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138 Main Street, Greytown 5712 New Zealand
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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Greytown
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)
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Hunter D wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Australia20 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
Graeme B wrote a review Apr 2022
Napier, New Zealand132 contributions65 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
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
SharisM555 wrote a review Feb 2022
Beach Haven, New Zealand363 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
Roy G wrote a review Jan 2022
Wellington, New Zealand10 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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Jim B wrote a review Dec 2021
Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions48 helpful votes
Great spot, central location, clean, good parking, well priced. Hosts were really helpful, and very flexible given we had some late room changes. I would definitely recommend this motel as THE best place to stay in Greytown, no question….
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Veronika M wrote a review Oct 2021
Raumati South, New Zealand27 contributions6 helpful votes
First the good. It was clean. Good shower. Central to Greytown shops. Other than that. .well, for the price I paid I felt ripped off. Very tiny room, about 6x10m including bed (hard and could feel the springs under me) kitchen bench (no stove top, no sink), and a bathroom/toilet. Ordinary and basic. In addition, staff sat outside my bedroom smoking (gross!) while manager discussed another staff member with them. Really inappropriate for customers to be hearing. Not much of a step up from a holiday camp cabin. At least at holiday camps you have access to other facilities. I dont mind going basic, but not when I am paying $170 (NZ) for the night. Disappointing.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Not worth the price. Try somewhere else.
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Deanne D wrote a review Jul 2021
Wellington, New Zealand1417 contributions732 helpful votes
We stayed the night here during the midwinter Christmas celebrations. The motel is in the perfect location to walk to the shops and The White Swan. They give you a discount card to use at the White Swan for drinks. The shops are nearby too.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CUpton1 wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand41 contributions31 helpful votes
Very clean & comfortable, with a great location on the main street of Greytown, so within walking distance of some great restaurants. A nice bonus is that guests are given a discount card to use at the historic White Swan Hotel across the road. Ian & Michelle were very accommodating & are great hosts - thank you.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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US$98 - US$108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Greyfriars Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Greyfriars Motel?
Nearby attractions include Under The Stars NZ Ltd (0.3 km), Samuel Oates Gum Tree 1856 (0.1 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 laundry service.
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 breakfast, 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 Cahoots Cafe.
Is Greyfriars Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Greytown.
Are any cleaning services offered at Greyfriars Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Greyfriars Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.