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Aotearoa Lodge

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Overview of Aotearoa Lodge

Aotearoa Lodge

3-star property
3-star motel in Whitianga

8.6/10 Fabulous

153 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Meeting Facilities
70 Racecourse Road, Whitianga, 3510

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Whitianga (WTZ-Whitianga Aerodrome) - 2 min drive
  • Auckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 130 min drive


  • Snapper Jacks Takeaways - 3 min drive
  • The House of Chang Thai - 3 min drive
  • French Fig - 3 min drive
  • That Curry Place - 3 min drive
  • Motu Kitchen - 3 min drive

About this property

Aotearoa Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Whitianga, Aotearoa Lodge is only 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from the airport. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. A snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, Korean

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 7 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests making same-day bookings after 4 PM are asked to confirm the booking with the property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9 AM
  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


  • English
  • Korean

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 25 and NZD 28 for adults, and NZD 25 and NZD 28 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3.5 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 25.0 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Aotearoa Lodge
Aotearoa Lodge Whitianga
Aotearoa Whitianga
Aotearoa Lodge Motel
Aotearoa Lodge Whitianga
Aotearoa Lodge Motel Whitianga

Frequently asked questions

Does Aotearoa Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Aotearoa Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Aotearoa Lodge?
As of 29 January 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Aotearoa Lodge on 30 January 2023 start from NZ$196, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aotearoa Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Aotearoa Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Aotearoa Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aotearoa Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Aotearoa Lodge and nearby?
Aotearoa Lodge has a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Aotearoa Lodge like?
Aotearoa Lodge is located a short 17-minute walk from Mercury Bay. Travellers recommend the motel for its quiet location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Ji, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great common kitchen facility. Downside is that it is out of town, need to drive to go to any restaurants.
Karen, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loveliest welcome and farewell. My unit was wonderful. The motel is like a hidden oasis.
M m r, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and tidy
Jono, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kim, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Choi was an excellent host & property manager
Lydia, 2-night family trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Mel, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

liliana, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The place was very clean and quiet and the room large and comfortable. The room really needed a comfy chair though and the shower was very old fashioned but the water was nice and hot. The wi-fi was very good but the TV only had 3 watchable channels.
Keith, 4-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place for our long weekend away, friendly staff and close to all amenities, loved it! Thank you Aotearoa Lodge🙂
2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review