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Taihape Motel

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1 Kuku Street, Taihape 4742, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Wandin North, Victoria, Australia
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stayed for 1 night in May in this hotel, and was amazed to find the one greek man in Taihape originally moved over from Melbourne, Australia. His hospitality and helpfulness was fabulous. He even turned on the electric blankets on our beds for us!! Suggested where we could find a nice meal and nothing was too much trouble.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is one place where the owner seems prepared to go the extra mile, whether it is keeping a group of friends in nearby rooms or making sure the solo traveller has a few DVDs for the evening. The free beer and hippies is always a nice treat too! The decor might be out of the 80s but everything is... More 

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent value for an overnight stop, somewhere to sleep and not much else. Extremely clean, warm and comfortable basic motel accommodation. Complimentary beers & Chips was a nice surprise! Great nights sleep, thanks.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you look at this motel as a place in an 80's time warp, it rates as excellent. The owner gives out packets of chippies, and beer if you want it. In the unit are cornflakes, bread for toast, butter and jam. The bed is one of the most comfortable ever. I snuggled down under a duvet, blankets, eiderdown -... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A long drive and a need for a good nights rest before heading on resulted in the search for somewhere to lay our heads. Signage in Taihape took us to a local Motel which proved to be a simple but comfortable place to spend the night. The room allocated provided adequate, simple and clean accomodation at a very reasonable price... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Anzac weekend, stayed Fri night .Given a beer and chippies on arrival, unexpected and the Dompost, host was very convivial, laid back and rather humorous. Lovely roses still in flower around the complex.Was just a short walk to the dawn parade, then a short drive up the the services cemetery to pay tribute to whānau members who served in both... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Have stayed here a couple of times - and really impressed with the clean and tidy rooms, the friendly host, and the added extra's he throws in. A great place to stay on a long haul to Wellington or Auckland. Like the 60's styling and the central location.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night. The accommodation is not plush but it is super clean and the only motel that we've stayed in with a TV in each bedroom plus we got given beer on arrival. It is very good value for money. It was great having 2 bedrooms for us and our 7 year old. He was impressed... More 

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