Foxton Beach Motel
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Foxton Beach Motel

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#1 of 1 small hotel in Foxton Beach
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Foxton Beach is 5kms west of Foxton, approximately 90 minutes north of Wellington. Just 5 minutes off State Highway One, Foxton Beach Motel is a convenient, quiet place to stay and an ideal stop-over to or from the ferry. Foxton Beach Motel is situated in a quiet location at the end of a cul-de-sac by the Manawatu River Estuary. Away from highway or passing traffic noise Foxton Beach Motel provides you with a relaxing setting that lets you unwind. Spend days lazing by the beach Go for beach or river walks Swimming Sea and river fishing Bird watching or exploring the many local attractions. Spend the evenings relaxing in the ambience of the setting sun over the Tasman sea or enjoy a meal at our local cafes or restaurants. Whether you visit us for a holiday, a romantic getaway, weekend break or a stop-over to or from the inter-island ferries, we look forward to welcoming you. Sorry No Pets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Boating
Children's playground
Highchairs available
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Golf course
Fishing
Water park offsite
Washing machine
Room features
Dining area
Seating area
Sofa
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Duncan W wrote a review Sept 2021
Wellington, New Zealand352 contributions194 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visit Foxton Beach regularly for birding, but on this occasion decided to stay for two nights right near the esplanade. We chose Foxton Beach Motel for its location, and it is a prime choice. Much rather be here on Dawick St than the motor camp. The rooms are spacious with parking right outside and good afternoon sun on the chairs outside the room. Nothing fancy, but everything is clean and tidy. Fully equipped kitchen and a decent size fridge with proper freezer compartment. We ate out at the local takeaways, but everything was there if we had decided to eat in. WiFi was good. The motel wasn't full so it was nice and quiet during our stay. Room was a little cold when we arrived but there is a good heater; the room quickly warmed up and was soon quite toasty. The bed was fine, but my only complaint was the pillows. Maybe a personal preference but we found them far too hard - if we booked in again we would probably bring our own.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Debsinfrance wrote a review Sept 2021
Wellington, New Zealand13 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very clean, comfortable and spacious unit with every thoughtful detail considered. The kitchen was really well-stocked with every utensil you could possibly need.

