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6 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stay here every year with friends when going to Boxing day racing in Whanganui. Motel OK and clean but service exceptional and really goes that extra mile for the guest. Looking forward to our next stay already.

Thank CheekyKat83
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We ended up here due to our vehicle breaking down. The place was clean and quiet. It had a kitchenette and some nice comfy chairs. However, during the second day they sprayed pesticides and the smell plus the chemicals in this sort of practice caused me to worry about our health. The owner though was very friendly and loaned my... More 

Thank russells2468
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Taihape motel is an excellent place to stay. I turned up and the host gave me some chippies, beer and a newspaper. I was in a very clean and tidy and quiet room. Initially I was planning on staying for one night but the friendly atmosphere of the motel and town was so appealing that I stayed for two nights.... More 

Thank Onslow12
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Con & Lisa are incredible hosts. They greet you with a smile and extra goodies for the room and their welcome and charm of the motel has kept us re-visiting around 4-6 times a year for close to 30 years. It's full of the charm of how New Zealand used to be. Reasonable rates, nice outlook and wonderful roses in... More 

Thank Karen S
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88 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I was riding my motorbike and needed motel for the night. I was warmly greeted and to my suprise I was given a couple of beers some crisps, a couple of DVDs and a newspaper. Breakfast was there for the morning. It's true the carpet could do with an update but for the price who cares. I've stayed at hotels... More 

Thank William H
Ohakune, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Right in town but a very quiet location. Carpet & bedspread both looked ready for replacement but didn't detract from a very comfortable, welled hosted stay. The unit had everything we needed and surprises like a light breakfast thrown in. Instant hot water from the tap! Thanks guys. We are likely to become regular visitors.

Thank harveysteeds
Mandurah, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome welcome when we just rocked up. Greeted with a friendly smile by Con and let us look at 2 rooms before we decided on which bed was more suitable. Once we decided we were then given some great Kiwi Hospitality with 2 cold beers, some chips and the local rag all for nothing. Very comfy unit with cooking facilities... More 

Thank falcon041
Bairnsdale, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

We were delighted with finding this quiet motel, set among glorious roses, comfortable bed, cooking facilities if needed, plenty of cups, plates etc. but, most of all the helpful, warm and friendly reception we received. The unit was clean, price was excellent. Would recommend and stay there again if visiting Taihape.

Thank pamelasheedy
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We stayed here in December 15 and came back again with friends last weekend. Very clean unit with full kitchen and king size bed. Like the location being off the main road so not so much traffic noise. Love the free beer and chippies at check in.... At $90 you can't beat it, but we then got a discount!

Thank Nellie20165760
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

My partner and myself stayed in Taihape Motel for a weekend in February and really enjoyed it. Very clean, quiet and tidy motel with super friendly and helpful staff. Totally recommended for a short / long visit. Only 3 hrs drive from Wellington .

Thank Magda11111

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Taihape Motel

Address: 1 Kuku Street, Taihape 4742, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Rangitikei District > Taihape
Number of rooms: 21
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“Room 26 is the last room in the unit so only has another room on one wall (not on both walls).”
 of 5 bubbles Onslow12, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had a studio unit and it was lovely and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles pamelasheedy, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Cheap you pay for what you get”
 of 5 bubbles 918jennyk, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“It always pays to speak to the owners regarding your requirements.”
 of 5 bubbles BGHAM, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Some rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, and slightly more expensive ones have a full kitchen.”
  • Comfy room
 of 5 bubbles AucklandDavid, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
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