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North Shore City, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Very budgeted place with thin walls. They had a guest (truckie) who left his truck engine-running from 5.00am till he drove away at 6.30am. When I complain to the manager she couldn't give a professional answer but they've only just taken over as new managers.

Thank JJ K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Really close to Whangarei falls and main highway. Nice hosts. The rooms were very dated but it was tidy, clean and fine for one night stay. When we arrived back to motel after going for dinner, the Christmas lights won the kids over. The kids also loved the swimming pool and spa. Trampoline was also fun for them. They didn't...

Thank korimako1
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Can not praise Kath and her team enough. Multiple members of my family stayed here for 3 nights to attend my Mum's funeral and celebrate her life. During this time Kath made us all feel at home and with their conference room options we were able to have a family gathering in Mum's honour. Honestly could not ask for a...

Thank Susan R
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Stayed here with niece 8 and nephew 7 for a special birthday treat. Room is not just dated but has no pride taken in it at all. Watermarks all over the sagging ceiling, stains on bathroom floor, chips and marks in ALL the furniture, no valances on beds so you can see the crappy bed bases, fridge sitting on 2...

Thank jodsjess
Kath O, Owner at Motel Sierra, responded to this review

Dear Jodsjess Thank you for taking the time to review Motel Sierra. It is always great to get feedback from our guests and aim to take everything on board. I am sorry that our staff did not take it upon themselves to move you into a unit that more suited your requirements. Did you get the opportunity to talk to...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A group of us stayed here for one night on our way up north Jetski fishing. As we had a number of jetskis we needed somewhere secure with plenty of parking space - Motel Sierra fitted that bill perfectly! They have security cameras around the place. The reception staff were very helpful in sorting out our parking and telling where...

Thank IainR
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

After you get over the 70s musty smell and 'lovely' decor you look around and see it is tidy, staff are very lovely, bed is good to sleep in, and road noise is minimal. The Motel is a little bit out of the city centre and if you want a pub meal there's one a short drive down the street.

Thank Louise E
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We have come from Christchurch to do some work in Whangarei, which we were held up with weather . The hosts were over the top accomadateing us with washing Dinners and re organising our stay with them. We went fishing one night and came home with fish the host filleted the fish and cooked it for us. They went out...

Thank Julian F
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I have just stayed here for over a week whilst working in the area. The units were clean and tidy and were serviced regularly. The pool and spa is amazing. Most of all the hosts were super friendly, made us feel welcome, and nothing was ever a problem. I would definitely recommend this Motel and when I return I will...

Thank Rod A
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My partner niece and I stayed here and the hosts were so rude! I highly recommend you don't stay here! A scene had occurred as the Managers wife had accused me of lying. Did not take to that well at all! Room was tidy, fast wifi. But overall not gd.

1Thank 418bradym
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I have stayed here a couple of times. The spa room is beautiful and relaxing. I appreciate them providing towels for the pool and spa. Decor is a little old but that's typical for Whangarei. Lovely owners.

Thank Justine G

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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Affordable 3+ star self contained/serviced accommodation. Lots of room for parking large vehicles and rooms are a reasonable size. RV parks & dump station for stay over guests. Conference room facilities available. 3 minutes walk to restaurant, corner dairy/shop, Chinese takeaway & fish & chips & ATM machine. 10 minutes by car to virtually anywhere in Whangarei. 45 minutes to Bay of Islands. Base your self with us and see the North ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel Sierra

Address: 26 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: €75 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Motel Sierra 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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#7 Spa Hotel in Whangarei
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“Tell reception what your needs are and they will look after you.”
susanrJ6777GQ, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“For a large group, ask for the house. Rooms further from the road are preferred.”
Seagull_Maestro, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“because we were close to a main highway, there was lots of traffic, but you know I don't know if I really did hear much traffic. Maybe just too too tired. Also it is two stories high, so if you have problems like stairs, I made sure I asked for ground floor room. there was small to larger rooms.”
648PatriciaB648, 28 May 2014 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are quieter.”
445ScottM, 2 Jun 2013 | Read review
“I think the rooms at the back cost $10 more, and the walls were thin, however we didn't hear the noise from the road in our cheaper room.”
2funtravellers, 9 Jul 2012 | Read review
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