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Boscobel Lane, Tawa 5249, New Zealand
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Bucket Tree Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Tawa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed it here. Didn't get to meet the grumpy guy but kind of see him as part of the charm of the place. The bucket tree is cool, definitely will bring the kids back to climb it. Right by tracks but knew that so can complain about trains, they aren't that loud anyway. I'd stay here again happily. They... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The location is convenient for shopping and close to Wellington city but unfortunately the railway line was right next to our room. Couldn't sleep at all! And to make matters worse, we were on the lower level and could hear every movement from the room above, drove me up the wall! The attitude of the male owner/manager is not what... More 

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Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Stayed here for 21 nights to be close to family. Found the male owner a little moody but the female owner, Lynn is the nicest person you'll ever meet. She is fantastic and can't do enough to help you. We stayed in the newly renovated downstairs twin room. Perfect for us, clean new and quiet. Powerful shower, great kitchen and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This motel is in a beautiful setting and looks lovely pulling up. It is not clear where to park and while you hesitate the rude little man comes running out very upset. Rooms are clean enough but dated. VERY near to motorway but also busy railway - bit noisy.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This motel was selected for the location close to nearby family. While the accommodation (motel suite) was clean the bathroom could do with updating and the single beds in the lounge are not somewhere I'd want to sleep for multiple nights. Overall it's adequate accommodation if possibly a little over priced.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

It was dark when we arrived for our one night stay on our journey though north and south islands and pretty quiet at the Bucket Tree which is accessed through a public car park and situated right next to the train track. We stayed in a first floor end room which rattled alarmingly whenever a train went past - which... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Our stay here was pleasant.We were met with a real nice welcome from Lynn at the office.As we are country folk the trains were a bit of an issue,but nothing we couldn't handle.In fact watching the commuters from our upstairs room was somewhat of a novelty.The odd freight train gave the place a bit of a shake,but that just added... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed in this motel for 2 weeks to attend my cousin's wedding, followed by getting to know Wellington. This place is so quiet and peaceful; I enjoy the walk in the nearby park a lot. The train station is directly next to this motel, so it's quite easy for us to travel even without a rental car. The cleanliness... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Quite by accident really really, we ended up staying at the Bucket Tree Lodge. The hosts Murray and Lynn were very friendly and adaptable. Not only managing the motel, cooking great breakfasts, advising us on the best things to do in the area, but also doing the gardening which looks like a huge job maintaining the grounds around the motel.... More 

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Irby, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed here in February for three nights. Very reasonably priced for what we got. Spacious and very clean accommodation. We had a room on the ground floor which consisted of a bedroom with separate living area, kitchenette with cooking facilities, microwave, toaster and fridge. Large flat screen TV, sofa and table & chairs in living area.... More 

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Address: Boscobel Lane, Tawa 5249, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Tawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12

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