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Review of Cherry Grove Motel

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Cherry Grove Motel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Havelock North
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised by the spacious and comfortable studio unit which was spotlessly clean and well-equipped. Jan and Ian were so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We had a room at the back which was quiet with a grassy area outside and near the pool. Our breakfast was very good value and we were offered a morning paper free of charge. We unexpectedly needed a late check out which Jan kindly accommodated. For us, the bed was too soft but it was great to have an electric blanket as standard.
Would definitely recommend the motel and it is substantially cheaper than other motels in Havelock North. Very good value for money and well located for a range of eating places.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet, being furthest from the road, and all rooms have grassy areas outside.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Great hosts! So friendly, and bent over backwards to accommodate us! Quite an old style motel but spotlessly clean and so central to everything! A great pool to cool off in after a morning shopping in Havelock North! Loved The Mission, Barry Gibb was incredible! This is now an annual event for us, and the Cherry Grove Motel is a must!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Janet and Ian are the perfect hosts. We stayed with them this past weekend for 4 days for our visit to The Mission Concert. Nothing was too much trouble. They are both so lovely, and Ian even went beyond the call of duty when he offered to drop us off and pick us up from the concert. AWESOME!! The motel is immaculate, they both work so hard to keep it at the high standard it is. The location is perfect for Havelock North centre and 10 minutes to Napier and vineyards. Bloody great, we booked again for next year! We'll be back!!!! Thanks again Janet and Ian, well done!!!

Room Tip: Being close to the pool is lovely, as you can swim and barbeque!
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Tracey W
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Very basic motel, clean spacious and tidy, however extremely over priced for what it was, $220 a night for 4 people! If you were to book ask for a room off the road as we got one by the road, I'm talking very public not even a fence between the road and room so it was like taking your mattress and putting it on the road..also not a family friendly motel, after checking out and visiting my parents in their unit, the owner told us we shouldn't still be there and whilst we chose to dismiss this since the motel rules state visitors are welcome till 10pm she watched us like a hawk and was rude to my children when she came across then alone.

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Reviewed 10 April 2011

Our family has stayed at Cherry Grove each summer over the past 5 years for our sons Cricket Camps. Janet and Ian are always very welcoming and hospitable. The rooms are a good size for motel units and always kept clean. Am excellent location for walking to local restarants and in the summer it is great to have the pool to cool down in.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank SJLWellington
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Reviewed 27 February 2011

We were stuck for accommodation because of a major concert and were delighted to find the Cherry Grove. The motel is basic, not luxurious, but extremely well designed. Everything one could need is there - unusual in a motel. Our host was a delight and most helpful.
The Cherry Grove is well located for touring the area and we found a very pleasant restaurant (The Post) in the small town. Our motel unit faced an interior green space so we sat out after dinner with a glass of wine, toasting our last night in this wonderful wine area.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

We stayed two nights at $130 per night in a studio room. On the surface, the room was reasonably clean, but the carpet had countless stains on it. The bathroom wall linings were bowed out and the surfaces of the walls were heavily marked. The paint on the cupboards and units generally was chipped. Notices in hte room told us to use white towels in hte room and link towels at the swimming pool. The towels in our room were dark red! That tells you much about the motel.
We stayed at a far better motel between Christmas and New Year in Taumaranui, for about $85 per night and had a much cleaner and larger room.
However, you pay through the nose for being in Hawkes Bay.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cherry_Grove_Motel, Owner at Cherry Grove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2011

I am sorry you were disappointed with the cost and standard of our accommodation when you stayed here recently.
Our prices for a studio unit are $90 - $130 depending on time and events.
The carpet has now been thoroughly cleaned, a matter of getting a clear day when it was vacant so that it might be fully dried and aired.I can find no evidence of any heavy wall marks so they must have been cleaned after you departure and not before your arrival. My apologies again.
Maintenance is an on going matter here, something we are constantly working on in order to achieve maximum cleanliness and comfort. Unfortunately during the busy season it is not always possible to deal with some things immediately. The bathroom walls are being relined and dealt with as a matter of priority.
Thank you for your comment about the pool towels notice. We have recently replaced all pool towels with new red ones. The white bath towels in the studio units were also replaced with new red ones but I forgot to amend the notices. That will be dealt with

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Additional Information about Cherry Grove Motel

Address: 87 Napier Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Havelock North
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Havelock North
Price Range: £71 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cherry Grove Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a comfortable & quiet family friendly motel close to "the Village" of Havelock North, Hawkes Bay. We are a popular destination to stay whilst you may be attending many of the events or weddings we host in this area. ... more   less 
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