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Driftsand Boutique Accommodation

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Rongotea, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderfully appointed, comfortable, clean and tasteful accommodation has the best I have stayed in of its type including the very reasonable tariff. Luxury units at mid range prices! The native bird life behind is stunning and waking each day in the oh so comfortable bed to the dawn chorus was special. Very helpful hosts, a friendly and relaxing stay... More 

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Medowie, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driftsands really raises the bar ... easily the most tastefully designed room we have stayed in for this type of accommodation. The bath is amazing .. shower amazing ... carpet so soft .. comfy king bed .. tiles amazing .. room style perfect .. the Morepork room is where we chose .. private but still a view of the ocean... More 

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Thank tedx2016
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We only stayed one night, but were totally impressed and will be back to stay longer. Friendly service, and the highest spec'ed rooms right next to the beach made this a short back very pleasant visit. Not cheap, but worth every dollar.

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Thank brady1968
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Facilities are all brand new. Executive standard. My room had an amazing bath which I wish I'd had time to enjoy but alas only there for one night with a business event in the evening. Full kitchenette with microwave. Sofa and desk. Would definitely stay again.

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Thank Sharon T
Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Effort has gone into the rooms to make them stand apart from the normal standard of accommodation in New Zealand, but not be priced out of reach. We look forward to your future stay with us. More 

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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

It is a small facilities; maybe justn two or three rooms, with maybe two more under construction (said to be ready in a month). The room we stay in is about a year old and we were very pleasantly surprised by how thoughtfully conceived and appointed the room and it's fittings are. From the tiny bedside light to the decelerated... More 

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Thank AH KUAN S
Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed and wonderful comments. We hope you can get one day to enjoy Ohope and Driftsand again. Safe travels More 

Napier, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed just one night in Ohope beach and picked this motel because there were units right out front with stunning views of the beach -I will get back to that. The unit was high spec from the amazing free standing bath, rain shower, very comfortable bed, soft linen, big studio. Everything was incredible. Getting back to the view however -... More 

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Thank Gingerules
Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

We are sorry that the room you wanted was not available, this was clear on our website at the time of booking. We are glad you enjoyed the Morepork room and had time to explore what Ohope has to offer. The front rooms are now finished and we welcome you back to enjoy both the great new rooms and great... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with the hubby and six year old for two nights and it was very nice! Right on the beach ( gorgeous sunrises) and in walking distance to cafes/ surf club/ playground/bush walks. Big lounge room, quality furnishings and all the facilities you need to feel at home... Away from home. FYI - the Shower pressure was a bit... More 

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Thank 18trinitys
Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the positive review. We have made an effort here at Driftsand to be a bit different from your normal Motel experience and it makes us glad when people feel like they have reached a home away from home. You will be glad to know the shower pressure issue is currently being dealt with a full renovation of... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

We stayed in the Morepork room and I was very impressed. Everything is brand new and very comfortable, warm and stylish. The bathroom is the best I've seen in a long time - the bath is to die for! They offer great breakfast with fresh, warm breads and cereals. The owners were really lovely and made everything really easy. Very... More 

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Robbie W, Manager at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Yes, we are trying to keep a secret about how good life is here at Ohope but unfortunately the word is slowly getting out. Our Morepork and Tui rooms although set back from direct beach views are in our opinion the best rooms given the Bathrooms and privacy they enjoy. So glad you enjoyed your stay and the wider Ohope... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

My step daughter shouted my husband and I 2 nights here in the Kingfisher room. What a beautiful place, the owner was friendly and pleasant, the room was lovely and cosy, the bed was comfy and the view of the beach from the room was beautiful. Such a tranquil place.

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Thank kiwichicky40
Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

The Kingfisher room is a very popular room with its location and position. Possibly the best spot on Ohope beach some say. With the renovations taking place the room will soon be even better. We look forward to your future stay with us. More 

Palmerston North
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Friendly greeting,stunning decor inthe room and high class fixtures.the bath was bliss after a long drive.we were just a stones throw from the beach and it was great to haveva stroll andvwatch the sun go down.We will be back

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Thank 433craige
Robbie W, Owner at Driftsand Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Glad we could be an enjoyable stopover on a long trip. We will still be here and look forward to being of service whenever next time happens to be. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Driftsand Boutique Accommodation is nestled along the surf beach of West End Ohope. This part of the beach is wonderfully sheltered and warm, alongside a pohutukawa-lined Ohope hill, a blaze of scarlet in the summer. The huge expanse of white sand stretching for 11km offers fantastic sea views across to the East Cape. From the units, it is less than a minute's walk to the water. Tariff: (2 persons) from $150-$220, $25 per extra person. Negotiable for longer stays over 2 days. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Driftsand Boutique Accommodation

Address: 31 West End Road, Ohope 3121, New Zealand (Formerly Jody's on the Beach)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Ohope
Price Range: $148 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Front rooms have best views.”
 of 5 bubbles barnyard2016, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They are all sensational ... money has been spent and it shows. Front rooms have the ocean view rear rooms have a private sort of ambience.”
 of 5 bubbles tedx2016, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Morepork room is great for couples.The Dotterel room does however have a view of the sea if that's what you're after.”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Better view of the sea in the front unit”
 of 5 bubbles 433craige, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“try to get one of the roadside rooms that face the beach”
 of 5 bubbles annac1950204, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
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