The Racecourse Motel
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The Racecourse Motel

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#2 of 3 small hotels in Paeroa
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make The Racecourse Motel their small hotel of choice when visiting Paeroa. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

The Racecourse Motel is a family-friendly small hotel offering a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a minibar in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

Plus, guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Paeroa. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for an Asian restaurant, consider a visit to Thai SaWasDee Restaurant & Takeaway or Golden City Takeaways, which are all conveniently located a short distance from The Racecourse Motel.

If you are interested in exploring Paeroa, check out a , such as Lemon & Paeroa Bottle.

At The Racecourse Motel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Paeroa.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Paid internet
Room features
Sofa
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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PMT wrote a review Jan 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand28 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is pricy compared to some others locally but if we’d had family with us it would have been very good value as there were several other beds in our unit that we didn’t use. Our unit was modern, nicely furnished, very clean, comfortable and spacious - more like a hotel than a motel. The bed was very comfortable and the unit was well equipped. We appreciated the hotel style touches such as complimentary biscuits and shampoo and conditioner. The motel is conveniently located very close to the town. The proprietors were very pleasant and friendly. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely splash out a little more to stay there when in Paeroa again. Only (very minor) quibble would be that there didn’t seem to be a hairdryer provided. Luckily I had brought one with me - but there was no mirror near a socket (bathroom socket was shavers only) so I had to blow dry by guesswork.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rachael wrote a review Jan 2022
uk2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you Dale and Ivan for a wonderful stay!!
I stayed here with 2 friends for 2 nights solely to be close to a festival in Waihi. We were all blow away with how clean and modern the motel is. The photos do not do this place justice.
There is also a lovely back decking area with a BBQ to relax after a long day at the beach.
The rooms are spacious and have kitchen appliances you may need including free tea and coffee.
The location is actually perfect,within walking distance to Paeroa but only a 20-30 min drive to waihi beach. Heaps of walks/stop offs on route too.
Lastly the hosts Dale and Ivan are just wonderful human beings, the communication and professionalism from the start to the end. Really helpful. I've stayed in accom all over the world and it really does make a difference when you recieve such great hospitality. We will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Taryn wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
New owners have done a really good job of updating the inside and outside of the motel - really clean and friendly service. Beds were very comfortable and showers had great pressure. Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Spegs wrote a review Jul 2020
Hamilton, New Zealand13 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited a friend who was staying in unit with young children. It was cold and the children were cold. I asked the manager for a heater to put in the room and he said no heater needed but could give more blankets. Appliances were old and had to guess minutes on microwave. Wasn’t impressed by lack of empathy. Positive note - it was clean and a nice unit.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Superwoman888 wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand328 contributions223 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our group booked to stay here for one night in a family unit and a variety of studio units.

The service and communication we had with Dale and Ivan was fantastic, be assured that they aim to please.

It was obvious that some renovations had taken place and done beautifully. Loved the modern wall art.

Some bathrooms however were dated, perhaps a work in progress.

Rooms were spotlessly clean. Very restful comfortable beds. Studio units with extra bed felt cramped, but good value for money aspect.

Studio units were equipped with microwave for cooking purposes. Full size oven in the family unit only. Tea, coffee, and toiletries on tap supplied. Not all rooms were fitted with air con, ask, if staying in summer.

Large deck and barbeque available for mix and mingle, worked out perfect for us.

Location is within walking distance to town.
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Date of stay: April 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Lorraine D wrote a review Mar 2024
Taupo, New Zealand25 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Racecourse Motel for two nights while biking the Hauraki Rail Trail. A lovely Motel, very clean and comfortable. This Motel was ideal for our needs, had everything we needed and the location was perfect. We stayed in room 10 which was quiet and private. We would happily stay here again and highly recommend it to future travellers.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pamela F wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just overwhelmed and delighted with this motel, the new owners Dale and Ivan have transformed this motel, into a beautiful spotlessly clean and immaculate place to stay . Every facility , unsurpassed.for professionalism, and such friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble, and will certainly return there and tell all our friends and family about it.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Danielle W wrote a review Jul 2012
Auckland Central, New Zealand35 contributions24 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice location, close to Paeroa shops. Quite cheap, easily accessible and clean. Rooms are average so all in all a good stay.
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Date of stay: August 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hermes99 wrote a review Dec 2013
Vancouver Island, Canada97 contributions106 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two separate nights in the Racecourse motel, in two similar units. The motel units are separated from a side road by some planting, and not too close to a busier main road. Rosemary provided friendly and efficient service, and both units were clean, comfortable, bright and fresh. There was a reasonable amount of room, although a built in, pull out, double bed, which serves as a sofa, means there is just enough room for the queen size bed, which is very close to the front windows. There is a kitchen with a microwave, small stove top and oven, kettle, toaster, and cutlery and crockery for four. In one unit the refrigerator was quite noisy, and we had to turn it off at night. The bathroom is bright and modern, with a heated floor, but if you need a hair drier, you have to request it from the office. There is a good selection of TV channels. Sound proofing is not great, and you would definitely hear a noisy guest (or TV) in the next unit. WiFi is provided using the sometimes frustrating Zenbu service, with 50 MB free, and more available at $5 for each additional 50 MB. There is no restaurant nearby, but breakfast is available in your room on request. The Racecourse Motel is a good choice for a place to stay in Paeroa.
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Date of stay: November 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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foody12345376 wrote a review Dec 2019
Berkshire, United Kingdom171 contributions40 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this clean motel with two grown up boys. Nice and clean just lacking in a few things. We didn’t realise there wasn’t a hob or oven just a microwave and not enough sockets so couldn’t do more than one thing at a time. Lovely hot water and good shower with plenty of toiletries.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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richard l wrote a tip Mar 2018
Waiheke Island, New Zealand18 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My room had a double bed (very comfortable) and a pull out single bed with full size mattress and was very roomy"
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Gene P wrote a tip Apr 2016
auckland7 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere else."
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Zak B wrote a tip Mar 2015
London, United Kingdom41 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Been on the main road it's hard to pick the quiet room. Having said that road. Ouse level wasn't huge."
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PRICE RANGE
$155 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionPaeroa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Racecourse Motel
Which popular attractions are close to The Racecourse Motel?
Nearby attractions include Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway (6.8 km), Hauraki Rail Trail (1.5 km), and Karangahake Windows Walk (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Racecourse Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at The Racecourse Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Racecourse Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Racecourse Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Racecourse Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Refinery, Courtyard Cafe, and Kumars Something Special Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Racecourse Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Is The Racecourse Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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