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Oceanside Motel Whitianga

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Room & Suite (17)
Pool & Beach (3)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
The Oceanside is a boutique motel, offering a unique blend of superior beachfront accommodation, traditional hospitality and stunning sea views in Whitianga, the heart of the magical Coromandel Peninsula. With 180 degree panoramic views over Buffalo Beach and Mercury Bay from all units you are only metres away from safe swimming and fantastic boating in the beautiful waters of Mercury Bay. Make the most of this opportunity to relax and unwind in one of New Zealand's most acclaimed scenic regions. The Oceanside is just a 10 minute stroll along the beach to Whitianga's renowned cafes and restaurants, the wharf and marina complex plus the Village shopping centre. With just a 2 minute drive we are one of the closest motels to the international acclaimed The Lost Spring Thermal Pools & Spa complex.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Golf Course
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Bay View
Great View
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Traveller rating
  • 65
  • 24
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  • English
Popular mentions
From the moment we arrived we were so warmly welcomed by Jill and Les, the owners of this amazing place. The rooms were incredibly clean, spacious, and equipped with a fabulous kitchenette with everything you would require. Our hosts were so accomodating! They supplied us with
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Response from JillAndLes, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Josh, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Oceanside Motel. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much while staying with us. We aim to make everyone who walks in our doors as comfortable and happy as possible during their stay. Whitianga is such an amazing place and so much to see and do so we like to make sure every guest knows what little beauties are laying round the place. Thank you again for such an amazing review, we truly appreciate it. Jill & Les
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We had a very comfortable stay the location was amazing. The host was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely stay again. It’s the perfect place to stop for a night or two when driving the Coromandel Peninsula.
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Response from JillAndLes, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us here at The Oceanside, Les and I really appreciate the feedback from all our guests. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and glad we were able to provide a little bit of knowledge of our area and the best things to do. We hope to see you again. Have a great Christmas and New Year. Thank You Jill and Les
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Right across the road from the beach this motel was clean, spacious, comfortable and we had a great stay, Thanks Jill and Les, it is a beautiful place with a fantastic view and a great location.We look forward to staying again once day.
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Response from JillAndLes, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Responded 25 Nov. 2018
Thank you for your kind review Shaun and Leann, we really appreciate the feedback and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Oceanside. We try and make sure that all our guests are as comfortable as possible while staying with us and our location, we like to think, is perfect for a relaxing stay away. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon. Jill and Les
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Really is Oceanside with a wonderful view over the bay. Easy walk to the town for shops and the great Blue Ginger restaurant. Go on Les' boat for a wonderful two hour trip visiting the caves and beaches. Use the laundry machine and hang your washing outside in the garden
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Response from JillAndLes, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Responded 25 Nov. 2018
Thank you so much John for such a kind review, we really appreciate hearing our guests feedback. We try to ensure that our guests get the most out of their stay with us as our location is the perfect spot for a relaxing stay in he Coromandel and our partnership with Sea Cave Adventures ensures our guests get to see everything from land and sea. Thank you again for your kind review and we hope to see you again :) Jill
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Stayed for just one night in ground floor unit with fabulous view of Mercury Bay. Separate bedroom and bathroom with large living area and kitchen. Ten minutes walk along the beachfront to shops and restaurants. Great stay and will try to stay longer next time.
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Response from JillAndLes, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Responded 25 Nov. 2018
Thank you David for such a kind review. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us for the night. The location of our motel is perfect for a short stay, close to town and right across the road from the beach. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks Jill and Les
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View from the seafront back to the Motel
View from the patio
No door on toilet alcove
Old fashioned basin - small and cramped
Old fashioned shower
Is there A/C?
HI Natalie, Yes the rooms do have Air Con but as Kim said above - you can open the sliding doors out the front of your room and have the ocean breeze flow thru. Thanks Jill & Les
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Hi Shelley, Thank you for your question - unfortunately we do not have wheelchair access to our bathrooms (toilet & shower). However as we do have access to the rooms via ramps, we will now look at what we can do to accommodate those in wheelchairs in our rooms. We do apologize for this. Thank you Jill Coomber
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"Rooms on the Second Floor"
"Executive Studios are upstairs and have lovely views"
"Ask for upstairs rooms"
"Best views from upper floor units with more room but more expensive."
"Book ahead, I am sure many know of this gem."
USD 107 - USD 201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
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