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Kelly's Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Taumarunui
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Big, spacious rooms with TV, kitchen, confortable beds, for less than half of what you'd pay for the same thing in National Park or Okahune in season. Service is also tops, everything is clean and tidy, and it's right next to New World, McD's, etc. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

My partner, 20 month old and I arrived in the pouring rain. We were welcomed by the most lovely couple Patrick and Heather. Our unit was massive compared to the little boxes we had been staying in in Rotorua and Toupo. We put our bags down, and I opened a door which i thought was a cupboard and it opened on to another room, whiched opened onto a dining room and kitchen, which opened onto the bathroom!! Our kind hosts had put the oil heater on for us so it was toasty and warm. The unit had everything we needed, and the room for a toddler to run mad (without parents going mad) and the location to town was not even 5 minutes walk. I will certainly stay again on my way through, thank you for the best hospitality in the north island!! Matt, Sharan and Eden.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

Hosts are caring & helpful. Our unit was clean, comfortable & everything worked in the lil kitchen. Just all over easy & pleasant, will recommend & return.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 7, 2010

Stayed here because easter weekend meant there was not a lot available. It was cheaper than many places, and, as they had told us, it was pretty clean (old carpet, though, means that it can probably never get clean). Everything is definitely older in the room, and some of the things didn't work or didn't work very well. Nothing catastrophic, though. Beds were a bit uncomfortable. The worst part was probably the shower - it was quite difficult to get clean with such low water pressure.

I would probably stay again, but only if I couldn't find somewhere better.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2010

Kelly's Motel is a perfect inexpensive accommodation for travellers and visitors to the King Country. The owners are wonderful and welcoming. The rooms are clean and comfortable and we recommend it for its closeness to Taumarunui township and the beautiful Mountains of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngaruahoe in National Park. The Wanganui and Ongarue Rivers close by surrounded by natures natural bush wonders allows Kelly's Motel a central point to stay. Whether you're visiting the area, friends, family or just want to see somewhere new - Kelly's Motel offers you the perfect place to rest your head.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with friends
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Stayed: January 2016
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 10 River Road, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Taumarunui
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Taumarunui
Price Range: $71 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kelly's Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The motel has potential to cater for everyone. Sufficient parking for all size vehicles. All our rooms are self contained with heat pumps in the studios and oil heaters in the 2 bedroom villas for those chilly winter nights. 5 ground floor studios, 1 studio is situated upstairs with its own outdoor terrace. 4 Spacious 2 bedroom villas which can accommodate for up to 6 people if you ring the motel direct to book. Unlimited Wifi, basic freeview channels, Sky Sport 1, Sky Premiere & Discovery. If you have not stayed here before, the Main Trunk Railway line runs behind the motel. Tarrangower Golf Club ranked in the top 20 is 1 kilometres down the road and Forgotten World Adventures, offering the Railcart Rides where they transport you to a whole new world. Wild Jet boat rides are also part of the Railcarts if you decide to endure the thrill with the whole package. Timber Trail rides are for the cycle enthusiasts which would take an hour of your day to venture out. Rafting & canoeing are also in the vicinity and easily contacted if interested. ... more   less 
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