Stayed last night in a Queen Studio. Due to covid, reception isn't open all the time but we were spotted arriving, and before we knew it, was greeted without having to phone to say we had arrived. The benefits of a small town.. :) As other reviewers have said, we were shown to our room in a very friendly manner. Its little touches like this which makes a motel a welcome stay. The room was tidy and spacious and had the basics for the kitchen area. Proper salt and pepper containers rather than individual sachets was appreciated. Eco friendly. We self catered for our evening meal, but the Wobbly Kea was open for meals if needed. The road noise and freight trains really impacted on a good night's sleep, thus having to mark as average, otherwise would have labelled as 'very good'. I am deaf and even without my hearing aids in, I could hear the traffic / train noise. It was nice seeing the keas flying around the village.…
We arrived late after a long days walking. Nothing was too much trouble, helped with all requirements. Owner turned up and was helpful friendly and offered to help us with transport etc. Lovely clean rooms, communal area which was great. Everything A+++
We booked here after a high recommendation from friends. The room (Slashe's Chalet) was excellent - plenty of space 2 bedroom unit with kitchen & spacious lounge. Great location right in the centre of the town and 2 minutes walk to cafe, restaurant and visitor centre. Makela was super helpful. Highly recommend this motel.
The Motel is in a great location in the middle of the village. Our room was modern, warm (the weather was atrocious) and very clean, and really liked the idea of a communal kitchen and dining area. Sadly we were the only guests so could not sit around and swap stories with fellow travellers.
Beautifully furnished, modern room and kitchen area. Extremely warm! Which is just what you need in this part of the country. We were shown to our room by such a friendly lady, it made me realise how much I miss this level of service from places which now all seem to adopt the AirBnB mentality of 'see yourself in'. She talked us through dining options and amenities in town, which meant we didn't have to immediately jump on our phones when we got in the room to research ourselves. Just little things but they make for such an enjoyable trip.