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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our first impression of this motor lodge was great.
The location is Fantastic, and the manager/ staff were welcoming.
However on entering our unit it seemed our room had been vacant for some time as a musty smell was evident although Windows had been opened, the decor and bedroom seemed dusty although the shower, toilet and kitchen were spotless.
We were disappointed that for $150 per night no sky was available and our internet option had glitches which the owner/ manager however did respond to when reported to them the following morning.
The biggest downfall which was only discovered on vacating ...was a used tissue and a bottle of lubricant under our double bed and a sanitary wrapper under the single bed, which clearly meant cleaning was not checked or done properly.
At this tariff I would expect better.

Room tip: Check under beds....
Date of stay: October 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank Angel4me
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great budget motel, extremely clean. Great location with shop and takeaways just along the road and restaurant 5 minutes away.
A little dated but everything in great working order.
Could do with Sky tv and the Freeview didn't work so well. Limited channels.
The Owners were very friendly and helpful. Would love to stay there again. A great part of NZ

Date of stay: September 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank m0ssyj0
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

We went up over Easter for diving and stayed in Tutukaka Coast Motor Lodge, the location is just perfect..not too far away from Tutukaka dive shop and restaurant.
The downstairs studio is spacious and clean and its reasonable priced. Would definitely come back and stay here for next diving trip.

Date of stay: March 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank CrazyNinjaTofu
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Spent 2 days here in second floor studio looking out over the estuary and sand spit. The large glass doors opened to bring the view into the room and also access to a large outside sun deck . Across the road it is possible to swim in the estuary and also there is a boat ramp. Very good position to visit the various stunning beaches of the Tutkaka coast and to access some beautiful short coastal walks. Close to Tutukaka Marina for trips to the Poor Knights Marine Reserve

Room tip: Room 16 is the best or choose front building rooms for the views
Date of stay: March 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Esther W
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

This was a family trip for another wedding. Nice spacious rooms most of them overlooking the estuary. Cooking facilities. Dairy a short walk away. Fish and chip shop a short walk away also. Swimming in the estuary and lovely beach walks right over to Wellington's bay

Room tip: all the rooms have good views
Date of stay: June 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank coasthoppa
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