© Bella Vista Motel Whangarei

10 Best Motels in Whangarei

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Motel Accommodation in Whangarei

Keep things practical by staying in one of the motel accommodations in Whangarei. The hub of the Northland region has a vast array of attractions to discover, from inner-city gardens to glorious waterfalls. Make your stay comfortable and convenient by lodging in one of the motels. There are motels for almost every traveller type, whether you’re a family on a budget or a couple seeking a bit of luxury. Check out our top picks in this list of motels in Whangarei!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in the 10 Whangarei Must-Dos and The Complete Guide to Whangarei.

1. Kingswood Manor Motel

Kingwood Manor Motel provides a home-away-from-home experience thanks to its spacious motel units with full kitchen facilities. Keep things affordable in the studios and family units which are well-appointed and have modern fixings, especially in the bathrooms. There’s also the One-Bedroom Deluxe Spa Bath Apartment available, ideal for a special occasion. Each unit is modernly decorated and has free WiFi, Sky TV and ensuite bathrooms. The motel also offers restaurant chargeback services, as well as a barbecue area for gatherings in summer. Find Kingwood Manor Motel north of Whangarei, five minutes drive from the centre.

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Kingswood Manor Motel© Kingswood Manor Motel

2. Bella Vista Motel Whangarei

A modern and bright motel in the centre of Whangarei, Bella Vista Motel Whangarei provides a four-star quality experience. Stay in fresh and clean rooms with a variety of choices to suit your budget and needs. Keep things simple in the Compact Queen or stretch out in the One-bedroom Executive Unit. Each includes breakfast-making facilities, modern ensuites, a desk, Smart TVs, free unlimited WiFi and more. A continental breakfast is available for delivery, while other facilities include electric vehicle charging, on-site parking and more.

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Bella Vista Motel Whangarei© Bella Vista Motel Whangarei

3. Casablanca Motel

In a park-like setting just a few minutes walk from Whangarei city centre, Casablanca Motel provides a tranquil retreat for travellers on a budget. Enjoy no-nonsense studios for two guests, one-bedroom units with a balcony/patio for up to three guests, 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 even with an oven, as well as Freeview TV, dining and lounge furniture, and bathrooms. See more like this in 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Whangarei.

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4. Pembrooke Motor Lodge

Enjoy views of the bush-clad Mt Parahaki from Pembrooke Motor Lodge. The motel accommodation is located approximately 1km (0.6 miles) from the city centre and offers self-contained units with ensuite bathrooms, 46″ TVs, kitchenettes, free WiFi and more. Room types include budget, twin and family studios. Other facilities at the motel include DVD players with a DVD library, wedding and conference facilities and daily newspaper delivery on request. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodation in Whangarei.

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5. Lodge Bordeaux

A high-end motel on the tranquil outskirts of Whangarei, Lodge Bordeaux makes a stunning base to explore Northland. Each of the 15 studios and one and two-bedroom units is elegantly-decorated. Enjoy the convenience of your own kitchen facilities, cafe-style breakfast delivered to your door, and New Zealand wines from your room’s minibar. Units also include indulgent spa baths, king beds, heated tiled floors, Sky TV, hush glass windows and soundproofing technology. During your downtime, make use of the attractive outdoor swimming pool and an undercover barbecue area. See more like this in our 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Whangarei.

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Lodge Bordeaux© Lodge Bordeaux

6. Continental Motel

The Continental Motel provides a more “resort-style” experience near Mt Parihaka and its walking trails. Refresh at the motel’s on-site outdoor swimming pool, unwind in the spa pool and relax in the gardens. The studios and one-bedroom units are the best choices for couples, while families have ample room to share in the two-bedroom units and apartments. All rooms are freshly decorated and furnished with character for a memorable stay. Rooms also have kitchen facilities or treat yourself to breakfast in bed with breakfast delivery available. This motel also features in our 5 Best Romantic Accommodation in Whangarei.

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Continental Motel© Continental Motel

7. ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge

ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge is another motel in Whangarei that goes above and beyond with the facilities it provides. We’re thinking about the outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, barbecue area and garden picnic area. Stay in one of the motel’s 15 well-furnished accommodations, including double, twin and accessible studios, as well as one and two-bedroom units for families and groups. Most units have full kitchen facilities but make sure to ask for them if needed. Other facilities include Sky TV, free WiFi, electric blankets, breakfast delivery, cot hire, on-site parking and more. See more self-catering accommodation in our list of 10 Best Accommodation in Whangarei for Foodies.

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ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge© ASURE Cherry Court Motor Lodge

8. Motel Villa Del Rio

This Spanish-inspired motel sure makes for a memorable stay in Whangarei. The motel holds a couple of varieties of studios in different sizes, as well as one-bedroom apartments and a three-bedroom house. Make use of the useful facilities like kitchenettes, bathrooms, Sky TV, free WiFi and cot hire, but don’t expect luxury at this budget accommodation. As for the communal facilities, the motel offers an outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, barbecue area and more. Find this accommodation between the city centre and Whangarei Hospital.

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Motel Villa Del Rio© Motel Villa Del Rio

9. Burgundy Rose Motel

Travellers with a car will find the Burgundy Rose Motel an excellent choice, located around 2km (1.2 miles) from the city centre and near Kensington Stadium. The comfortable budget motel has free WiFi, Sky TV, an undercover barbeque area, spa pool, laundry facilities, on-site parking and more to offer. While there are only two room types available, studios and family rooms, they are both simple but practically furnished. The studio has breakfast-making kitchen facilities, while the family room has a fully-equipped kitchen.

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Burgundy Rose Motel© Burgundy Rose Motel

10. Cheviot Park Motor Lodge

Located near the city centre and the Quarry Gardens, Cheviot Park Motor Lodge makes a great option for visiting Whangarei for leisure. Not only does the motel provide homely studios and one-bedroom units, but a three-bedroom holiday house is also available. While rooms are quite compact, there is enough bedding to squeeze groups in. While rooms have modern fixings, the furniture is simple but good enough for a budget stay. Other facilities are the motel include electric vehicle chargers, free WiFi, Sky TV with Sky Decoder, a private spa pool, outdoor swimming pool, barbecue area, laundry facilities and much more.

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Cheviot Park Motor Lodge© Cheviot Park Motor Lodge


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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