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Opononi Lighthouse Motel

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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean comfortable accommodation on a more or less open plan basis. Parking space immediately alongside the unit. Our small bathroom was made up of a separate lavatory (with door) and washbasin/shower unit to either side, separated from the living area by sliding door. Main bedroom area separated from living quarters by a curtain, door to second bedroom with two single... More 

Thank JMarpleInc
Clamecy, France
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After checking several of the local accommodations we decided this is the best value for money and fitted our needs. Roomy, clean, close to the 4 Square Shop and the Takeaways. Pleased with our choice here.

Thank Katie7772015
Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the Disability Unit and it was very spacious but had an unusual musty smell. TV very small for such a large room. Beds ok except single beds are more suited to children than adults. Average stay at this motel.

1 Thank TKAA1234
Nelson, New Zealand
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81 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an older style motel with a separate bedroom and lounge very clean and spacious. My only criticism would be the size of the TV as we had to sit up very close to it to catch the news. The proprietors were very friendly and helpful especially the lady.

1 Thank Diane W
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night while we did some business in Rawene. Motel was generally good. The furnishings were in good condition and it was clean. Reception was friendly and helpful. A couple recommendations would be to work on improving the wifi access. While free the signal was virtually undetectable in our room. The second recommendation would be to upsize... More 

Thank jonnk157
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Opononi Lighthouse Motel was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and the owners were very welcoming. There's a great fish and chip shop a few minutes walk away, and a small convenience store (Four Square) in the same area. The motel was everything you would want: clean; well specked; comfortable; friendly. There is a breakfast available for additional cost but... More 

Thank Ian D
Palmerston North
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here after a long week traveling around northland. The lady was extremely friendly and helpful but the man was blunt and grumpy when we booked to use the spa. The rooms were ok but parking was very tight.

1 Thank macshar
Marion, NC
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stopped overnight after a long drive from Point Reinga. Quick friendly check-in. Small, clean room with no view. The closest restaurant is miles away. There was not enough hot water for my husband to take a complete shower; I had to do without until morning. The Lighthouse seems to be well-suited to sports fishers. There was a picnic table... More 

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Harstad, Norway
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251 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. Like most things in Opononi, located on the State Highway across the road from the harbour. The Lighthouse Motel offers clean, self-contained units a short walk away from shop, cafe, takeaways and pub. You can fish straight off the beach or from the jetty up the road. There's a table to clean your catch just behind... More 

Thank seadragon99
Penzance, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

What an amazing place, just across the road from the beach and has great hosts, who are retiring and we wish them all the best. Spotless, roomy and well equipped unit with good cooking facilities. There was a table and chairs on the sheltered deck in the front and from our unit a view toward the sea. Easy walk to... More 

Thank Brian B

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A motel in a tropical setting, 20 metres from the beach. Clean, comfortable rooms in a quiet location close to local shops & restaurants 450m. Central location to explore the Hokianga region including the Waipoua Forest and Tane Mahuta. Beautiful views from the front of the property. Self-contained units with sea and garden views. One and two bedroomed units, 2 studio units, (one with wheelchair access). Motel amenities include a spa pool, under cover BBQ area, guest laundry. Free wifi on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Opononi Lighthouse Motel

Address: 45 State Highway 12, Opononi, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Opononi
Price Range: €72 - €125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Opononi Lighthouse Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms on the northside had balconies looking towards the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles Sainty1, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has a balcony and the best views”
 of 5 bubbles andrewblackcat2, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Wonderful situation with peace and quiet - couldn't wish for better!”
 of 5 bubbles 327margaretm, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the unit first on the left as you drive in, directly opposite the managers office, it was great. The unit faced the water.”
 of 5 bubbles po_tds, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We had a 2 bedroom unit - #4 - and it's the farthest of the 2 bedrooms from the road and was quiet (also good because it's an end unit)”
 of 5 bubbles JMH28, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
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