the other rooms were okay but we got the one next to the kitchen and it was marketed like that’s a good idea, but it’s not. The kitchen stinks, the room was a solid 3/10 and that bed would have given me a spinal injury. Went and stayed elsewhere.
7.9 Good
Pros: It is a clean and nice place to stay. The facilities are just great and it's not too far from the main attractions. The staff is nice and helpful.
Cons: Our room was a bit smelly when we first arrived. The breakfast is just toast and jam.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Recommended...
Cons: It would be rude to comment negativity. At the price point they offer they offer a great experience and good value.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: So kind & cheap.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, breakfast included, free wifi, cosy common area.
Cons: Bathrooms need renovation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent accommodation and hosts in the quite small town of Whitianga. Clean and comfy beds, clean toilets, a beautiful and well equipped kitchen, ample parking space inside the property. A perfect place to rest for that weekend getaway. Hosts were super friendly with clear communication. Breakfast was good too.
Bayview At 91 B&b - Whitianga - Building
20
9.1 Excellent (21 reviews)
AED 735+
Overview Reviews
Located in Whitianga, Bayview at 91 B&B is in the suburbs, within a 5-minute drive of Mercury Bay and Brophys Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was incredible and David took care of every detail. The room was comfortable, clean, and well appointed. We had a private entrance to the deck so it was easy to slip out and view the night sky.
Cons: Everything was exactly as we needed it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous views, very welcoming and helpful host Dimitri. Dimitri couldn’t do enough for us. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed our daily glass of wine and chat at 6.30! Would definaltely recommend and will book again if in Whitianga.
Cons: Nothing to dislike.
8.3 Excellent
Cons: There were flies and a little native cockroach in the bedroom. My partner was disturbed by them and had trouble sleeping. Just took the edge off the very high quality of the overall experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We immediately felt at ease, delightful room with fantastic views. David and Dmitri are outstanding hosts. Home made bread at breakfast and drinks and canapes with other guests in the evening a lovely touch. We drove home yesterday and missed them at breakfast this morning :-)
Cons: We should have stayed longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hosts , very friendly and the attention to detail was excellent Wonderful views and location Would stay again
Cons: Loved it all
10.0 Excellent
Pros: David has absolutely nailed it. The location is simply spectacular, the views mind blowing. I had my reservations about bed and breakfasts when booking this accomodation online, but as soon as i did, within five minutes of booking the phone call i got, welcoming me for my future arrival to recommending booking my dinner spot for the evening upon our arrival, we knew straight away we had made the right choice. We arrived to a magical location with spectacular breathtaking sea views infront of us and a beautiful great sized room, high end high quality furnishing's , our own private full bathroom, private lounge and private decking area. As well as the main areas to relax in, the decor is so superb i would have to say top designers would drool to take in the sheer thought of the layout, furniture and settings. We were offered canapes and wine on the deck before our pre planned dinner by our hosts which itself was incredible experience. David recommended a fantastic restaurant which we enjoyed on our first evening as did every other restaurant he recommended. He planned our days activities based on what we wanted to do, which included detailed driving instructions down to the T which included pictures of the turn offs to take to get to our destinations. The morning breakfast's were even more spectacular. I am a big boy and i can eat alot just ask david and i was left completely full with all the breakfast options available and david cooked me a breakfast that top rated restaurants in auckland couldnt compete with daily. The remainder of the stay was much of the same class and service. I have stayed in fine resorts and 5 star hotels over the years and nothing compares to the level of service, we got at bayview. I wont consider staying anywhere else should i return to the location on future trips. Check out that breakfast layout in my below pic, where else in NZ could you get that I have recommended your facilities to family and friends.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views, fantastic service, friendly, excellent restaurant recommendation, lovely breakfast - great eggs and a clean comfy room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our hosts were incredible! David knows everything there is to know about New Zealand! He helped us plan our time in fun easy to follow ways and gave us suggestions on how to enhance the plans we already had. Their hospitality was incredible and we felt like we were being cooked for by a mast chef! I have never stayed at a better place!
Cons: I can honestly say that I have nothing negative to report! 10/10, 5/5, 100%, can't get any better.