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Alexander Spa Motel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Taumarunui
Aberaeron, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“you get what you pay for”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

stayed for one night on route from wellington to Auckland and the motel is basic but does the job.Andrea the owner was really pleasant and helpful, room was a bit dated but clean and warm. breakfast is not brilliant but adequate. overall a good place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Koromiko,, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2013

A very Basic Motel but very reasonably priced , we needed to change our night we were staying and it was not problems , as we were stranded in Wellington with the big storm ,
Maybe needed alittle extra heating as an oil heater didn't quite warm the room enough .
Slept well as one road back from the main road and quite quiet . Great to get the AA discount when i booked via email direct to the Motel, Very friendly service with great advise where to eat dinner the night we stayed . Great to have complementary breakfast saved us having to find somewhere to have breakfast . Thanks heaps

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ponsonby, Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed here one night for a funeral. Booked via Wotif, which is where their website referred us. Their website mentioned a discount for AA members, but I wasn't sure how to choose this - you may have to phone the motel. Breakfast was included - a choice of toast, museli or something else. Note, if you choose museli, you may want to pick up extra milk. Didn't try the spa. Room was nice and warm, they had turned on the heating for us before we arrived, which was nice. The place could do with a repaint (our ceiling paint was cracked in places), but that didn't impair our sleep.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 10, 2012

This motel is certainly tired but it is inexpensive. The studio room was heated with one column heater and this would not be enough had it been colder. There was a wall panel which is maybe controlled by the central office as the thermostat and switch would have to be reached with a step-stool. Everything was clean but basic. The door was ill-fititng and had an air-gap about 2-3cm wide towards the bottom. Must be draughty in winter. We were grateful for a group discount readily offered and friendly helpful service. Handy postion next to the RSL for a hearty meal.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2011

1 night stay for a funeral. Booked via Travelbug.co.nz
Pretty good value for money. Good free breakfast. Comfy bed. Didn't try the spa. One tip, take bottled water for making hot drinks, even brushing your teeth. This is not the motels fault, but Taumarunui tap water leaves a horible after taste. The Alexander Spa Motel had plenty of very HOT water. Perfect for our needs. Would stay again. Thanks to Andrea at the Motel for assistance.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2011

very clean, room was pre warmed on arrival, so many I stay at are cold at first and dirty, this was immaculate, service friendly, microwave, fridge and plates made eating easy.definately value for money,free basic breakfast, I would return agiain when I next have work that way.
tip buy your internet ticket as you check in as reception may be closed later.

Room Tip: any, i stayed in 3 but they all looked the same, the spa looked good though i did not try it
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2011

A cheery welcome from the owners who were very helpful in many ways - including route planning back to Auckland. Room was spotless with fridge , kettle etc and complimentary breakfast. This was a last minute choice - just somewhere to stay after driving the 'Forgotten Highway' - and although Taumarunui is not an inspiring town it would make a good base for exploring the area and we would gladly have stayed longer had our itinerary allowed.
Certainly a hidden gem!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alexander Spa Motel
Address: 6 Marae Street, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Taumarunui
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Taumarunui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alexander Spa Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the small North Island town of Taumarunui, between the Ruapehu ski fields and Waitomo Caves, nearby Taupo and major tourist attractions in New Zealand. It is a serviced motel providing warm, clean comfortable rooms. Catering for all family groups or the individual traveller. Rooms all have heating, electric blankets,tea & coffee making facilities, microwave and toaster. Continental breakfast available. Free wifi access. Off street parking. On site private spa pool. Close to RSA, shops, restaurants & cafes. ... more   less 
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