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Kelly's Motel

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its an old motel but it has all the basics, is very clean and the proprietors were very pleasant. Its also very conveniently situated, being at the entrance to the town when you arrive from Otorohonga.

Thank Faye984
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We recently stayed here Weekend just gone. Because we were such a big group of 10 Adults and 9 children Kelly's motel was able to accommodate our Family. I recommend this hotel to stay on your next travels the owners were quite nice to us made sure we had everything we needed. We hired 4 of their family villas to...

Thank Clayton M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The new hosts were friendly and finding their way around being new motel owners as they had only been there for a week. We stayed in the room next to reception which had a double bed and a single bed which had to be brought up from another room. Unfortunately the bed was short where your feet were left hanging...

Thank traveltri03
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the villa unit facing the road. Because it was a dead-end road with the river on the other side of it, it felt quite private. We liked this place. It was old and clean and comfortable with everything you need. The kitchen was pretty much a full house kitchen with a full-sized oven and full-sized fridge. The...

Thank piwakawaka2016
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were helped to move as there was a problem with the first cottage. The second cottage was clean and the bed comfortable. However, we hardly slept. We could hear our neighbours quite easily through the walls. All night long the road traffic was relentless. We were glad to leave.

Thank skylarkGlos
Conwy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The motel was easy to find as it is just over the bridge into the town. Close to a supermarket and fastfood outlets. RSA club 5 min drive down the road. The room was a good size with a comfortable bed. All equipment you needed for a motel room. Table , dinning chairs ,easy chair TV and free Wi fi....

Thank Diana M
Epping, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A very understated Motel. Not pretentious but very comfortable. Very friendly hosts, with no request being a problem. A very comfortable good sized unit, with a well equipped kitchen. No mobility issues other than access to the shower. This is not a criticism, but I would suggest that a rail be installed to assist with access to the shower and...

Thank Owen C
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here one night, the hosts were very friendly, the units were clean, but toilet door didn't shut! Large bed was comfortable but I should have taken my own pillow! This motel is fine for one night stay and is closed to supermarket, mac Donald's and the starting point of the Forgotten Highway tours. They also let us keep our...

Thank Jacqui T
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stayed two nights in room 5, as a base for Taupo and Rotorua after Auckland. Booked on line. Room 5 is next to the laundry and under the office which makes it sound like it should be noisy, but it was fine. It's self contained, with a generous queen sized bed and a single in the main room, a whole...

Thank Bushwalker_13
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We were impressed by the cleanliness and comfort of this well arranged motel which presents from the road as hotch potch of two older buildings used for larger groups in front of a concrete block row of flats behind that was probably constructed in the late fifties/early sixties. Because we always travel with our dog it was refreshing to receive...

Thank Tony U
Ranai R, Front Office Manager at Kelly's Motel, responded to this review

Thank you both for a great review and for returning to stay again. You needn't apologize for the face cloth. A hot soak in a bucket will fix. We are more embarrassed the floor was not steam mopped and will assure this problem will not happen again. Lovely to have great guests. Best wishes for 2017.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Motel has potential to cater for everyone. Sufficient parking for all size vehicles. All our rooms are self contained with heat pumps in the Studios and oil heaters in the 2 bedroom Villas for those chilly winter nights. 5 ground floor Studios, 1 Studio is situated upstairs with its own outdoor terrace. 4 Spacious 2 bedroom Villas which can accommodate for up to 6 people if you ring the Motel direct to book. Unlimited Wifi, basic freeview channels, Sky Sport 1,Sky Premiere & Discovery. If you have not stayed here before, the Main Trunk Railway line runs behind the Motel. Tarrangower Golf Club ranked in the top 20 is 1 kilometre down the road and Forgotten World Adventures, offering the Railcart Rides where they transport you to a whole new world. Wild Jet boat rides are also part of the Railcarts if you decide to endure the thrill with the whole package. Timber Trail rides are for the cycle enthusiasts which would take an hour of your day to venture out. Rafting & Canoeing are also in the vicinity and easily contacted if interested. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kelly's Motel

Address: 10 River Road, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Taumarunui
Price Range: ₹ 4,430 - ₹ 5,586 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kelly's Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms 4 and 5 don't have car parks right out front, but a park space is allowed for them”
Bushwalker_13, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“An observation the rooms were all nicely dressed, and I would say the bottom level rooms would suit the older person.”
v0nney, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“don't unless you have to”
bossyb43, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Don't used the end room under the office if Yu have asthma”
NLANZ-FAMILY, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Have a look at the facilities first!”
355wanderer, 31 Jan 2015 | Read review
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