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Hamilton, New Zealand
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

It's our 2nd time staying here and it is the best in whitianga We last stayed here 3-4 years ago and even with a change of ownership it's good to see same high standard is carried through. New owners and management are so lovely. And the motel pet dog MASTI is the best and kept our daughter occupied for ages.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

After six weeks traveling and countless hotels and motels, we found this oasis a welcome respite. The room was well equipped, and although our schedule allowed only two days, we could have stayed much longer. The room was spacious with a kitchenette, and restful seating area overlooking the ocean. The mattress was comfortable as were the pillows. I managed to... More 

2 Thank Travel_bug432
Sark, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2014

We stayed at Admiralty Lodge for 3 nights, had a second floor sea view. it couldn't have been better, The staff are so helpful and then in house pizzas wonderful. we enjoyed the patio area looking out tos ea, excellent as the large picture windows open for a hot day or you can sit behind glass and enjoy the view.... More 

2 Thank puffin t
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We decided to end our trip to New Zealand with a week to relax on the Coromandel peninsula. We had briefly stayed in the area on a previous visit and decided that Whitianga would be the best place to stay to explore the top end of the peninsula. The i-site pointed us in the direction of The Admiralty saying it... More 

1 Thank Margaret252
Rotorua, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We were in Whitianga for a family occasion and only stayed the one night in the disabled room at the Admiralty Lodge, but found it to be a very pleasant stay. We had a disabled room because I have difficulty walking and at times (more often that not these days) need the use of a wheelchair. The room was easy... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

My Husband surprised me by staying here for 2 nights. We had a spa suite, with a balcony and view. Upon arrival we had chocolate and champagne. The views were amazing, and it felt nice and private. The staff were most helpful and assisted us with bookings and things to do in the area. If you have time, borrow the... More 

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admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and biking around beautiful town. I hope you will come back and stay with us on your next trip to Whitianga. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2014

It pays to shop around. We have stayed at other '5 Star' accommodation in Whitianga which were alot nicer, the staff more friendlier, and the rooms much cheaper than the Admiralty Lodge. The rooms were spacious and clean but they didn't feel very private. The leather couch was slippery, uncomfortable and hard, and the beds were way too soft! The... More 

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admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. The Star rating is provided by Qualmark, based on their strict guidelines and annual audits. I am not aware of any other 5 Star accommodation in Whitianga, except there are some B&B's and that is a different playing field. In regards to the condensation in the... More 

Cumming, Georgia
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Our room was very comfortable & the unit was fully stocked with all comforts of home. We had no noise issues & even the putt-putt (9th hole) outside our backdoor didn't affect us. There was 1 couple who played that night, but they were quiet & we had a calm, relaxing evening. The view was nice, but not close to... More 

admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had a wonderful time. Whitianga is a great place to visit and thank you for choosing to stay with us. If your travel plans bring you to this area, I hope you will choose us again. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Before I explain why I have scored this motel so badly I will first start by saying that the facilities are good and the rooms were modern and clean. However, the motel building is clearly cheaply built. This is reflected in the fact that when the neighbouring unit turns their shower on the noise is so loud that it is... More 

1 Thank Andrew H
admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review

I am extremely sorry to hear about your experience at the lodge and thank you for bringing it to my attention that morning. I believe the water noise you heard was from the Spabath being used late at night from the unit above yours and I can understand the frustration. I apologize if you felt that I was disinterested in... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We were on honeymoon trip and were very much pleased with this hotel. We had studio suite with spa bath. The views were amazing from room of the beach and the sunrise view was amazing. The staff was also extremely helpful.

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admiraltylodge, Manager at Admiralty Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and it is great that you had a wonderful time during your stay with us on your honeymoon trip. I hope you enjoyed rest of the New Zealand trip, as it has a lot to offer. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during a special time in your life. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Admiralty Lodge has everything you require in the way of accommodation for an exceptional and very enjoyable vacation. Enjoy spectacular views across beautiful Mercury Bay and Buffalo Beach while you relax in the privacy of your spacious and very comfortable apartment. We provide you with climate-controlled air conditioning, double glazing, full kitchen, spacious bathroom (spa bath an option), 50-channel SKY TV, Free WiFi, DVD & VCR, stereo, and a guest safe. Our rooms are serviced daily and you can enjoy our year-round heated swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Admiralty Lodge Motel

Address: 69-71 Buffalo Beach Road | P.O. Box 123, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: RM572 - RM955 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Admiralty Lodge Motel 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Whitianga
#4 Family Hotel in Whitianga
#4 Romantic Hotel in Whitianga
#4 Luxury Hotel in Whitianga
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“Rooms on lower ground have excellent outdoor patios”
 of 5 bubbles mel2590, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we enjoyed being upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles peat111, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the first floor. You will have the beach views”
  • Spa bath
  • Beautiful king size bed
  • The balcony and our view
 of 5 bubbles 509cherylv, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are Good”
 of 5 bubbles V3312AAdavidm, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs has great sea views and balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles GlendaC406, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
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