Reading the brochures of Maxtons you would expect beach or at least lovely mountain views but from most units you do not get anything of this. They face a nice courtyard where you can have the breakfast prepared in your room.
We had two units and could have slept 3 people in each. The beds nearly filled the rooms, so we were happy we had nice weather and could sit outdoor. Had not other travellers been extremely noisy we could even have slept without earplugs, as the road is very quiet at night.
The strangest thing about the units, though, were the bathrooms. They were huge and naked(I think because they were suitable for wheelchair access) but had the smallest corner basins I have ever seen. As you needed to get the water for the kettle from there you had to fill the kettle cup by cup.
Located on the southern beachfront, it is a 10 to 15 minutes walk to the town centre. If you do not intend to prepare your own breakfast - the motel has its own café (Bayside Blue Café). This one with sea view ;-)
Rates (as May 2011) from $80 to 95. Singles cheaper. Self-contained unit NZ$ 200.
Directions: On the beachfront road, south of the main restaurant and café stretch of the Esplanade.
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