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BK'S Chardonnay Motor Lodge
274 High Street, Masterton, New Zealand   |  
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Wellington
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111 reviews 111 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Wonderful Motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed here last night with my boyfriend.

We stayed in a spa studio room. The room was bigger than many studios you find these days with plenty of room to move about with out feeling cramped. Their was a dining table, kitchen, two lounge chairs (that reclined), sky tv, free wifi and the queen sized bed.

The bed is a firm one, but that's much suited, it did squeek a bit when you sat down on it, but nothing major. TV is easy to see from the chairs, table and bed.

The spa bath is plenty big enough for two people (just don't put a glass on the end and then knock it off) It takes a while to fill up so be prepared for it. You can adjust the jets to be softer or harder or heated to your preference. The only thing i disliked was that i couldn't see the TV from the spa bath.

Room was very clean, no outside noise until about 9am the next day when a really big truck drove past and decided that it wanted to toot.

Service was wonderful - which is often hard to find as we are a young couple. Would love to stay here again in the future.

Room Tip: We had a room near the back, no road noise.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Les W, Owner at BK'S Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington NZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Stayed here very recently and theres certainly nothing really to complain about! The motels are modern and new'ish and checking in was quick and friendly with plenty of parking available right outside your motel door. The complex is relatively handy being on the way into the Masterton shopping area.
We stayed in a studio unit and this was of a really good size unlike other studios we have stayed in where you can be tripping over yourselves. There were full cooking facilities in the kitchen area which included a small ceramic cook top along with a microwave though no oven - not something you find much these days, but a reasonable meal could be prepared if staying for several days. The bathroom was generous in size too with a good shower and very clean.
The bed was firm and comfortable and we slept well even though the unit backed onto the main road. Traffic noise didn't seem to be a problem.
About the only negative to me is the 'counted out' cutlery etc where there are 3 cups, 3 glasses and 3 knives and forks etc - this is something I find annoying!
Perhaps too a hand towel in the kitchen would be good as we had to keep on using the one in the bathroom which soon got quite soggy.
Otherwise I would certainly recommend this place and would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Perhaps choose a unit away from the main road, thought the traffic noise wasn't a problem in the...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Les W, Owner at BK'S Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
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ROTORUA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Nice modern motel with plenty of parking. I am not sure why on tripadvisor it is not grouped with the other motels in Masterton and listed as specialty lodging?? At first was unsure of its location as it is on the main road into Masterton but didn't find it noisy at night as it is fitted with hush glass. The units are modern. We stayed a 2 bedroom spacious unit, queen bed in the living area and 2 single beds in bedroom. Nice to have a tv in each room. Comfortable lazy boy chairs. Small kitchen with microwave. Full length mirror in bedroom wardrobe. Shower only in this unit. Lovely modern unit the only disappointment for us was the housekeepers lack of attention to detail with the cleaning of the unit. Sill in lounge needed wiping, vacuum needed head removing and using the nozzle only around the carpet edges, vacuuming behind the toilet etc.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Les W, Owner at BK'S Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

This is such a lovely motel with polite managers and clean, tidy rooms. We had a 2 bedroom unit which had a tv in the lounge, main bedroom and second bedroom, which isn't very common in motels, so I loved that. The water pressure was amazing in the shower, which is great, unlike many motels. I actually moved to this motel after staying at another I was booked into for 3 nights, however it was disgustingly unclean and refused to stay there and I was very relieved to be staying in a motel of a much higher standard for only $15 more despite both being of 4 star quality.

Lovely managers, a good location close to
Masterton and very very neat, tidy and clean. I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Les W, Owner at BK'S Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thanks for your lovely comments we strive to keep a very high standard of accommodation.
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Wellington
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168 reviews 168 reviews
74 hotel reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Passing through on business, BK'S Motorlodge in Masterton had everything I needed for a comfortable stay. The bed was noticeably firm but comfortable, the unit was spotless and the owners welcoming. There's plenty of carparking right out front and if you have the time, lots of options on Sky TV. I'd definitely recommend for a good value stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Les W, Owner at BK'S Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thankyou for your very positive comments.
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Spacious rooms with separate roomy well equipped kitchen with two ring hob and microwave. Very clean. The bathroom had a bath, a nice change from the shower only motels. Host very friendly and so good in helping us to contact a relative in Hastings. Although our room was next to the road is was quiet and we had a good nights sleep. A Four Square convenience store not far away, so getting goods for a diy meal no problem.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Les W, Owner at BK'S Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thanks for your positive comments, all of our units have self catering facilities and our spa bath suites are just lovely.
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Hastings, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is our second time staying and we would have no hesitation coming back again. We stayed in the two bedroom unit which was really spacious. Bedrooms also very roomy (and a tv in each room!). A little road noise but not too bad. Tidy rooms and fairly clean but if I was fussy would suggest a little more detailed/maintenance type cleaning (i. dusting of ledges/switches etc) but not a major issue. The kitchen was well equipped and really nice to have plunger coffee and also biscuits. Bathroom towels were lovely. Beds were okay but linen nice, crisp and clean. Recliner chairs great for weary legs. All in all a pleasant stay for a pretty reasonable price.

Room Tip: Apparently only 1 two bedroom unit. Its a corner unit so large and sunny with small deck area with...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 274 High Street, Masterton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Masterton
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Masterton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Placed in the heart of the Wairarapa, Masterton is surrounded by some of NZ's finest wineries and it's magnificent coastline fishing aplenty,bush clad tramping tracks, long hot summers there's so much to do in the Wairarapa.BKs Chardonnay Motor Lodge has 18 self contained suites, stylishly appointed, all on ground level,with kitchenettes lazy boy chairs,ceiling fans & heater's, deluxe suite's have double spa baths. Make your stay a comfortable when in Masterton. ... more   less 
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