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“Good campsites but awful cabins!”

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Morere Tearooms and Camping Ground
Wellington
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7 reviews
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“Good campsites but awful cabins!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2010

The tent sites were nice but there is only one female & male toilet and shower for the entire campsite so you had to wait at least fifteen minutes in the mornings to use them - if you were lucky!

The cabin with ensuites were awful. They were poorly equiped, matresses were filthy, one bed was standing on a rotten piece of firewood and the door to the toilet came off its runner so we had to repair it ourselves. We felt that we were ripped off as they charged us $85 per night. Overall, very disapointed.

And dont forget to bring your insect repellant - you'll need it!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2008

This place was mentioned favourable in the Lonely Planet and so we decided to stay there after a dip in the Morere Hot Pools (highly recommended). We were also highly in favour of supporting independent establishments (versus chain motels). Unfortunately, in this case, we ended up with a terrible night. We have a motor home and the establishment only had four power sites, which isn’t a problem except that three of the power sites were not providing any power. We finally found the one that was working and plugged ourselves in. Unfortunately, this power socket tripped on us (at 6.20pm) and we were left without power. The office was closed (the office closes at 6pm) and there were no signs telling us where to look for the management after office hours. Having paid $30 for the night (when most other places charge $24), we were obviously not happy that we didn’t get any power. So we talked to the lady in the in the office but we were told that it was not their problem, and that they have a life so they can’t be expected to be on call for 24 hours a day. They also said that we should have looked for them in their home. How would we know where they lived if they didn’t tell us? Our advice other campers: drive on to Gisborne or Wairoa which are about an hour away and stay there instead. Save yourself the agony of putting up at a place that doesn’t deliver what is promised even though they charge more than other camps.

Stayed June 2008
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edwardHawkesbay, owner at Morere Tearooms and Camping Ground, responded to this review, 7 May 2009
As the Lonely Planet recommends a great stay. For our customers safety our power boxes have child safety switches,if not activated obviously will not work. Unfortunately sometimes they are also adult proof.As with most holiday parks, staff are moving around until 10PM making the final check for the evening. Communication is essential to rectify any problem quickly and pleasantly . Our Holiday Park extends over one acre only and owners residence clearly obvious. Perhaps it was the campers own choice not to notify us as the night was very cold wet and wintery.
it is such a shame.
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Property: Morere Tearooms and Camping Ground
Address: State Highway 2, Gisborne, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
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Ranked #8 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Gisborne
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