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Coachman Motel

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Located on State Highway 1, 2.5 hours north of the InterIsland ferry terminal. 40 minutes to Turoa Skifield and 1.25 hours to the southern shoreline of scenic Lake Taupo. Services include 24 hour check-in. Group concessions available. Free WiFi. All units ground floor with free parking. Major credit cards welcome. 1-minute drive to shopping centre and licensed restaurants. Major tourist attractions nearby include: Army Museum, River Valley, Turoa and Whakapapa skifields, Tongariro Alpine Crossing, and The Wool Company Country Store. Reception will assist with local visits - Taihape Historic Museum, Waiouru Military Museum (15 minutes), white-water rafting and scenic flights. Local ski hire available. The Rangitikei, Moawhango and Hautapu rivers are renowned for their trout fishing.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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32b Mataroa Road, Taihape 4720 New Zealand
Getting there
Palmerston North Airport74 km
Wanganui Airport73 km
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All reviews overnight stop the owner few minutes drive cold night one night main highway truck noise sky channels state highway would stay again comfortable bed heater road unit motel stopover milk
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

My wife and I have stayed at the 'Coachman' many times over several years. We have always found it to be good value for money, clean and comfortable with friendly staff/ management. The 'Coachman' is only a few minutes drive from Taihape shops eg, cafes...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Allan O
Response from LilyZ202, Manager at Coachman MotelResponded 18 October 2018

Hi Allan, Thank you so much for the uplifting review. Our pleasure to have guests like you. We are saddened by the closing of Gumboot Manor, too and we hope someone would step in to reopen the restaurant. We look forward to be of service...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

We enjoyed our stay at Coachman Motel. We arrived late and the owners had shut our curtains and turned on the heater which was really appreciated. A nice tidy room which had everything we needed for our stay.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Tarryn C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Good overnight accomodation on State hwy 1 in Taihape. Not very quiet with highway and railway traffic. Older facility though very clean. Staff very personable and helpful. Very reasonably priced. We had finished a long day and enjoyed the hospitality.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Richard J
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The Coachman Motel is an impressive place to stay, from the immaculately clean room and bathroom, comfortable bed and amazing staff who met my difficult reservation after being delayed for three days because of a closed highway. Thank you and you deserve your awards. Impressed!

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank pgreybe
Response from Lily Z, Manager at Coachman MotelResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you Paul for the very inspiring review. Hope the rest of your travel went all well.

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Good clean motel. Average size room for two. Pet friendly but did charge extra 15 dollars for the night. Staff/ owner very helpfull on cold night, had heater and lights on as we arrived after dark. Traveling from Wellington to Auckland.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank DavidP14293
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patrick t
27 December 2014|
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Response from eble | Property representative |
Hi Patrick Sorry for late reply,we have been away for the day.Within 5 or 6 mins walk from motel there are several nice resaurants and also several fast food outlets. Within an hours drive there are some wonderful mountain... More
Room Tips
"all rooms are on a very busy highway"
22 May 2018
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"They all seemed good; maybe one as far away from the road as possible."
22 Oct 2017
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"Try to get as far away from the road as you can"
12 Mar 2017
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"If you just want a place to sleep and go the next day, I recommend the studio apartment."
21 Nov 2016
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US$78 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionRangitikei DistrictTaihape
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