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4.0 out of 5

"We were able to negotiate a later checkout without any hassel. Our room ws more than we expected and the staff were very friendly. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 23 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

Marina Court Motel puts you in the heart of Whangarei, within a 20-minute stroll of Claphams Clock Museum and Mair Park. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

Balconies or patios, TVs, and DVD players are featured in all 9 rooms. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with fridges and microwaves.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and barbecues. Added amenities include laundry facilities and a picnic area. There's also the convenience of free RV/bus/truck parking.

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

One Bedroom Unit For Three

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$108 per night

Two Bedroom Family Unit For Six

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

One Bedroom Unit For Four

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two Bedroom Family Unit For Five

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Marina Court Motel ratings based on 73 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Marina Court Motel

Everyone (40) Couples (24) Family (12)
3 out of 5
Good location to basin but loud street noise at night

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
This property we found to have a 1960's vibe, the microwave was far too high and would of been dangerous to use, The sink bench was too small The Bed had to be shifted so I could get into it as the room was small. The bathroom although it had shelves were in the wrong place to be useable. One of the blinds was broken so had trouble closing it up for the night. Not recomended if you have a lowered vehicle.

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5
A bit dated. Booked two bedroom unit to sleep 5. Only queen bed and two twins. Venetian blinds in all rooms and only one toggle to close all blinds. Blinds did not keep out light from street lights, so rooms lit up all night. Staff very accommodating and we were allowed an extremely early book in. Fast wifi.

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Went out of their way to accommodate a late arrival. The nearby road pretty noisy.

Posted by on 1 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Value for money one bedroom motel. Near skate park.

Posted by on 27 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5
I think this is a ok place to stay wouldnt advise kids here Very close to the road and if you are a non smoker dont expect a smoke free environment as this isnt law yet but found it extremely uncomfortable to have our room fill with the smell of second hand smoke so had to keep our windows closed which is not ideal during summer Could be a fantastic spot with some up grades and double glazing to help keep the noise from the road out Had full size.fridge and good storage Good parking good location within walking distance of town

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5
Could have been so much better with staff who cared. No milk a it was not delivered. Milk is sold 400 metres away! One fan when it is very hot. Intermittent internet connection. But 3 star.

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2019

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2 out of 5
The Motel was very dated. The shower had a terribly strong flow and could not be adjusted, and there was no shelf in the shower cubicle for putting soap on. Traffic noise was also a major problem.

Posted by on 2 Jan. 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Oct. 2018

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Property Features

Marina Court Motel offers its guests a library, a BBQ, and a picnic area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Whangarei motel is smoke free.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1970
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Library
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Whangarei (WRE) (8.8 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Marina Court Motel offers 9 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodation at this 3-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower. This Whangarei motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Marina Court Motel Whangarei
  • Marina Court Motel
  • Marina Court Whangarei

National Rating

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