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Mokena Hotel

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is far and away the WORST "hotel" I have ever stayed in in New Zealand. There was no manager on site, a woman who resides at the hotel as a border let me into my room. The manager was not around later when I sought to find her (the woman said the manager would be "back soon", and was...

Thank ABandP
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stayed at this boutique hotel 3 years ago and it was fab and quirky, but also how things have changed, the sinks were blocked the bed had a mind of its own, there was no restaurant or bar, just generally the place was very rundown we felt for $120 a night it was an absolute ripoff,

Thank Greg L
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We had 1 night stay over the weekend and were first greeted by the owners teenage daughter?? I never met a manager or anyone else. This young girl was lovely, she quickly showed us our room and where the toilet was then she was gone! I think there was one other group of people staying there that night and I...

Thank JessxX24
Reviewed 4 June 2015

There's a fire station next door, so at 3 am we were woken up from a fire alarm going off... Wifi is very limited (doesn't work in bedroom at all). This place could use a good and thorough cleaning, there were spiders everywhere.

1Thank Chelsea R
Sidcup, Kent
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Our 1 night stay was almost 1 night too much. The pictures taken are historic and admittedly it was January when it's out of season, but the place was only inhabited by the residents and the 3 of us. Even though we were upgraded and the manager was more than helpful, the entire place needs a major overall and upgrade....

2Thank marathon50
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Mokena Hotel has a grand, old school, charm, it's like stepping back in time to a New Zealand you can sometimes think has disappeared. It was a lovely place with lovely staff who went out of their way to help. If your keen on a journey into the past then this is the place for you. I'll definitely return.

2Thank orlando928
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 October 2014

We had an enjoyable stay and found the accomodation was good value. We stayed in the Queen room which had a large spa bath and a shower. The hosts were very accomodating when our travel plans were altered the following morning.

3Thank kiwissv
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We arrived here on a wet cold night. We had planned a session at the hot pools and then decided to stay on as the weather was so bad. The new owner of Mokena was friendly, kind and helpful. The restaurant is shut now and rennovations are planned. We found the place fine for the price. Nice touch offering you...

3Thank 712suzannek
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We booked this hotel for a 1 night stay for the 1st Jan 2014. The friendly welcome we received upon arrival was lovely. Nothing too much trouble and they offered us the Aroha room, a larger room than we had booked for the same price. The rooms are nicely furnished, themed and kept in the heritage manner of the hotel's...

Reviewed 4 November 2013

We stayed at the Mokena on 2 Oct 2013. The receiption we received was great. The ladies were lovely. The reception and common areas needs some work, but the bedrooms were lovely, the bed most comfortable. The shower rooms were fantastic. Love the different levels and atmosphore of the hotel and the whole town. Fabulous deck for drinks and laughter.

5Thank MareeY

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Address: 6 Church Street, Te Aroha 3320, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Te Aroha
Number of rooms: 7
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“sleep in your car would be better”
 of 5 bubbles 622gregl, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Not able, all of the rooms we saw or were offered were old and dated.”
 of 5 bubbles marathon50, 25 Feb 2015 | Read review
“they all have views but the Aroha room was really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles barbaram575, 1 Jan 2014 | Read review
“We enjoyed the Mountain View room. The bed was very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles MareeY, 3 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles David730, 9 Feb 2013 | Read review
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