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Wayfarer Motel
Ranked #4 of 10 Kaitaia B&B and Inns
Caloundra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“ryan”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Very pleased with our room...spacious, clean, well set out, everything that was required.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Nice clean room, plenty of towels including spare ones. Would stay here again when in the area.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

We stayed in the motel en route North to Cape Reinga and had 2 nights at the property.
Whilst the owners were exceptionally friendly & helpful and it was good to park right outside our unit, there was little else to be positive about this property.

Unfortunately, it is exceptionally dated. It felt like we were in a 1970s unit and the carpet was filthy. Our 9mth old son was extremely dirty after just a few minutes crawling across it.
Whilst I am prepared to accept that the Far North is a harder area to be modern in and that more dated motels exist in NZ, it was disappointing for us as we felt the prices compared with good, modern and clean motels we have stayed in around the country. In fact, a few nights later we stayed in a 4* hotel in Auckland CBD for $10 a night less than we paid for this property.

We didn't complain to the owners at the time, as both the dirtiness (dust/dirt) of the carpet and the datedness of the unit were not things that could have been fixed during our stay. We won't be staying there again, but if the owners want their property to match their own friendliness, they will need to put in some serious work to update and renovate the units.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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australia
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

we stayed here for 1 night in August. The Motel is centrally located with a great restaurant (the Beachcomber) just over the road. The Motel room was fairly small but very and clean and comfortable however it could do with a refurb as it was pretty dated especially the bathrooms. The kitchen was well equipped. All in all a good value place to stay with friendly and helpful staff.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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England
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Reviewed 23 March 2011

Ssituated at one end of the main street, so it is fairly quiet, but obviously a very popular place. Owners, Dave & Carol are very pleasant and helpful with booking trips and have free internet in the office My room was a good size, very clean and comfortable. It had fridge, tea/coffee, etc There is a small swimming pool and a spa. No food service at the motel, but 2 good restaurants just across the road and many more down the main street. Also supermarket and shops very close. I had a very pleasant stay here.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Wayfarer Motel
Address: 231 Commerce Street, Kaitaia 0410, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Kaitaia
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Kaitaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayfarer Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Motel is centrally located in Kaitaia, a 5 minute walk to shops. Wonderful licensed restaurant across the road. Free parking, free Wifi and Sky Guest Select (50+ channels) in all rooms. Swimming pool, spa pool, trampoline for the children and BBQ all available for guests. Great place to stop and explore the Far North. We can book a day trip to Cape Reinga for you - a wonderful experience! ... more   less 
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