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“Good room and good location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kauri Lodge Motel
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Kauri Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kaitaia
London, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Good room and good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

We had a very spacious suite of rooms including a separate kitchen/breakfast area. Everything was clean and tidy given that this is not a new building. The motel is within 5 minutes walk to the town. The owners were very helpful and friendly and gave us good tips on what to do, where to eat etc. The Wifi connection was good and the BBQ worked well. There was a small pool but we didn't use it. We had a very good two days there and the charges were reasonable.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

We towed our boat up from Auckland to try some fishing in the Far North. This motel is very central to all the good fishing spots and we were very pleased to have a safe and secure parking space for the boat. The new owners were extremely willing to accommodate all our special needs ie cleaning and storing our boat, there is a good fish cleaning area out back, as well as giving us maps and detailed information on launching facilities etc. As we are also keen bikers, we were pleased to hear that motor bikes can be locked up at night in the owner's garage - so no doubt we'll be back! Our room was exceptionally clean, spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. Made good use of the pool and BBQ facilities too.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank alanc72
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

we booked this hotel because of a deal it was having a cape tour included with the stay at $290 for two adults two nights stay and a day tour to the cape so i thought money wise this is awsome!
but however the lady at the reception was confused on our booking when we arrived she was old so didn't want to put pressure on her she expected us to pay cash but we had booked using a credit card so we asked if she could use our credit card details she could'nt figure out how to use the machine so lucky we had a bit of cash on hand we were able to pay, later finding out she had a eftpos machine :) but we are not fussed... the t.v is wired to freeview not sky, room was tidy and service is good. but it feels gloomy and boring kinda like you don't wanna go back and relax in your room just a place to sleep really.......

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kiwifinder
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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316 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012 via mobile

New owners six weeks into their tenure, and have experience in the hospitality industry. Motel itself is aged in construction, but tidy and clean. Quite a large room with good microwave and hot plates for cooking. Looks like some painting and other tidy up work has been done, and the boss was an active bloke! Overall no problem in an average motel for its age. Price for the room was quite reasonable. Breakfast was good but at the top end in pricing. What sold it for me was the service given. I was picked up from the airport in the evening, and given a lift to my appointment next morning - all offered with a smile and genuine goodwill. Can't beat that. And the free wireless Internet gave excellent coverage with a top signal strength. Beats many named hotels I have stayed in. Well done Kauri Lodge. Well done Kaitaia!

Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2011

This is an elderly motel which desparately needs a major refurbishment that the owners obviously cannot afford. Furniture is old fashioned and well used, beds of poor quality and lumpy. Cleanliness was an issue, in particular the kitchen cupboards needed to be cleaned and the dirty lining paper replaced. Security was also an issue, with a door lock of 1950 garden door variety and windows left open after cleaning. Swimming pool needed a major upgrade to be pleasant to use. Washing machines were locked to prevent unauthorised use.
This motel market itself as budget accomodation but is at the expensive end of this market. One positive, Internet access is free.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Kauri Lodge Motel
Address: 15 South Road, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Kaitaia
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kaitaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kauri Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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