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Stockholm, Sweden
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60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Situated less than 100 m from the beach north of Auckland this motel offers god value for money. You park your car safely just outside the reception which provides quick and efficient service (including the traditional milk bottle upon check-in). Your room will be on ground floor or upstairs, reached by a staircase to an open gallery. The rooms are... More 

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Waves04, Manager at Waves Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, it is a good guide to other travelers who would like to spend a few days around Orewa. I am so happy to have you stay with us for several days. Hope you enjoyed, and see you next time. Thank you very much. More 

San Diego, California
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69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Good location near the beach, short walk to town. There were a lot of things in the room that were broken and either hadn't been repaired or hadn't been repaired correctly. It seems the hotel is going downhill. The furniture was dirty. Worst of all, the front desk person totally ignored my wife for a long time when she went... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I can only highly recommend this boutique hotel. It's position is perfect with the beach nearby, the rooms being spacious and clean with the cherry being the staff who are great. I arrived very early and had a business meeting at the hotel, The friendly and prompt check in was a great relief and the assistance with the printing of... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

My wife and I stayed in suite No 12 which has a pleasant rear view to the sea and is laid out well and offers all the facilities needed when staying in a motel such as this. There are many positives to this place, the bedding was very comfortable and clean as was the sofas and dining furniture in the... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a night great little place right next to along beach and good surf right out front we rented a board from a surf shop 10 minute walk and surfed out of our hotel room. The place is well kept full kitchen and comfy the manager is helpful also let us have a late checkout FYI when... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Its a whole 70 small steps from a beautiful beach - it may not over look it but it's close enough. The apartments are large, clean and airy with good decor. We have a road view but it's not noisy at night and there is a gig balcony to sit on outside which is nice. Good air con as well.... More 

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Whangarei
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Booked over phone, staff member took all relevant information including credit card details but when arrived to check in there was no record of booking and they were fully booked so we were stuck with nowhere to stay for our overnight business trip, staff member at desk advised that that particular employee who had taken the booking had in fact... More 

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Cairns
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We arrived 2am by taxi from Auckland intl airport,Nya's expected 13km to motel, but turned out to be 67km? $241 taxi fare, then departed at 6am back to airport $149.00 via shuttle bus making it very expensive overnight, perhaps not fault of Waves, but I recall seeing 13kms and without geographical knowledge of Auckland we learned a good lesson. At... More 

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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Stopped by here on our way back to Auckland. The room was brand new, with plenty of space. Staff was very helpful. Location is perfect, just have to walk 1 minute and your are on the beach, without any road to cross. Would have stayed longer there is possible. WOuld definitely come back there. great value.

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Not to far from Orewa centre and not too close. Close to the beach. Nice modern rooms. We stayed for just one night and ate at a local restaurant within easy walking distance of motel. Staff friendly and helpful

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Waves Motel

Address: Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and Kohu Street, Orewa, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orewa
Price Range: $150 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waves Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“The rooms don't face out to the beach, but just a short 100m walk to beach.”
 of 5 bubbles DonnaR1729, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All great, ask to see room first,to suit you requirements and price,very helpful staff.”
 of 5 bubbles warwicko2013, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Nonsmoking rooms but ours was on the ground floor with its own little terrace where smoking is fine.”
 of 5 bubbles 448brendat, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room with spa bath, very enjoyable”
 of 5 bubbles 190kirag, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I think it had rooms overlooking the beach have one of them be a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles daibach999, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
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