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 Buffalo Beach and Mercury Bay. 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-star Whitianga motel include Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.

Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$141* Per night/room 25 Aug. - 26 Aug.

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Admiralty Lodge Motel ratings based on 134 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 (24)
5 out of 5
I was hoping the pool would have being open. I found the lady at the front desk to be very helpful and nice to deal with . such a nice smile

Posted by on 5 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Aug. 2019 by Shivawn

We are sorry that the pool was not available during your stay. It has now been freshly renovated with a new liner and we hope that you get to come back and enjoy it next time! Thank you for the review.

5 out of 5
Wonderful place to relax, close to the beach, walk/cycleway, staff ready to help, no drama.

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Aug. 2019 by Shivawn

We are thrilled to hear that you got to relax on your time away in Whitianga while staying at Admiralty Lodge. We are always happy to help in whatever way we can and we really appreciate the feedback. Thank you.

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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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Aug. 2019 by Shivawn

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. We have taken your review into consideration and are actioning getting these fixed. Thank you.

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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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Aug. 2019 by Shivawn

As a part of our check in procedure, milk is always offered to our guests. We are very sorry that on this occasion this did not happen. We will endeavour to make sure this does not happen again. Thank you for your review.

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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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Aug. 2019 by Shivawn

Hi Jack. Thank you for the review. Yes our gate operates with a code. I am sorry that you were not given this on check in. We will make sure that this is now a standard check in procedure.

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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7 Aug. 2019 by Shivawn

Thank you for the review. We really appreciate it.

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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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Aug. 2019 by Shivawn

Thank you for the feedback. We really appreciate it.

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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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-star Whitianga motel.

  • 1 building
  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • 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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • 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-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
  • Oven
  • 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
  • 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

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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning on arriving outside normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key-retrieval instructions.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 7:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning on arriving outside normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key-retrieval instructions. There are no staff members on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Check-out

  • 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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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.

  • Guests must contact the property
  • Private entrance

Fees

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
  • Admiralty Lodge Motel Whitianga
  • Admiralty Whitianga
  • Admiralty Lodge 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 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.