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The Magpie Motel
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Hastings
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We came here to play paintball, so we wanted to stay somewhere close to the venue and the option of a cooked breakfast.
We turned up Friday night and owners were really friendly gave us the option for the cleaning service we could pick between a really basic clean or a full clean he showed us to our room, the room was dated but fitted our needs, they provided tea/coffee etc and real milk in a jug so we didn't have to go back and ask for more, they had provided make up remover cloths so another plus as I had forgotten my face cloth.
as we had to be at our venue at 8.00 they were lovely enough to deliver our breakfast at 7.30am (which is earlier than what they offer), the breakfast its self is well worth the money and was really large, everything was cooked perfect.
Out the back they had many tables and seating which we were able to sit in the sun and enjoy a drink (we even played on the tramp)
they had free wifi I think for the first 500mb but we couldn't get the range as we were at the end of the building.
about a 15 min walk into town so was easy to go grab a bite to eat after a long day
We will be coming back to stay as this place fitted our needs.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Lisa L, Owner at The Magpie Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We realise everyone has choice but believe customer service is important. Thank you so much. BTW we have improved our Wifi since you visited.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Stayed here recently and found it to be great value for the money. Both rooms were clean and well presented for there age. Hosts made us welcome and location was great. Will stay again and recommend to others. John L (Hamilton)

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Lisa L, Owner at The Magpie Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

We love seeing you when you come down to Hastings. We are so glad you shared your experience. Thank you for your great review.

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Don't think I was sleeping on clean sheets when I stayed here. That or the washing machine doesn't remove hair in the wash cycle. Motel was otherwise tidy and clean for an old place and it had a pool and a nice outdoor area. Despite being right on a main road it wasn't too noisy and location is OK. Check for specials as I wouldn't want to pay full price. Stay only if you are on a budget.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Lisa L, Owner at The Magpie Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

I would like to assure the public that we wash our sheets and take pride in the cleanliness of our motel. We take great care to present and prepare all our spaces for guests enjoyment. We have also updated many beds since we took over ownership.

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Reviewed 26 June 2013

My Hubby and I are always going for reasonable places to stay but the comfort, and we came across the Magpie Motel. We were made to feel so welcome. Good location for getting out and about. We wanted to go to the RSA and join in there, and was nice and close. Had a lot of positives for us. We will definitely go back and recommend it to everyone to try.
We went for a drive to Havelock North and went to one of the beaches out from there and it was lovely. Remote and peaceful. We could do a trip to Napier as well so handy. Very handy spot.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lisa L, Manager at The Magpie Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2014

Thank you for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

This motel on main hwy in Hastings but traffic noise was minimal. Room was clean but an older style establishment but room had well equipped kitchenette. Bathroom a little small but still ok and separate toilet. Bed was comfy but pillows were shockers - hard as a rock! Wi-fi access was a bonus too.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lisa L, Owner at The Magpie Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

We appreciate you taking the time to let others know how we have a great place to stay. Your review was really appreciated and we have made sure there is a bigger variety of pillows since your stay to make everyone comfy. Thanks very much.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Lisa L, Owner at The Magpie Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

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Reviewed 4 August 2015
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Room Tip: Las habitaciones al fondo son las mas tranquilas
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Lisa L, Owner at The Magpie Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2015

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Additional Information about The Magpie Motel

Address: 1122 Karamu Road North, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Hastings
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range: £52 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Magpie Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Magpie Motel is a small motel that prides itself as being at the heart of the Hastings/Hawkes Bay area. Close to CBD, close to restaurants, tourist activites, beaches and outdoor areas. Great value for money. We offer Ensuite units, one bedroom, family room and studios. ... more   less 
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