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Discovery Motor Lodge

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#1 of 3 small hotels in Masterton
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Finding an ideal romantic small hotel in Masterton does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Discovery Motor Lodge, a nice option for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the small hotel.

The property also features a pool to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Masterton has plenty of Mediterranean restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Tripoli and Cafe Anatolia Masterton, which are serving up some great dishes.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art museums such as Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History.

Discovery Motor Lodge looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Masterton.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Seating area
Telephone
Kitchenette
Microwave
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
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PalmyGuy wrote a review Feb 2024
Palmerston North, New Zealand141 contributions32 helpful votes
Stay here often now for the drags at Masterton Motorplex. Friendly staff, quiet, comfortable rooms and first class amenities. Really enjoy staying there, so close to everything too! Supermarket just over the road, drag strip so close too!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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penguinlover28 wrote a review Oct 2023
Marlborough Region, New Zealand85 contributions51 helpful votes
Spent our other 2 nights here. Lovely warm welcome. Very spacious and well appointed rooms. Handy to a huge range of dining options. Very comfortable bed and very well equipped kitchen. Off road parking allocated to each unit. Cannot fault this place.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great range of out dining options within a block or two.
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Barry-Jang wrote a review Mar 2023
Pattaya, Thailand479 contributions82 helpful votes
It was as previous reports Excellent. We were in Unit 10 . Brilliant . Very Quiet at night it is helped by good design with the bedroom at the back of the unit. Kitchen / Lounge at the front. Good bed, nice and warm. Super Shower , good hot water and good power. TV with Movie channels.. Lady at reception very helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Shane B wrote a review Feb 2023
Te Awamutu, New Zealand819 contributions179 helpful votes
Most of Mastertons Motels are a little way out from the town centre probably beyond comfortable walking distance. Discovery is well placed in easy walking distance of many eating options ranging from KFC to more up market restaurants and everything between. Our room was a good size with table a couple chairs good size well appointed kitchenette and room to swing a cat. The room was clean my wife commented on it and thanked cleaning staff for the great job they did. As several people have commented a bit dated with the odd bit of peeling paint, but given the location and it is clean and well maintained for its age would not hesitate in fact would be our Motel of choice if we stay in Masterton again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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cjmanoakes wrote a review Feb 2023
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Great place to stay. Very clean and tidy place to stay and awesome staff. Facilities were excellent, great bed, really good swimming pool and very good value for money.. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Vinnie01 wrote a review Dec 2022
Tasmania, Australia127 contributions250 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night in November 2022. Pleasant reception staff and they recommended local places to eat Very dated accommodation, but okay for a one night road trip stay. Safe parking for the car.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Heather T wrote a review Apr 2022
Ohope, New Zealand19 contributions4 helpful votes
we stayed here for two nights, greeting very warmly at reception, the unit was spotless and had everything we needed as a couple travelling around.so lovely and clean, the shower was great. we would certainly recommend this motel to anyone
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Ian W wrote a review Feb 2022
New Plymouth, New Zealand152 contributions36 helpful votes
It was only a single night stay but for a motel that is a little dated the room was very well maintained and fantasticly clean. Top marks to cleaning crew. Jody at reception was super friendly with a warm welcome and happy to accommodate a last minute room change to one with a spa bath.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You might want to take an extra blanket if it's cooler. Plenty of pillows no extra blankets
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JeniT wrote a review Dec 2021
Te Kuiti, New Zealand65 contributions17 helpful votes
The studio unit was very comfortable. It was spacious with all the necessary accessories. The owners and staff were very friendly, and helpful . Although we didn’t use the pool it looked very inviting. The added extra was the daily visit from the resident moggy. There’s a variety of good restaurants and supermarket market within a five minute walk and situated on a main road it’s easy to venture out to the surrounding towns and activities. We will certainly recommend this as a great place to stay and will be back in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Rear units get minimal traffic noise though it’s not a major problem in those in the front
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kiwitraveller3010 wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand94 contributions19 helpful votes
We’ve stayed here a few time now and Jo always gives us a friendly welcome. Rooms are spotless, comfortable and quiet. Great shower and heat pump that has a fantastic air conditioning on a hot summer day and a warm heater on a cold night. Walk to some great cafes and grocery.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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$169 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonWairarapaMasterton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Discovery Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Craft Beer Tours NZ (0.9 km), The Screening Room Cinema and Eatery (0.2 km), and Regent 3 Cinemas (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Discovery Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Discovery Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Discovery Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Discovery Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Screening Room Cinema and Eatery, Tripoli, and Cafe Strada.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Discovery Motor Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Discovery Motor Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Discovery Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.