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2-4 Parimahana Drive, Kawerau New Zealand
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Kawerau Thermal Motel provides a great base for a visit to the unique destination town of Kawerau. Seventeen self-contained units provide a range of accommodation options from studios to family units, each with parking right outside, underfloor heating, LCD TVs and unlimited Wi-Fi, and conveniently close to local land and water attractions.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast in the room
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Korean
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busyrep60s wrote a review Jul 2019
Levin, New Zealand7 contributions
Needed a place to stay while working in town, chose this on price & was pleasantly surprised. Quiet, comfortable & warm. You had just 10 seconds to wash hands under hot tap before it....well, got real hot. No waiting ! Easily extended stay for an extra night, nothing was a problem.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled
Vacation820995 wrote a review Oct 2018
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We had to ask for another towel ad there was only one. Drawers had cigarette ash in them. Needs a thorough clean other than that it was fine. Nice and peaceful quiet. Lovely hospitality. Just needs to be organised properly.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled
justme5072 wrote a review Jan 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
this is the worst motel i have ever stayed in. we paid 100 for a night the the owner debited my card an extra 40 dollars. No wifi, no hot pools, fleas and cockroaches in the room, and the pungent smell of urine in the toilet.We stayed there because the misleading photos looked like it was a nice place, pools arent up and running. Very dissapointed. Dont stay here people, be warned.
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Date of stay: January 2017
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: drive past this motel
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AnonymousAuckland wrote a review Jul 2016
Auckland178 contributions96 helpful votes
There are only two motels in Kawerau, we chose this one at Easter( visiting for a wedding) as it seemed closer to the town centre , slightly cheaper, and supposedly had a thermal pool which I really enjoy. Note that Google maps seems to have it in the wrong place. Coming in from Rotorua direction it is not far past the turn-off to the town centre, on the road you come in on. Well, when we went to check in, we asked if any of our friends were there for the wedding. No, said the woman,"maybe they're at the flash one" ! ( I'm like" there's a flash one?") That should have been a hint to go I think... anyway, we stayed. No thermal pool, the council has taken away the strength of the thermal heating or something... we pointed out the website still says there is a pool- "we keep telling them to update it", she says. But we may go to the Council-owned pool in town which is free- we actually did , the next day, and it was really good, but I digress. Unit is very old-looking with concrete block walls, just a kettle and microwave, No kitchen sink, you can't get the kettle under the basin taps properly to fill it, you wash your breakfast dishes and cups in the handbasin, yuck. And we think we had to ask for a teatowel. Not the very cleanest either. At least the bed was moderately comfortable. We had to laugh in the end, or you would cry. We did have fun at the wedding. I wouldn't recommend it- maybe give " the flash one" a go!
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Date of stay: March 2016
Trip type: Travelled
Christine R wrote a review Feb 2016
Greymouth, New Zealand274 contributions100 helpful votes
Only accommodation available. Old fashioned and used by people involved in the logging trade so noisy vehicles coming and going at odd hours. Units old style and some aspects need better attention to cleaning eg door of fridge round the seal was not clean. Bed was clean and very comfortable. Owner very friendly and welcoming. Plenty of parking. No breakdast available and Wi fi not very dependable.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Trip type: Travelled
US$68 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandBay of Plenty RegionKawerau
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kawerau Thermal Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Kawerau Thermal Motel?
Nearby attractions include Kawerau hot pools (0.9 km) and Onepu Mountain Bike Park (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kawerau Thermal Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kawerau Thermal Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kawerau Thermal Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kawerau Thermal Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kawerau Thermal Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Korath Thai Cuisine, The Mansoon Indian Restaurant, and Jive Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kawerau Thermal Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Kawerau Thermal Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kawerau.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kawerau Thermal Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Korean.
Is Kawerau Thermal Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.