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Riverside Motor Lodge & Conference Centre

7 Williamson Street, P.O. Box 469, Cambridge, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What a Shocker!was looking forward to the river views in a mid range price unit. But it is dated and shabby altogether Sad.wifi xtra and hairdryer at reception. Small fan heater,louvre windows in thdm bathroom. The paint work chipped. grounds etc grotty. The staff rather unfriendly. The sheets and towels clean and bed comfy enough.would Not stay again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Obviously a severe lack of funds in this place, but that is no excuse for filthy carpets and dirty windows. A lack of lightbulbs and overall poor attention. Ok with basics but clean it!!! Looking at the other comments here we had it ok. But if we had s choice we wouldn't have stayed here and definitely won't again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The whole of Cambridge was booked out and we were lucky to find a room – or so we thought until we arrived. As we swept up the driveway through the “picturesque setting and spacious grounds”, something rang a bell, but what? It was a dark and damp evening and we found it difficult to locate our unit. Strangely there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Before you stay here ask the question “just how badly do I need the sleep?” If you are desperate I would advise a stop at “The Warehouse” to buy a cheap sleeping bag and pillow. Sleep in the car – it would be more comfortable. The writing was on the wall from walking into reception. The smell of smoking in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Never had such a disappointing stay in a hotel.... Upon arrival it looked nothing like the pictures online and the lady at check-in was un-helpful; she couldn't answer our questions and knew very little about the area and its surrounds. Upon further investigation it one of the most expensive accomodation places in town; I was also shocked when we were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Drove into this large motel conference complex that looks like it needs some care. Had prebooked one night .unit was clean and had been upgraded. Comfortable beds. Pillows needed three as not much substance to them. Older tv. Everything we needed was in unit. Probably overpriced as we paid $140 for lovely unit overlooking sea elsewhere. Unit advertised as river... More 

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Otaki Beach, NZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A late1970's era motel, bathroom recently renovated, had good shower, but room had ripped carpets, old noisy 1970 fridge, and definitely not worth $150 a night. Fortunately we only slept there 2 nights. I wouldn't refer someone to it, lady/owner was nice, but the whole place needs a renovation internally and externally. Signage to find not great, though I lived... More 

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Bulls, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Excellent location far enough from Auckland yet not to far to drive after flight home. We were made to feel very welcome. Heater was on in room on anticipation of our arrival. Basic motel room yet very clean. Ample parking. Hard to find as there was no signage with lights to show entry to complex in the dark

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

As soon as we arrived we felt welcomed by the staff who escorted us to our room. We were given a family room which was huge and perfect for our large group of friends. we got a good night sleep after a short walk back from town as it is located away from SH1 traffic. We will totally be coming... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Just better than camping: Not many positives, owners need to invest, looks to be 60s original inside and out, staff were friendly, shower was a drip, fridge was the smallest fridge I have ever seen. Should be budget accommodation , at very budget price

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