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Reviewed 11 July 2016

I have stayed here with my partner many times over the years. After the arrival of our son five years ago, we went back with him and still had a great time. The staff and owners are really friendly. Recommend especially for a weekend getaway with your partner.

Thank Joanne A
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 April 2016

A quirky motel designed by one of Wellington's top architects 40 years ago. Looking a bit tired in places but it's well equipped with a full kitchen and comfortable furniture including books and magazines (and cable TV if you must). But the real thing is the location to die for (or not just yet). Walk across the shallow dunes and...

Thank GerryNZ_11
Reviewed 21 February 2015

If I had to spend a long time here it would not be long enough. The whole vibe of this place is wonderful, don't update it too much, don't redecorate it too much, leave it alone ! We chose this Motel just because it looked good in the picture, but nearly chickened out when we got there and saw the...

1Thank peteandmarion
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 December 2013

We only intended to stay one night on our way to Wellington, but quickly decided it should be two. We had our almost one year old and 3.5 year old and they also loved it! Lots of room for them to play and the spacious room was super comfortable and clean. The owners were fabulous and very friendly, and brought...

Thank Nate43
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2012

We enjoyed staying here. Its like we went back in time. The yellow toilet, the awesome selection of glasses & especially the view. Its so quiet & peaceful. You can't hear anyone in the other units. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment upstairs & i would recommend this one. My parents stayed in the one bedroom apartment downstairs. It...

Thank TheHalpins
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2012

spent one night here, interesting architecture friendly staff, right on the beach great place to stay, clean units, loads of parking choose a room by the beachfront highly recommended. Not to far from town centre

1Thank Judy J
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 May 2011

We stayed for 2 nights at the Sand Castle Motel for the first time in a couple of years. It has recently been tastefully renovated and it's so comfortable too. Des, our host, made us feel really welcome by turing lights and heaters on before we arrived on a cold evening and he made sure we had everything we needed...

3Thank SarahFM
Reviewed 7 December 2009

If you are looking for a flashy place in the middle of cocktail bars, the Sandcastle motel is not for you. It is an old-fashioned, architechturally unique, family run motel somewhat off the beaten track. Walking through the lovely garden grants you access to a wonderful 15 km strech of white beach with great views of the nearby island. You...

3Thank KingKoala

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Additional Information about Sandcastle Motel

Address: Paetawa Rd (off Peka Peka Rd) | North Waikanae, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region
Number of rooms: 7
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“The large room on the left with the upstairs access has a great view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles , 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor is my pick, but upstairs has the view.”
 of 5 bubbles GerryNZ_11, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We had room 8 with the awesome view”
  • gazing out
 of 5 bubbles peteandmarion, 21 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Stay upstairs”
  • Cute ornaments all around
  • View from lazyboys
  • Lounge ceiling
  • Bedroom
  • Bed
  • Shower & yellow toilet
 of 5 bubbles TheHalpins, 17 Nov 2012 | Read review
“a room closest to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles JudyJ583, 17 Sep 2012 | Read review
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