4.2 out of 5

"Reception was very friendly and welcoming. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean. There’s no air conditioning so 2 fans on a very hot da ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 15 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

Aotearoa Lodge places you steps from Pacific Islands and within a 15-minute stroll of Buffalo Beach. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

All 14 rooms feature coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and irons/ironing boards. Additionally, fridges and free toiletries are available. Limited housekeeping is available.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecues and tour/ticket assistance. Other amenities include laundry facilities, luggage storage and a front desk safe. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star Whitianga motel, attractions include Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.

Standard Studio, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$105 per night

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (2 Bath with Kitchen)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Self-Catering)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Self-Catering Studio)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Full Kitchen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Aotearoa Lodge ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 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 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aotearoa Lodge

Everyone (22) Couples (14) Business (1) Family (10)
4 out of 5
Great staff very welcoming. Nice location. Clean and tidy but could benefit from a little modernisation

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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20 Apr. 2019 by choi

Thank you for your stay with us at Aotearoa Lodge. Your encouraging review will help us constantly improve our services, and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future! Sincerely,

5 out of 5
Booked to attend concert so only needed a place to sleep beautiful n quiet away from town cheap clean n tidy studio room air conditioning a bonus great service continental breakfast included

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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31 Dec. 2018 by Choi

Thank you for your stay with us at Aotearoa Lodge. Your encouraging review will help us constantly improve our services, and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future! Sincerely,

5 out of 5
Peaceful accommodation, beautiful gardens, wonderfully helpful staff. The use of the well equipped kitchen was a lovely surprise, as was the ability to use the bikes for rides along the magnificent foreshore - 2 minutes down the road. Highly recommend this venue.

Posted by on 18 Dec. 2018

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19 Dec. 2018 by choi

Thank you for your stay with us at Aotearoa Lodge. Your encouraging review will help us constantly improve our services, and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future! Sincerely,

5 out of 5
It rained all the time we were there but still it evoked a Wonderful feeling of comfort and spectacular scenery.The Balcony was a welcome surprise even though we never used it but what I remember most was the birds all around tweeting ..I loved it and would recommend it to my friends.

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2018

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11 Dec. 2018 by Choi

Thank you for your stay with us at Aotearoa Lodge. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future! Sincerely,

4 out of 5

Comfortable one night stay

Reception was very friendly and welcoming. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean. There’s no air conditioning so 2 fans on a very hot day wasn’t quite enough, but otherwise comfortable. They had all the essential amenities we needed and they also had spades to hire for going to hot water beach which was a nice touch. There’s quite a lot of bugs around so best to keep the windows closed at night!

Posted by , from sydney on 15 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice place to stay. Excellent customer service!! Room was nice and clean. Would love to go back one day!!

Posted by , from Gold coast on 15 Jan. 2018

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4 out of 5

Peaceful and clean place

It was easy to book our stay for the weekend . Everything ready when we turned up at pm 2;15 . All information needed was given on the spot . Internet access just a couple of clicks away , and included in the price . Great . Room and bathroom : clean and tidy . Our bed was very nice , big + from us . We allso got a little later check out , thank's for that . Can recomend this Logde to anyone who need a quite and very tidy place to stay in Whitianga . Cheer's P o M

Posted by , from Auckland on 11 Sep. 2017

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4 out of 5
Bit out of town. Only here to see whitianga and the Coromandel Peninsula but enjoyed our brief stay.

Posted by on 30 Mar. 2017

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3 out of 5

Good, clean hotel

Booked hotel online for$140 which seemed a fair price for the condition/type of room. When my parents arrived they were charged $180 (they didn't question this as I had booked on their behalf so they weren't sure if this was right). $180 certainly seemed overpriced for this particular accommodation.

Posted by , from Auckland on 16 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

Quiet & peaceful

Pros: Very quiet, easy parking, nice gardens. Continental breakfast was basic but good, dining room was clean & tidy. Room was very clean, comfortable bed
Cons: Only a bottom sheet offered for the pull-out sofa bed, we could have used a top sheet as well.
Aotearoa Lodge is a distance from town (20 min walk), but they offer a shuttle service if required.

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2017

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Property Features

Aotearoa Lodge offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (178.9 km / 111.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aotearoa Lodge offers 14 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. This Whitianga motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests making same-day bookings after 4 PM are asked to confirm the booking with the property. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7 PM.
Guests arriving after 7 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 25 per stay.

Pets

  • Pets: NZD 15 per pet, per day
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

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 12 and NZD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: NZD 15 per pet, per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 25 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Aotearoa Lodge Whitianga
  • Aotearoa Lodge
  • Aotearoa 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.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 3 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.

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