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Puslinch, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We are two couples who stayed two nights in units 20 and 21. The rooms are very basic and rather dated construction and furnishings. There is no AC and no screens on the windows. To have ventilation we had to have blinds open in the bathroom and drapes open in the sitting room / bedroom. Car noise is noticeable but...

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TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Motel, responded to this review

Great stuff. Thanks for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Turangi. We'll be sure to get that plug looked at and to change those smoke alarm batteries which seem to be going flat faster and faster I reckon.

Asheville, North Carolina, Usa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was clean and well ventilated, and the bed was comfortable. With our windows open we could hear the Tongariro river rushing along nearby. Plus, there's a common covered porch across the front of the building we were in where you can sit out and enjoy the river sounds. There are a restaurant and bar on the property, both...

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TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks very much, we're pleased we were able to help make your stay a pleasant one.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fishing motel. I got what I expected. A basic room with little by way of amenities and no screens on the windows (which became a problem when we had to choose between having air circulation and being eaten alive. It's just that the staff was unhelpful and uninterested. I have always said that I never met a Kiwi...

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TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Motel, responded to this review

Maybe he was having a bad day. Still sorry you didn't enjoy your stay which clearly affected your view of the amenities on offer. We are very proud of the level of service and amenities we have at our Motel & Restaurant and feedback such as this is rarely received so sure, maybe it was just a bad day. "the...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were big, clean, and had all the ammenities expected (Along with a decent kitchen and cooktop). Staff were friendly and very helpful with recommendations for activities and bookings in the area. Close to the Polynesian Spa, TePuia, and other attractions in the area.

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TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We aren't actually that close to the Polynesian Spa or Te Puia as they are in Rotorua which is about a 90 minute drive from Turangi but I know how these things get confused when you're enjoying a holiday.

Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got in late, didn't need to check in as we had prepaid. Everything was clean and well presented, the studio room though older had plenty of space. Our car park was virtually at the door. We had a veranda with chairs overlooking a large grass area and beyond the tree lined river stopbank

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TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Motel, responded to this review

Based on some old flood pictures we've seen we're very pleased we have that stopbank now even if it does hide the river from view. Thanks very much for your comments.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with a tour group for 2 days. The rooms were clean and spacious. The one negative is that there is not great sound separation between rooms. We had suppers here both nights and they were among the best meals we had during our entire say on the North Island. Portions were a good but not excessive size and...

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TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks very much. It was a pleasure to have your group stay with us.

Waiuku, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were clean and everything was in order. At the restaurant appetizers of garlic bread and shrimp were ordered and we also all ordered the steak and it was to die for! We stayed for 2 nights and would most definitely stay here again !

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TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks very much. The Angus Pure scotch fillet we use is great meat and we're glad to be able to present it to guests.

Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Room was clean and comfortable. Highlight was the large sauna. You have to book it for 1 hour blocks of time (access is with a separate key). There was only two of us but it could have easily fit 4 people lying down (2 upper, 2 lower) or 8 seated comfortably. Great way to unwind after a long day of...

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TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. The Sauna gets a lot of use from our European guests but our New Zealand & Australian guests don't seem as keen. It's a pleasure just waiting to be discovered.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were delighted with the spacious accommodations and friendly staff. The food in the restaurant was delicious and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. We took advantage of the hot tub after our hike on Tongariro and it was wonderful.

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TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Motel, responded to this review

The hot tub is a great place to go after the Alpine Crossing if you're not too wrecked !!! Thanks for your comments.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was our second trip to the Motel. We were there for 22 days in a family unit. Kaye and Brian are excellent hosts and the staff is friendly and professional. The Restaurant offers a good selection of dishes. Since we are there so long, they even prepared some special meals for us. We will hopefully be returning in April....

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TurangiBridge, Owner at Turangi Bridge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your comments. Always a pleasure to host people from the great US of A.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With comfortable accommodation, New Zealand cuisine, stunning landscapes and adventure activities right on our doorstep, Turangi Bridge Motel offers everything you need for a real New Zealand holiday escape. Our Turangi accommodation provides access to the Tongariro National Park with a large selection of New Zealand adventure activities including river rafting, mountain biking, skiing, trout fishing and fly fishing, and for the keen hiker, the world famous Tongariro Crossing. We offer a New Zealand restaurant and are available as a function or wedding venue. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turangi Bridge Motel

Address: 4600 State Highway 1 | P.O. Box 42, Turangi, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Turangi
Price Range: $103 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turangi Bridge Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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“We liked room 20, on the end of the river-facing building.”
  • Clean and nice inside.
  • View across the bridge from the grounds.
 of 5 bubbles RoadMode, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Though quite close to Highway 1 we were not disturbed by traffic noise, our unit was quiet with a peaceful green outlook”
 of 5 bubbles SJLNJL, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“River side rooms have nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles takalli, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room that faces out over the grass toward the river. Some rooms face into the car park only.”
 of 5 bubbles S3600JDjanetw, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“great stop on the Auckland to Wellington trip”
 of 5 bubbles 675johnv, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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