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Guest reviews

4.3 out of 5 Excellent
378 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Breakfast Available
Room service


Explore the area

Popular LocationOrewa Beach1 min walk
Popular LocationVictor Eaves Park13 min walk
Popular LocationPeninsula Golf Club5 min drive
AirportAuckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.)58 min drive

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  • Corporate Studio

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsCorporate Studio
  • Studio

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStudio
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsApartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Max. 2)

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom (Max. 2)
  • Studio, Jetted Tub

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStudio, Jetted Tub
  • Premium Suite, 1 Bedroom

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremium Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Max. 4)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom (Max. 4)
  • Executive Studio

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsExecutive Studio

About this area


Waves Motel is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Peninsula Golf Club and Gulf Harbour Country Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Orewa Beach and Victor Eaves Park.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Orewa Beach - 1 min walk
  • Victor Eaves Park - 13 min walk
  • Peninsula Golf Club - 5 min drive
  • Waiwera Beach - 6 min drive
  • Wenderholm Regional Park - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportAuckland (AKL-Auckland Intl.) - 58 min drive


  • Walnut Cottage Cafe - 9 min walk
  • Bolliwood - 10 min walk
  • Oliver's Cafe - 11 min walk
  • Coast Bites and Brews - 11 min walk
  • Dear Coasties - 11 min walk

About this property

Waves Motel

4-star motel, walk to Orewa Beach
This smoke-free motel features dry cleaning, laundry facilities and free newspapers. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a garden. All 20 rooms feature kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Room service, coffee/tea makers and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Waves Motel offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Accommodation at this 4-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves.

This Orewa motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–9:30 AM: NZD 12.50-12.5 for adults and NZD 12.50-12.5 for children
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Linens
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone



Check-in between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 200 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 12.50 and NZD 12.5 for adults, and NZD 12.50 and NZD 12.5 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 6:00 PM and 12:30 PM (amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Waves Motel Orewa
Waves Orewa
Waves Motel Motel
Waves Hotel Orewa
Waves Motel Orewa
Waves Motel Motel Orewa

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Waves Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Waves Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Waves Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Waves Motel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Waves Motel?
Waves Motel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Waves Motel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Late check-in is available from 6:00 PM to 12:30 PM for a fee (amount varies).
What time is check-out at Waves Motel?
Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Does Waves Motel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Waves Motel located?
Situated by the sea, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Victor Eaves Park and Orewa Beach. Maygrove Park and Peninsula Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Overall a pleasant stay. Quiet location right next to the beach & a easy walk into Orewa. Enjoyed the spa bath in the room. House keeping was attentive. However for what you pay, a bit of sprucing up would be good. (ie: bathroom door was rotting with the wood coming away at the bottom, black mould stains on ceiling)
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Room comfort
Our long weekend at the Waves Motel
We just spent 3 nights at Waves. We had a few niggles. We have stayed there many times over the years and feel it's feeling more and more tired. Some maintenance is needed such as a dangerous missing tile on the steps, the bathroom floor needs regrouting, mould behind the kitchen faucet, the bathroom rubbish bin was rusty, lack of kitchen utensils for cooking, and the dinning chairs needed cleaning. On the plus side it's great to be close to the beach and the one bedroom unit is spacious.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

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Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

4/5 Good

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Plesant as always but please update/repair stove t
Always a fantastic stay at WAVES. 1 frustrating thing we always find though. The benchtop stoves (in several rooms) all have only 1 setting.... HIGH... burns the food
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was large and clean. The location was excellent, very close to the beach.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

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