Aspen Court Taihape
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Aspen Court Taihape

27 Mataroa Road State Highway 1, Taihape 4742 New Zealand
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Room & Suite (2)
Bathroom (7)
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4.5
#1 of 3 motels in Taihape
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
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BOOK DIRECT - BEST PRICE. Strategically located between Wellington and Auckland, Aspen Court Taihape provides a comfortable and pleasant break for an affordable price. It is an ideal place to break your journey or use as a base to explore the beautiful Rangitikei. Qualmark 4 Star Rating.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast in the room
Hiking
Children's playground
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Languages Spoken
English

Location

27 Mataroa Road State Highway 1, Taihape 4742 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 37 out of 100
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Wanganui Airport
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Keith F wrote a review Feb 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand85 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best motels we have ever stayed in. As a 21st century motel, it features the best of modern design including ducted air conditioning and double glazing which ensured it remained quiet even though it was sandwiched between the busy main highway and railway line. It was very spacious with a TV in the bedroom as well as the lounge area. We stayed here just one night to break a long journey from Picton to Hamilton. It would be great to see more motels like this at major holiday centres for longer stays.
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Aspen Court Taihape
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Thank you Keith for your resounding endorsement of our complex. We do own and operate motels in Franz Josef and Aoraki/Mt Cook Village so if you are ever passing those destinations then please look us up! Taihape is well located to break long journeys such as yours. All the best.
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Hayden B wrote a review Aug 2020
Lower Hutt, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Aspen Court Motel in Taihape overnight before making our way up to Mt Ruapehu to Ski the next day. The rooms were very reasonably priced, modern, clean and spacious and we had a very comfortable stay. This rooms were of a standard higher than a lot of places we have stayed around the country, so we were delighted. The owners were friendly and very helpful in getting us settled. We would very happily stay again and recommend others to do so too.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Aspen Court Taihape
Responded 24 Sept 2020
Hi there Hayden. Great choice.....Turoa carpark is less than an hour form your unit. We hope the skiing went well for you. See you again soon.
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Christine B wrote a review Feb 2021
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really clean and tidy and excellent facilities. Double glazing meant hardly any road noise even though on the main road. Air con too which is bonus. Highly recommend it.

