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4.5 out of 5

"Super friendly check in. Very pleasant .......................... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 15 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

At Oceanside Motel you'll be within steps of Buffalo Beach and Mercury Bay. Highlights at this beach motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 9 rooms feature furnished balconies, sitting areas, and coffee/tea makers. Room service is available and kitchenettes come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, so in-room dining is easy. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star Whitianga motel include Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.

Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$165* Per night/room 1 Apr. - 2 Apr.

Executive Studio, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Oceanside Motel ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Oceanside Motel

Everyone (24) Couples (8) Family (7)
5 out of 5
Super friendly check in. Very pleasant ..........................

Posted by on 15 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great views, great location, great room, lovely owners.

Posted by , from Hamilton on 26 May 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
The views from the property and being able to walk across the road for a swim was just sensational. The only downside was it didn't feel that private with the balconies not being fully enclosed. Having said that, I'd be more than happy to stay here again.

Posted by on 7 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice motel. A bit dated now but comfortable and nice and close to the beach.

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Excellent management easy talk to very friendly##################################

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the Oceanside. From the friendly welcome at check in, to the tips on what to see and do, we felt right at home. The room was perfect, brilliant location a stones throw from the beach, very clean and modern. Great shower, comfortable beds, modern kitchen facilities. Would definitely recommend.

Posted by on 3 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5
Lovely seaside hotel. Amazing view. Great hosts. Took their boat trip around the bay and to Catheral Cove. Amazing. Suggested idea for improvement is an upgrade to the bed and pillow.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2018

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5 out of 5

Great spot close to beach & easy walk to town cent

Very friendly & helpful owners who pointed out best things to do & places to eat. All rooms have a perfect sea view and are spacious with comfortable beds

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2017

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5 out of 5

Across road from beach and lovely view

Lovely owners and excellent view lots room and clean. loved waking up to the view relaxing place to go and also just around the corner from the lost spring a must do. you also get discount from a couple of eating places. i would def stay back here

Posted by on 4 Jun. 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of Oceanside Motel, you'll find a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Public spaces have free WiFi. Oceanside Motel also features a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Whitianga motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) (179.8 km / 111.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Oceanside Motel offers 9 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Accommodations at this 3.5-star motel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. This Whitianga motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy continental breakfast for a fee.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • 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 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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 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 by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • 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
  • No cots (infant 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 12.00 and NZD 18.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • Oceanside Motel Whitianga
  • Oceanside Whitianga
  • Oceanside Motel Motel
  • Oceanside Motel Whitianga
  • Oceanside Motel Motel Whitianga


Dining Discount

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive a 10% discount on dinner at Grace O'Malley's during the stay.

Food and beverage discount details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuities may not be included. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

National Rating

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

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*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.