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The Racecourse Motel

68 Thames Road, Paeroa, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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