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Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel

42 The Parade, Bucklands Beach, Auckland 2012 New Zealand
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The Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel is located right on the promenade of the beautiful Bucklands Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. Close to East Tamaki and Highbrook Business Park. Only 15 mins to Botany Town Centre & Sylvia Park. The airport is 30 mins away. Take the local ferry at Half Moon Bay Marina to downtown Auckland or Waiheke Island. Unwind on your own deck or walk to nearby restaurants, relax on the safe beach across the road.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Chinese
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Jeanine A wrote a review Jun 2021
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As a family, we have been coming to this motel for over ten years on at least an annual basis, sometimes 2 or 3 times a year. We have generally enjoyed our week long stays. Thebeach view and the general location, close to shops, restaurants etc are the main reasons we keeps returning to this accommodation. However, on this occasion (a trans Tasman bubble trip), we were bitterly disappointed. We have noticed that over time, the motel has embraced obvious cost cutting measures to its detriment. Firstly, the general state of the room and the hotel grounds was below par: The carpets were stained and grubby; the clock didn't work; a catch on the bathroom window was loose; the front sliding door needed new rollers. It was very difficult to open; the beds are uncomfortable; the carparks are too narrow, uneven and dangerous when getting out of cars; servicing of the room was adequate but our sheets were not changed in the 8 days we were there - this normally happens every 4th day; the light outside our room which should come automatically in the dark did not work, so when we departed in the pitch black of an early morning I nearly fell 4 feet of the ledge carrying a heavy suitcase.Very dangerous. The steps themselves are too steep for older folk and children. Also, it came to our attention while we were there, that this motel is an MDS motel, that is to say that it houses some homeless people. ( A Covid measure). That in itself, I have no issue with. What is concerning si that this was never disclosed at any time. I now realise that we were considerably overcharged for what we received. Perhaps that is why the owners don't bother with maintenance. Air BNBs in the same area are half the price. On a previous stay, we stayed in the same unit and at 1.30am water started pooring through the light in the bedroom ceiling; the light detached from the ceiling, sparking as it spun around the room and the ceiling started collapsing from the weight of the water. We got saturated. As it turned out, the water was leaking from the laundry in the unit above. This motel is very poorly maintained and consequently dangerous. Clearly, the owners don't give a stuff. Only after the money. And by the way, if you choose to stay in a unit with garden views, be aware there is no garden. We will never stay here again. On a more positive note, the popular restaurant down the road, "Bucks Bistro" is welcoming and serves really good and interesting food. Highly recommend that one. But no recommendation for the state of Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Don't bother staying here.
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soulcarenz wrote a review Jun 2020
Wellington, New Zealand14 contributions6 helpful votes
Couldn't be closer to the beach comfortable 2 bedroom unit but dated could do with bit of renovation however excellent daily clean and top up service and we enjoy the sea views and facilities even a pool for summer
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Russell K wrote a review Apr 2020
Laguna Niguel, California81 contributions29 helpful votes
We have been staying at this motel, for a week at a time, most years when we visit our home country of NZ over the past 30 years. The beach front location is fantastic, especially in the front, upper motels. The views are stunning & the proximity to the estuary is most convenient. Management has changed over the years but always friendly & accommodating. However, the property is now very tired, paint is chipped, stained chairs are worn, beds a bit wobbly, linens during this past visit were coarse - like sleeping between paper, appliances are dated, the parking lot was uneven & untidy, weeds prevalent all over the prpoerty. We understand the irrigation restrictions but the landscape & gardens are poorly kept. This time we were allocated Unit #8 where the neighbour's air conditioner drained onto our out-door patio which made the floor area quite wet underfoot. The hot air in from its condenser made our room warmer than other rooms we have stayed in. All throughout the week, ants were prevalent around the large rubbish cans located outside. The pool was a bit shabby. This property needs & deserves a major upgrade - inside & out.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: upstairs along the roadside front are by far the best with superb views
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John A wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions10 helpful votes
This is an extremely clean and efficiently run motel. Everything one might need for a comfortable stay is provided. Studio room was small and could be claustrophobic for some but decent sized bathroom with excellent shower. Very reasonably priced for what is on offer. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Best views from front units. Rear units seem much smaller but obviously cheaper. Would take rear...
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Becksm1 wrote a review Jan 2020
Wellington, New Zealand143 contributions25 helpful votes
Stayed one night and found it to be a little odd. Was in a back unit which almost felt like a pop up set of cabin units not part of the main motel and did not match the pictures online. The room was spotless but the bed was way too big for the actual room, so I had to walk sideways to get around the food of the bed. The bathroom shower was huge, but the sink was tiny and hard when getting ready in the morning. Overall I slept well and the room was tidy, but it just felt like like temporary pop up cabins that didn't fit the style of the motel advertised
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
USD 81 - USD 146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandBucklands Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel?
Nearby attractions include Howick Historical Village (4.4 km), St. Helier's Bay (4.4 km), and Gravity NZ Mt Wellington (5.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gorkha Eastern Beach, La Vista Cafe Restaurant, and Casablanca Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Bucklands Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Howick Historical Village (4.4 km) and Stockade Hill (3.5 km).
Does Bucklands Beach Waterfront Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.