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Kawerau Thermal Motel

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the worst motel i have ever stayed in. we paid 100 for a night the the owner debited my card an extra 40 dollars. No wifi, no hot pools, fleas and cockroaches in the room, and the pungent smell of urine in the toilet.We stayed there because the misleading photos looked like it was a nice place, pools...

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Auckland
Reviewed 24 July 2016

There are only two motels in Kawerau, we chose this one at Easter( visiting for a wedding) as it seemed closer to the town centre , slightly cheaper, and supposedly had a thermal pool which I really enjoy. Note that Google maps seems to have it in the wrong place. Coming in from Rotorua direction it is not far past...

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2Thank AnonymousAuckland
Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Only accommodation available. Old fashioned and used by people involved in the logging trade so noisy vehicles coming and going at odd hours. Units old style and some aspects need better attention to cleaning eg door of fridge round the seal was not clean. Bed was clean and very comfortable. Owner very friendly and welcoming. Plenty of parking. No breakdast...

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1Thank Christine R
Kawerau, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Kawerau was a pleasant surprise. The free heated swimming pool and hot spa are a real asset. The Thermal Motel ia a bit dated but very clean, friendly and priced for what it is. I dont think there are many other options in the town to stay anyway.

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Raglan, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 June 2015

very friendly owner, however no heating underfloor as advertised, pool was green with algae hadn't been used for ages. No instructions on using TV and had to get them over to show and it reverted when turned off so had to go through whole process each time. One pillow each provided. Seal of fridge had grime and crumbs in it....

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2Thank lorettainnz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We and other family members have stayed at this Motel previously and found it comfortable and convenient. So it was our pleasure to go there again in March 2014. Rooms have been recently refurbished and are of a very good standard. The friendly welcome and helpful advice on arrival made us feel 'at home' again.

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1Thank David G
Pakuranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 March 2014

The owners German Shepard barked until 10.30pm both nights of our stay. Disrupted sleep as a result of inconsiderate road worker guests next door - when they did finally go to sleep, I heard them snoring through the wall later to be woken in the early hours with their trucks warming up for 15 minutes before finally leaving at 5.00am....

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3Thank Kerrie H
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Dirty, not properly equipped (e.g. camping elements for oven! empty salt shakers, missing frying pan, dirty dishes..etc..no proper place to hang clothes). We found this place expensive for what is was...no doubt because it is one of only two in Kawerau - would NEVER stay here again.

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6Thank Wfamily2013
Pukekohe
Reviewed 31 October 2013

A very pleasant place to stay. We had three days there recently. Clean, and tidy. Room functional with comfortable beds. Friendly staff and a great location close to our meeting place. Handy to other areas of the Bay of Plenty for tripping around. Price very reasonable.

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2Thank PukekoheBails
Rotorua
Reviewed 30 October 2013

a group of us stayed over labour weekend just gone for the national weavers conference held in Kawerau. lovely friendly staff and wonderful rooms. everything that was needed was there. private and handy. would reccommend. thanks again.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Kawerau Thermal Motel

Address: Tamarangi Drive | Kawerau, Whakatane, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Whakatane
Number of rooms: 20
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“drive past this motel”
 of 5 bubbles justme5072, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the right as you enter, are just along from the Office/Reception and look out onto park like surroundings.”
 of 5 bubbles S4049CRdavidg, 31 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Their family rooms will accommodate all if you are traveling in a big group or as a family.”
 of 5 bubbles 116joshb, 23 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Try to book ahead and ask for a room near the pool. Some rooms have kitchen facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles ZalinaB_13, 2 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Didn't try the pool and was no restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles 1samoyed, 6 May 2012 | Read review
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