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Vista Motor Lodge

2 Bridge Street | State Highway 2, Wairoa, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 4 Wairoa B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We stayed for 4 nights between Christmas and New Year and have no complaints. Although not really modern the room was exceptionally clean and very spacious. The bed was comfortable and the shower excellent. A note on the wall said they preferred their cleaning staff to do the dishes which I thought was great for a change. Not that I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Vista is not a modern, hip kinda place, but is what you would call solid and dependable. Booking by phone was easy, and when we arrived our unit was ready and waiting. Vista is easy to find; it is on the riverbank right by the bridge that runs through the town on the main highway. We found the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Booked this based on price, so thought it would be a bit on the shabby side. However, the room exceeded my expectations. It was very clean, and overall a comfortable stay. Although on arrival, the room was very warm. Lucky there was a fan - not enough windows for the Summer weather, in my opinion. The shower head was amazing.... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Fairly Clean, a few stains on some covers. Old fashioned decor and rooms. Bathroom good. Could not see any smoke alarm though...I would stay there again but needs a bit of improvement. Great location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The room we had was perfectly adequate. We had travelled from Kawerau via Waikaremoana so arrived tired, dusty and hungry. It was a very hot day and it was pleasant to relax in a clean well ventilated room on our arrival. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal at the Restaurant, the Fish meal was particularly good, and awoke next morning... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I Have stayed in many motel and hotels around the world and new Zealand and the vista is one of the best motels I say in . Peter the owner will go out of his why to make your stay happy and enjoyable . . The rooms are nice and very clean ,most have good kitchens with full sized ovens... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My whanau and i stay at the lodge for 1 week and a half, the look of the place is very nice Peter must be a green finger so enjoyed looking at the plants, the boys totally enjoyed the pool the restuarant food was yummy as well worth the money. the ladies that keep the rooms clean and tidy you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This hotel is basic for sure but spotlessly clean and the property has a really neat feel to it! Tropical...............there are some palm trees..............lots of flowers. nice pool (we were there in the winter so not open) We had the best fish and chips at the restaurant on site. Very friendly and helpful owner. We were not in the correct... More 

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Ruakaka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This motel is on the main highway but set back off the road enough to make it peaceful. I agree with other reviewers that it is a little dated but very comfortable and more important very clean. This accommodation is within easy walking distance to the shopping area and supermarket.There was everything one could wish for in the very spacious... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Units straight from the (early) 70s, no microwave, bathroom just like your grandparents used to have. And if you want clean nice tasting water out of the tap forget it and the hot water is a lovely pale shade of grey

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