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Wildcat Motel

688 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara, New Zealand (Formerly Bay Country Lodge Motel)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Papakura, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This motel is an absolute delight. We arrived to find the heater on in the room and a complimentary breakfast basket in the fridge. The king sized bed is one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on. The unit is spacious and welcoming. This is not "high end" - but it is very homely and very comfortable. I... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Clean comfortable but a little dated. Adequate kitchen, and an old fashioned weak shower with curtain, all the rooms were spacious, but the main bedroom had a small en suite toilet, with the most ridiculously placed sink. The sink dug into your arm whilst sitting! We quite enjoyed our 2 day stay there, having a nice view out the back... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

we stayed here at the bay country motel for a night. it is just outside of pohara and served as a convenient location to explore takaka, the nearby pupu springs, pohara, and totaranui beach. the room is spacious and clean, and we did not have any issues with the bed or bathroom as some previous reviewers have mentioned. because we... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

My husband and I were disappointed in this motel and will not return. Rundown, dirty, old rooms with a toilet that spewed its contents every time you flushed. Lumpy beds, dirty moldy shower curtains, torn rugs, the list goes on and on. To add insult to injury, they charge extra for everything that should be included in a rented room:... More 

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christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

My husband and I recently married. We decided to go somewhere sunny and quiet for our honeymoon, we had an excellent and relaxing time in pohara although we did spend most of it in bed :) . Also we took a trip with leigh out on the fishing boat, it was a beautiful day and we caught lots of fish... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Welcome to Motel Hell. You want a new towel? That will be $10 You want the floor cleaned in the bathroom? Another charge You want the bed made? That will be another charge. They are all listed in the handy plastic guide in your room. I have never in 40 years of business or personal travel encountered a motel that... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

It's was getting dark and we were look for accommodation for the night (17Sep2011). We passed by Bay Country Lodge, Golden Bay, NZ. and decided to check it out. It turned out to be surprisingly good. Michelle the host offered us a beautiful room that opened out to an equally beautiful garden. Wi-fi was free and limitless, a great bonus... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

Having traveled to many countries in the world, it's a joy to find Golden Bay, New Zealand and an accommodation such as Bay Country Lodge. We so enjoyed our extended stay for it's 'kiwi' charm of homeiness and friendliness. The place was spotless and the amenities of a complete kitchen made it easy and comfortable. It's a true slice of... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at this motel, the staff were very friendly and our room was clean and enjoyable to relax in. A well equipped kitchen and a 5 minute walk to Pohara beaches makes this a great location to get away.

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Tauranga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

A motel for people who are looking for a tranquil, homey place to stay and are not into pretentiousness. I have stayed with my young children at Bay Country Lodge three times now and the Kiwiana charm and value for money keeps bringing me back. We are booked in to stay 10 days in September 2010. Can't wait to do... More 

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