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31 Tainui St, Kawhia 3843 New Zealand
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#3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Kawhia

See why so many travellers make Kawhia Motel their small hotel of choice when visiting Kawhia. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the small hotel rooms offer a refrigerator and a kitchenette, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to express check-in and check-out, a sun terrace, and baggage storage while staying at Kawhia Motel. In addition, Kawhia Motel offers barbeque facilities, which will help make your Kawhia trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the seafood restaurants, including The Rusty Snapper and Kawhia Fish Shop, all of which are a short distance from Kawhia Motel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Kawhia Motel as you experience all of the things Kawhia has to offer.

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Non-smoking hotel
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Julie wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Only good thing about the place was the Local ex manager of the facility who helps out the owner with bookings. The water pressure for the shower doesn't exsist, you would have a better shower under the kitchen sink tap. Also no hot water. Would never stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dee M wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand25 contributions9 helpful votes
The motel room was very clean and a great position with sea views. Unfortunately the wifi did not work and the room was super cold. There is a heat pump however it did not heat all the unit. Luckily we were travelling with woolen blankets!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
StuWitton wrote a review Dec 2018
Spennymoor, United Kingdom370 contributions112 helpful votes
Pleasant stay. Stayed in unit 3. It consisted of a double and single bed, shower, kitchen area with microwave and fridge, tv with digibox and had free wifi. It had lots of parking spaces and had multiple tables and chairs outside the rooms. They offer free use of their kayaks and spades to use to dig hot pools at Ocean Beach.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
razorfishsalt wrote a review Mar 2018
Jersey, United Kingdom142 contributions47 helpful votes
Not having been to NZ before or flown that far we booked this place to stay in for the first night It is off the beaten track so far in fact people although polite and welcoming did say “what are you doing here” It is lovely and a run down the coast set us up for a sense of the beautiful scenery we would continue to see The motel though is a bit 60’s we would recommend taking insect repellant as the big screens are a bit past their sell by date I would go back but it is quite Funky” in an unstylish sort of way The boat club does great food and is a great place to go
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
RobertJGray wrote a review Mar 2018
Gisborne, New Zealand239 contributions124 helpful votes
It looks as if nothing has been done to the motel since it was built in the 1950’s (except new sheets). To say that the place is tired only gives a glimpse of the problems. It needs gutting and new furniture, electrics and drapes. Basically it’s backpacker standard but charging motel prices. On the plus side the lady who met us was friendly and helpful. Kawhia has great charm but there are not many options for accommodation. Give this one a miss unless you are desperate.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$89 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionKawhia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kawhia Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Kawhia Motel?
Nearby attractions include Kawhia Hot Water Beach (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kawhia Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Kawhia Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kawhia Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kawhia Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Rusty Snapper, Kawhia Boating & Angling Club Inc, and Kawhia Fish Shop.
Is Kawhia Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kawhia.