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Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kelly's is a pretty basic motel (and she's getting on a bit) but don't let that put you off. Rooms have everything you need (and nothing you don't) and are clean, comfortable and quiet. Would happily stay here again.

Thank KentandMichelle
Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to stay, the room was very comfortable, clean, what else could you wish for, the resident cat also was very friendly. I would stay again if the need arose. Close to McDonalds, and the supermarket., being close to the railway line I thought that it would be noisy, but I slept like a baby, thanks again to the...

Thank v0nney
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This property is old, but very clean. The motel is 'pet friendly' but I think they have a specific room to let out to people with pets, so the rest are pet free! We arrived in the evening and the heat pump had been turned on - wonderful! Staff friendly and helpful.

Thank Christine L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I had notified the manager when I booked that I would have a small dog with me, and this was not a problem. The unit was dated, but spotlessly clean and had all we needed in it. The bed was firm and very comfortable. The motel is well located, near the supermarket, and although the railway line is nearby we...

Thank Denise A
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Rooms were basic, but everything worked and the managers were friendly. Location is a very short walk from both a New World Supermarket and the meeting point for the Forgotten World Adventures rail cart and rail bike tours.

Thank Ralph S
New Zealand
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I stayed in Taumarunui recently for four days, to explore the area and do a little family visiting close by. Not having a car, I needed to be able to walk to any amenities necessary, and this was definitely a great location for shops, pubs, restaurants etc, all within easy walking distance. We needed two beds, so had a two...

1Thank Lisabug1964
New York City
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Sorry, I don't think this motel is a "good value" as others do. The room is a cinder block prison, our circa 1950 cheap stove was broken with a yellowing sign "oven out of order", there was no headboard, only one (broken) bedside lamp. The owner was pleasant enough in the evening when we checked in, but at 10:10 am...

Thank OutdoorsAdventurer
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2016

After a long day on the bikes travelling it was lovely to relax in a comfy bed with the AC on cool. the shower was excellent. had a lovely stay and would highly recommend to everyone. the owner was so pleasant and made our stay so enjoyable. close to everything we needed.

Thank belinda p
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2016

that's what we told our kids after last nights motel "experience"...it was an "adventure !!!! at $160 for a "villa" I really think you need to update for this cost......small town should be a lower price.....have stayed in way better for way less.....it was comical...and we have been laughing ever since, so if anything we have some memories to laugh...

Thank bossyb43
Outer Brisbane Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you want to play you have to pay. If you want it flash, then pay the cash. You get what you pay for. Built about 1960s and still has the old features, like stepping back in time when I was a teenager, same style shower, taps, bench tops etc. The cleaners need to pay attention to the ceilings and...


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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
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: ₹ 4,764 - ₹ 5,717 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kelly's Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“An observation the rooms were all nicely dressed, and I would say the bottom level rooms would suit the older person.”
 of 5 bubbles v0nney, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“don't unless you have to”
 of 5 bubbles bossyb43, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Don't used the end room under the office if Yu have asthma”
 of 5 bubbles NLANZ-FAMILY, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Have a look at the facilities first!”
 of 5 bubbles 355wanderer, 31 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The further away from the main road the better, but to be honest we didn't feel traffic noise disrupted our sleep and we were right next to the road.”
 of 5 bubbles CantonaForever, 28 Apr 2014 | Read review
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