The motel is in a lovely spot with the coastal walkway just a few steps away.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Steve wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice clean room, all conditions and terms etc outlined in confirmation e-mail. Friendly owners, rules etc clear on noticeboards and very quite place. The quietness even makes the fridge seem loud, as no traffic noise.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sara-grace T wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely disappointed in my stay here.
When first arrived host was lovely, which is always nice.
Unfortunately it went down hill fast upon entering room which is dated and old. Spiders and webs everywhere as well as ants! So many ants!
I slept in the lounge and the fridge was so loud it didn’t make for a very pleasant sleep. My sheets were dirty with what I’m hoping was chocolate! I discovered this in the morning to my horror!
Also the shower is so slippery that even though I was being very careful (There is a sign stating be careful) that I in fact did slip! I hit my ankle so severely it bruised and swelled straight away! Not very safe unfortunately.
Then my mother asked if we could have a late checkout of 11, the man said of course and said no late checkout fee! Luckily I did hear this conversation! But in fact when we had left they had charged my mother $30 to her credit card! On their website site it does not state that they charge for this or if it is in their policies! We would NOT have stayed the extra hour had we known we would be charged as let’s face it...... it definitely wasn’t worth the $30! I would highly recommend NEVER staying here!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sonja McClenaghan, Owner at Foxton Beach Motel
Responded 21 Dec 2020
This review was left by the daughter of Mrs who has since removed her review. Here is a copy of the reponse we posted to the review that was posted: It is sad & disappointing that you have decided to follow through with your blackmail threat to 'bad mouth' our motel on social forums in order to get a refund for a service that you requested & received. We take pride in our recently refurbished motel & always endeavor to provide clean & comfortable facilities for all our guests which many of our other reviews can attest to.
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Tracy C wrote a review Jul 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great host and lovely clean warm & comfortable accommodation.
Couldn't fault it at all.
Hosts were extremely helpful at very short notice. Will book again when we are in the area & recommend to others. .
Thank you
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Easy to find & quite location
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tekohiwi wrote a review Mar 2023
Whitianga, New Zealand597 contributions114 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great Motel in a lovely quiet spot. We stayed here for 2 nights and slept like logs! The unit was lovely and clean and was a good size with a table and chairs, 2 seater couch, a very comfy bed and a good kitchen plus a bathroom. Right on the edge of the estuary there is also a lovely walkway for a stroll. The hosts were helpful and pleasant and we would stay again should we be in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Worth the drive out to the beach from Foxton
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WestCoastParadise wrote a review Sept 2014
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Motel is situated at the end of a cul de sac next to the Bird Sanctuary viewing platform and a beautiful boardwalk aptly titled "Sunset Walk". It's a peaceful & quiet location which immediately put us in a holiday mood, no noise, just birds twittering about - lovely ! The Unit was well laid out with everything you would need, places to put things, nice comfortable bed, heater & electric blankets if you needed them. The hosts were very helpful, nothing was a problem or too much trouble. Down the other end of the street & straight across is the famous Mr Grumpy's Takeaways - they say you haven't 'tasted' Foxton Beach until you have ordered Fish n Chips (or similar) from Mr Grumpys : we did and certainly weren't disappointed. Foxton Beach Motel is the perfect place to stay to explore & enjoy this area - nature right outside your doorstep & a home away from home. We'll be back again.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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billymaxmum wrote a review Apr 2013
Upper Hutt, New Zealand8 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As the title says, a clean and comfortable self-contained unit. Everything we needed was provided - including a very comfortable bed!
There was heaps of random information in the guest folder and a lot of laminated signs posted around the room which we found slightly amusing.
One minor complaint was that the television was fixed fast against the wall so a bit difficult to lie and watch in bed (not really that important to us but might be to others). Of more concern was the paper thin walls. Luckily for me I was really tired as any other night I may not have been able to sleep listening to the man in the room next door snoring! I also heard him coughing and farting the next morning which was equally as disturbing!
All in all though, there were definitely more positives than negatives.
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Date of stay: April 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to get a room on the end then you'll only hear one neighbour through the walls.
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VSP198 wrote a review Feb 2017
Auckland, New Zealand80 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a real surprise Yes an ordinary little place with an extra ordinary welcome and such surprises I have never seen a more comprehensive guest book in all my travels including so high star hotels
This guest book was amazing
The friendly welcome included getting the iron and the ironing board set up in the small but spotless little laundry room even on the right setting for the material honest she was lovely
The site showed all the bird life with history about the local migatory and special birds that could be seen in the area directions to every where beautiful scenery
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Date of stay: February 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: the rooms were in a row we were nearest the the laundry but all rooms beside the peninsula
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Bryan A wrote a review Mar 2024
Denver, Colorado23 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was one of my favorites in NZ - it’s small, maybe six rooms, but the room was the perfect size, and it was well-appointed. If you self-cater, it has everything you need.

We did not, and Sonia gave us great restaurant recommendations! I highly recommend Mr. Grumpy’s - one of the top 10 chippies in NZ, and Sam’s Bakery (I’ll review them separately).

It’s a beautiful, quiet place, and two nights was too short!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tekohiwi wrote a tip Mar 2023
Whitianga, New Zealand597 contributions114 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Worth the drive out to the beach from Foxton"
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Tracy C wrote a tip Jul 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Easy to find & quite location"
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robyncnelson wrote a tip Apr 2017
Nelson, New Zealand4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask if theres any hidden charges!"
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VSP198 wrote a tip Feb 2017
Auckland, New Zealand80 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the rooms were in a row we were nearest the the laundry but all rooms beside the peninsula"
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Ngaire H wrote a tip May 2016
Cambridge, null, New Zealand42 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The motel provided full kitchen facilities if you would need them, lamps by the beds, comfortable beds within a spacious area."
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionFoxton Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Foxton Beach Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Foxton Beach Motel?
Nearby attractions include De Molen, Windmill (4.4 km), Off The Loop Aqua Park (4.1 km), and Foxton Beach (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Foxton Beach Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Foxton Beach Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Foxton Beach Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Foxton Beach Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Foxton Beach Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dutch Oven Cafe, Mr Grumpy Takeaways, and The Little White Rabbit.
Is Foxton Beach Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Foxton Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Foxton Beach Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Foxton Beach Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting De Molen, Windmill (4.4 km).