You could wipe your finger over the skirting boards in this place and not see any grime or dirt, as it should be. I was amazed at the quality of the room and comfort. I had a wonderful sleep and enjoyed that the room had a bath
I stayed at Hobsons for 5 nights this week and they would have to be the most friendly accommodating people I have met in a long time. The whole place is sparkling clean and nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff. It is modern and for a very small town has a lot too offer. Will be back very soon.
We were so happy to find a two bedroom apartment in his motel for our family of 5 during the school holidays. It's only a 30 minutes drive to the amazing Kai Iwi Lakes and about an hour to the Tane Mahuta kauri tree! The booking process was easy and the receptionist very lovely and helpful. Sadly the room quality was not very high - very dated interiors, bathroom sink still has two taps, the armchairs in the lounge were old and stained, beds small and not very comfy, old stained carpets, very few electric sockets. Overall a bit depressing outlook. Kept average clean, I think it would be a good idea to give those dining chairs a bit of a wet wipe clean as they are just covered in fly spots! The rest of the surfaces were clean though and we got fresh towels and toiletries each day, which was lovely! The mobile phone reception was very poor in the room, but you get a free wifi access. Overall it has a great location, but it's not a very high standard and we probably wouldn't return for a family stay again. Hope the financial climate for hospitality improves and the rooms get an update at some point - it's long overdue I think.…
Very very clean, smelt fresh. Everything you need for a 1 night stay Shower immaculate Beautiful clean pool, Hosts very very friendly and helpful Would definately recommend and go back Car parking Thank you 😊
There's nothing pretentious about this motel, just very comfortable, well-situated and all you would want for an enjoyable night's rest. Our hosts were most obliging and friendly. Good-sized room, very comfortable bed and all the facilities needed for a short stay.
Clean and spacious, but a little dated. Clean and well maintained. 20+ rooms, so more likely to have vacancies at busy times. Possibly a little overpriced. Heated with portable panel heater (which was adequate). TV screen not very large, but adequate. Room cleaned daily.
Management team willing & helpful. King bed is "past use-by date" - Had more contours than the Himalayas. Time to replace In 2021 Wi-Fi should be like hot water - Available continuously. Wi-Fi however is flakey, dropping in/out
The motel might have had 4 stars in the 70s but surely not any more! $199 for one night for a two bedroom unit. Wallpaper peeling off the bathroom walls, old shower with a grotty curtain. No plug in bathroom sink. Lights over bedroom mirrors didn’t work, microwave and heater didn’t work either. Not enough bedside tables and no bedside lamps. Poor value compared with other places we stayed at on our trip north. Beds comfortable enough and good towels. Needs a revamp desperately!
Nice clean place ,quiet ,friendly owners! Close to the shops ,close to Kaiiwi lakes. Great service, rooms were tidy, cleared up every time when we were out. You have everything you need from towels to kitchen appliances and cutlery. We will be back.
Paid $150 for a substandard room. Furniture was old and uncomfortable with paint peeling off the dining room chairs The only positive was the bed was great. There was next to no heating. Wouldn't of minded it so much if it was priced accordingly. It was the final night of a 2 week trip all over the country and we got much better for similar money in most places.