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The Racecourse Motel

68 Thames Road, Paeroa, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight at the Racecourse Motel after riding the Hauraki Rail Trail from Thames to Paeroa. It was an average quality motel. The room was reasonably well equipped and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. The location is on a highway on the outskirts of town, well away from the rail trail, and not very convenient if you... More 

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Thank Kathryn B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I arrived late at night at around 11pm. Got a call from them to make sure if we were fine. Host was awesome and very welcoming. She also did our laundry the next day because we had to leave early in the morning. The overall room was great. Nice and clean.

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Thank Indra W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Warm host and motel . Clean and comfortable except the bed is little bit soft. Good location to stay if you are doing the Hauraki Rail Trail. Allow to check in earlier as one of the room is clean and let us store our bicycles in their garage overnight.

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Thank Hoon C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A group of 8 friends stayed at the Racecourse Motel while cycling the Rail Trail. The owners were very accommodating as they allowed us to leave our bike trailer on their property while we cycled from Waihi and back. They also cooked us a delicious breakfast on the morning of our ride.

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Thank Hauroko
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed here for three nights as we were doing parts of Hauraki RailTrail. Host was very hospitable and knowledgable in terms of Trail and area in general. Room was spotless as was the bathroom . It may have been built in 70s and is dated its a great place for short stay.

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Thank Zak B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

I was fatigue from my drive from Auckland to Tauranga. Paeroa is about 1 hour 20 minutes from Tauranga. I just had to stop and rest. Got the last room, $90. Older styled motel, but very comfortable with all the amenities, close to town. Wise decision to rest and travel the next day, fresh and alert.

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Thank Mykara
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stayed here for one night in Jan 15. Typical motel stopover of in late out early, staff were friendly. The room had everything that was needed and was very spacious. Everything was working and clean. Would recomend if you are driving through.

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Thank AndyR61
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 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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Thank Michael H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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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