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Greyfriars Motel

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#1 of 1 small hotel in Greytown
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Greyfriars Motel located in the heart of Greytown Heritage area. There are 15 cottage style motel units, all stylishly decorated in open plan settings and within walking distance to shops, cafes & restaurants. A great base for your Wairarapa experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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Posie J wrote a review Sept 2023
Auckland, New Zealand51 contributions7 helpful votes
We didn’t have a reservation but were warmly welcomed. Our room was spacious, very clean, with heat pump for efficient heating. The motel complex is conveniently in the middle of town in a semi garden setting, set back from the road so no traffic noise. This was very good value accommodation.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Parking is on-site. You can walk the town from here. Close to shops and restaurants
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KeepDiscovering wrote a review Jul 2023
Wellington, New Zealand349 contributions139 helpful votes
I stayed in a garden room for one night. The motel's location is good - on the town's main street, just steps away from restaurants and shops, yet tranquil on the compound. The room overlooked a lawn behind the car park and has an outdoor sitting area which was comfortable and open. The room was spacious and main windows were double glazed which was a huge plus. The furniture was fine with ample sitting areas from a motel room's standard. The heat pump / air conditioner was a bit difficult to adjust and response was a bit slow. I would be happy to stay here again if I visit the town again in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AllaninSpain wrote a review Mar 2023
Somerset, United Kingdom23 contributions9 helpful votes
A clean and tidy motel in the centre of Greytown. Choose one of the garden rooms which is slightly larger. It does not provide cooking facilities and the staff clean your breakfast mugs etc and there is no sink. Plenty of places to eat in the town. The only real negative is that the sofa to sit on is very uncomfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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John Y wrote a review Jan 2023
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We received a nice welcome right in the middle of the town. The rooms were well equipped and well presented. There were all the amenities you would want, shops and restaurants all within easy walking distance. It is also a good base to explore the area including Cape Palliser and Lake Ferry. It is close to Wellington and is a good spot to stay before catching the Interisland ferry. We did enjoy Greytown and would thoroughly recommend the Greyfriars Motel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Hunter D wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions4 helpful votes
Location in Greytown = perfect For people with a disability it’s well laid out. Everything looks well kept and the people really wanted to help. Beds were good, the heating good, just right for a wet weekend in my case… Tonnes of cafes & restaurants close by also which makes a difference.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Graeme B wrote a review Apr 2022
Napier, New Zealand140 contributions66 helpful votes
We used this motel as an overnight stop on the way from Hawke's Bay to Wellington. It was clean and staff were friendly and we didn't hear much traffic noise, despite it being on the main highway. My only gripe, and it had nothing to to do with the motel, was that we stayed overnight on 28 Dec and there was very little open for meals. The Swan was open, but was full because almost everything else was shut.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Ian McDonald, Owner at Greyfriars Motel
Responded 17 Apr 2022
Thanks for the great review Graham. Yes we were a bit frustrated ourselves that most restaurants were closed through the break.
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tina a wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Great location in town, near conveience stores, pub, restaurants. Clean and well provided rooms. The layout of the rooms and grass area makes for a great format for afternoon drinks. Very welcoming hosts. Thanks.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SharisM555 wrote a review Feb 2022
Beach Haven, New Zealand364 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely, tidy, clean Motel in the middle of Greytown. Super comfy bed and great shower pressure, nice surroundings, lovely garden areas and very handy to the local supermarket for quick essential items. Short walking distance to all the lovely boutique shops and eateries. Easy access to the local bars and restaurants and a good overall spot to explore the general area from. Lovely management team, always willing to help. Highly recommend this place and would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Roy G wrote a review Jan 2022
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions3 helpful votes
The motel was extremely clean and had everything we expected, even the air conditioning chiller that we needed due to the lovely warm weather. Even though it is on SH2 it was really quiet, and plenty of parking. The staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. They contacted us to let us know we had left a phone charger behind, offering to post it to us - great service.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Go for an early stroll around the backroads of Greytown (away from the main road) as it is quiet,...
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Diane Wright wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions38 helpful votes
Perfect positioning and well appointed and spacious rooms. The proprietors could not have been more helpful on arrival. They had previously contacted me to see if we wanted a pair of single beds or a large king bed. Loved having that personal and friendly contact. As we had arrived from the Ferry and had an early start we opted to stay in and did not take the opportunity to have the 10% discount from The White Swan Restaurant which is almost opposite. We were also advised that if we wanted to have coffee in the morning and walk around the shops (gorgeous by the way) we could leave our car in the car park til we were done. I would totally recommend this lovely friendly hotel. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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$190 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonWairarapaGreytown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Greyfriars Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Greyfriars Motel?
Nearby attractions include Samuel Oates Gum Tree 1856 (0.1 km), Stem (0.4 km), and Stella Bull Park (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Greyfriars Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Greyfriars Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Greyfriars Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Greyfriars Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Greyfriars Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include French Bakery, Aroma India, and The Offering.
Is Greyfriars Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Greytown.
Are there any historical sites close to Greyfriars Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ahiaruhe House (10.2 km).
Is Greyfriars Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.