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Exterior view, Motel Sierra in Whangarei
Motel Sierra
Exterior view, Motel Sierra in Whangarei
Swimming pool [outdoor], Motel Sierra in Whangarei
Swimming pool [outdoor], Motel Sierra in Whangarei
Motel Sierra
Motel Sierra

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8.0

Excellent

437 reviews

437 reviews

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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Whangarei Quarry Gardens 1.3 km
The Papermill 1.3 km
Quarry Arts Centre 2.3 km
Book Inn 2.3 km
Hatea River 2.5 km
Lake Ora 2.5 km
Burning Issues Gallery 2.8 km
Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum 2.9 km
Piggery Bookshop 3.0 km
Creative Kiwi Arts And Crafts 3.1 km

Motel Sierra

26 Western Hills DriveWhangarei, Whau Valley, Whangarei, New Zealand, 112 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Whau Valley part of Whangarei, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Whangarei Airport. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to hot tub and outdoor pool on-site.

Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hot tub

Daily housekeeping

Golf course [on-site]

Laundry service

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Contactless check-in/out

Hot tub

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Laundry service

Value for money7.4
Distance to city center4km
Location rating7.8

Rooms available at Motel Sierra

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Two-Bedroom Apartment
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            Frequently asked questions

            Does Motel Sierra have a swimming pool?

            While lounging at Motel Sierra, you can delight in the swimming pool facility to get your day started the right way with a splash for a stimulating morning or evening.

            Is car parking available at Motel Sierra?

            Motel Sierra has car park free of charge for all guests traveling with a automobile. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

            What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Motel Sierra?

            Motel Sierra's policy pertaining to children's bedding considers guests age 4 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

            How many floors does Motel Sierra have?

            Motel Sierra has a total of 2 floors.

            How many rooms does Motel Sierra have?

            Motel Sierra has a total of 22 rooms.

            At what time of the year is Motel Sierra most popular?

            Motel Sierra's most popular month where verified tourists have stayed the most is in May.

            What do guests like most about Motel Sierra?

            Past visitors that stayed at Motel Sierra have given this property a rating of 8.0 for its remarkable cleanliness as the major highlight for their stay.

            What is the typical rating that past Business travelers' have given to Motel Sierra?

            Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Motel Sierra an average rating of 7.5. You can look up more detailed customer assessments and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

            What is the average rating that verified Couples' have given to Motel Sierra?

            Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Motel Sierra an average rating of 7.9. You can look up on more descriptive customer ratings, and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

            What is the typical rating that verified Families with young children have given to Motel Sierra?

            Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Motel Sierra an average rating of 7.7. You can look up more specific customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

            What do local visitors think about Motel Sierra?

            Verified local visitors that have stayed at this property have given Motel Sierra an average rating of 7.6. You can look up on more in depth customer evaluations, and responses for this property down in the review section.

            What time is check-in and check-out at Motel Sierra?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated time frame may be charged an additional fee.

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            What people love about Motel Sierra

            • 9.2

              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Clean and comfortable, nice pool and spa, friendly staff taking no chances with covid."

              Darryl

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              February 13, 2022

            Overall rating:

            8

            Excellent
            437 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.0
            Facilities
            6.8
            Location
            7.8
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            More about Motel Sierra

            More about Motel Sierra

            Motel Sierra

            Motel Sierra is a distinct addition to Whangarei and a smart choice for travelers. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, get the most out of your trip with a stay at Motel Sierra.
            Motel Sierra offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the motel's free parking, right on-site. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the motel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site.
            For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.


            Dining and things to do

            Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
            Recreational facilities at Motel Sierra are designed for escape and relaxation. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the hot tub. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Have some easy fun without traveling far, while playing golf course on site at Motel Sierra.


            Reasons to stay here

            Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 92% of the city's accommodation.
            It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 88% of other accommodations in Whangarei.

