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Kawhia Motel

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Dirty, musty, and plenty of bug bites (in the room). The Kawhia Hotel was the only place to get a meal in town, and it looked just as bad. Try the Kawhia Waterfront acommodation which looks cleaner (at least from the outside).

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Thank Otsale
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is situated in a great seaside location with stunning views of the harbour just 2 minutes walk from the general and bar and a 5 minute drive from a hot beach where you can create your own hotspring if that's your thing. The hotel staff are very accommodating just a phone call or message away on the number...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We found this motel on our spontaneous camping trip. After a long drive, we wanted to stay in a real room. The room is clean and amenities are quite good as a motel. Unfortunately we had no time to rent Free Kayak. But we will next time. Michelle the reception lady was so nice and we could enjoy our short...

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Thank 紀子 髙
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stayed one night at this motel and as our choice was mainly based on price we didn't have high expectations. The person who looks after the motel for the owners was welcoming. The motel is very run down and could be so much better with a basic spruce-up. There was no electric blanket which didn't worry us too much...

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1Thank Gavatron07
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We booked to stay at Kawhia Motel for one night. Due to there being 4 in our group we booked two rooms, which had a double bed each - our room had an electric blanket on the bed the other room didn't which seemed odd. There appeared to be no smoke alarm in our room as the holder was there...

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Thank Moonah007
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Excellent A very warm friendly welcome with nothing being too much trouble. They even turned the heaters on for us or our return the place had the chill taken away. The beds were very comfortable The facilities just great, clean fresh towels and the room was sound proof with no next door sounds The motel is handy to every thing...

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Thank Derek T
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 March 2016

There is little in the way of accommodation in Kawhia so we booked well ahead by phone at the Kawhia Motel. This seemed dodgy from the start when the individual on the phone barely spoke English and later confirmed our booking by return call. We were very much looking forward to a short stay in Kawhia and phoned the motel...

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1Thank GentlemanTourist
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The motel is extremely dated, reception sorry that's no reception unattended most of the time. The bathrooms are just awful. Just don't stay here period. There is a lovely motel just before you get into the little township. Compensation this beautiful seaside community has plenty to offer Maori history, hot springs at the ocean beach peace and quiet. Take a...

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2Thank Florathexplorer
France
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Never seen such a mess and dirty accommodation in our 3 month trip in NZ. Poorly equipped, plenty of dust, broken table, moisture everywhere. Location and bed are excellent but not enough to value the price. Maybe we were unlucky, but I don't think so.

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2Thank Eric-the-blue
North Island
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We rented the holiday home above the Kawhia Motel. It is the owner/managers private residence which he rents out. Unfortunately he forgot to clean out the fridge which was full of his food (and old expired milk !!). We were 2 families, totally 8. Plenty of room for all of us, comfortable and clean beds, and friendly welcoming cleaner who...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Kawhia Motel

Address: 31 Tainui St, Kawhia 3843, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Kawhia
Price Range: $134 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Go elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles Otsale, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very pleased with the wonderful welcome”
 of 5 bubbles derekt872, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you book anywhere but here.”
 of 5 bubbles GentlemanTourist, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Beware wifi does not work, take coffee milk etc”
 of 5 bubbles Florathexplorer, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms great”
 of 5 bubbles Jb5401, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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