What people are saying

“Fabulous comfortable and friendly motel”

This was just the most lovely motel for spending a few days in Whitianga. Rae, the owner and her happy, helpful and friendly staff were just a joy and they made our stay very special. We had a spacious, immaculately clean and very well equipped studio room with a huge and comfortable bed. The sheets and towels were excellent quality and pool towels readily available. The beautiful and warm pool and pretty garden area backing directly onto the estuary was just delightful and there were plenty of comfy sun loungers and large umbrellas to use plus a bbq and an eating area.

Annie B, UK, Feb 2018

“We were wowed at Whitianga!”

I mixed up the dates for this short break and I rang the owner , a lovely lady called Ray. She couldn’t have been more helpful and arranged an upgraded suite for the same price for my new dates. My wife and her fussy sister were impressed with all suspects of the cleanliness of the suite, the clean towels changed daily and the bedding. The friendliness of the owner matched the quality of the property and it’s estuarine location.

Ken, UK, Feb 2018

“Amazing accommodation, facilities, rooms & owners!!”

We stayed in the family unit closest to the pool & we loved it! We loved everything about this motel! The rooms were cozy, clean, comfortable & had a lovely homely feel to them. The owners were extremely accommodating & from the moment we arrived we felt at home immediately. The owner had fresh towels outside the office for everyone’s use, the BBQ accommodates to at least 8 families offering tables and chairs by the pool to enjoy your dinner. The view of the estuary is beautiful with access from the pool area straight out to the jetty where you can hop straight into the kayaks and paddle on out. Our son swam all afternoon and was entertained with all the pool toys on hand. On departure we booked the earliest available time for the same room which was a month and a half out – which doesn’t surprise me in the slightest! Thank you Shearwater for a wonderful stay! See you in January!

Mel, NZ, Nov 2017