1. Casablanca Motel
In a park-like setting just a few minutes walk from Whangarei city centre, Casablanca Motel provides a tranquil budget retreat. Enjoy no-nonsense studios-for-two, one-bedroom units with a balcony/patio for up to three, two-bedroom units with a full kitchen, and two-bedroom units sleeping up to seven guests! All units have some sort of cooking facilities, some with an oven, as well as Freeview TV, dining and lounge furniture, and bathrooms.
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2. Pembrooke Motor Lodge
Enjoy views of the bush-clad Mt Parahaki at Pembrooke Motor Lodge. The motel accommodation is located approximately 1km from the city centre and offers self-contained units with ensuite bathrooms, 46″ TVs, kitchenettes, free WiFi and outside furniture. Units are well-appointed with modern furniture, including budget, twin and family studios. Other facilities at the motel include DVD players with a DVD library, wedding and conference facilities, daily newspaper delivery on request and more. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Whangarei.
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3. Stonehaven Motel
Get the boutique motel experience at Stonehaven Motel. This budget accommodation with 10 units comprises of spacious studios, one and two-bedroom units. Stay just a short walk from the city centre in basic but well-appointed rooms with kitchenettes, bathrooms, Sky TV, free WiFi, electric blankets and more. On-site parking is also available. See more self-catering accommodation in 10 Best Accommodation in Whangarei for Foodies.
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4. ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge
ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge provides a more “resort-style” experience in Whangarei thanks to its added facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, barbecue area and garden picnic area. Stay in one of the 15 well-furnished rooms, including double, twin and accessible studios, as well as one and two-bedroom units for families and groups. Most units have full kitchen facilities, so make sure to ask if you require them. Other features include Sky TV, free WiFi, electric blankets, breakfast delivery, cot hire, on-site parking and more.
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5. Motel Villa Del Rio
This Spanish-inspired motel is sure to make for a memorable stay in Whangarei. The motel holds a couple of varieties of studios in different sizes, one-bedroom apartments and a three-bedroom house. Make use of the useful facilities like kitchenettes, bathrooms, Sky TV, free WiFi, cot hire and more. Rooms are simple but do the job for budget accommodation. As for the communal facilities, the motel offers ultimate relaxation in between its outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, barbecue area and more. Find this motel between the city centre and Whangarei Hospital.
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6. Motel Six
At number six, it has to be Motel Six! Experience convenience in the self-contained units with most having kitchen facilities, bathrooms, Sky TV, free WiFi and more. The motel is just three-minutes walk from the city centre and is next door to fast food restaurants should you need an emergency snack. There are double studios available, as well as one and two-bedroom apartments sleeping up to six or seven guests. Guests also have access to a spa pool, barbecue area and laundry facilities.
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7. Burgundy Rose Motel
Travellers with a car will find the Burgundy Rose Motel an excellent option, located around 2km from the city centre and near the Kensington Stadium. The comfortable budget motel has free WiFi, Sky TV, an undercover barbeque area, spa pool, laundry facilities and on-site parking. While there are only two room types here, studios and family rooms, they are both simple but practically furnished. The studio has breakfast-making kitchen facilities, while the family room offers a fully-equipped kitchen.
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8. Whangarei Falls Holiday Park YHA
Situated by the iconic Whangarei Falls and walking track up to the Abbey Caves, Whangarei Holiday Park has an ideal location for making the most of Whangareis free attractions. Whangarei Falls Holiday Park offers bunk rooms, budget cabins and standard cabins, the latter with kitchenette facilities. Relax in the hot tub, refresh in the pool and fire up the barbecue. Whangarei Falls Holiday Park is a 10-minute drive away from the city centre and is near the public bus route. See more like this in our 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Whangarei.
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9. Little Earth Lodge
Escape to the countryside by staying at the Little Earth Lodge. The modern and purpose-built lodge situated among beautiful gardens is located next to Abbey Caves for free glowworm sightings. The lodge has an eco-friendly ethos, as well as cabins with your choice of valley or garden view. Each cabin has a private deck, a twin or double layout, and access to shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Little Earth Lodge is 5-10 minutes drive from Whangarei city centre.
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10. The Cell Block
This 1960s jail has found new life as a Mexican-themed backpacker hostel. With an ideal location in the heart of Whangarei, it couldnt be more convenient. Rooms consist of two-bed dorms, private single rooms and double rooms with shared facilities. In the communal areas, you’ll find a barbecue, kitchen, lounge and on-site parking.
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