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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 November 2015

The property was very well presented, but on a warm night, not having any windows in the bedroom or air conditioning in the bedroom was inexcusable. Could not get a good night's sleep. Enjoyed the spa though.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We stayed at Waves Motel for one night while in Orewa for a funeral. The Motel was very good, supplying all the comforts expected for the price. The room was clean and well presented - however it lacked the smaller points, like the Roman curtains didn't fold up properly due to the strings being twisted. The bed was superb, just...

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Thank mpward
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We arrived for one night, over the weekend as 3 people. We arrived late afternoon about 4.30pm and there was one person on (we think) and she was quite busy. We checked in and the placed was full booked. First impression was that it was great. We had a 1 bedroom and even though it was fully booked, you couldn't...

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3Thank Katie W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I spent one night in a 2 bedroom room while holidaying with a friend. The room was extremely clean, and the beds were comfortable. The location was within easy walking distance of restaurants. The lovely lady who showed us our room was extremely friendly.

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Thank BlueMountians
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Waves is less than a minute from the beach but it's not on the beach so the rooms don't have any view of the sea - despite what the advertising and promotion indicates. But having said that, this was a good overnight stay for us. There is parking area for guests and check in was fast by a very friendly...

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Leigh, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Only stayed one night. Right by the beach. Staff was friendly and room was big and had a spa bath. Spa could have been cleaner and the water coming out of the tap was brown. We ran the water for a good 5 min and the colour changed but the water was still not clear. Looked like rusty water from...

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Thank GoatIsland_NZ
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We chose this on the basis of reviews and were not disappointed. The service on arrival was friendly and fast, our room was spacious and comfortable and there was good fast internet and plenty of power outlets for our myriad of phones and laptops. While it was just an overnight stay I would come back again.

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Thank Anwil51
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We only stayed one night at Waves but it was excellent. Staff were helpful from arrival to departure. Hallways were clean and smelt clean too. We were in an Executive Studio room. It was spacious and very clean. Free wi-fi was excellent and the spa tub was heaven after a busy day. We were on the ground floor on the...

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1Thank Becsta1983
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We arrived late and grabbed the last available apartment. A real bonus after a long day driving. A spa bath with the sound of the ocean and privacy with easy access to the beach. The facilities are excellent I would recommend this motel for an overnight or longer. Thanks trip advisor.

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1Thank hurddi
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Staff really went above and beyond. Location is less than a minute walk from the beach - but unfortunately no room has any beach views. Regardless we had a great time, excellent rooms and so close to everything, you can walk anywhere.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Waves Motel

Address: Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and Kohu Street, Orewa, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orewa
Price Range: $138 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waves Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Waves Hotel Orewa
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“Room 12 had sea views”
kiwichicky40, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room fronting road for own secluded terrace”
HelenS731, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The rooms don't face out to the beach, but just a short 100m walk to beach.”
DonnaR1729, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All great, ask to see room first,to suit you requirements and price,very helpful staff.”
warwicko2013, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Nonsmoking rooms but ours was on the ground floor with its own little terrace where smoking is fine.”
448brendat, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
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