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Worcester England
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this online through their website. No credit card required, they rely on goodwill and trust.Excellent email communication from Laurel. We had two luxury units on first floor access gained by steps. Spotlessly clean accommodation, huge comfortable bed, sofa, dining table and well equipped kitchenette. Good shower. Stunning views across the estuary. We took advantage of the cafe below the...

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Laurel R, Owner at Mokau Motels, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. Enjoy the rest of your times in Nz. Maybe we will meet again.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The unit was spotless & the extra detail in the room was a nice touch! The only down side to this stay was unfortunately the weather. Thankfully the motel unit was comfy! The staff were friendly & helpful & the cost per stay was very reasonable. Great views also!

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Laurel R, Owner at Mokau Motels, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay Natasha , despite the weather, thankyou for taking the time to post this nice review. Look forward to seeing you on a sunny day!

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Top notch motel. If you are up this way for the fishing competition, make sure you can get in here.delightful owners and great views of Taranaki. The area is rich with Maori history , battles between warring tribes , women burying children to slow their paramour s down .The beaches are great, fishing is excellent and the local cafes make...

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Laurel R, Owner at Mokau Motels, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a lovely review. Very much appreciated.

Reviewed 12 August 2016

We phoned ahead to check that we would be able to get in. When we arrived the room was already warm and we had been given a big room. The room was nice and comfortable, clean and warm. The owners had were really helpful and made sure we got down to the cafe for dinner before they closed. Super friendly...

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Laurel R, Owner at Mokau Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 8 July 2016

Quite inconspicuous motel by the main road. Interior surprisingly spacious and with vivid and tasteful decor. Very comfortable and reasonably priced.Pleasant views. Helpful landlords. Not much to do within walking distance.

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Laurel R, Owner at Mokau Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, you will have to come back to check out our newly revamped Museum, 2 minutes walk from motels, well worth a visit.

Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed a night on route from Hamilton to Taranaki. Lovely spot, relaxed and friendly place to stay. Owners were very helpful with local knowledge. Great surf, fishing and walks even in the winter. I stayed in the aqua unit (yes they are colour themed!) cozy and comfortable with everything you need and a great spa pool available too.

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Laurel R, Owner at Mokau Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place a lovely review.We enjoyed having you very much and hope to see you again sometime.

Taihape, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Four of us stayed here while the 'men folk ' were at nearby Awakino Dog Trials...beautiful views of the Mokau River and looking out to Mt. Taranaki....units were newly refurbished..staff were very helpful

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Laurel R, Owner at Mokau Motels, responded to this review

Thank you Heather, sorry we didn't get to catch up, glad you enjoyed your stay and hope the dog trialling went well.

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The Mokau Motel sits on a hill overlooking the main road to New Plymouth and further out from there, the river and the sea. The rooms are very comfortable with ranch sliders that give you a great view. Laurel was very efficient and friendly in our email exchanges before I got there. I stayed for 4 nights and by the...

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Laurel R, Owner at Mokau Motels, responded to this review

Thank you Sandra, it was awesome that you spent a whole 4 nights here, I feel that is quite a bit more than a pit stop!!I am sure you arrived home totally recharged.

New Zealand
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We had unit 6 upstairs which gave unsurpassed views out over the Mokau River, the sandbar/estuary as well as Mount Taranaki . Lovely sunset scenes. Unit quite modern and fully self-contained and nice outdoor furniture to relax and take stock of the world from. Wonderful hostess (Laurel) who was very knowledgeable and helpful. A lot of thought has been given...

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Laurel R, Owner at Mokau Motels, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and thank you for your kind words. We do try very hard to make your stay as nice as possible, pleased you appreciated our little extras. Take care.

Waipukurau, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Very nice unit. Very well equipped kitchen with only one problem, me being short the microwave was far to high for me and could not reach. ( I did have a husband who did it for me ). Definitely will recommend this Motel to any body who is traveling this very nice piece of coast.

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Laurel R, Owner at Mokau Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Some parents love it that Room 4 doesn't receive internet!! But it is free and like you say it is available closer to the office, or sit on the steps. Thanks again, kind regards

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Mokau Motels

Address: 53 Main Road, Mokau 4350, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Mokau
Number of rooms: 7
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“Upper units for the views, but no disability access.”
 of 5 bubbles prenteg, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“very close to Mokau River Cruises...we didn't have time this trip but hope to be back next year...”
 of 5 bubbles Heather4919, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Go for the upstairs rooms if you can - gorgeous views from up there!!”
 of 5 bubbles SandraH724, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If you have the inclination and are able, get upstairs if you want an excellent view of the mountain and river.”
 of 5 bubbles NewZealandCarver, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“End unit 4 does not recieve internet. Available nearer the office.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandrabelgrove, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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