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Safari Motel

18 Mataroa Road, Taihape 4720, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Thank you Safari Motel Taihape. Perfect stop over for us. Clean, quiet and comfortable. The owners are welcoming and helpful. Perfect for a stop off on the way to Wellington. Great showers and heaters. Comfortable beds. Highly recommended.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The owner was very welcoming, the room was very clean and tidy, and it was a very comfortable stay. Older style motel, but I will definitely be back as the service and cleanliness is great. Just a hop skip and jump across the road for a bite. Many thanks for a great stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stayed here for doing the Mt. Ruapehu skii trips while being mindful of the hour long journey to the skii fields in Mt Raupehu. But being put up here we could stay clear of the overpriced motels in Ohakune and the likes near ski areas. This motel is centrally located in Taihape near restaurants, gas stations, cafes and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Dropped into taihape when myself and my partner were there last and were really looking for a quick and easy place to rest for the night, found the safari and honestly wouldn't have gone anywhere else, total bang for your buck and to top it off the friendly hosts and cleanliness of the rooms made for a whole world of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Older style motels but clean and well maintained, very good value = in fact the cheapest we found in NZ. Pleasant hosts were very helpful. Eating out in Taihape not so great - we would not recommend the Gumboot cafe over the road, so a unit with cooking might be the best choice.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I booked online requesting a queen bed unit for one person. Upon arrival I was asked if I was on my own, when I said yes I was asked if I wanted a single or queen bed - I don't think that was appropriate just because I was on my own and my booking clearly requested a queen bed unit.... More 

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safarimotel, Owner at Safari Motel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to assess Safari Motel. Also thank you for making us aware of the repair required on the radiator in your unit. We do not turn the radiators off until 10am (checkout) Also your appreciation of our very reasonable, value for money tarrif , and great cleanliness. We always offer a choice of Twin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A neat and tidy place that was very cozy and comfortable. We stayed in a studio unit and had everything we needed for one night. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to stay in Taihape. It's only about 45mins from Turoa ski field. And for the price, you can't get anything better in the area.

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safarimotel, Owner at Safari Motel, responded to this review

Hello, I am pleased that we made your stay a happy one. That is really all we aim to do. Reviews help to keep us on track. Thank you for taking the time to do this. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Snow in Taihape, desert road closed. Woke motelier up at 2.30am He was very cheerful :) Unit clean & tidy. Plenty of heaters & quick to warm the bed electric blankets. Shower was amazing! Plenty of hot water! Managed to get some sleep :) Very reasonable price. Thank you Safari Motel :)

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safarimotel, Owner at Safari Motel, responded to this review

Hi , Thank you for your wonderful review. You appear to have been very happy with everything. So the 3 out of 5 for our mark is confusing ?? If we know what the problem is we can fix it? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

What a fantastic little motel! I've stayed at places from Northland to Bluff, and this one is by far the best low-medium budget accommodation I've found. Everything was clean but homey, the shower was high-pressure, and the bed felt even nicer than my one at home. They even went so far as to provide earplugs for the noise from the... More 

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safarimotel, Owner at Safari Motel, responded to this review

Awe Thank you. Reviews like this really make our day. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I stayed at the Safari Motel for one night as a stop over between Wellington and Rotorua as I didn't want to do the 5-6 hour drive after a full days work. This place was convenient and easy to find on state highway 1 just after the big gumboot if your coming from Wellington. It was clean and the shower... More 

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safarimotel, Owner at Safari Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and effort to keep us on our toes. It is very much appreciated. More 

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