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Edgewater Motel
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Yes it really is on the water's edge, a fabulous location where you can watch the dawn rise over the ocean! Lovely beach for a swim or a sunbathe then slip back to clean up before a short stroll to the shopping centre to the many fine restaurants and cafes.
The manager was ever so helpful switching us to a beach front, one bedroom, upstairs unit. The bigger units do not have beach views but all can share the communal lawn which adjoins the beach. Our unit had everything we needed, but the downside was the tired décor. Pealing wallpaper is unappealing, but don't let a bit of a scruffy wall put you off as this property is a great venue for a short to medium stay. (7days). I'd give it 9 out of 10, and I'd stay again.

Stayed: February 2017
Thank Ian N
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Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Older style motel that is in desperate need of some serious TLC. Stairs and deck need painting as do the kitchen doors .
Our bedside lamp wasn't working and it's cord disappeared beneath the bed and was attached to goodness knows what. There were no power sockets on the bedroom walls. All the carpets were worn and had frayed edges and poor joins. All the wallpaper was marked in some manner or peeling. Fire alarm located right over the food preparation area so it went off when we cooked toast.
Curtains so thin they served no purpose.
And for this we paid $190 !
Never again.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank George P
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Reviewed December 6, 2016

Travelled up from the South Island and on an impulse decided to spend the weekend in Orewa to meet our son who is working further north. Most motels were already booked out and this too was full for the weekend.

Positives = the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable, clean, with tv, small kitchen facilities and reasonably priced. The beachfront view is amazing and the location to the beach perfect. Free parking. Easy walk back to bars, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Negatives = This is an old motel which is in need of a revamp. The paint on the outside is tired and patchy. Inside the room we stayed in curtains were light and not at all good for keeping out the light. Fixtures are dated and tired looking.
Hopefully they are planning to spend some money on this motel as it is in a prime location. It could really be so much better.

If you are looking for a couple of nights on the beach and don't mind staying somewhere older this will suffice. The beach is the bonus to get out and stroll along was just wonderful.

Room Tip: Rooms with a beach view are the best.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Thank kiwisolargal
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Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our overnight stay here. The motel is right on the beach & were able to get up for a wonderful walk on a beautiful autumn morning. The kitchen & bathroom were adequate & the bed comfortable & we were within walking distance of the shops. Our host was very friendly & helpful.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Jeffrey C
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

Firstly, the owners are really lovely and very helpful. That was the only positive.
Now to our 2 bedroom apartment.
It needs a makeover. If I could smell the room over the Internet, I would not have booked it. The room smell was like walking into an op shop full of old clothes. The furniture needs to be steam cleaned, the carpet needs replacing, the place needs a coat of paint. Needs new beds. Needs new window furnishings.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Webby200863
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