If your dieing for a place to stay....go find a camp site because staying here isn't worht the head aches you will get. The owners of this place have no respect for anyone staying here. They treat everybody like children. They demanded (not asked) everybody to attend a stupid meeting where all Rick did was yell at everybody telling them that this was their house and they weren't even guest's in their home. He's the one who judges if your drunk (even after one mouthful) it's his call and if you don't like then get the hell out of their home. Shiree is always sticking her nose in your private buisness even when it doesnt belong there. Internet is nothing but a rip off.
The only good thing about this place are the other backpackers that I met. Most of us decided to leave all at once and move to another hostel together.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheree & Rick, welcome you to Bell Lodge, a purpose built motel and backpackers. Situated in a quiet area 4km from the city. You have the choice of motel units, double or twin en-suite rooms or dorm rooms for 4-8 persons with free car parking. All units and rooms open onto covered decks. We can help you organize local activities such as dolphin swimming, surf lessons, sky diving and more. Come and join us at Bell Lodge in the sunny Bay of Plenty. ... more less