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Ariki Lodge Motel

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#2 of 2 motels in Waikanae
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value

Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Waikanae does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ariki Lodge Motel, a nice option for travellers like you.

The rooms offer a kitchenette and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Ariki Lodge Motel features newspaper and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Ariki Lodge Motel guest, you can enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While staying in Waikanae, you can check out a popular Indian restaurant like Samrat Indian Restaurant, which is serving up some great dishes.

Ariki Lodge Motel puts the best of Waikanae at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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DGM788 wrote a review Apr 2021
Hastings, New Zealand11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great clean, spacious, quiet motel that is really good value for money. Highly recommended.

It's an older motel but with that you get a solidly built structure (and therefore helps it to be nice and quiet) that is warm and has really good sized rooms, kitchen and bathroom. The rooms are provisioned with everything you need. Super friendly and helpful hosts.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jost-Pauline S wrote a review Dec 2020
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand391 contributions182 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We (three Whakatane senior trampers) stayed at the Ariki for the nights before and after a few nights in the Tararua bush country. We appreciated the friendly reception and always prompt service by Ray, and loved the well appointed unit including fresh coffee, the washing and drying facilities on site, as well as the ample parking space. Ray let us park our car on site while we were away tramping. The motel is very close to the centre of town with a brewery / pub just across the road. The room was spotlessly clean.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Let Ray know your preferences and he will do his best to make it happen.
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Kiri wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ariki Lodge is close to the train and bus routes and less than a 2 minute walk to restaurants and supermarkets. My room was clean and tidy,water pressure was good, and the surroundings were really pretty. Thanks for the hospitality, team!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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TriciaCx wrote a review Nov 2020
Terrace, Canada52 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love this motel - warm welcome and easy access parking which isn’t something we have found on our jaunt around NZ in the Chev. Beautifully clean, older style unit but immaculate - unlike our tired, shabby rooms at the Brentwood in Kilbirnie last night which were similar vintage but no comparison. A guest Laundry, pegs and clothesline in the sunshine. We were tempted by the inviting pool but this is still Wellington and not quite Summertime yet. The grounds and gardens are very nice and the tuis are flitting about. It has been interesting to stay at many smaller places this trip and experience such great hospitality and apart from our Brentwood experience we have discovered some true kiwi gems well worth coming back to.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Liv wrote a review Nov 2022
Wellington, New Zealand229 contributions139 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and five year old daughter had a great time here this weekend. The weather was pretty bad, but that didn't spoil our stay.

Our daughter braved the nice family pool, but the weather wasn't nice enough for us.

This motel is perfectly located with a supermarket and nice restaurant within easy walking distance.

The grounds are well kept and there is a kids playground, family pool plus toddler pool as well as picnic tables, bbq and plenty of chairs to relax in. Would be nice to use when the weather is good.

The rooms are dated, but has everything you need, are spacious and clean. Perfect for a family holiday.

Great service here to.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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TripleGee3 wrote a review Jun 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand24 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice friendly people running this motel. We had a unit with a queen bed and a single for our daughter. Lovely comfy room with good kitchen facilities and tv for rugby :). Very close proximity to food and supermarkets for dinner and breakfast. Had a good quiet nights sleep before heading back on the road. Would have been happy if it was longer but not this time. Would definately come again. Thanks guys.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Becca L wrote a review Jan 2023
49 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Both my daughters loved the swimming pool and play area. Ray, the owner was friendly and helpful and let us check in early. Room was comfy and clean and easy parking. The restaurant over the road was great for dinner and breakfast (Salt and Wood).
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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TCFriends wrote a review Jul 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand86 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
An older style roomy motel with everything you need to put your head down for the night. Single bed not as comfortable as double. Couldn't find a hairdryer. Clean and all other necessities available.Lots of space with an interesting arrangement/layout so the 2 sleeping areas don't encroach on one another if needing facilities at night.
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Date of stay: July 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Down the back.
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Duncan R wrote a review Nov 2014
Hastings, New Zealand50 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a good place to stay. Was within walking distance to the restaurant we were going to. Very simple but neat and tidy. Has all of the sky channels so if the weather had been bad we would have had something else to do. Would stay here again as it was good value for money.
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Date of stay: November 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gray's Reviews wrote a review Mar 2019
Timaru, New Zealand1,424 contribution283 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel doesn't look special from the road, but inside the drive, you can see that it's very well-appointed and neatly laid out.
The warm greeting from Ray set up our brief stay nicely and the room he gave us seemed modern.
It had everything anyone would ever want: very clean, a kitchen area, lovely & comfortable bed, good bathroom, Sky TV. Wide parking directly outside the room was an added bonus.

The shops (those that were open) were only a few minutes walk away, as was the railway station, so everything was handy. The drive to Wellington from here took us 65 minutes, but I realise that time would vary according to traffic and time of day.
We would have no hesitation in returning here on an future occasion and could be happy using it as a base for a greater Wellington visit.
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Date of stay: March 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jost-Pauline S wrote a tip Dec 2020
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand391 contributions182 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Let Ray know your preferences and he will do his best to make it happen."
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TCFriends wrote a tip Jul 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand86 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Down the back."
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Lyn I wrote a tip Feb 2017
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are private, and well off the road."
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Stormpipes wrote a tip Oct 2016
auckland190 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are very clean and tidy, ground floor and close"
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Daley_10 wrote a tip Oct 2016
Lower Hutt, New Zealand204 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are well positioned."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ariki Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Ariki Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Shoreline Cinema (0.2 km), Kapiti Coast Museum (0.5 km), and Parata Walking Track (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ariki Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Ariki Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ariki Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ariki Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Relish Café, Prah Ta Pang Restaurant, and Salt & Wood Collective.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ariki Lodge Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Ariki Lodge Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Waikanae.
Are pets allowed at Ariki Lodge Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ariki Lodge Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rangiatea Church (15.1 km).
Is Ariki Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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