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Palm Motel Waihi
Ranked #4 of 7 Waihi B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Two friends and I stayed one night here while we were cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail. We arrived late in the afternoon and after a shower it was great to relax in their pool. They provided separate pool towels. The complex is well set up for family groups and has plenty of room at the back for kids to play.
The rooms were comfortable and the owner very helpful with advice and offered to run us into town or pick us up after a meal etc but we were happy to walk as it only took about 15 minutes.
They are well used to cyclists and had room in their garage to lock up our bikes. I thought it was a great place to stay. I saw it was for sale and hope any new owners also have good people skills.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed just one night in this fairly basic but very clean and tidy motel on the road into Waihi. It's about 1km out of the centre of town (which can be a good thing). After a long day riding down from Thames on the Hauraki Rail Trail we were very please to finally have a place to rest.

Though the rooms are a bit of a cross between something new and something you'll find in the 1990s the place was nice and the service was great. The owner/manager wondered to run people to town in his van. While we were there he dropped various people off to town and a local restaurant. He took me to the local supermarket for supplies. When you're down the restaurant gives him a call and he comes and get you. This is a massive selling point for the Palm, especially if you're on the cycle trail and couldn't think of anything worst than another km on a bike - in the dark!

The only other thing I'd say is the the kitchen tools we had at our disposal for self catering were only just sufficient and required some resourcefulness on our part. Also the fridge was a bit of a rowdy monster. Only a small blemish on an otherwise perfect stay.

This is not high end but then the price is great too so excellent value in my opinion.

(Has a swimming pool but we didn't use it. I heard a rumour about limousines coming but we'll have to see about that.)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Palm Motel Waihi

Address: 123 Parry Palm Avenue, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Waihi
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Waihi
Price Range: £58 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palm Motel Waihi 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME, Huan ying, Welkom, Bienvenue, Willkommen, Bienvenidas, Välkommen, to the Palm Motel, Waihi. For the very best accommodation in Waihi, Waihi's #1 Rated and Award Winning PALM MOTEL is located only 500 meters from the Hauraki Rail Trail and a stones throw from the center of town. The Palm Motel is a very popular choice for business and corporate clients and individuals and families and sports groups, who enjoy our spacious and newly renovated units. Our guests love to take advantage of our swimming pool (summer) and our lovely Alpine Spa Pool. After a loooong day in the saddle, what do we need? A lovely hot SPA to relax those muscles and reminisce about the days adventure. (We can even put you in touch with a Mobile Massage Therapist). Situated near to the Hauraki Rail Trail, we are the only motel in Waihi with an in-ground swimming pool, SPA pool and a children's playground including trampoline. We offer a variety of accommodation options in a spacious park-like setting. SKY TV in all units. Self-contained units, 1-bedroom Apartment, studio units with fridge, microwave and kitchenware provided. Our kitchen units have recently been refurbished offering double hotplates and full fridges. Complimentary tea, coffee and chocolate are provided. All are ground-floor units with a patio and parking in front of your unit. All rooms are non-smoking and serviced daily. The motel is 500 metres from the Hauraki Rail Trail Waihi entrance and the Goldfields Railway Station is within walking distance. The train travels an historic track to Waikino where there are a number of stunning nature walks in the area including The Karangahake Windows Walk (one of the 101 Must-Do's for Kiwis), and of course the Gold Mine Rim Walk. ... more   less 
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