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            Amenities and facilities

            Good
            Facilities

            6.8

            Most talked about facilities

            Food & Dining

            1 mention

            Swimming Pool

            1 mention

            Housekeeping

            1 mention

            Languages spoken
            • English
            Internet access
            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Internet
            • Internet services
            • Wi-Fi in public areas
            Things to do, ways to relax
            • Garden
            • Golf course [on-site]
            • Hot tub
            • Outdoor recreational features
            • Swimming pool [outdoor]
            • Tours
            Cleanliness and safety
            • Anti-viral cleaning products
            • Cashless payment service
            • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hot water linen and laundry washing
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Protective screens in common areas
            • Room sanitization opt-out available
            • Rooms sanitized between stays
            • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
            • Staff trained in safety protocol
            • Temperature check for guests and staff
            Dining, drinking, and snacking
            • BBQ facilities
            Services and conveniences
            • Contactless check-in/out
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Heating in public area
            • Invoice provided
            • Laundry service
            • Meeting/banquet facilities
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area
            • Terrace
            • Xerox/fax in business center
            For the kids
            • Family room
            Land sports
            • Golf course (within 3 km)
            Access
            • CCTV in common areas
            • CCTV outside property
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Non-smoking rooms
            • Pets allowed
            • Safety/security feature
            • Security [24-hour]
            • Smoke alarms
            Getting around
            • Car park [free of charge]
            Available in all rooms
            • Alarm clock
            • Carpeting
            • Cleaning products
            • Closet
            • Desk
            • Dining table
            • Electric blanket
            • Electric kettle
            • Fan
            • Free bottled water
            • Ground floor available
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Heating
            • Ironing facilities
            • Kitchenette
            • Linens
            • Microwave
            • Mobile hotspot device
            • Pool facilities
            • Private bathroom
            • Refrigerator
            • Safety/security feature
            • Satellite/cable channels
            • Separate dining area
            • Shower
            • Shower chair
            • Sleep comfort items
            • Smoke detector
            • Socket near the bed
            • Telephone
            • Toiletries
            • Towels
            • Trash cans
            • Window
            • Wine glasses

            Location

            26 Western Hills DriveWhangarei, Whau Valley, Whangarei, New Zealand, 112
            Very good
            Location

            7.8

            Property policies

            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-1 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
            Children 2-3 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out
            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until10:00
            • Reception open until22:30
            Getting around
            • Distance from city center4km
            The property
            • Number of floors2
            • Number of rooms 22
            • Room voltage240

            Reviews of Motel Sierra from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            7.4
            Very good
            Cleanliness8.0
            Facilities6.8
            Location7.8
            Room comfort and quality8.6
            Service7.9
            Value for money7.4
            High score for Whangarei
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (3)
            8-9 Excellent (4)
            7-8 Very Good (1)
            6-7 Good (0)
            <6 Below Expectation (4)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (2)
            Jun - Aug (2)
            Sep - Nov (1)
            Dec - Feb (7)

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            Showing 12 verified guest comments
            4.8
            Latisha from New Zealand
            Couple
            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2023

            Okayish”

            Hotel was average, cheap option upon arriving very rude customer service from the husband, although wife very friendly and helpful vaccine passports are still required here, ran out of time for other hotel options so this was the last resort considering our situation not very helpful information wise linen had stains bed average kitchenette tidy aswell as bathroom, the room had flies flying around inside most facilities closed eg spa/gaming room and pool was very disappointed!

            Reviewed January 12, 2023

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            Darryl from New Zealand
            Business traveler
            Standard Studio
            Stayed 1 night in February 2022

            Exceptional”

            Clean and comfortable, nice pool and spa, friendly staff taking no chances with covid. No air-con, but the fan provided was sufficient for us on the very hot and humid night we stayed. Others might not find it adequate under similar circumstances.

