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Forgotten World Motel

9 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Free Parking
3 Star accommodation
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Dec 30Dec 31
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All reviews forgotten world across the road forgotten highway stayed here tunnel tour single bed beds were comfortable whole package welcoming hosts petrol station reception staff are convenient place to stay grocery store reception area bit dated rail trail definitely recommend this place
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic, helpful owners who go out of their way to accommodate. We turned up drenched after a thunderstorm riding bikes-- and were given a key and sorted things out later on with them. washing and drying gear- no problem. an early breakfast-no problem. Close to...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Kirsty S
Response from ForgottenWorld, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome, glad we could help. :)

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night after doing one of their excellent tours. Room was clean, comfortable & quiet. All you need really. The girls at the front desk are friendly & very helpful. Would definitely recommend this place, thanks.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank hayesy64
Response from Pathfinder812454, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World MotelResponded September 30, 2018

Thank you for the recommendation, we are pleased to hear you had an excellent tour and stay with us.

Reviewed September 17, 2018

I travel a bit and always like to stay at this motel when in Taumarunui. Its always clean and tidy the rooms are quiet and parking good. Breakfast is always on time and a good meal. Its not the flashest place ive stayed but is...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank nomadikiwi
Response from Pathfinder812454, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World MotelResponded September 18, 2018

Thanks for the lovely review, we aim to please. :) Victoria

Reviewed September 1, 2018

As online information about office hours was not quite accurate, reception was closed upon arrival. However a brief call got us in touch with the helpful and attentive hosts. Room was prepared (i.e. heated !) for our arrival. The place was surprisingly busy in the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank cer63225
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I stopped here for the night before traveling along the "Forgotten World Highway". The room was very comfortable and the lovely ladies in the office were friendly and helpful when finding somewhere to stop for a meal.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank debbz33
Response from ForgottenWorld, Marketing at Forgotten World MotelResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for debbz33. We hope you enjoyed your trip along the Forgotten World Highway. That road is very special to us! Kind regards Sheryle on behalf of the Forgotten World Team

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Forgotten World Motel offers very clean, warm comfortable accommodation with free WiFi throughout and generous off road parking. It's just a couple of minutes walk down town to restaurants and cafes and we More have a supermarket over the road! Let us help you find other activities to enjoy in the area while you are staying with us. Our main attraction is, of course, our Forgotten World Adventure tours either by railcart or jet boat or a combination of both. Otherwise, what about walking the Tongariro Crossing, cycling the Timber Trail, or canoeing the Whanganui River or enjoying a round of golf. We are only 45 minutes drive from the Whakapapa ski fields. All units feature electric blankets, TV's, tea and coffee making facilities and toasters and we have a drying area to help get your gear dry ready for your next activity. Find us at the north end of Taumarunui's main street at 9 Hakiaha St - the gateway to the Forgotten World. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair access
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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$58 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Hilton Motel
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Taumarunui
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$58 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Hilton Motel
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Taumarunui
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"If you can't avoid Tauramanui then at least avoid room 1"
Dec 6, 2017
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"We were on the ground floor to the rear. Pretty quiet, which was nice!"
Mar 26, 2017
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"As far from the road as possible."
Mar 21, 2017
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"Rooms all received afternoon sun"
Nov 17, 2016
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