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Bucket Tree Lodge

Boscobel Lane, Tawa 5249, New Zealand
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights before moving to the South Island. After 3 months touring all of New Zealand and a small part of Australia Bucket Tree Lodge is our top motel. Really nice people, very helpful. Room was perfect and spotless. Location is 4 minutes walk from the train into town ( 1 stop). Parking in Wellington is a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Traveling from Wellington CBD to Porirua, Bucket Tree Lodge is very conveniently located. The landmark is Bucket Tree on Boscobel Lane. Ideal place for a night break where everything needed for a night's peaceful rest is found.

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Thank 829sebastian
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Had a one night stay in a unit currently under going an upgrade, found it too be clean & comfortable but was a bit disappointed that the upgrade hadn't been completed before being up for let. Part of the paving stones on the main access way had been uplifted for a plumbing repair which hasn't been completed but been a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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73 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Great stay and friendly hosts. Freshly renovated room was bright and fresh. Close to public transport and motorways very handy for an early morning cook strait ferry. Will stay again. Double glazed windows worked a treat for the train line over the fence.

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1 Thank Laurie R
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I am not sure what the problem is we the other reviews. The location was great only a 2 minute walk to the train station to Wellington (Saves travelling in by car and having to find a parking place in Wellington. !!!). The hosts were very helpful and gave us all the information we needed. As for the accommodation we... More 

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Pender Island, Canada
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49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This Motor Inn is looking tired and was overpriced for its' condition. We stayed in an upper lodge room that desperately needs updating - the bathroom is old , the wallpaper is torn in the corners. Our milk in the little jug was sour. On the plus side, we walked into the village of Tawa and felt like we in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Older motel in need of some TLC. Owner is doing up some rooms and is working on the place, but he seems to be running the whole motel and trying to do up the rooms all on his own ! It appears to be getting him down and his attitude and behaviour is not good. There is a lot of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed it here. Didn't get to meet the grumpy guy but kind of see him as part of the charm of the place. The bucket tree is cool, definitely will bring the kids back to climb it. Right by tracks but knew that so can complain about trains, they aren't that loud anyway. I'd stay here again happily. They... More 

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1 Thank Chch_kraig
Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The location is convenient for shopping and close to Wellington city but unfortunately the railway line was right next to our room. Couldn't sleep at all! And to make matters worse, we were on the lower level and could hear every movement from the room above, drove me up the wall! The attitude of the male owner/manager is not what... More 

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2 Thank 2414Traveller
Ireland
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Stayed here for 21 nights to be close to family. Found the male owner a little moody but the female owner, Lynn is the nicest person you'll ever meet. She is fantastic and can't do enough to help you. We stayed in the newly renovated downstairs twin room. Perfect for us, clean new and quiet. Powerful shower, great kitchen and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Bucket Tree Lodge

Address: Boscobel Lane, Tawa 5249, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Tawa
Price Range: $97 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bucket Tree Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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