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Featherston, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We stayed in the "luxury tower suite" of this hotel for one night for $200 and it was simply not worth it. This may be called a "hotel", but it is a motel in every respect except for the rooms not having direct outdoor access. There were none of the other things you would expect from a hotel such as...

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Headlandshotel, Front Office Manager at Headlands Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry you arrived on a night our restaurant was closed. We are open for evening service Wednesday to Saturday. Our Luxury Tower Suite are situated on the floor above the Tower suites and are fitted with 16jet Hydrotherapy whirlpool bath, where as the tower suite have just a regular spa bath. Thank you for your comments, we appreciate...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Enjoyed returning to the place I grew up in. Lots of reminiscing of times past. The Headland hotel was great to return to at the end of the day. Pleasant meals in the restaurant. Lovely room, complete with spa bath. Helpful staff. No Wifi available.

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Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Have been to Headlands several times for extended family celebrations. This latest visit with my mother and my son when we enjoyed a chicken dish with melted cheese - yummy was the verdict! Starter of garlic bread was nice as were the flst whites. Keep up the good work.

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Headlandshotel, Front Office Manager at Headlands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that the Grilled Chicken Melt was yummy (its also a personal favourite of mine). We look forward to seeing you and your family again. Thank you once again.

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2015

We booked 5 nights at this hotel ourselves based on local recommendation from family. We were made very welcome by the staff (especially Nolene) although we were served breakfast on the first day by a very sullen individual almost to the point of being rude! We had negotiated a reduced rate for the honeymoon suite as we were staying 5...

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Headlandshotel, Front Office Manager at Headlands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Headlands Hotel & Restaurant, we appreciate all feedback given. We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. If ever you are back in our neck of the woods we hope to see you again. Thank you once more for taking the time to provide feedback.

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Attending a friends 50th birthday celebration took us to the coastal Taranaki settlement of Opunake. Selection of accommodation was abit random but took us to the Headlands Hotel where we stayed in what they called the villa. The rooms were superb, the breakfast was delicious and the service although not sensational, was more than adequate for what we were after....

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Headlandshotel, Front Office Manager at Headlands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Headlands. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you are thinking of coming back. Thank you once again, we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Disappointed to arrive and realise that our room was in the separate accommodation in the middle of the carpark rather than in the 'tower' building above the restaurant. Room was very clean - however the only view was of the carpark. The building was soulless, and felt very much like an afterthought. There was no way to leave the window...

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Headlandshotel, Front Office Manager at Headlands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay. An upgrade to the tower would have been possible for an additional cost. All of our rooms have air conditioning units to keep the rooms cool in summer and warm in winter. Sadly we are unable to...

Reviewed 13 January 2015

From the smooth response when taking our booking, to the final goodbye after a memorable dinner, this restaurant exceeded expectations. Table numbers are limited, so be sure to reserve your meal. Attention was swift, food and wine selection excellent, and this was a culinary experience that delivered on quality. We left as completely satisfied customers. Highly recommended.

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Headlandshotel, Front Office Manager at Headlands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience here at Headlands. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and that we were able to exceed your expectations. We do hope that you will come back and see us again in the future. Thanks once again.

Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2015

A surprise getaway for my partners birthday. Room was in the square building beside the main building. Was a little disappointed with the room. Quite noisy during the night with the fridge noise, Light aircon taking a long time to shut off. Toilet seat not fixed properly. I did mention this to reception and it was recorded. People need to...

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Headlandshotel, Front Office Manager at Headlands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we truly appreciate all feedback given. We are sorry to hear that you were a little disappointed with the room but are very glad you enjoyed your time in the area. Thank you once again for the review and letting us know what needs to be worked on in the room.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Whilst staying at the nearby campsite, we came here on a very wet and windy new years eve and were surprised to get a table - some late cancellations doing us a favour since the alternatives in town were not that appealing. The interior of the restaurant was a little dated and the carpets could do with a clean, but...

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Headlandshotel, Front Office Manager at Headlands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we appreciate all feedback received. We are so glad we were able to find you a table and that you enjoyed your meal. The pork belly was very popular (it was a special at the time) and the fish and chips is an all time favourite. Thank you once...

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2014

We picked Headlands Hotel, Opunake, from a random search and felt like it was a real lucky break. Staff were all so friendly and helpful, food was fantastic and we really enjoyed our stay. The room was in the tower and it was spacious with kitchen facilities and a great spa bath. Huge comfortable bed! Recommend the breakfast! We would...

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Headlandshotel, Front Office Manager at Headlands Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Helen, and for taking the time to give us feedback. We are so glad that you found us and that you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best for the rest of your trip, we hope to see you again in the future.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and stay at Surf Highway 45's only Luxury Accommodation on the coast, just 100 metres from Opunake beach. Relax in our luxury suites with sunrise/sunset, mountain and sea views or massage your senses in a 16-jet hydrotherapy whirlpool bath. Our Restaurant/Cafe provides a relaxing atmosphere for casual or intimate evening dining catering for everyone’s taste. Open 7days from 9am - late for brunch, lunch or dinner.Take a breather in fresh sea spray air or the warmth of our cosy, charming hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Headlands Hotel

Address: 4 Havelock Street, Opunake 4616, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Opunake
Price Range: $120 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Headlands Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Just don't, keep the engine running and look else where I'm afraid.”
paulcc115, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“tower rooms have great sun and views”
tangimarama, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Check if the restaurant is open on the night you want to stay (unless you like pub meals or Chinese takeaways).”
Annelise131, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“If you want space, take the villa, if you want views take the main building.”
geoffy419, 3 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ensure you ask for a room within the 'tower' rather than the soulless afterthought building within the carpark.”
franwellington, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
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