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Taihape Motel

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Putaruru, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been calling in for a stay-over for many years and it's always like coming home.Always a warm welcome from Con,the owner,a can of beer and chips,without fail and a laugh and a joke.I believe Con built this motel in the 60's but,in spite of it's age,he keeps it in perfect order and the appliances and crockery etc.are more than...

Thank Mertonian
Mount Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic! This is why we should take more time on our journeys to enjoy the hospitality that Tihape Motels has to offer. Rooms are clean and comfortable, only a short stroll down to the village, for some antiquing and a wonderful meal at Al Centro. You'll enjoy your bag of complementary crisps, can of beer and great selection of DVDs....

Thank MariaGB1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a place to overnight in Taihape as we headed south and this ticked the boxes after a long drive. Friendly welcome with beer and chips, fresh milk and good choice of dvds on offer. Our room basic but clean and comfortable studio unit away from the main street (State Highway One) so quiet. Short walk to supermarket for...

Thank carolbAuckland
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A great place for that brief stop over or a longer stay. Right in the centre of town and all the food outlets and restaurants are about you and with some great choices. Stroll Taihape's main street and enjoy its 'country town' experience. We enjoyed meeting the motel owner. A gentle man who loves people and appreciates their needs. The...

Thank John H
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stayed here overnight on our way south. As other reviewers have said the owners have customer service worked out with welcoming beer, chips and a newspaper. The rooms are basic but clean and priced appropriately. The motel is MUCH quieter than any of the ones along the main road and it will definitely be our “regular” from now on.

Thank Jenny M
Lindome, Sweden
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Came late. No problems. The manager even gave us some chips when we arrived. We was hungry. Tidy and neat place to have a night stop. Good selection of tv channels to go to sleep to, after a long days driving. Highly recommended.

Thank rigmorrolf
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Traveled for three weeks around NZ and this was the best place we stayed. Lovely and clean, with a great manager to show us a room to see if it suited. It was perfect for our family of five. The manger then went and got us a couple of beers and packets of chips for the kids. Free DVD hire...

Thank Libby S
New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We passed through & stayed the one night on Boxing Day. Very pleasant owner & he gave us an option of the room we could pick which was very helpful especially with having a young one with us. Our room even though the decor is of an older era it was very clean & well kept. Nice & quiet as...

Thank ToddNewZealand
Reviewed 29 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
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...

Thank russells2468

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • 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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“The units round the back(No.20 onwards I think)are best positioned.”
 of 5 bubbles Mertonian, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All motel rooms are well positioned. There are two price ranges.”
 of 5 bubbles johnhO379FP, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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