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    Sands Motel

    48 Whangaumu Street | Tutukaka, Tutukaka 0173, New Zealand
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Traveller (14)
    Pool & Beach (5)
    Hotel & Grounds (13)
    • Excellent60%
    • Very good32%
    • Average4%
    • Poor0%
    • Terrible4%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Breakfast included
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    Oct 29Oct 30
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 42 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The Sands is classic kiwi. On the beach, relaxed, no frills, comfortable, cosy, and with everything you'll need. This is not a luxury hotel; it's the perfect easy-going place to stay. We stayed outside peak season so often had the lovely Whangaumu beach to ourselves....More

    Thank jandals2
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This is a perfect place to unwind. The view is perfect from my room. The beach is just right in front of my place. The hosts are awesome too. I want to come back to this place. Once is not enough. I love it. My...More

    Thank Maria Teresita C
    Reviewed 14 July 2017

    What a lovely detail to have flannelette sheets to snuggle into on a cold winters night. Well priced and spotlessly clean with a well equipped kitchen. Fantastic outlook onto a picturesque bay with mature pohutukawa.

    Thank missdiscotek
    Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

    The views, the place, rooms, facilities and the hosts. Everything is awesome. They went out of their way to make sure we get our food (drove us to the general store) and clothes are dried properly. Definitely the best host ever. It's a home and...More

    Thank JoyLing
    Reviewed 29 April 2017

    Stayed at the Sands Motel during the April school holidays, our first visit to this motel and to this beach. And the photos here are accurate - stunning spot. Superb beach for relaxing and play. The host/manager Shirley was so friendly and helpful. Felt right...More

    Thank John C
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    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Price range
    • US$93 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Northland Region >
    • Tutukaka
    • Also Known As
    • Sands Motel Tutukaka, South Pacific - New Zealand
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    Traveller (14)
    Pool & Beach (5)
    Hotel & Grounds (13)
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    Room Tips
    "Units 1 and 6 are closest to the beach and have great views."
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    "Room 6 where we stayed has uninterrupted views of the sea and harbour."
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    "Unit 1 private view"
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    "They all looked good"
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