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Washington DC
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved staying at this hotel, the rooms were HUGE, and they had a full kitchen as well, which helped with the costs of eating out. The staff was friendly during the check-in process and was able to give you information about the area, directions and was even able to give me tide information. As for the room itself, the only... More 

Thank H L
Kansas City
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71 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was comfortable, so was the bed! Breakfast totally mediocre - lousy bread, no cheese, cold cuts or eggs - not worth the $15 price. Better to go to town. The shower head is the cheapest piece of junk, provides a paltry spurt. The manager is Korean, nice guy, but barely speaks English. Parking very awkward. The place needs some... More 

Thank Sush108
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

stayed there on family holiday, part of a 3 week tour of NZ, these were the worst beds out of 22 nights in NZ. Accommodation was modest and needs a little TLC, could be a great motel. Beaut quiet location and owners were very accommodating.

Thank Craigous M
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Nice location, off the beach. Nice layout of the accommodation and conference facilities. Family running the Lodge were lovely, I think they are fairly new to this accommodation. The beds in the rooms had no consistency - I had a conversation at breakfast with a conference colleague (we were both bemoaning the beds). I thought she must have had the... More 

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Forster, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had a 2 bedroom family unit. Everything clean but older style. However the beds were TERRIBLE!! Ended up being seasick all night on a bed that bent like a banana. Also a bit out of town. Out of all the prebooked accomodation we stayed at it was the worst. All you want is a good bed to have a good... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I ran a weekend conference here for about 45 people. Attendees stayed at the Lodge with the overflow at local B&B, motel and Backpackers. The conference venue is under new management and they were very helpful and friendly. The conference room can seat about 45 people. We used a local caterer from Jandals Cafe, who provided an excellent meal Saturday... More 

Thank Felicity G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The only reason I didn't rate this a 5 is that outside, on the porch, there were containers for smokers... and I hate smoke! So the fact that this wasn't entirely a smoke-free venue brings my rating down - even though I didn't smell any smoke. But the room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the heater and television and... More 

Thank T_Bear_Mommy
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My family stayed 3 days. we really enjoyed it, quite and simple but warm. Breakfast was also really good. All staff were kind and friendly. It was not far from the main beach. We could walk , took about 15 to 20 minutes for normal walking steps. We really liked to stay just like our home.

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here, quite a simple small lodge with cabins and rooms radiating out from the central reception area and breakfast room. We had a studio with a small separate bedroom and sitting area with a small kitchenette. Do not go here for luxury; if you want a welcoming, well run very friendly stay this is the... More 

Thank Ian W
Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Good standard motel with all the facilities we needed. Added the continental breakfast which was really good value. Enjoyed the peaceful location which, whilst just outside town was still convenient for everything we planned. Our hosts were very helpful with advice on trips, tours and local attractions. Would certainly stay again if in the area.

Thank WSM999

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Aotearoa Lodge

Address: 70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: €91 - €118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aotearoa Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“family rooms were large and plenty of room”
 of 5 bubbles craigousm, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check bed hardness/softness before accepting a room”
 of 5 bubbles LeS339, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All are good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles jillk614, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Wasn't impressed at all so I wouldn't recommend this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 11catherinet, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles Kimsteve15, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
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