4.4 out of 5

"Lovely spacious motel units - where it is obvious that the extra mile has been taken with tasteful presentation - a view to die for - very comfortab ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 26 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

Bailey's At The Beach Motel places you steps from Buffalo Beach and within a short 5-minute stroll of Mercury Bay. Highlights at this beach property include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

Each apartment features satellite TV, a coffee/tea maker and free newspapers.

This apartment offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecues and a picnic area. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

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

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Standard One Bedroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
NZ$115* Per night/room 19 Sep. - 20 Sep.

Deluxe Room, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Deluxe One Bedroom)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bailey's At The Beach Motel ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bailey's At The Beach Motel

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5 out of 5

very welcoming after a long trip - awesome stay!

Pros: everything
Cons: no
Lovely spacious motel units - where it is obvious that the extra mile has been taken with tasteful presentation - a view to die for - very comfortable warm bed with excellent pillows - luxury towels and all the mod-cons including dishwasher! I will definitely be going back again!!!

Posted by , from Tauranga on 26 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5

Lovely clean small family run operation

We spent 2 nights here. The motel was clean and the owner very friendly and helpful. She gave us info about local sights and a spade for hot water beach. It can be a bit on the noisy side though. If you are sleeping on the sofa in the lounge there is quite a bit of traffic noise because it's situated on a main road along the beach and a side street. If you are sleeping in the rear room and not an early riser then you may be unfortunate to be disturbed by thoughtlessly loud guests departing. It is probably a bit far to walk into town so it is best suited to guests with a car. Overall a very nice spot for the $$$.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 6 Feb. 2018

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5 out of 5

Perfect spot

Pros: It's location and set up for travelling with a baby was ideal
Location: Beach across the road and super handy to the town
This was a perfect spot for our wee family get away, with the beach across the road it made for such a great time. Thanks so much, the hotel staff were so inviting and friendly, which topped it off so nicely!

Posted by , from Auckland on 15 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5


Beautiful views, lovely room and overall enjoyable service. Good kitchen & bathroom too!

Posted by , from Perth on 20 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great accomodation, highly recommended!!!

As per the Title and a hole lot more, staff very friendly and room VERY tidy. Amazing views. Will be staying there again soon.

Posted by on 27 Mar. 2017

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2 out of 5

Expected more for my money

Pros: It is right opposite the beach, within long-ish walking distance to town, and the owner is very nice.
For the price of this motel I would have expected a more modern and comfortable room. The furniture was very dated, the layout awkward, the queen bed had very prominent roll-together, and the cleanliness wasn't quite up to standard with cobwebs on the ceiling and hair in the sheets. It would be a good basic motel for a family if the price were lower, but at the advertised rate I would certainly stay elsewhere.

Posted by on 15 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5

Very nice place - right next to beach

Pros: The location
We had a great experience. Owners were super friendly and even provide beach towels and spades for hot water beach!

Posted by , from Southland on 9 Mar. 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Great facilities, comfortable bed
Location: Beach and walking path across the road. Short drive to local towns, interesting eateries.
Great place to stay for a few days, excellent wifi, all necessary requirements for cooking, cleaning etc. At the quiet end of town, but only 15 min walk to restaurants and shops, double glazing cuts out the road noise. Wonderful view over the beach.

Posted by , from Australia on 6 Mar. 2016

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3 out of 5

Bad customer service

As soon as we arrived we were asked to pay for the rooms we booked in full so we asked to see room and the person serving us lashed out at us and left the reception and asked his wife to deal with us. He was very rude would never go back there again. Rooms are hot at night with no air conditioning and wifi does not work.

Posted by on 29 Dec. 2015

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5 out of 5

Beachfront perfection

Pros: Location, Cleanliness, Comfortable
Amazing owners, spacious rooms, beach front with brand new bathrooms

Posted by , from Auckland on 13 Nov. 2015

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About the Bailey's At The Beach Motel

Location 66 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga, 3510

Property Features

As a guest of Bailey's At The Beach Motel, you'll find a terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ. Public spaces have free WiFi. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Bailey's At The Beach Motel also features a garden, a picnic area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Whitianga apartment.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (179.1 km / 111.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Bailey's At The Beach Motel offers 9 forms of accommodation with free newspapers and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast for a fee.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

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

Airport transport is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


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 15.00 and NZD 18.00 for adults, and NZD 15.00 and NZD 18.00 for children (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Bailey's Beach Motel Whitianga
  • Bailey's Beach Motel
  • Bailey's Beach Whitianga
  • Bailey's At The Whitianga
  • Bailey's At The Beach Motel Apartment
  • Bailey's At The Beach Motel Whitianga
  • Bailey's At The Beach Motel Apartment 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.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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