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“Don't do it!” 1 of 5 stars
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Otaki Motel
260 Main Highway, Otaki, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Otaki B&B and Inns
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“Don't do it!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This motel is straight out of the 70s including the beds. You can see bare electrical wires in the fuse box and in the bathroom. It it right on the main road so you hear the traffic all night. I cannot think of anything good to say about this motel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Cam C, Manager at Otaki Motel, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
I'm really sorry to hear your experience with us was not satisfactory. We recently did some maintenance work which involved cutting down two of the trees next to the road. Unfortunately the result of this was that it has allowed some noise from the highway to enter into the nearest unit.

We will try to come up with a solution to this problem. Thank you for your feedback.
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This motel is a convenient stopping off place for travellers wanting to avoid the rush of Wellington. It is located on the main road but we did not find noise to be a problem. Rooms have a pleasant outlook on to a garden/lawn area with outside tables - ideal for summer. The beds were comfortable and linen and bed covers appeared to be new. The decor is a little dated but the bathroom was well appointed and the shower very efficient. A separate kitchen was very well equipped with everything needed for self catering. The highlight must be the breakfast (included within the tariff). It was huge. A modern TV is included but we had a problem with reception on the night we stayed although an electrician was called immediately to rectify it. Another big plus is the excellent parking area provided - no problem for a minibus and trailer. We would certainly stay again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 260 Main Highway, Otaki, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kapiti Coast > Otaki
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Otaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small family run business who provide great value accommodation in Otaki. We are situated just a one hour drive from central Wellington and the Interisland ferry terminal. Our goal is to provide great value accommodation to local and international tourists at the same time as creating employment in Otaki.Otaki is a great place to grab a coffee on the way through to Wellington, or to do some discount shopping at one of the many retail stores. We love housing people visiting the region for weddings and family events. Many of our guests are Kiwis from different parts of New Zealand, but we love to meet international people as well. ... more   less 
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