We booked in February 27th for 1 night and what a pleasant couple who run this motel.The units had been refurbished and were very clean and comfortable and we would stay there again.
In the room was a list of restaurants and we chose Gumboot Manor as it was just a few minutes walk down the road.What a mistake that was as there were flies every where and it stunk of fried and fatty food.My husband ordered a burger off the 'snack' side of the menu and I ordered fish and chips.The mature lady that served us repeated my husbands order then repeated my order with the words 'the fish meal'.I pointed to what I gad chosen and said this one which was $8.50. The meals came out my husbands was O.K. and mine had 2 pieces of fish,chips of sorts.Well the fish was horrible and I struggled to get through 1 piece.We went to pay and the same lady was ready to take our money but the bill seemed too high and my husband said that I had ordered an $8.50 fish and chips and the lady said ,no you ordered the fish meal which I think was $22.00 !!! I said no and said what I had ordered but she started arguing and I said 'you should have made yourself clear and she snapped back 'you should of made yourself clear'.We payed what she wanted and left vowing never to go back.
I suggest that no one in their right mind should go there and probably the best place in Taihape is Soul Kitchen in the town.
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