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212 Victoria Street, Dargaville 0310 New Zealand
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#1 of 4 in Dargaville
Location
3.9
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
3.9
Value
3.4
See why so many travelers make Hobson's Choice Motel their motel of choice when visiting Dargaville. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area, and you can stay connected during your stay as Hobson's Choice Motel offers guests free wifi. Hobson's Choice Motel offers a pool, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Hobson's Choice Motel as you experience all of the things Dargaville has to offer.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Spa
Baggage storage
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Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Desk
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
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Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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KaziaMoana wrote a review Jun 18
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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
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Carole R wrote a review May 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Marta Piszel wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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rachaelb337 wrote a review Jan 2022
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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 😊
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Tony H wrote a review Aug 2021
Wellington, New Zealand110 contributions26 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Davy900 wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand50 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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flynnkiwi wrote a review May 2021
Nelson, New Zealand233 contributions22 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Pamela_NZ wrote a review May 2021
NZ34 contributions13 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled
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nikolam225 wrote a review Dec 2020
Takapuna, New Zealand22 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Bryce wrote a review Aug 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled
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$89 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hobson's Choice Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Hobson's Choice Motel?
Nearby attractions include Dargaville Museum (1.9 miles), The Woodturners Kauri Gallery and Studio (1.4 miles), and Anzac Theatre (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hobson's Choice Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Hobson's Choice Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hobson's Choice Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hobson's Choice Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blah Blah Blah Cafe, Shiraz Indian and European Restaurant Bar Dargaville, and Providence.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hobson's Choice Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hobson's Choice Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Dargaville.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hobson's Choice Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Hobson's Choice Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.