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Raglan Sunset Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Raglan
Reviewed 27 February 2014

With rather limited accommodation options in Raglan we stayed here for a second time. Pleasant enough though nothing spectacular.

Bad points...
- No aircon and room nearby another businesses noisy chiller unit so sleeping with windows open proved annoying
- Firm bed (for those of us that prefer a little cushion comfort)
- Free wifi worked intermittently then not at all
- Sparsely appointed room

Good points...
- Pleasant and friendly motelier
- Large spacious and tidy clean room
- Good parking
- Close to town centre
- Large bed

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank MCWellingtonNZ
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We had to wait at reception on arrival and after two bell rings we were greeted and told where our room was positioned, no other information was provided. The room is ok, it was spacious, with a nice bathroom. The bed was really uncomfortable and I understand what others have said about the bed spread but I think it is just the material that makes them uncomfortable rather than them being old. Everything was clean and the balcony provided a pleasant outdoor space. The position of the motel is excellent close to the centre of town and easy walk to the beach. The only down side apart from the lack of welcome was no air conditioning. It had been really hot so all windows had to be open and noise could be an issue for some - but I dont think the motel can do anything about that.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank No1in
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

This is a nice place to stay in Raglan. Situated in the heart of town just a block off of Main Street and close to the waterfront. My room was very nice and clean feeling with large modern bathroom - nothing fancy. I would NOT in any way describe it as shabby as another recent reviewer described. Small kitchenette with fridge and microwave, tea pot and plates/utensils was very convenient for breakfasts and lunches. Nice balcony with small table and chairs to enjoy the sunshine and have a cup of tea. Nice courtyard area with bar-b-que, shelter, tables and chairs. Spa. Convenient guest laundry. Very inviting atmosphere.

The only down-side was the lack of a kitchen sink in the room. It was a bit awkward filling the tea pot in the bathroom sink. The staff did collect dirty dishes daily, but it would really be nice to have a place to stow that stuff until then. Another downer; there is a pub just around the corner that plays music...Loud...every night including Sunday. Closed doors does muffle the effect a bit, but still an annoyance. Luckily I carry ear plugs for sleeping. Except for the lack of peace, I would have given this place an "excellent."

Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
Thank MilouSnow
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Andrew W, Owner at Raglan Sunset Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

Thank you for your feedback it was most valuable. It is our policy to service the rooms daily which includes removal of rubbish, supply new towels and replace all dirty dishes. It disturbs me that this did not happen. "I an sorry" it looks like this time we failed . I have spoken to all our staff to highlight this issue.

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We recently spent 3 nights here and was not disappointed. Great position in the centre of town with beaches close by. The room had all facilities for cooking and a barbecue area for all to use. The Management were very helpful and showed us to our room and pointed out the jacuzzi. There was also facilities to hire bikes, kayaks and paddle boards. Would have no hesitation in recommending this as a base to explore a Raglan.

Room Tip: All rooms are good but prefer courtyard views
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert186266
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Hi guys once again I thank you for a great stay, as always your rooms a clean and well presented. Thank you for the info re the great sausages from the local butcher we enjoyed our BBQ and relaxed with a few beers. I must hire a paddleboard next time as it looks great fun.

Room Tip: Book early especially during summer as this motel fills up very quick.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

Shabby room, tatty bedspreads and badly made beds. Noisy disco music until late at night. When I told manager that sorry but it had not been a positive experience he said "it's ok". Yeah, ok for him, 330 € easy and quick for 1 night in shabby and noisy rooms! Only saving grace was the position close to main street but I definitely would not go back.

Stayed: January 2014
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Andrew W, Owner at Raglan Sunset Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

I was the manager on duty and remember your comments about noise, as I mentioned we are not able to control noise outside our boundary. I asked the person in the room next to you and below you to see if they also had a disturbed sleep, neither did.

I remind you you originally booked in one of our quiet apartments but then changed to the motel where we had to provide you two rooms at $165 per night which is our peak rate. This is our busy period and the motel has had 100% occupancy for the past few weeks.

You mentioned "shabby" this is a gross overstatement as the bedspreads are only 18 months old and the rooms you occupied are inspected daily to ensure a high standard is achieved.

It is unfair of you to provide such a harsh review when the problems re noise are not our doing nor under our control, you were staying in the CBD in the hight of the festive season.

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

This is a fairly standard motel but with a great location just behind the main road at Raglan so you can walk everywhere. There is a pleasant central courtyard with a barbeque, the spa pool, and wifi available (they give you vouchers but were happy to give more as we needed them).

The beds were comfortable, the laundry was free to use, and the proprietors were friendly.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Raglan Sunset Motel

Address: 7 Bankart Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Raglan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Raglan
Price Range: £83 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Raglan Sunset Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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