The setting of this "lodge" is pleasant and the rooms nicely renovated, but in truth it is nothing more than a strip motel with the sort of facilities one would expect of a small hotel, but not a New Zealand motel.
The unit we had - a queen studio - had a small, supposed, kitenchenette, but with no microwave, no hob and, inexplicably, no hot water tap over the sink, it hardly qualified as more than a kettle and cold water. The jug and toaster were cheap and old and our two cups consisted of one cup and one milk jug!! The fridge door opened the wrong way and the fridge itself was at risk of falling out of the space. The non-adjustable setting was such that water seeped on to the carpet at all times. Impossible to make ice.
Given the quality of what seems to be a recent renovation, a flat screen TV set not much larger than a large i-pod screen seems unecessarily cheap. I know theft is a problem, but surely in a studio unit where one might watch TV from the bed, a screen that can actually show something could be bolted to the wall?
All in all a disappointing experience. Equally, we never saw a caretaker or manager, merely a notice on the door informing us where our unit was - and we stayed two nights. At the height of the Rugby World Cub this is hardly what New Zealand would want to show to its overseas visitors.
- Also Known As:
- Kapiti Lindale Motel & Conference Centre Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 10 clean, quiet units with a rural outlook, SKY TV, secure free off-road parking, direct State Highway 1 access, outside seating, BBQ & grassed areas. Check Out Time: 10:00am; late check-outs by arrangement. Conference Facilities: 2 Conference Rooms capacity 2-100, Accommodation, Equipment Hire & Catering available. Meeting Rooms: 1 meeting room. Other Facilities: Full conference catering & equipment available. ... more less
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