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Oceanside Motel Whitianga

32 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510 New Zealand
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A note from Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Updated 07/05/20


#7 of 19 hotels in Whitianga
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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Taxi service
Hot spring bath
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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pyronical wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand155 contributions45 helpful votes
Great location, right next to the beach and very close to the main Whitianga stip. Kitchen was well stocked with everything you need. Beds were comfortable, everything was clean. TV was receiving an analogue signal, very poor quality. Internet was down our entire stay which makes life with kids pretty hard, especially since the TV was rubbish - no compensation offered. No aircon! Was surprised that all you get is one small fan in the corner of the living room. Main bedroom gets really hot in summer making it difficult to sleep. All in all, a great little motel, but with its rough edges, price didn't seem fair.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Angus L wrote a review Jul 2020
Whangarei, New Zealand474 contributions84 helpful votes
Best feature was the stunning views out to sea! Motel was very clean and had all we required. We had a few technical problems, the wall heater died and was promptly replaced with a portable one. The hot water turned cold while I was in shower due to a part failing. When reported the owners had a plumber fix it within an hour or two and also offered to move our rooms, which we declined as the problems were solved. The queen bed is in need of replacement in our unit but I believe Les and Jill are upgrading. Friendly , helpful advice on restaurants etc. Generally a good stay, thank you.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kathryn H wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada15 contributions2 helpful votes
Great location and views from the unit. Clean and well equipped. Buffalo Beach is a safe swimming beach. Swimming towels and spade for our visit to Hot Water Beach were provided. Friendly helpful hosts.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms have a view
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Response from Les Coomber, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi Kathryn, We appreciate you staying with us and reviewing your visit. Hot Water Beach is a fun place to visit and I always laugh at everybody digging away to find the hot water. It's a real multi-cultural event. We all enjoy the beach across the road (especially this year being so warm) , the fantastic ocean views and stunning sunrises that all our units share. Regards Les & Jill
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H9448DVthomasm wrote a review Feb 2020
Nanaimo, Canada40 contributions6 helpful votes
Les and Jill were so helpful and attentive. The room was wonderful, clean and well appointed and equipped. It had a huge hot tub with an ocean view. Our view was spectacular. We across the street from the beach and the sandy beach was great for swimming! Les and Jill recommended Sea Cave Adventures with Ash and Shona and we were so thankful for that. Our tour with them exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend Oceanside on Buffalo Beach.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: All the rooms are great and all face the water. We were upstairs and we loved our spacious deck!
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Response from Les Coomber, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi The Thompson's, Thanks for staying with us and enjoying some of activities we have on offer, here at Whitianga. We make it a priority here at The Oceanside to try and make our guest stay with us as enjoyable as possible . We have a sigh in the office saying "Arrive as guests and leave as friends" and we enjoy doing that. Thanks again for your review. Regards Jill & Les
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VonBadger wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom77 contributions44 helpful votes
Lovely room on upper floor with good sized balcony overlooking the ocean, which was literally just across the road. Nice beach and towels provided. Parking behind hotel. Good breakfast choices, brought to room the night before but for us that is good not bad: You can eat it when you want, wrapped in a towel on the balcony with no time restrictions or worry that the buffet might already be empty. It was hot outside but no A/C wasn‘t a problem. Balcony has roof on top so no direct late afternoon/evening sun and ocean breeze is very cooling so despite heat outside, room was cool. Very friendly owners with good tips - definitely take the ferry and walk up to the Shakespeare Cliffs. Also guests get 10% discount at O‘Malleys, which was a short walk into town and did good food and beer (try the lamb rump). Definitely recommended. We would stay again
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Les Coomber, Owner at Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi VonBadger, It's always good to get reviews and we really appreciate yours. The Executive suites are a great room for a lazy stay and even if you don't swim you can watch those who do as it's just there. You're dead right about the lamb rump I think it's the best meal on the menu. Thanks again for spending time in Whitianga and particularly with us here at The Oceanside. Regards Les & Jill
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USD 92 - USD 143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oceanside Motel Whitianga
Which popular attractions are close to Oceanside Motel Whitianga?
Nearby attractions include The Lost Spring (0.4 km), Mercury Bay Museum (1.0 km), and Bread & Butter Gallery (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oceanside Motel Whitianga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, reduced mobility rooms, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Oceanside Motel Whitianga?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Oceanside Motel Whitianga?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Oceanside Motel Whitianga?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oceanside Motel Whitianga?
Conveniently located restaurants include That Curry Place, Blue Ginger, and The Espy Cafe.
Does Oceanside Motel Whitianga have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Oceanside Motel Whitianga accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.