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Wrights by the Sea Motel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   387 - 389 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu 5252, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 6 Paraparaumu B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were in Paraparaumu due to a family bereavement and needed somewhere nearby to stay for 2 nights. I travel with work so am used to staying away. The room (12) was spacious and light, decor seemed a little tired but I can see they are doing a refurb on another unit so maybe this is due for a facelift.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Very conveniently located in a street leading to the waterfront. The room was comfortable, and well equipped. Service wouldn't be termed particularly warm, and we weren't given any steer on what restaurants were open or any other local info. As it was during the Christmas period the town was pretty much shut and there wasn't much choice around. Good access... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This motel is passed its use by date given the price paid. Staff were very unfriendly and off hand. Room was not comfortable and had NOT been properly cleaned (Yuk!). Road noise was annoying and parking spaces were minimal. NOT Recommended.

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wozza16, Owner at Wrights by the Sea Motel, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you feel this way , we certainly would have addressed any concerns that you had , had you made it known to us at the time. We love to provide friendly & quality clean accommodation for our guests, and we cannot fathom how you would be saying this. We have great cleaners that clean to... More

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43 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had always wanted to visit Kapiti Island and this seemed a convenient place to stay. It's a typically Kiwi Motel style, run by a nice family. The price was right, the room was comfortable, the breakfast was nice and (most importantly) the hosts were friendly and efficient. An enjoyable stay only minutes walk from the beach.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Business brought us to Paraparam, otherwise there seems little reason to visit this neck of the woods. Some of the accommodation here is not too flash and really Wrights by the Sea was a compromise. The publicity of this palace presents new and clean but in reality it is a little congested and worn. Its not bad mind. It is... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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31 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This is not a flash motel, at all. The rooms are very basic and in need of a spruce up and the driveway will tear up the underside of your car as you drive out. What is good is the location and the price. I was also impressed that we could book in a few hours earlier than normal. So,... More

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Masterton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We spent 3 great nights at Wrights by the Sea. The room was very clean and comfortable and was serviced each day with clean towels, bathroom and kitchen supplies etc. Even though we were in a studio unit it had a nice 2 seater couch which is a real bonus and a little balcony also. Altho the Motel is not... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I stayed here for one night on a business trip in September. My room was on the lower level behind a staircase. There was not a lot of natural light coming in so it felt a bit dingy. It was very dated and run down. My room was a bit dusty, so I found myself using a lot of travel... More

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Kiriat Ono, Israel
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed at Wrights by the Sea in early 2013. The proprietors were very friendly and helpful, answering all our questions and fulfilling all our requests. The room was very comfortable and the location is excellent. We will certainly stay there again when next in Paraparaumu.

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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Just around the corner from the beach, with views across to Kapiti Island, this was a lovely location. There are lots of restaurants in walking distance. The staff were friendly, and the place was clean, and included a microwave, sink, and some crockery and cutlery, but it was a little bit dated. I found the bed a bit lumpy -... More

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Address: 387 - 389 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu 5252, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Paraparaumu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wrights by the Sea Motel 3*
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