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Valdez Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Happy Travellers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

I have travelled to quite a few countries around the world and I must say that Valdez service and accommodation is right up there with the best. We were booked in for two nights but were so impressed stayed another two.The owners were well informed about the tourist spots and the rooms were clean and serviced everyday. Well done, will return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sharon C
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

My family of two adults and three children were booked in for two nights, during our stay we had outstanding service and the rooms were spotless. Both days our children were playing happily in the pool. We had excellent service from the staff and owners who went over and beyond the call of duty, advising us of tourist spots and good local restaurants suitable for us and the children. We will definitely be returning for another family holiday.

Room Tip: The corner suites were very spacious, quiet and sunny.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Haami J
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New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We were very impressed with the standard set by the Valdez. The room was very large, for a studio bedroom, and the cleaners there do a fabulous job. The bedroom was very clean, as was the bathroom and kitchen area. There was all the equipment we needed and we enjoyed our own patio area. The owners or managers, not sure which, were helpful, even making a phone call to get me further informatiion re a tourist spot we wanted to visit. We would be more than happy to return here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed at the Valdez over labour weekend and were extremely impressed with the accommodation. The room was huge, had a well equipped kitchenette, a huge spa bath and a nice private patio area. The rooms were cleaned daily and were spotless. This place is great value for money for accommodation in a central location. I would stay here again any time and would recommend to all.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Victoria M
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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were at the Valdez today for a one day Conference, very impressed.
The venue was comfortable and perfect for a small or medium sized group to interact and learn. There was no road noise or any other interruptions .
Food, both lunch and afternoon tea was excellent. High quality, home cooked and so very fresh. Well done, not a curled sandwich in sight!.
After conference cheese platter was exceptional, beautifully presented and an unexpected, wonderful surprise.

Anyone looking for a conference venue in the Hawkes Bay should put the Valdez on top of their list.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank amanda w
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

The hosts are nice and friendly. The room was warm and clean, had my own court yard. Bedrooms were upstairs, so plenty of room downstairs, will stay again. I have nothing but good things to say about this motel. Plenty of parking, NO road noise at all.

Oh, by the way, your husband is right about trout fishing. On departure day I got 4 or 5 hook ups but they "spat the hook" but I did land a nice 1kg Rainbow(47cm) - see photo

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cameron4611
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

This was our second stay (8 days) at Valdez Motor Lodge & was just as perfect as the first stay !!, The service & attention from the Owners, Warwick & Judy was again fantastic, without being intrusive, the Units are beautiful, spotlessly clean & well maintained. We have no hesitation in reccomending the property to Holiday makers & Corporates alike, I am sure all would be made very welcome at Valdez as we were.
We have booked to return yet again & look forward to our next visit, Don & Kate Purdon, QLD

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Valdez Motor Lodge
Address: 1107 Karamu Road North, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Hastings
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Valdez Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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