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Orana Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Kaitaia B&B and Inns
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Could be better”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Stayed here for one night on business.
I found it was very overpriced for what it was, could do with a lick of paint, rooms are looking very tired.
Decor is very old fashioned.
Shower was a good pressure but that was about the only real plus

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Lincolnshire, England
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

We only stayed 1 night so the accomodation was adequate. we booked a suite but only got a room with separate bathroom. We found it most strange that a fridge & microwave were provided but no plates, cutlery etc so if you wanted to heat up food in the microwave, there was no means to eat it! We opted to go down the main street to purcahse a take-away from the Chinese Take-away/fish & chip shop which was excellent value and top quality food, albeit the portions were HUGE! On return to the Orana, we were unable to settle down as there was a tremendous squealling noise from the water pipes - despite running the taps in case there was an air-lock, it continued, so I reported it to the owner who could not have been more apologetic or accomodating (maybe because he knew there was a problem which he said the plumber had been unable to fix) and immediately changed our room to a much larger room with no noise! As our original room was above the laundry room, I suspect this could be the source of the problem! we were given a complimentary breakfast as compensation, so certianly cannot complain about how our problem was dealt with. An adequate place for 1 night but not for a longer stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Stayed a night here with the familiy in a 2 bedroom interconnecting unit. Was fine but this place really is now quite dated. Its got everyting you need but dont expect the Ritz......especially not in Kaitaia...lol!
Good: Friendly staff....The bar area.......Sky TV with sport & movies in room....Free Wifi internet (get the wireless key/pin from the office).......Pool & Spa.....fridge with icebox.......Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate/Sugar in room......restaurant food is fine....KFC opposite Motel....1 minute walk into central Kaitaia.
Not so good: Very dated & quite small rooms......no plates or cutlery in rooms......need more milk (so take some).

Room Tip: The rooms without a carpark beside them are definitely better.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

We stayed 2 nites at orana motor inn in kaitaia.
Our room was very clean well appointed with everything one would need
From good supply tea coffee towels soaps. The room was very small just big enough for 2 people. We were lucky had rooms in the pool area which were nicer and more modern than the rooms with car parking outside.
We had breakfast & our evening meal at the motor inn. Both were buffets & good selection from Salads to Veges. The staff on duty were very friendly And went out of their way to serve us.
There was also a bar with good stock drinks including some local wines.
The reception area had a good supply of information on tours & the motor inn was within about a 10min walk to town.
The motor lodge also has a pool and spa but think just colour pool painted it didn't look inviting even though clean.
Free wifi good 2
The motor lodge is 3 star is very comfortable and a good base for a anyone wanting friendly service good food ,even homemade yoghurt ,in Kaitaia.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Curitiba, Brazil
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65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

This motel was built and decorated in the 70's and they have managed to keep it clean and mostly working since then with no upgrades or changes, it would appear. Amazing. The manager is helpful and friendly. The tiny room works, has a comfy bed and soft fluffy towels. The bathroom functions but is so small and just not up to date in any way. A similar motel in the USA or Canada would be hard to find and cost about 1/3 of what they are charging for this motel. Most other motels in town are charging more than this one. Dinner was difficult to enjoy in the completely outdated dining hall but the food itself was very good. Breakfast is, well, expensive and terrible. It has a small pool that is a welcomed sight after a hot day at the sand dunes but needs a good fix up. So it's a toss-up. Kaitaia is a dismal town but if you need to stay here, Orana motel isn't the worst.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Winchester
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Room was perfectly adequate for our one night stay with all the amenities you needed including fridge, microwave etc. Clean and tidy. What really sold it was the fabulous food and the really warm welcome and helpfulness of the staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Was recommended to us and would happily recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Decent sized room, however a little dated. Which is the theme throughout the motel. Really needs to be brought into 2012.

Rooms have basic home brand appliances which are cheap and weren't the greatest.

For price of the room and having stated at many other motels, I would suggest staying elsewhere. However I'm advised it the pick of the bunch in Kaitaia.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Property: Orana Motor Inn
Address: 238 Commerce Street, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Kaitaia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Kaitaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Orana Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free WiFi. Return guests testify to good food and a comfortable stay. Central for exploring the Far North. SKY TV. Day tours of Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach. ... more   less 
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