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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed one night in October. Not the most welcoming of receptions and considering our booking was made 7 months in advance our room request had been totally ignored. The room was practical for a one night stay as we didn't want to unpack cases, comfortable bed and kitchen area fine for a quick breakfast. Good position for beach and town... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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158 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night in one of the studio room and it was mostly a good experience. The room was reasonably large and the bed really quite comfy and also definetly king size. Kitchen equipment is ok for a quick meal and the bathroom rather functional, just stays a bit damp for a long while after showering. Nice and friendly... More 

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Narre Warren, Australia
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75 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great location and comfortable well set up motel. The beach is 100 metres away and access to shops and restaurants within walking distance. The staff were helpful and efficient and wifi complimentary. Sky Tv was provided and parking was free. Recommended.

1 Thank kevinmeryl
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We landed late on the 11th to NZ, and we had booked a room at Waves knowing we wanted to go up to the bay of islands but wanted to be fairly close to Auckland for the first night. Thankfully we chose Waves. A perfect motel room, small kitchen area, lovely shower room, and a massive bed with sky TV... More 

1 Thank James T
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

After arriving later than we expected we had a lovely warm welcome from the check in staff and were shown to our room! The room is spacious and well thought out and would definitely be a good base for a couple travelling in NZ! Parking is good too! Waves was very easy to find and reasonably priced! Haven't used to... More 

Thank Amy Jayne T
Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed in room 5. Disappointed in quality of cleaning. Black mould on curtains. The shower has mould in the grout and the extractor above the shower is filthy. Toilet has not been cleaned properly in a long time. There were no cereal bowls. With a bit of effort and attention to detail it could be brought up to a decent... More 

Thank allgil
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Stayed here a couple of times and loved it. The location, the crew, the beds. My last visit was just 2 months ago and I was really looking forward on staying again but what a disappointment ! Room 13- yeah I know- with LOTS of mould round the bath tub and therefore in the window of the bedroom failed to... More 

Thank Annet v
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Nice clean motel. Easy parking onsite, not suitable for oversized vehicles. Bathroom space, very nice. Bed was comfortable with kitchenette facilities. Would visit/stay again. Small walk to beach, I mean small. Drive to the local café & shops, less than 5 minutes. 5 minutes up the road to the Waiwea Thermal Hot Pools, absolutely must to go to.

Thank Lisa W
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We rented room #15 for 7 nights. We made extensive use of the air-conditioner during our stay due to inclement weather. Despite the ranch-sliders facing west, there was so much condensation on the glass that water was dripping off the horizontal centre rail. The unit is designed to sleep 4 people; 2 on a queen bed and 2 on a... More 

Thank rogerhar
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Such a shame we usually frequent waves yearly however this time we won't be returning we booked room 12 last night and man this has gone backwards ... there used to be 2 couches now only one there used to be a flat screen in room now there is none radio on Wall doesn't work sofa couch is broken cracked... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Waves Motel

Address: Cnr Hibiscus Coast Highway and Kohu Street, Orewa, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Orewa
Price Range: RM505 - RM848 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waves Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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“The rooms don't face out to the beach, but just a short 100m walk to beach.”
 of 5 bubbles DonnaR1729, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All great, ask to see room first,to suit you requirements and price,very helpful staff.”
 of 5 bubbles warwicko2013, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Nonsmoking rooms but ours was on the ground floor with its own little terrace where smoking is fine.”
 of 5 bubbles 448brendat, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room with spa bath, very enjoyable”
 of 5 bubbles 190kirag, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I think it had rooms overlooking the beach have one of them be a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles daibach999, 29 Nov 2015 | Read review
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