            Reviewed February 13, 2022

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            4.4
            cherryl from New Zealand
            Group
            Standard Studio
            Stayed 1 night in July 2021

            lack of customer service”

            no proper soap

            Reviewed July 24, 2021

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            2.0
            Jordan from New Zealand
            Couple
            Standard Studio
            Stayed 1 night in April 2021

            Motel owner denied check-in, accuses us of trespassing”

            We reached the motel at 8.07pm to find the reception closed, so we called the number list on the office door. No one picked up, so we waited, hoping for someone to attend to us as we saw some lights. Few mins later, the motel owner (he said so himself) appeared and we politely requested for check-in. He asked if we understood the sign on the door - no check-in beyond 8pm. Later accused us of trespassing his property. 1) Agoda listed reception open until: 10:30 PM, not 8.00pm. Either way, it's the responsibilty of the owner to get this right. 2) He said he saw us on CCTV, but deliberately didn't answer the call. Presumely he saw that we're Asian and so question our ability to understand the door sign. Outright racist. 3) He accused us of disturbing him & trespassing. We were outside the reception office. If that is considered trespassing, I suggest the motel close permanently and don't accept any more guests, as everyone will be trespassing. We couldn't be bothered to argue with this and left without staying there. Good luck to anyone who wants to book this accommodation.

            Reviewed April 06, 2021

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            8.0
            Excellent
            austin from Ireland
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in February 2018

            Stayed for a night ”

            Stayed here for a night on way travelling north. Good value, good location ( although I had a car) some nice things to donin whangeri for the evening - walk to the local water falls from mair Park Etc This premises was a bit old - but friendly staff and clean - good for those on a budget - can park right outside room

            Reviewed February 27, 2018

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Rodney from Australia
            Family with teens
            Stayed 1 night in March 2015

            Great Stay”

            Friendly Clean Comfortable

            Excellent

            Reviewed March 27, 2015

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Donald from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

            Clean rooms”

            Clean and good beds nice pool and spa

            Very good

            Reviewed March 04, 2015

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Alan from New Zealand
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in February 2015

            V ery good one night stay.”

            Location, clean, friendly operator

            I didn't have motel food, so can't rate it.

            Reviewed February 09, 2015

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            DAVID from United Kingdom
            Group
            Stayed 1 night in January 2015

            Excellent stopover”

            Location, Comfort, Friendly

            We had an excellent overnight stay when driving from the far North to Auckland. Highly recommended.

            Reviewed January 06, 2015

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            8.3
            Excellent
            juanita from New Zealand
            Family with young children
            Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

            awesome, affordable, comfortable”

            easy to find, the hosts, clean

            our stay was fine. We enjoyed the pool and the space outside for the kids to run around. it was close to all amenities including town, and quiet and clean and comfortable. Most of all this was a really affordable option

            Reviewed January 08, 2014

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            4.7
            Kiri from New Zealand
            Family with young children
            Stayed 1 night in September 2012

            Location was the main feature”

            Location

            Basically in & out - in area for work function for 1 evening. Jus the basic room, had everything but needs upgrading. Has a swimming pool and spa which was good but was too wet for pool & spa was closed when we were able to go. There must have been a youths sport function happening as there many children running around, knocking on our doors - complaints from other rooms as well. Not motels error but wasn't relaxing there with children running past room knocking on your door frequently - did forward complaint but children still noisy. Anyway short stay so overall okay but because of this experience probably want go back there again.

            Reviewed September 30, 2012

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Robi from Australia
            Couple
            Stayed 1 night in July 2012

            Good value, cheap motel but clean & friendly staff”

            Cheap; excellent fan heaters heated the room very fast

            excellent fan heaters heated the room very fast, thank heaven, because it was a frosty night. unfortunately they turned the sleeping blankets on for us, which we hate, but i'm sure most people would have liked that as an added plus! old style motel which was clean and had fresh coat of paint, curtains, etc. tv & fridge in the room, cooktop & microwave, so you could easily stay there for a week. yha double room was nz$54 in comparison. has a human life-size chess board you can try, plus a pool. don't think they have a restaurant so didn't eat there but had to give food/dining a mark below to submit?

            Reviewed July 10, 2012

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