Make sure you have time to go to the famous Taihape Gumboot Throwing Lane.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Aspen Court Taihape
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Thanks Christine. Yes that is a great place to go and see...remember to take some gumboots to throw!
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DKM wrote a review Aug 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a spa unit at Aspen Court, Taihape. The unit was spotless and it was great to see a special certificate about the standard of cleaning they maintain, especially during the pandemic.
The unit was spacious, warm and comfortable. We found it quiet and we slept well in the comfortable bed. The spa bath was excellent, especially after a long drive.
The motel is very close to the Rustic Steakhouse where we enjoyed a delicious meal in the evening.
Families would appreciate the playground as well.
We would definitely chose to stay at Aspen Court on our next visit to Taihape.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Aspen Court Taihape
Responded 22 Sept 2022
Thank you for your nice review. Yes the playground is an added bonus for families with children. Cheers.
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Ariana B wrote a review Jul 2021
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aspen Court is our preferred motel to stay in while traveling from Tauranga to Wellington. The staff are always friendly, the rooms neat and clean. My son enjoys using the spa bath, and the kitchen has enough in it (pots, pans, plates and utensils) to easily make breakfast the next morning before continuing our travels. Some of the units are very close to the road (we were in #2 and could hear the big trucks), but we always enjoy our stay.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Aspen Court Taihape
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Great to hear from you Ariana, Thanks again for your repeat custom.
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Maria M wrote a review Jul 2021
Wellington, New Zealand25 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, there's a restaurant and bottle store next door if your into that. The beds were comfy and the room was a good size and very nice.
We got a spa bath which we didn't have the pleasure of using however it was fine for showering in. Toiletries were supplied and were ample for what we needed, even got replaced when we were out.
The staff are friendly and welcoming, and explain all you need to know.
I researched the accommodation prior to coming and would say it's probably the nicest accommodation in town. While it's a bit out of town going north, it's only a couple of minutes drive so not that far at all!
Not too far from National Park either.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Aspen Court Taihape
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Thanks Maria for your review. It is a nice 5 minute walk into town....not too bad. All the best.
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Ingrid M wrote a review Jan 2023
Wellington, New Zealand41 contributions23 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one night, the room was very spacious, with king bed, armchair, desk with chair, table and 2 chairs, very big luggage rack (2 suitcases fitted and room to spare), wardrobe with a few hangars, and an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer was in there as well, kitchen was at the other end of the room, opposite the bathroom.
There was an air con unit on the wall, with own temp controls.
In the bathroom there were a few sachets of shampoo and the same number of sachets of conditioner and a couple of makeup remover sachets.
The shower was over the spa bath.
The white towels and sheets, although clean, could do with a soak in something to whiten them up.
We would stay here again.
I did see a couple of swings etc for kids, not huge but somewhere for them to play.
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Aspen Court Taihape
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Thank you, Ingrid, for your descriptive review. We would love to see you staying with us again in the future. Take care.
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Kathy S wrote a review Oct 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here alongside a larger family group for a birthday weekend. Check in was super easy- we arrived early and the room was available early too. The room was very clean and tidy, and had the right amount of amenities. The double glazing meant that you could hardly hear noise from the road. Other relatives were staying at another motel up the road and they complained about the noise from the road and trains, especially a train that woke them at 3AM which we didn't hear at all! The swings and playground were a nice touch and there was plenty of parking. Only a short walk into town, or over the road for the scenic bushwalk in the reserve. I would definitely recommend this motel in Taihape, I think our relatives at the other motel up the road were a bit jealous!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms at the back of the property are likely the quietest.
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Aspen Court Taihape
Responded 30 Oct 2022
Thanks so much for your review and comparison with one of our competitors. Great to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves. Yes the noise glass in the window joinery and extra insulation we have in the ceiling and walls does reduce the road noise considerably. All the best.
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SNMP68 wrote a review Dec 2022
Cambridge, New Zealand112 contributions88 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
For our road trip this motel had the perfect location, was concerned about road noise but motel was quiet even with new seal on the road.
Tidy and clean room, includes Sky TV so better than many Hotels so good value for money even though it could in parts do with a refresh. Heated floor was on making the room warm and cosy on our arrival which was a nice touch.

Down side would be reception, took a LONG time for someone to come and serve and they were extremely disinterested in customers.
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Date of stay: December 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Aspen Court Taihape
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear your experience in the office was a bit slow......we will review this aspect. All the best.
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AussieRulz wrote a review Mar 2023
Watertown, Connecticut15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent WiFi, large comfortable and clean room. Great location with a restaurant next door. Our room had a kitchenette that had everything one would require. The on-site laundry was an added affordable bonus that we took advantage of. Easy check in and out.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andrew Hocken, Owner at Aspen Court Taihape
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Thanks Ruiz, great to have you staying with us. All the best.
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FlowerNapier wrote a tip Feb 2024
Napier, New Zealand19 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some units near the road might be noisey."
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Rebecca G wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The steakhouse almost next door is good for dinner!"
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CammersG wrote a tip Jan 2024
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 17 was nice, as far as you can get from the road with views out to farmland."
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Explore50008615341 wrote a tip Jan 2024
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Look at room before signing in."
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Viaggio46 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Auckland, New Zealand176 contributions112 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Heaps of parking. Rooms at the back are best as trucks go through all night on SH1"
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PRICE RANGE
$145 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionRangitikei DistrictTaihape
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aspen Court Taihape
Which popular attractions are close to Aspen Court Taihape?
Nearby attractions include Gumboot Statue (0.8 km) and Ad-Deen Mosque (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aspen Court Taihape?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Aspen Court Taihape?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Aspen Court Taihape?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Aspen Court Taihape?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aspen Court Taihape?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Cafe Telephonique, Brown Sugar Cafe, and Soul Cafe.
Is Aspen Court Taihape located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Taihape.
Is Aspen Court Taihape accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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