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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Pleasant room with kitchenette- ideal for preparing snacks, breakfast or simple meal. Large Countdown supermarket in centre for groceries. Motel almost on beach. Lovely walk, probably a mile, along the waters' edge and then back via the shops.

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New Zealand
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Very helpful staff and both our units (#1 and #2) were spotlessly clean. Rooms were very well appointed and beds king size and very comfortable. Fresh towels each day. Ranch slider to very small outdoor area in these units but others on ground level had larger outdoor areas. If you are elderly or disabled ask for walk in shower unit....

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 16 November 2016 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...

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Narre Warren, Australia
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.

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1Thank kevinmeryl
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...

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1Thank James T
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...

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Taupo, New Zealand
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...

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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...

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Thank Annet v
Christchurch, New Zealand
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.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: RM459 - RM963 (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
Auckland Region, New Zealand

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“Room 12 had sea views”
 of 5 bubbles kiwichicky40, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room fronting road for own secluded terrace”
 of 5 bubbles HelenS731, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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