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Wayfarer Motel

231 Commerce Street, Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 11 Kaitaia B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The motel is on the main road, handy to most things in Kaitaia. The rooms are 3 star but clean and well presented. Found some hair in the shower upon my arrival. Bed is comfortable good TV with lots of sky channels. For the price of a room its good value for money. The breakfasts are good didn't one this... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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120 reviews 120 reviews
33 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The rooms were nice and the beds very comfy. The staff were very friendly but the advertised free internet was only in the small reception area amd you had to pay for wifi according to the in house literature. Not so good for a rep. Nice spa and a great breakfast.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed for three nights at the Wayfarer Motel and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Rose was very welcoming and was a great help with suggestions about places to go to eat, to see, and things to do. The tour to Cape Rianga up 90 Mile Beach that Rose booked for us was a highlight of our trip. The... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We booked at very short notice for a one night stay and were accommodated with no hassle. We found our unit to be spacious and very clean. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were comfortable. The trampoline and basket ball hoop were a big hit with our 8 year old. The service was friendly and welcoming. We'd stay... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Well located on the main highway, clean room, and spacious . The room rate was ok at $125 but the continental breakfast was another $20 for two and the wifi was extra so in total the room wasn't that cheap!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Thank you so much Dave and Rose for your support and very friendly welcome - your facilities were really comfortable and clean and so handy to shops and restaurants. I would not hesitate to stay there again - you are both amazing hosts, you made our stay there most relaxing and there was always a smile to greet us daily... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had a pleasant enough stay but it is very dated and slightly overpriced in this day and age of grab a deal. The beds were very uncomfortable and hard and the neighbours in the lodge next door were very noisy one night. It was pleasant enough but a lot could be done to improve it and there is little... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Kaitaia is what it is. You are out in the boonies if you are headed up to Cape Reinga. But it is good to know what to expect. The hotel is older & dated but it is clean & tidy & that is the main thing. It costs more than a similar hotel in the US but that's all I... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We paid $129 for a studio unit and expected something a little better than what we got. The motel was clean and tidy but dated. We stayed one night only and it was adequate for what we required however we would normally expect to pay no more than $100 for something like this. Very friendly welcome and reception.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This place was very dated and quite dark untill it was time to go to sleep then the lights outside kept me awake most of the night, the room was very light. Could do with abit of modernising. Bathroom was ok as was the kitchen, the brown was abit old fashion. Owner was very nice and pleasant

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Address: 231 Commerce Street, Kaitaia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Kaitaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
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