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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After driving in and out of many beautiful communities along the Coromandel coast we decided that Whitianga would be a great place to stay. The community was fully booked in the thick of summer and we were lucky to find the Makona Motel. It is off the beaten path and in a quiet area of town. Although the rooms seemed...

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

On a one night flying visit to Whitianga we booked in the Makona based on Trip Advisor reviews. True to previous reviews Host very friendly and helpful Cottage spacious and very well equipped Very clean Queen bed in bedroom and double in living room ( heaps of room for it) Proper fridge freezer and washing machine Bathroom has bath and...

Thank Margaret P
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Spent two very comfortable nights in this comfortable well equips motel. Beautifully clean and well presented apartment full cooking facilities, Sky tv, swimming pool in fact everything you could possibly need for a short or extended stay including a washing machine. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Thank JohnPS46
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Didn't book as I thought it would be easy to find accommodation. Went there as a last resort. Wish I had know about them before. Had the best time. Friendly helpful people. Great accommodation. Would always stay there in future.

Thank allstr1
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2016

What a refreshing experience. Great hosts, very quiet and clean. An on site swimming pool, grassed area and picnic tables as well. The units were well appointed with decks on either side for sunshine or shade. We would definitely stay here again.

Thank thejacks2016
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

We were looking for places to stay in Whitianga and fell lucky with this place. You'll not find a cleaner place, nor more hospitable hosts in this area. The decor isn't modern, but it doesn't detract from what is an ideal spot from which to visit the area. We enjoyed it greatly because it's in a quiet area while also...

Thank Paul593
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 17 February 2016

About 300m off the road along coastline you can find Makona Motel. This is one of the best accommodation in town for very affordable price. Very clean and spacy self contained cottages. Combine this with very nice and friendly staff and you will have a picture of ideal accommodation.

Thank Jerzy3004
Reviewed 6 September 2015

For a sporting event we hired 3 of the motel units for a night. They were clean and well equipped. The units are some kind of relocatable unit and are of a good size. The furnishings are a little dated, but absolutely clean and functional. The kitchens were well equipped. I would recommend the motel for a summer holiday for...

Thank David H
Reviewed 15 July 2014

My wife and I have just spent five nights at this lovely, spacious motel just three hundred metres from Buffalo Beach. It has been three years since we were last here and the standards have not dropped. The hosts always do a little bit extra, very helpful! Although the weather was unpleasant it was great to get back to our...

2Thank Graham M
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 May 2014

First stayed at Makona in 1996 and had a very enjoyable stay, excellent value and very friendly helpful owners, Spent 3 days there again early this month, pleased to see the same friendly, helpful owners and units still in pristine condition. A home away from home, best equipped units we have been in, had absolutely everything and more in the...

Thank Treth2014

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Makona Motel has been providing top class accommodation in Whitianga for over 25 years. Enjoy your holiday or trip to Mercury Bay and the Coromandel Peninsula with a choice of 3 spacious self contained cottages plus 1 extra large unit which can accommodate your whole family or group of friends. All situated on a half acre of land in a quiet country setting. Enjoy our fully fenced, sparkling clean, swimming pool or swim in the beautiful Pacific Ocean just down the road. All units are fully furnished and self contained and each unit has a full kitchen, laundry and flat screen tv. Close to town and only 300 metres from Buffalo Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makona Motel

Address: 24-26 Jackman Ave, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
Number of rooms: 4
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“All cottages are in good location”
 of 5 bubbles Jerzy3004, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Units well spaced on property and are private, all get sun. Off the main road and very quiet, a short walk to beach and shops.”
 of 5 bubbles Treth2014, 27 May 2014 | Read review
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