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The Racecourse Motel

68 Thames Road, Paeroa, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We used this as a base for doing the Hauraki Rail trail. It is older style, bit has Sky TV and wifi, so not too bad. Best bits are the genuine hospitality, friendly people and a clean environment. My recommendation.

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A short notice booking enquiry ended in three rooms the family and two studios being confirmed. The rooms were clean warm and for the price good value. The owners were very accommodating as we were busy during the day they removed washing from the line and placed in the room. I would recommend this for anyone passing through Paeroa.

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Cambridge NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very accommodating as we were doing a couple of late shifts ending at an unknown time. Rooms were quiet enough considering proximity to road. A little disturbance from adjoining room during the day which is to be expected and beyond control of the proprietors. Rooms were a little dated but certainly very clean and would happily recommend and stay again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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146 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Reception/owner lady was helpful and friendly, rooms are old but clean, no road noise at night. Decent TV with plenty of channels. For the price we paid it is fine, the shower had plenty of water pressure. Would stay here again if I was biking the HRT Room had a fan that was helpful as evening was warm

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Bathurst, Australia
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59 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Clean, friendly, with everything you need for an overnight stay while cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail. A bit away from the CBD, but it didn't take long to cycle back there to get dinner, and the location gave it the advantage of having practically no traffic noise. Good secure space for keeping your bike overnight.

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Napier New Zealand
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29 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The very clean Motel with its renovated bathroom provided great accommodation for exploring the Hauraki rail trail. The Hosts were extremely friendly without being in your face. Good secure storage for our bikes was provided

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Vancouver, BC
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58 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We spent two separate nights in the Racecourse motel, in two similar units. The motel units are separated from a side road by some planting, and not too close to a busier main road. Rosemary provided friendly and efficient service, and both units were clean, comfortable, bright and fresh. There was a reasonable amount of room, although a built in,... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We have just stayed here for two nights to complete the Hauraki rail trial. Excellent spotlessy clean well aportioned motel unit that was excellent value for money at $90 per night .Very quiet even though it was close to the road. Very freindly helpful owener. Reccommend this motel to anyone visiting Paeroa and a great base for the cycle trail

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed here for just one night and found it to be a wonderful stopover. A good base for walking the Karangahake gorge. The motel is out by the racecourse away from the road so makes for a quiet sleep. Spotlessly clean and good value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Eight of us stayed here one night as part of our cycle tour on the Hauraki Rail Trail. Clean, tidy, standard type NZ motel. It is about 20 minutes brisk walk from the main street. Good value for money, and suited us all very well.

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Address: 68 Thames Road, Paeroa, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Paeroa
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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