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Coachman Motel

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BOOK DIRECT and SAVE. 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
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Anthony O wrote a review 6 Apr
Jimboomba, Australia37 contributions4 helpful votes
This motel is located on the northern approach to Taihape. It’s an older motel; but is clean & in good condition. The staff were very pleasant; & helpful. The only real issue is because it’s located on the main road & opposite a main rail line; there can be a noise issue at night, which will affect some, more than others. Personally, I would stay here again; my wife had an issue with the noise. We stayed for 3nights in early March, ‘23; to catch up with family & friends in the Taihape area, whilst travelling between Auckland & Wellington.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Traffic noise at night, might be an issue for some. Close to town; just up from the big Gumboot,...
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Inspire16626702993 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Our family got snowed in and were desperate to find a bed for the night. We discovered the Coachman. Clean, warm, comfortable rooms. Very happy with our stay and highly recommend to others. Had a great dinner st the local pub. Friendly town.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Pub meals were awesome
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Diane and Bruce wrote a review Jul 2023
Auckland, New Zealand26 contributions3 helpful votes
Pleasant Experience An older motel but very comfortable. Just one night there in the middle of winter, but the heater warmed the room up, the bed was very comfortable, and we were very happy and had a good night’s sleep! Would recommend if you’re looking for a bed in Taihape!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hondarider1 wrote a review Dec 2022
Auckland, New Zealand137 contributions48 helpful votes
3rd time staying here with a bunch of mates on a motorcycle holiday . The owner Lilly wasn’t on site on Boxing Day but pre-arranged to leave the keys out for us. As always the units were clean tidy and comfortable . It may be a slightly older motel in a small New Zealand town and to everyone’s liking but it is an awesome motel and I highly recommend it
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: If possible choose a room further away from the main road
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Response from Coachman Motel, Owner at Coachman Motel
Responded 1 Jan 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay with us every time… Always my pleasure to get things sorted out for my guests… Have a happy new year and hope to have you again next Boxing Day…
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Nuhakagirl wrote a review May 2022
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions4 helpful votes
Made a late booking a couple of hours before arriving at 8pm. Manager had put heater and light on for me, much appreciated. Units are basic and older style, but very very clean, and a great comfy bed. Had a great sleep. Would stay again for sure.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Glennis B wrote a review Apr 2021
Whakatāne, New Zealand401 contributions137 helpful votes
Lovely proprietor. Good size rooms. Nice and clean. Generous with coffee makings plates etc. Beds a little on the hard side, older style motel. Road noise a issue if not used to it...but all Tihapes accommodations are roadside so no getting around that.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Krish1947 wrote a review Feb 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand73 contributions55 helpful votes
Average motel. Adequate facilities. Right next to the main highway. Traffic noise could be heard all night long. Good clean room. Free wi-fi connection. No chance of getting a good night's sleep if you are not used to heavy traffic noise.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms furthest away from the road might be quieter.
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Andyoto wrote a review Jan 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand72 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed a night with family was really impressed how clean the units were Was accommodated well with last minute late checkin Units are basic good value and ideal for a in transit night on the way through
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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dennanne wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand258 contributions33 helpful votes
Stayed on a whim during a long drive. Very pleasant owner, sparkling rooms and bathrooms, literally the cleanest place I've ever stayed. Comfy bed, nice linen. Good TV options and fast wifi, fair prices. (Cannot believe the guy complaining below because of something outside of the owners' control.) Would stay again if passing through.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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wideyedkiwi wrote a review Aug 2020
Christchurch New Zealand143 contributions58 helpful votes
Older looking from the road our one night unit was welcoming, warm and cosy. Updated bathroom, comfortable bed, plenty of TV channels and scrupulously clean. Would definitely stay agaim. Very pleasant and helpful proprietor. If you are a light sleeper complimentary ear plugs provided to block out the passing trucks heading through the Desert Rd ahead. Personally, I am a light sleeper, didn't use ear plugs and slept like a baby . Stepped outside in the morning to a surprisingly hard frost but our unit was warm even without a heater running all night.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$150 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionRangitikei DistrictTaihape
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coachman Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Coachman Motel?
Nearby attractions include Gumboot Statue (0.7 km) and Ad-Deen Mosque (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coachman Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Coachman Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Coachman Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coachman Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Cafe Telephonique, Brown Sugar Cafe, and Rustic Steak House.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Coachman Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Is Coachman Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.