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“Friendly, Clean, Pet Friendly, Great Location, Good Value”
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Clive Studios
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Clive
Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Friendly, Clean, Pet Friendly, Great Location, Good Value”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We have stayed at Clive a few times and will definitely stay there each time we visit the area.

Good sized rooms, very clean. When we visit we book in advance so that we can get a room that has a grassed area out the back which is convenient as we always travel with our Maltese.

Provided you have a house trained, well-behaved pet, they are more than happy to accommodate you.

Meals are available across the road at the pub, or there is a family-style restaurant on the adjacent corner. We, however, usually drive into town and go to Breakers - we love their Chicken Diane!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wellington
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Clive is a small town just North of Napier and it is adjacent to a main road with a lot of heavy truck movements. The Clive Motel is not new, but has been kept up to a good standard conssitent with its semi-rural location and price bracket. I have always found it to be clean and well equipped. The people who own it are extremely kind and helpful.
If you are a walker there are wonderful walkways within a few minutes of the motel, down the clive river to the wonderful estuary nearby.

Room Tip: This motel is in two parts with some units on the North Side of School Rd, and the others across the...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Taranaki
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

We had a pleasant room with a spa bath and a small well equipped kitchen. We stayed for five nights, the staff were really pleasant and helpful and Jeff the manager went out of his way to ensure we had a good stay. The nearby restaurant food was good.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Kenora, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Well, we had a room that was in a wing across the road from the main building. The wing we were in was fully occupied, except our room, by fruit pickers from Samoa and Indonesia. No problem with these guys once they picked up their washing from the rails in front of the room. Room was fine. Wi-fi was average, TV was good. Restaurant was handy and good (part of the bar that is part of the motel property).

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Arriving at 10pm, tired after a long drive following a day's work in Hamilton, I was given a frosty reception due to our lateness. (I had explained on booking that we would be late.) Then I was disconcerted to find that we were to be across the road behind the pub (many of the units are on a different site), and that there were foreign seasonal workers living long-term in the other units. Almost all available outside railings were covered in clothing put out to dry, many pairs of gumboots and other footwear covered the paving and pumpkins were scattered about ripening! Felt like a hostel not a motel. Our 2 night's of sleep was disturbed from 6am each day as shifts of workers were collected by vans, people talked loudly as they gathered and stomped down the metal stairway. Not what I had envisioned on booking at all.
The unit was clean enough although basic but smelt strongly of cigarette smoke. If there had been an option of accommodation anywhere else in the region (Mission weekend), I would not have remained there.
All this for $160 a night - rip off!

Room Tip: Make sure you ask if you are on the main site or behind the pub where workers are housed.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Zealand
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66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

Affordable, comfortable Motel very freindly owner. 2 bedroom unit is very spacious always clean. Have stayed here 3 times and find it really handy midway between Hastings and Napier great running/walking track along the clive river and out to the sea with awesome veiws of Cape Kidnappers. Pub next door is friendly with good bar meals and resturant is very good especially 2 for $35.00 Wenesday deal.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Levin
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

We have stayed at Clive Motels in the past, and highly recommend them. The rooms are modern, clean, and quiet, and the service is good.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Clive Studios

Property: Clive Studios
Address: | Corner Ferry and School Roads, Clive 4102, New Zealand (Formerly Clive Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Clive
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Clive
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Clive Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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