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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Right by the beach, and close to shops. Gorgeous spot. The unit was very clean and well equipped. Despite being full, the room was quiet. TV sky just arrived. Not far to the Mangonui Fish and Chips eatery!

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you are looking for some where to stay for a night or more you wont beat this place for price, location,peace and quite and friendliest family atmosphere, her In Doors and I stayed a night here and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The team that run this older but well appointed Motor Lodge were welcoming and as helpful as you get,...

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Called in on seeing sign at roadside as was late and were getting tired, hadn't planned on staying. Stayed in beach facing room at the front. Long shared deck area.You have to walk down stairs to access front rooms. There are rooms available right next to where you park your cars though, under a carport area. (stair free) Was told...

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san m, Manager at San Marino Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There thanks for your thoughts, we are just starting next week renovating 1 room at a time so should be tonnes better after it had a make over.

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Spent 2 nights. You cannot get closer to the beach. Accommodation very basic, neat and clean. Service friendly and good. 5 Star position. Close to good restaurants. Well worth visiting. They also arranged a fishing tour for use was fantastic. We returned with fish and management offered to cook our fish for us. The Team went the extra mile!

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Mangonui, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the San Marino for 10 days in early February, it was exactly what the doctor ordered. A truly relaxing place to stay, Phil, Tobie and the rest of their staff made sure that I was always comfortable. Fantastic location on the beach, beautiful days and outstanding sunsets. Whether you are looking to relax, swim or do some great...

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Pahiatua, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Stayed 2 nights and value for money was 2nd to none. To get beach front, amazing views, clean, fresh roomy units, and friendly service for $130/night was great. Cooper's beach is truly beautiful and you couldn't be closer. It was dated décor and a little run down in that respect but had everything you needed and all staff were very...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We spent two nights over the New Years eve break in a family room at San Marino Motor Lodge. We found that the price of property was high to very high in comparison with the condition of the building, but the absolute beachfront location and the time of year partially justify the amount. On the plus side, the beach is...

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Tabby2014, General Manager at San Marino Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Prices in Peak Season reflect the demand for the property. As we are extreme beachfront and our location is superb it is our location that guests are paying for in the peak season of summer. We are still considerably cheaper than everywhere else on the beach. The Room Information does not state that the building will be demolished, only that...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2016

As many others have said, what a great location, not possible to improve on it being right in front of the beach and since down the bottom of a hill no road noise. I booked directly with the Lodge and the Manager advised it was in need of refurbishment but was still in good working order. I totally agree, everything...

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Our whole family stayed overnight for a quiet year-end / New year. We liked the place. It was cosy, clean and most importantly right on the beach. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this place for a family holiday.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great hosts, very friendly, curtains were not dark enough to stop the light outside from shining in making the night just like day. We didn't get much sleep the two nights we stayed there. The bed were not that comfortable either. and would not think about returning

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated right on the gorgeous Coopers Beach!! Soak up the warm sun and enjoy watching your children play on the beach.Take in the wonderful sun sets. Take the family fishing on the beach. Wonderful walks and perfect for the hikers who enjoy the great outdoors.Situated approx. 40 minutes north of Kerikeri, and 20 minutes to Kaitaia. Eight self contained units, with well equipped kitchens, microwave ovens and hob top stoves, electric frying pans. Coffee and tea available. Cooked/ Continental breakfasts available on request delivered to your unit.Units ranging from studio, sleeps 2 - 3 , through to small family units sleeps 4, with a dbl bed and twin bunks and larger family units, sleeps 5 - 6.Units serviced daily. Cable TV and SKY Sport with new flat screen T.V's in selected units. Wi-Fi available. BBQ facilities available along with plenty of freezer space for those catches of the day!! Benches for cleaning the fish and safe parking available for the boat. Come and enjoy the beautiful arts and crafts at the local markets and sample the foods and wines in historic Mangonui's restaurants and cafes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about San Marino Motor Lodge

Address: 3 San Marino Drive | Doubtless Bay |, Mangonui 0420, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Mangonui
Price Range: $149 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Right on a beautiful Far North beach which makes for a pleasant evening walk or an invigorating morning jog.”
 of 5 bubbles AUNTIEQUEENIE, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Groundfloor units probably coolest and quietest, with little hedges between units giving privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles grantandval, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the bottom open directly to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 341debb, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
“You do get the sound of the sea. Different units with doubles, singles and bunks etc.”
 of 5 bubbles Hizza_Kiwi, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Get one of the rooms facing onto the beach”
 of 5 bubbles FrederickO635, 7 Feb 2015 | Read review
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