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“Clean motel, affordable rooms,” 4 of 5 stars
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Boscobel Lane, Tawa 5249, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Tawa
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“Clean motel, affordable rooms,”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Clean motel, only 10 mins from Porirua, motel next to train station so good access if you need to use trains. The rooms were large. Owner are friendly, currently renovating units. We did find the New World supermarket in Tawa, only 5 min drive away, good for takeaway dinners.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Stayed here by accident, after entering Wellington at rush hour without having a reservation. Consequently, to avoid prolonged marital disharmony, we pulled out of town and somehow got to Tawa and the first motel we spotted. Nice place, very hidden away. Our room overlooked a river which seemed to be a popular spot for meetings of dog owners and boy scouts. About 50 feet from our room was a railroad track that apparently ran commuter traffic, but that was never a problem. Roomy quarters and very comfortable. The big bucket tree out front is a sight in itself. Owners very friendly. Tried to get something to eat around 9 pm in Tawa and was referred by the local closing restaurant that another good place was just down the road "a 15 minute walk". Well, not being sure how far a 15 minute walk actually was, we drove for about 15 minutes to find nothing, before finally giving up. Oh well.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Boscobel Lane, Tawa 5249, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Tawa
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Tawa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique boutique Motor Inn, personally owned and managed by Murray & Lynn for 17 years. Set in a beautiful park setting with extensive lawns and historic trees, The Lodge takes its name from the "Tree" known as the Bucket Tree which has been a local landmark for over 150 years. Accommodation at the lodge, which is only 12 minutes from the center of Wellington City, includes Bed & Breakfast, or accommodation only for singles, couples and large families. The Lodge also offers a Functions Center for Weddings, Family occasions and Conferences. Parking is Free and there is a suburban commuter train to the city every 30 minutes. The Lodge offers self contained Studio Suites and self Catering Motels and Family Apartments. Situated just off State Highway One, it is a convenient stopover when catching the Cook Strait Ferry, to or from the South Island. ... more   less 

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