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Kawerau Thermal Motel

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Kawerau Thermal Motel provides a great base for a visit to the unique destination town of Kawerau. Seventeen self-contained units provide a range of accommodation options from studios to family units, each with parking right outside, underfloor heating, LCD TVs and unlimited Wi-Fi, and conveniently close to local land and water attractions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Breakfast in the room
Golf course
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Korean
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We had to ask for another towel ad there was only one. Drawers had cigarette ash in them. Needs a thorough clean other than that it was fine. Nice and peaceful quiet. Lovely hospitality. Just needs to be organised properly.
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this is the worst motel i have ever stayed in. we paid 100 for a night the the owner debited my card an extra 40 dollars. No wifi, no hot pools, fleas and cockroaches in the room, and the pungent smell of urine in the toilet.We stayed there because the misleading photos looked like it was a nice place, pools arent up and running. Very dissapointed. Dont stay here people, be warned.
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There are only two motels in Kawerau, we chose this one at Easter( visiting for a wedding) as it seemed closer to the town centre , slightly cheaper, and supposedly had a thermal pool which I really enjoy. Note that Google maps seems to have it in the wrong place. Coming in from Rotorua direction it is not far past the turn-off to the town centre, on the road you come in on. Well, when we went to check in, we asked if any of our friends were there for the wedding. No, said the woman,"maybe they're at the flash one" ! ( I'm like" there's a flash one?") That should have been a hint to go I think... anyway, we stayed. No thermal pool, the council has taken away the strength of the thermal heating or something... we pointed out the website still says there is a pool- "we keep telling them to update it", she says. But we may go to the Council-owned pool in town which is free- we actually did , the next day, and it was really good, but I digress. Unit is very old-looking with concrete block walls, just a kettle and microwave, No kitchen sink, you can't get the kettle under the basin taps properly to fill it, you wash your breakfast dishes and cups in the handbasin, yuck. And we think we had to ask for a teatowel. Not the very cleanest either. At least the bed was moderately comfortable. We had to laugh in the end, or you would cry. We did have fun at the wedding. I wouldn't recommend it- maybe give " the flash one" a go!
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Only accommodation available. Old fashioned and used by people involved in the logging trade so noisy vehicles coming and going at odd hours. Units old style and some aspects need better attention to cleaning eg door of fridge round the seal was not clean. Bed was clean and very comfortable. Owner very friendly and welcoming. Plenty of parking. No breakdast available and Wi fi not very dependable.
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Kawerau was a pleasant surprise. The free heated swimming pool and hot spa are a real asset. The Thermal Motel ia a bit dated but very clean, friendly and priced for what it is. I dont think there are many other options in the town to stay anyway.
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$65 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionKawerau
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