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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

This motel is an old property, but is one of the most spotless we have ever stayed at. It has more of the feel of a beach house, which is instantly relaxing. It is very well-equipped. Its quiet location meant a good night's sleep and it is only a stone's throw from the beautiful beach.

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Port Douglas, Australia
1 review
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I just had to pop into trip advisor to say ... I stayed at Edgewater Motel for a few nights with my mother ... the managers Les & Val were fantastic in assisting with our needs as my mother requires special attention. Nothing was a problem and I would have no hesitation in recommending the Motel.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We stayed here for just one night. the husband and wife team were very helpful and the beach front room was just what the doctor ordered after a long drive. Although the motel was clearly past its hay-day, it was clean and good value. We would certainly stay here again.

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2 Thank Seenoff
Matamata, N.Z
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94 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is an older motel BUT, the manager and his wife are just so friendly, kind and helpful and the place is spotlessly clean. It is the only motel in Orewa that is right on the beach front. You literally just walk straight down onto the sand without crossing any roads. Beautiful big lawns and Pohutukawa trees with picnic tabnles... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

It was sad to read some previous reviews - we stayed in the 2-bedroom apartment, which catered for everything. Immaculately presented, extremely clean and very comfortable beds. If I had left it up to my husband who read some reviews, we would not have stayed, we are both pleased we did. The staff are honest and friendly, if you want... More 

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3 Thank Shirley M
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

This motel needs to be bowled in a word. No money spent on it and owners must be just waiting to sell to a developer. Our room was run down, cold and am positive my sheets were not changed from last occupant! Also, our unit backed onto a carpark with lots of noise from cars and people :(

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Direct on the beach, we where able to watch a magnifficient sunrise over the water from our bed. This is a fantastic location, leave the room, walk just 50m and have a swim in the ocean. (if it`s not too cold for you) The self-contained studio is spacy and has everything you need, even though the enterior and the bathroom... More 

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1 review
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

2 friends and I went to get a room at this motel, the room was paid for then just as we were getting out of the car the very rude and stereotypical manager came out demanding that we leave and money will be refunded, saying that there will be no party. Even though we had just come back from waiwera... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We stayed here for one night only, needing to attend a function in Orewa. This motel is somewhat dated but would probably be the cleanest place I have ever stayed in! For such a short stay we chose a low cost room which was small and tucked away at the rear of the other buildings, but quiet and adequate, with... More 

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Paihia, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

You can not beat the location of this hotel right on the beach, it is old & tired but the friendly owner is upfront about this and it is priced accordingly. If you like your mod cons, fancy surroundings and everything to be up to date this is not the place for you, but if you just want a comfortable... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old BUT clean Motel direct access to beach, some units front right onto beach. Seven or eight minute walk down the beach to Orewa Restaurants and shops. Ideal for Families and or couples, with several different room formats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Edgewater Motel

Address: 387 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa 0931, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orewa
Number of rooms: 16
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“Ask for a room with a view & check it out to make sure everything is working OK.”
 of 5 bubbles 582russellk, 14 May 2015 | Read review
“In front of the beach”
 of 5 bubbles RikaMalaysia, 1 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Beachfront best”
 of 5 bubbles Diane47uk, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Two bathroom unit great if more than 2 adults staying.”
 of 5 bubbles 979dawnh, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
“My unit was the end one which had a tree in front of the window. This blocked my view of the sea quite a bit, so would recommend either one of the others on the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 922AmandaW, 23 Apr 2014 | Read review
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