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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on our last few days in New Zealand. The place was easy to find and we were met by Tony in reception with a big smile. He was very friendly and helpful gave us useful information to help us settle in. We had the large family suite. Very clean The room was very nostalgic of the 1980s...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A retro motel with lovely spacious rooms, gracious hosts, and a quiet location. Our room had a nice bathroom, was very clean, and had great amenities. The bed was comfy and we slept well. I would certainly stay there again.

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auckland
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

After a long bike ride (we did the Hauraki Rail Trail and if you are doing the trail just when you think you have finished you have to cycle up hill and a long way out of town to get to the motel) arrived at the Motel to be told that we room had been doubled booked! Talking to the...

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Thank joludoandlouis
auckland
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The woman at the counter is effusively friendly. However the room smelled strongly of damp. The fittings are standard 1970s wood veneer and Shacklock fridge and oven. Cinder block walls. Small double bed. We couldn't connect to the internet. When we asked the manager for help, he came and eventually logged on. He told us our devices were to blame....

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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Ping was very helpful and the units are super clean and perfect for a family of five. Nothing was a problem for Ping (the host) and she was very friendly. Only draw back is it was a little away from the town centre and from the Bike Trail. Other than that it was a perfect overnight crash pad.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight at the Racecourse Motel after riding the Hauraki Rail Trail from Thames to Paeroa. It was an average quality motel. The room was reasonably well equipped and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. The location is on a highway on the outskirts of town, well away from the rail trail, and not very convenient if you...

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

My friends and I arrived late at night at around 11pm. Got a call from them to make sure if we were fine. Host was awesome and very welcoming. She also did our laundry the next day because we had to leave early in the morning. The overall room was great. Nice and clean.

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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Warm host and motel . Clean and comfortable except the bed is little bit soft. Good location to stay if you are doing the Hauraki Rail Trail. Allow to check in earlier as one of the room is clean and let us store our bicycles in their garage overnight.

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New Zealand
Reviewed 14 May 2015

A group of 8 friends stayed at the Racecourse Motel while cycling the Rail Trail. The owners were very accommodating as they allowed us to leave our bike trailer on their property while we cycled from Waihi and back. They also cooked us a delicious breakfast on the morning of our ride.

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Reviewed 17 March 2015

We stayed here for three nights as we were doing parts of Hauraki RailTrail. Host was very hospitable and knowledgable in terms of Trail and area in general. Room was spotless as was the bathroom . It may have been built in 70s and is dated its a great place for short stay.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Racecourse Motel

Address: 68 Thames Road, Paeroa 3600, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Paeroa
Price Range: RM383 - RM552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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