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Cambrian Lodge Motel
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Cambridge
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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“Clean but basic”
Reviewed 3 December 2011

Having rejected two motels in Cambridge due to poor rooms and high prices chose Cambrian because of TripAdvisor rating.

Owner Diane was lovely, room was immaculate but typical of older NZ motels with basic fittings and no real design.

Close to main road with some road noise but not too bad.

All motels in Cambridge seemed expensive to us with much better deals up the road in Hamilton. But if you must stay in Cambridge then the Cambrian is probably the best.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

nice location not to far to walk to town, nice and cozy room , lovely people to deal with on phone and in person, will be back to stay again thank you, sharon.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Wales
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Reviewed 6 November 2010

This motel was excellent - far better than we thought it would be from their website. It had an unheated outdoor swimming pool, indoor hot-tub, and *free* internet which is always a bonus.

The hosts were really friendly, and when they saw we got in the pool they came and bought us towels. The room was spotless and clean, and had a cooker, microwave, and fridge freezer. There was a modern flat screen TV with Sky.

We used this hotel when visiting the Hobbiton film set which is nearby. The motel is on the main road into Cambridge, but is set back from the road so was very quiet.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2010

Had just returned from Thailand and was heading home to the Hawkes Bay. Had to stop in Cambridge over night, the weather was cold and really raining hard.
The owners of the motel were warm and welcoming. The rooms were older but had been done up and were very very clean and cozy.

Great place with a reasonable price to stay at if you are passing through Cambridge.

We will stay again, many thanks

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cambrian Lodge Motel

Property: Cambrian Lodge Motel
Address: 63 Hamilton Road, Cambridge 3434, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Cambridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cambrian Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cambrian is only 15 km from the Hamilton International Airport and an easy 4 minutes walk to the town centre. A visitor has many fine restaurants to choose from and art, crafts or antique boutiques to browse through. ... more   less 
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