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Taihape Motel

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1 Kuku Street, Taihape 4742, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great little motel. Very clean rooms and friendly owners. You even get cereals and bread / spreads for breakfast with a big jug of milk free as well as tea and coffee and we were offered a beer and packet of crisps on arrival. Would definitely recommend this motel to anyone passing through Taihape.

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Thank Peonie49
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose this as a budget motel, but were very pleasantly suprised by its cleanliness, comfortable bed, homely surroundings, and the very welcoming host. It is an older-style motel, well maintained, is a short walking distance to town and cafes, has safe off-street parking, and the can of beer, chippies and newspaper were most appreciated when we arrived. Although the... More 

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are in our 70's. Have stayed at four different motels in North Island this month. This is by far the best motel. We stayed in a studio unit with full kitchen and king size bed. Spotlessly clean and excellent hosts. Free: can of chilled beer, glass of wine and packet of chippies on arrival , morning newspaper, large jug... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place! Simple, clean and surrounded by flowers. Staff have been so welcoming and helpful. Kids have their own room with a DVD player for quiet time. Highly recommend as a stopover between bigger towns. You can walk to town with a few sweet cafe's, shops and restaurants.

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit because we felt so welcomed the first time. Great value accommodation and clean and tidy rooms. Free DVD to play in room, chippies and drink on arrival. Host got DVD going for us too. Would highly recommend if looking for accommodation on a budget.

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Thank Sylviasstyle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Easy stay in a basic but clean quiet and tidy unit. The host was great, very friendly and we got a beer and chippies on arrival - perfect after a long day in the car. In the unit we had there was basic kitchenette which was equipt with all the basics. For dinner we wandered down the road to the... More 

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I stayed here with my two young children. Upon arrival, the host showed us to our unit, brought me a complimentary drink and chips for the children and made sure everything was ok. When we checked out in the morning, he supplied us with more snacks for the road, free of charge. Very friendly, very helpful and I would definitely... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The owners bent over backwards to meet my accommodation requirements, with many emails to and fro the week prior to my arrival. My friend and I were given a warm welcome, complete with free glass of wine. The owner even bothered to come to our unit to close the curtains and turn on the electric blankets and heater. Can't speak... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have been staying at the Taihape for years, we always get a warm welcome. We quite often travel with our work trailer and there is always room to park it. The owners try and accommodate our requests. Oh and I forgot to say anyone that loves roses. There are the most amazing roses in bloom during their flowering season.

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Thank BGHAM
Auckland
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I chanced upon this great little motel en route to Auckland. What a little gem, basic but homely and very comfortable ... and at an excellent price. The kitchen had everything you might need and the motel office even stocked a supply of DVD's and books. The owners were great, and to cap it all supplied a complimentary beer and... More 

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