4.7 out of 5

"We enjoyed staying in a very comfortable and clean 1 bedroom suite. The weather was windy when we arrived, but the heated pool helped us enjoy our tim ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 03 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

At Admiralty Lodge Motel you'll be within steps of Pacific Islands and Buffalo Beach. Highlights at this beach motel include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

All 18 soundproofed rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy furnished balconies or patios, sitting areas and DVD players. Room service is available and kitchens come with fridges, microwaves and hobs, so in-room dining is easy. Pillow menus and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Coffee/tea makers, in-room childcare and free local calls are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services and a garden. Added amenities include free use of bicycles and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 4.5-star Whitianga motel include Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$156 per night

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Admiralty Lodge Motel ratings based on 132 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Admiralty Lodge Motel

Everyone (30) Couples (80) Family (22)
4 out of 5
Nice to have a kitchen to work in and enjoy in room dining. Kitchen needs few touch ups though, kick board in kitchen fallen off and cupboard door up top loose and does not shut properly without lifting up first. Great service personnel and office staff to greet you.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Lovely place to stay. Pity there was no milk provided for a cup of tea or coffee

Posted by on 25 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location. Not sure if the small gate access to beach works.

Posted by , from Hamilton, NZ on 17 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Room 209 was very clean and spacious, great balcony area to view the beach! Comfortable bed, high quality towels and shower/bath was also great! Nice firm pressure from shower head. Great spot in front of the beach!

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
Nice, close to beach, best to have a car to go to shops.

Posted by , from Auckland on 15 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice Motel in Whitianga

Pros: the outdoor swimming pool
Cons: WiFi reception is not good in all rooms
Location: Whitianga city centre is close by. There are many tour organizers to Marine Reserve.
We enjoyed staying in a very comfortable and clean 1 bedroom suite. The weather was windy when we arrived, but the heated pool helped us enjoy our time despite that.

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice motel

Was bring parents went whitianga for holiday,this is first time to stay here, was wonderful place and beautiful ! Mum and dad were very happy to stay this motel, they said will come back next time !

Posted by , from auckland on 8 Oct. 2017

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4 out of 5

Close to beach and town.

Nice and quiet. Close to town. Easy to walk into town for dinner etc. Very close to beach. Nice clean facilities with a great kitchen unit. Only negative was The toilet was mounted off the floor and quite high up the wall - It was strange!

Posted by , from Taranaki on 7 Mar. 2017

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Property Features

Admiralty Lodge Motel offers its guests an outdoor pool and complimentary bicycles. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden are also featured at the eco-friendly Admiralty Lodge Motel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Whitianga motel.

  • 1 building
  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (179.2 km / 111.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Admiralty Lodge Motel offers 18 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. A pillow menu is available. Premium satellite televisions are provided. Accommodation at this 4.5-star motel has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Whitianga motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Pillow options
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10 per stay.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 13 and NZD 20 for adults, and NZD 9 and NZD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Admiralty Lodge Motel Whitianga
  • Admiralty Lodge Motel
  • Admiralty Whitianga

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 4 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®