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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This motel is an older style of motel which is very clean and a comfortable place to stay if you are looking for a place handy to town. It is only a two minute walk to the harbour, marina and to anywhere in town. The hosts are very friendly and are very knowledgeable about Whitianga. We stayed 3 nights and... More 

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Thank Leonie C
Tauranga
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We have stayed with Mervyn and Jo once again and although the units are not 'brand new' I cannot fault the cleanliness, lovely linen, comfy beds, and best of all, the courtesy and helpful manner of the hosts is amazing.

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Thank Maureen A
Eleebana, Australia
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We stayed in Unit 11 for one night. It was spotlessly clean and the decor was very pleasing. I'm sure that the personable owner/manager was very keen to keep her unit in tip top condition because upon entering the motel there was a small notice to remove shoes before entering. We felt very comfortable there. Facilities included swimming pool, spa,... More 

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Thank FelicityJS
Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Located on the Main Street - the shops and restraints are a stones throw away. 100 meters from a clean sandy beach. Couldn't be more central. The proprietors couldn't be more helpful and friendly. We only stayed two days as we had to move on but would definitely have stayed longer if we could. The rooms are spacious and immaculately... More 

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Thank Leslie J
Marbella, Spain
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Besides the motel being clean and so welcoming the proprietor came out of his way to assist us when we had a problem with our car spending a long time with us making sure we had the vehicle workingThis motel is recommended close to town has pool and spa. What more for a relaxing holiday.

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Thank francis m
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights at the Mana-Nui motel in Unit 3. We found it exactly as advertised. The delightful owners are upfront by acknowledging that it is somewhat dated but that is reflected in the price. Immediately we walked in to our rooms there was a lovely fresh smell. Nicely cleaned for our arrival we found that everything worked -... More 

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Thank Tigerwards
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2016

The staff are super friendly and helpful and show an interest in their guests. The facilities are clean and well kept. They are honest and don't pretend to be 5 star. The location on the main street of town is perfect.

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Thank JonotheKiwi
Mumbai
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The place is run beautifully and the rooms are very clean and well kept. Very friendly and courteous people who wouldnt hesitate to help us. Our stay at Coromandel was wonderful and the location of the motel was convenient.

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Thank JouelleBaracho
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Very quick stay but pleasant. Had the accessible unit which owners agreed to let us use for only one night despite the 3 night minimum after some negotiation. Hosts were friendly. Beds comfortable. Would consider staying again.

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Thank eringo1992
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Although in a good location the owners are exceptionally unreasonable and rude !!! The walls are paper thin and rooms stuck in the 70s with hideous decor, uncomfortable beds and horrible showered ! After working in the travel industry for many years , I have yet to encounter an accommodation property with owners unwilling to take extra money for having... More 

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trebes, Owner at Mana-Nui Motel, responded to this review

SIMPLY, when we have to call the police, who arrived and enforced a trespass notice on an abusive / belligerent friend of the guest, where the guests friend who was not booked into the property, was requested to leave the property 3 times from 1:30am through and until after 2:30 am in the early morning, shows the depth of and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mana-Nui Motel is Centrally located in Whitianga and has 12 ground floor units offering a clean and comfortable stay. 5 family and 7 spacious studio units. Swimming pool, covered spa pool, Large LED LCD Flat Screen Televisions, 5 channel Sky TV, WiFi available. All units have some form of cooking facilities, kitchens / kitchenettes. Most standard motel items / facilities available. Family environment, closest motel to shopping centre. Short flat walk to beach, cafes, restaurants, shops, wharf, marina, museum and bowling green. Ample parking. Phone or visit our web site for the best and cheapest guaranteed rates. Owner operators Mervyn and Joanne Trebes extend their hospitality and welcome your patronage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mana-Nui Motel

Address: 20 Albert Street | PO Box 35, Whitianga 3542, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Price Range: $139 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“this facility is a MOTEL not a hotel. Walk to, and through the shops, restaurants and eateries right on the doorstep.”
 of 5 bubbles 170maureena, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 was great”
 of 5 bubbles grantTaree, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Our room, number 1, was furthest from the road and therefore the quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles Don12345_12, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“units by pool are newer, older units are 2 bedroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Wetapunga, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ring the motel direct and talk to the owners.They are extremely helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles 765antheam, 21 Dec 2014 | Read review
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