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Overlooking Hokianga Harbour at Omapere, The Sands Hotel Hokianga is a pretty 4-star hotel offering spacious accommodation in a lovely location. This hotel has 43 guest rooms including ten 5* Luxury Villas. The rooms are a good size, and all have ensuite facilities. 37 of the rooms have a balcony with 19 rooms overlooking the water. The hotel has 1 restaurant for guests which offers a lovely selection of traditional New Zealand cuisine including many seafood specialities. The Sands Bar & Restaurant is the perfect venue to enjoy a meal with a view as it overlooks the water and the dunes across the bay. The Sands Hotel Hokianga is ideally situated to explore all that the Hokianga Harbour area has to offer, including the surrounding forests, dunes and sandbar.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Opononi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Ethel
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Location was fantastic. Room was facing the beach. Relaxing to hear the waves crashing onto the shore. Great walks along the beach. Bonus was the orca in the sea.
  • Atkins
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The staff Th e restaurant The location The bed The bathroom
  • Gina
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Beautiful location. Very accommodating staff. Will definitely come back

Hotel surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Bryers Restaurant
    • Ambiance
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of The Sands Hotel Hokianga

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free parking
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Beach
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Billiards
  • Fishing
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Fence around pool
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practices

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House rules

The Sands Hotel Hokianga takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 18:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


From 07:30 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 17 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
4 years
Cot upon request
Extra bed upon request
NZD 30 per child, per night
5 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 30 per child, per night
17+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 70 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash The Sands Hotel Hokianga accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that there is a 2% transaction fee when you pay with a credit card or a Visa or MasterCard debit card. There is no surcharge for payments made with EFTPOS or cash.

A valid credit card must be presented on arrival, and be in the same name as the guest's name on the booking confirmation. For all pre-paid bookings, the credit card used to facilitate payment must also be presented on arrival.

The guest will be charged a prepayment of the total price at the time of booking.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Sands Hotel Hokianga in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

FAQs about The Sands Hotel Hokianga

  • The Sands Hotel Hokianga offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Billiards
    • Fishing
    • Beachfront
    • Horse riding
    • Beach
    • Swimming Pool

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from The Sands Hotel Hokianga. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at The Sands Hotel Hokianga include:

    • Double
    • Studio
    • Apartment
    • Villa
    • Twin/Double

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at The Sands Hotel Hokianga may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at The Sands Hotel Hokianga is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The Sands Hotel Hokianga is 2.6 miles from the centre of Opononi. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at The Sands Hotel Hokianga can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Yes, The Sands Hotel Hokianga is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The Sands Hotel Hokianga has 1 restaurant:

    • Bryers Restaurant