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Forgotten World Motel

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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good50%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
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3 Star accommodation
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30 Sep.1 Oct.
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Forgotten World Motel offers very clean, warm comfortable accommodation with free WiFi throughout and generous off road parking. It's just a couple of minutes walk down town to restaurants and cafes and we ...More have a supermarket over the road! Let us help you find other activities to enjoy in the area while you are staying with us. Our main attraction is, of course, our Forgotten World Adventure tours either by railcart or jet boat or a combination of both. Otherwise, what about walking the Tongariro Crossing, cycling the Timber Trail, or canoeing the Whanganui River or enjoying a round of golf. We are only 45 minutes drive from the Whakapapa ski fields. All units feature electric blankets, TV's, tea and coffee making facilities and toasters and we have a drying area to help get your gear dry ready for your next activity. Find us at the north end of Taumarunui's main street at 9 Hakiaha St - the gateway to the Forgotten World. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 55 - USD 78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Hilton Motel
New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Taumarunui
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I travel a bit and always like to stay at this motel when in Taumarunui. Its always clean and tidy the rooms are quiet and parking good. Breakfast is always on time and a good meal. Its not the flashest place ive stayed but is...More

Thank nomadikiwi
Response from Pathfinder812454, Guest Relations Manager at Forgotten World MotelResponded yesterday

Thanks for the lovely review, we aim to please. :) Victoria

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As online information about office hours was not quite accurate, reception was closed upon arrival. However a brief call got us in touch with the helpful and attentive hosts. Room was prepared (i.e. heated !) for our arrival. The place was surprisingly busy in the...More

Thank cer63225
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped here for the night before traveling along the "Forgotten World Highway". The room was very comfortable and the lovely ladies in the office were friendly and helpful when finding somewhere to stop for a meal.

Thank debbz33
Response from ForgottenWorld, Marketing at Forgotten World MotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for debbz33. We hope you enjoyed your trip along the Forgotten World Highway. That road is very special to us! Kind regards Sheryle on behalf of the Forgotten World Team

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We booked on line, when the receptionist saw I had a knee problem she offered to change our room to ground floor for easier access, I really appreciated the fact she noticed my problem. We had a beautiful comfy bed, and even though it was...More

Thank janicemoynihan
Response from ForgottenWorld, Social Media Manager at Forgotten World MotelResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for staying with us! Yes, we are very proud of our local fire volunteers - just part of the blessing of being in a lovely community. Glad to hear you were comfortable during your stay. Thanks again Sheryle - on behalf of the...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018

This motel is ideally located, supermarket just over the road and RSA within walking distance. Clean and tidy, met all requirements. Quite basic but good for a couple of nights. Staff helpful and well located for doing the rail adventure.

1  Thank Lustylee50
Response from ForgottenWorld, Social Media Manager at Forgotten World MotelResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for staying with us and so pleased you found our locality so nice and central. We appreciate your review. Kind regards Sheryle - on behalf of the Forgotten World Team

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"If you can't avoid Tauramanui then at least avoid room 1"
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"We were on the ground floor to the rear. Pretty quiet, which was nice!"
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