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Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center

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Cottage Park Motor Lodge is set in spacious park like relaxing surroundings. A log cabin/cottage theme was adopted with the units (separated) in the park settingThe cottages are at the Southern end of the property which retains many of the established native trees & is home to many native birds.At the Northern end of the property there are 5 separate budget cabins (sleep single or double) plus a communal building with kitchen/dining/lounge, shower/toilet facilities for the use of back packers and campers etc. Extensive car parking gives access to cottages and budget units. There are 4 Motor home parks on the property.Parking available for trucks, trailers, boats, caravans,motor bikes etc.The cottages are double glazed, fully insulated with your comfort in mind and promise a quiet stay for guests.The large reception building houses a conference room. There is also a spa pool on site. Cottage Park Motor Lodge is ideal for Sports groups, Weddings, Birthday parties etc. A courtesy coach is available upon request. Inspection welcome
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
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3.0 of 5 stars
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erikamnz wrote a review Dec 2018
Oamaru, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
After a long day on the road and our hotel in Palmerston North cancelling our booking, we arrived at 11PM to a great beds in a warm family unit with all the lights on. Restful night with options for tea, coffee and hot chocolate. John was very kind and accommodating. Would highly recommend Cottage Park Motel.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 6 Dec 2018
Glad to help out. Thanks for taking the time to review. Your comments are much appreciated. John
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Chevyandsteve18 wrote a review Jul 2018
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I traveled up to Otaki from Wellington to attend a friends 40th and booked a night to stay at the cottage park so that we could both drink. Stayed in one of the cottage chalets, number 9. Must say it was a bit daunting when looking for accommodation in Otaki as all seemed to look rather grim. From memory it was about $140 something for the night with other places charging around the $99 mark. Very much worth the extra $40 odd though. I could really not fault my stay. The standard of cleanliness in the room was way above expectations and was immaculate. Would definitely recommend the chalets as they are just gorgeous and cozy plus you are able to park right out front of the room which I always like. Just the general overall vibe of the place was great. What really blew me away though was the friendliness and customer service standard from the owner. The thought to put our heat pump on prior to us arriving that cold evening was great and given that taxis are limited in Otaki the owner offer us a lift to our house party and provided us with shuttle information to get home. That willingness to go above and beyond for your guests is always appreciated and I would not hesitate to stay again or recommend to anyone looking for accommodation in Otaki. Thank you again for our stay Cottage Park Motel
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from JBWray, Owner at Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center
Responded 21 Jul 2018
Very rewarding for us when we get a great review, thank you.
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Crispin Garden-Webster wrote a review Jul 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand215 contributions85 helpful votes
After being let down by the A'Abode Motel in Palmerston North who cancelled our booking without consulting us. 100% occupancy in Palmerston and no rooms anywhere in town we headed for Otaki as the closest opportunity and were rewarded by a friendly and welcoming late night check in at the Cottage Park Motel. Helpful, considerate to our situation and accommodating. We were very grateful.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lee H wrote a review Mar 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand34 contributions9 helpful votes
My hubby and I stayed for 3 nights here, on arriving at 1035 at after a 7 hour drive, we learnt that we were actually booked for the next weekend. We had driven down to meet up with very close friends of ours that had come from Australia. I couldn’t believe it, our booking had the wrong dates from Booking.com. Nevertheless they accomodated us, Saturday they were completely booked out and still they kept us in the Igloo we started with instead of being as I had been informed might need to happen. Our room was a budget room which is what I booked. I wasn’t overly impressed when seeing it or getting inside it, as it felt cold and smelled damp. However we had a heater in our room, electric blankets on the beds, it was clean and tidy and it served our needs. As stated above it’s not always about the accommodation the service definitely sold me. I would return to this lovely place 5 mins walk to town and a 5 min drive to the beach. However next time I’m booking a cottage 😊
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Alex S wrote a review Mar 2018
San Francisco, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
My partner and I were stranded after our car broke down just outside of Otaki and David and Suzie came to our rescue! They found space for us even though they were fully booked and helped us with our car the next day! Can not say enough about how kind and helpful they both were and what a lovely stay we had at their motel. Would definitely recommend a stay if in the area. Kiwis truly are some of the nicest, most courteous people on earth and David and Suzie are true examples of this.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from JBWray, Owner at Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center
Responded 23 Mar 2018
David and Suzette will appreciate the feedback, thank you. Your experience takes hospitality to another level. David and Suzette have made a good start in my motel business, which was a new experience for them. John
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ought2bee wrote a review Jan 2018
Hamilton, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night and it was great. A lot nicer than some of the other motels in town and management were very accommodating to allow us to check in early so we could get ready. Recommend if you’re in area.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jenny P wrote a review Jan 2018
24 contributions10 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed in cottage chalet number 7 with our 3 dogs.. It was next to the main road but the road noise was nowhere near as bad as we expected. The chalet was very clean, spacious,lots of room in the bathroom, the shower was excellent and lots of tea, coffee, etc. supplied. Bed was comfy , decent sized tv. Aircon is brilliant. Very quiet place. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Number 7 has two bedrooms, next to the road but not noisy.
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Penny B wrote a review Dec 2017
Lower Hutt48 contributions6 helpful votes
We visited Otaki to attend a Christmas function. This property was ideally suited to enable us to walk to and from our destination for the dinner. We had a self contained cottage with a separate bedroom, as well as a queen size bed in the lounge; a well equipped kitchen, dining room and large bathroom / dressing room. The motel is situated on busy State Highway 1, and adjacent to a major new roading project so we expected it might be noisy. Quite the contrary - we enjoyed a very peaceful night. My only concern was that my pillow smelt a little musty - other wise it was the perfect location and we expect to stay again in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from JBWray, Owner at Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center
Responded 31 Dec 2017
Thank you for your review. Sorry about the pillow. First time that concern has been raised.
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arthurlois wrote a review Dec 2017
Takapau, New Zealand1 contribution
Arrived here very late at night and found lovely quiet and private cottage. Spacious rooms with big bathroom, big and powerful shower. Air cond. unit. great as it was a hot day. Clean and tidy and was a lovely stay, we would stay here again especially as we had our pet chihuahua with us.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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AndAkiAnd wrote a review Nov 2017
New Zealand86 contributions29 helpful votes
stayed here for a night attending a family wedding nearby, Very friendly lady at reception who explained how tv worked and took us around the room explaining everything else - would stay here again as very quiet - even though on main road, could hardly hear any traffic noise. Room very clean - missed skytv though
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center
Which popular attractions are close to Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center?
Nearby attractions include Otaki River Walks (2.1 km), Otaki Heritage Bank Museum (2.1 km), and Otaki Outlet Shopping (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and conference facilities.
Is parking available at Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include RiverStone Cafe, Bus Stop, and River Cottage Cafe.
Is Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Otaki.
Are pets allowed at Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cottage Park Motel & Conference Center?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rangiatea Church (2.2 km).