4.1 out of 5

"Was super close to the hospital which was our reason for staying. Room was lovely and warm. Shower average. Bed very comfortable and loved the long re ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 13 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Central Court Motel you'll be within a 20-minute walk of Tuatara Gallery and 2 km (1.2 mi) from Claphams Clock Museum. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool, free self parking and a spa tub.

All 20 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. In-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges, microwaves and hobs. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Additionally, you'll find a sauna, spa services and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star Whangarei motel include Whangarei Art Museum and Claphams National Clock Museum.

Compact King Only Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$108 per night

Compact Double Bed Only Studio

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Studio (Twin Queen Studio)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Superior King Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Central Court Motel ratings based on 107 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Central Court Motel

Everyone (57) Couples (17) Family (33)
4 out of 5
The unit was freshly painted and furnished and very clean. The outside was not appealing and could do with some update

Posted by on 18 May 2019

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4 out of 5

Very handy to the hospital

Was super close to the hospital which was our reason for staying. Room was lovely and warm. Shower average. Bed very comfortable and loved the long rectangle pillows! Wish there was a hairdryer in the room.

Posted by on 13 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jul. 2018 by k

Thanks for your feed back - hairdryers are available in the office - as per compendium - sorry if we had only know

5 out of 5
The man who was at the reception when we arrive was very helpful. The unit has everything we needed. The location is the best for us; we will use this motel again.

Posted by , from Hamilton, NZ on 22 May 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jul. 2018 by k

thank you

3 out of 5

Family trip

The only disappointment was only 2 towels for 3 guests & milk wasn't replaced on day 2. Otherwise a basic but clean & tidy place to stay

Posted by on 6 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Apr. 2018 by shammy

sorry for the staff over sight - if we had know, obviously we would have given you an extra towel. as for the milk and like the towel, if I had known, a top up is not a problem.

3 out of 5
Not an enjoyable experience 2nd time round! Not sure I’d return again.....

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Apr. 2018 by shammy

hi, what was your not so enjoyable experience so we can learn from it

5 out of 5

Great value motel

Pros: My room was quiet.
Location: Plenty of nearby places to eat or you can have something delivered.
Good size room with sky tv. They have a option to purchase a continental or cooked breakfast. The rooms are older but the carpets and kitchenette had been updated.

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2018

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20 Mar. 2018 by shammy


5 out of 5
Second time we have stayed and love the layout of the rooms and cleanliness. Our family of five enjoyed the stay and will be back!

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Mar. 2018 by shammy

your too kind. we intend to continue the standard - thanks

4 out of 5

Nice comfy motel close to city

Pros: Great Location dont rely on your GPS to find it
Location: Close bto main road and very easy to get to the City Centre
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay...Bed comfy had all the cooking stuff that was needed dam excellent shower

Posted by , from Karikari Peninsula on 31 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb. 2018 by shammy

yes - invested in all beds recently along with the reno its all been good - thanks

3 out of 5

Clean and tidy

Pros: Good on a family budget. Nice that it had a pool. Air conditioning was a bonus.
Cons: There were quite few flies and ants about. There was fly spray in the room though. The pool was very deep and bit tricky for small children to get in.
Location: It is on a main road into Whangarei. Our room was right near the road so it was a bit noisy. The Whangarei falls were lovely.
Basic facilities. Clean and tidy rooms. Air conditioning was a welcome bonus on a muggy night. Basic pool and spa, needed cleaning but kids had a great time cooling off. The staff were helpful and friendly.

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jan. 2018 by shammy


1 out of 5

"Double dipping" Motel

Pros: We enjoyed our first night at Central Park Motel even though we had to share a kingsize bed when I had booked and paid for a twin room.
I have a fractured spine and my daughter was driving me from Auckland to the Far North in a bed in the back of a van to see my sister who has terminal cancer. I booked and paid for 2 nights in a Superior studio at Central motel and requested two single beds. When we arrived we were very clear to the lady who greeted us about the situation we were going into the following day explaining that we may not use the unit the following night but I had booked and paid for 2 nights because I could only travel 2 1/2 hrs and then needed to rest. We told her the following morning that we would let her know if we were not returning. When we arrived back at the motel at approx 7pm she had no rooms available and it was clear she had "double dipped". She offered us a tiny room with no airflow and no shower or handbasin and a small refund (it is the height of summer in New Zealand!). My daughter has managed motels for years and was furious particularly as we had already stayed one night and had paid for the room in advance. We asked for a refund which we were given and as there was no accommodation available in Whangarei we were left with no alternative but to return to Auckland even though I was in a great deal of pain. I would never recommend this motel to anyone. We will be lodging an official complaint to, hopefully, prevent this happening to anybody else.

Posted by , from Auckland City on 2 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jan. 2018 by shammy

Of course there is alway's two sides to the story. Unfortunately not all is factual from the guest. The guest booked and paid for a King bed only as the online booking shows. To blame my assistant Manager is unfair. The guest left in the morning as well as the Key, given her discussion with my Manager it was obvious, and also given the daughter was well versed in the industry leaving the key and taking all personal effects means you have vacated the room as the guest indicated the day earlier. On return the Manager tried her best. Double dipping is also unfair - if you leave and have spoken to staff about the idea then what can you expect. you book the wrong room type and blame us. you cancel the second night, but return and blame us. you get a full refund for your mistake - I believe we have given you, the guest GREAT service. Sometimes when guests or people in general are confronted with the truth they have made a mistake it hurts. but to blame us is not fair

About the Central Court Motel

Location 54 Otaika Road, Whangarei, 0110

Property Features

Central Court Motel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, a BBQ, and multilingual staff are also featured at Central Court Motel. Self parking is free. This 3-star Whangarei motel is smoke free.

  • 20 guestrooms or units
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Central Court Motel offers 20 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Beds feature premium bedding. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in April 2016.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 10.0 per stay.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: NZD 12.5 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 10.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Central Court Motel Whangarei
  • Central Court Motel
  • Central Court Whangarei

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.