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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this motel as part of our journey to the Cape, seemed like a good place to use as a base. It had a good star rating and some old reviews so we gave it a go. We were disappointed from the start, the entrance way and drive is drab and tired, as was the room. The facilities were... More 

Thank JennyJenkins1952
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After driving from Cape Reinga, we needed somewhere to sleep for the night, the greeting from our hostess was so lovely. The units are old and in need of work but this aside the place was so clean and comfortable. Very well set out, everything was there that you would need for a good nights sleep. The beds are sooo... More 

1 Thank clivejeanettew
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We needed to find a motel that would also accomodate our little chihuahua ... was thinking a motel that allows a dog might not be a great standard....how wrong was I!! This is a beautiful motel - spacious modern rooms with every thought given to detail and clients comfort. Would definitely recommend this motel :-)

Thank Julie H
Penzance, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Super hosts so friendly and helpful, Great unit, well equipped with good cooking facilities. Spotless and very tidy. Very close to shops and restaurants, which are just a few minutes away. Trips to the Cape and 90 mile beach arranged for you and pick up at the front of the motel. Pool, spa and BBQ all available on site. Yet... More 

1 Thank Brian B
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

A fantastic Motor Inn - a huge thanks to ASURE WAYFARER MOTEL for supporting the Circus Challenge UP&ACTIVE KIWI KIDS SCHOOLS TOUR. Centrally located with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Parking right at your door, kitchenette, comfy bed and very generous owners. 😃👍🎪

Thank CircusChallenge
Norwich, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Not really sure I can fill 200 characters! Typical NZ motel that did the job for us all we needed was a simple motel to put us up whilst we made our way to the Cape at the top. Clean, tidy, convenient, gave all that we needed. Excellent fish restaurant across the road.

Thank HeadAcheOnASunday
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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254 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly reception. Nice motel with good parking. Rooms are large enough but a little dated, however, very clean and had everything you would need for a one nighter. Stove was a two hot plate which has to be taken from cupboard to sink top. The bed was comfortable, tv was good, lots of sky channels. It is jus across... More 

1 Thank Mark E
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Stayed one night for the luxury room. Everything was perfect but only the wifi could not connect at all and told by the owner that it was because there were 30 ppl sharing only 1 hotspot. Saw the normal price rooms, look good. All got re-furnished.

1 Thank nicklT9736NZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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90 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

The motel has all the facilities expected and is of a good standard. It is an older style motel but comfortable. Wifi is free and unlimited. The motel is easy to find on the main street of town and close to takeaways and restaurants. The staff are very helpful and friendly. It has a very good playground for families with... More 

1 Thank 405Sally
North Shore City, New Zealand
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28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night in a deluxe queen studio (the renovated ones) the pictures online were exactly what we got. Large studio with nice comfy bed, kitchenette with everything you would need to self cater. Modern bathroom with stand alone walk in shower. Room was spotless and smelled fresh and clean. Short walk to the main shops and KFC... More 

1 Thank samiez
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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Motel is centrally located in Kaitaia, a 5 minute walk to shops. Wonderful licensed restaurant across the road. Free parking, free Wifi and Sky Guest Select (50+ channels) in all rooms. Swimming pool, spa pool, trampoline for the children and BBQ all available for guests. Great place to stop and explore the Far North. We can book a day trip to Cape Reinga for you - a wonderful experience! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayfarer Motel

Address: 231 Commerce Street, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Kaitaia
Price Range: $76 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayfarer Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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