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Bucket Tree Lodge

Boscobel Lane, Tawa 5249, New Zealand
Bucket Tree Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pender Island, Canada
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This Motor Inn is looking tired and was overpriced for its' condition. We stayed in an upper lodge room that desperately needs updating - the bathroom is old , the wallpaper is torn in the corners. Our milk in the little jug was sour. On the plus side, we walked into the village of Tawa and felt like we in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Older motel in need of some TLC. Owner is doing up some rooms and is working on the place, but he seems to be running the whole motel and trying to do up the rooms all on his own ! It appears to be getting him down and his attitude and behaviour is not good. There is a lot of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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
2 reviews
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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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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

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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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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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 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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