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Vista Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Wairoa B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 December 2013

My whanau and i stay at the lodge for 1 week and a half, the look of the place is very nice Peter must be a green finger so enjoyed looking at the plants, the boys totally enjoyed the pool the restuarant food was yummy as well worth the money. the ladies that keep the rooms clean and tidy you are all absolutely wonderful easy to approach when wanting to know things also Peter thankyou for allowing me to bring my darling dog. i will diffendantly come and stay again
Thankyou to you and your staff.

Room Tip: enjoy your stay
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Francine H
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

This hotel is basic for sure but spotlessly clean and the property has a really neat feel to it!
Tropical...............there are some palm trees..............lots of flowers. nice pool (we were there in the winter so not open) We had the best fish and chips at the restaurant on site. Very friendly and helpful owner. We were not in the correct room at first- as I had booked a one bedroom suite and Peter quickly moved us and we had a spacious room with separate bedroom. We had microwave etc....
The only negative was that the tv in the bedroom did not work. (remote needed battery? ) not sure. Electric blanket and extra blankets kept us toasty warm. Fabulous value. Very clean room.

Room Tip: we had room #12---very nice and spacious- kitchen and table. separate bedroom. Quiet. I would not...
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank LaurieLovestoTravel
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

This motel is on the main highway but set back off the road enough to make it peaceful. I agree with other reviewers that it is a little dated but very comfortable and more important very clean. This accommodation is within easy walking distance to the shopping area and supermarket.There was everything one could wish for in the very spacious unit and I enjoyed a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank ruakakakiwi
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Units straight from the (early) 70s, no microwave, bathroom just like your grandparents used to have. And if you want clean nice tasting water out of the tap forget it and the hot water is a lovely pale shade of grey

  • Stayed: June 2013
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2  Thank Wiggy72
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

stayed there for 1 night with my wife and baby.
room was ugly , old and tired with stains on carpet and sofas and a bad smell.
shower was gust high enough for a very short person.
we arrived there at late hour after a long drive and we where glad we arrived late and only have to spend there one night after we saw the room.
price is much too high for this kind of accommodation.
do yourself a fever and try somewhere else.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank yaron1976
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

Stayed one night. Got a good sleep in a comfortable bed, and everything I needed was there. Although the unit was dated it was definitely not shabby, everything worked, the shower was good and the staff very friendly and helpful. The prices seem a little high for the quality of the accommodation (cw other towns), but given there are only two motels in Wairoa you have little choice.

Room Tip: Quite a noisy main road beside the complex (lots of trucks) so the further back from the road you ar...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Wal M
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

The rooms were clean but dated. (70s?) The shower was old but in great working order.
Older style tv with a few sky channels. Friendly owner with friendly pets who turned up at breakfast for a snack. The room brakfast was large and well cooked. The kind of breakfast a working man would have. Not Cordon Bleu but tasty.
Restaurant meals were middle of the road and after four nights eating I was struggling to find something appealing.

Room Tip: Get a room away from the road facing the river. Large trucks park outside while staying and start le...
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank travelalotnzTS
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Additional Information about Vista Motor Lodge

Address: 2 Bridge Street | State Highway 2, Wairoa, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Wairoa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Wairoa
Price Range: £69 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Peter welcomes you to his motor lodge, set on the banks of the Wairoa River, 5 minutes walk to the town centre. 27 units offering a wide range of accommodation, including studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units, and the adjacent 4-bedroom Bridge Lodge (suitable for groups or long-stay accommodation). The on-site restaurant serves first-class Kiwi fare and boasts the friendliest service in town. The units are spacious and anything from single to king-size beds are available. We cater for groups or individuals and corporates are most welcome. From Wairoa town, the beautiful Lake Waikaremoana, Te Urewera National Park, Morere Hote Springs, and the magnificent beaches of Mahia Peninsula are all within easy reach. ... more   less 
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