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Wrights By The Sea Motel

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$175
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#4 of 7 hotels in Paraparaumu
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Whether you are with a large family, on an anniversary celebration or travelling for business, Wrights by the Sea Motel will be your home away from home with a variety of room configurations to best suit your needs. More than half of our units are fitted with heat pumps and all our guests enjoys FREE unlimited Wifi and SKY 50+ Guest select digital TV. We are the perfect stop-over for a relaxing stay all year round. We take pride in offering exceptional services to all our guests and our team is committed to clean the rooms to a very high standard.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bowling offsite
Patio
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Car park
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
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
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

387 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu 5032 New Zealand
137Reviews1Q+A22Room tips

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olivia l wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were staying one night at Wright by the Sea and received a great welcome when we arrived. The owner was friendly and gave fantastic advice about places to eat and whether they were walking distance. He was happy to leave the laundry facilities open later for us which was such help.

The unit was lovely, bright with a cute balcony and the presentation of the room was awesome. The space felt great to come into and everything we needed was provided for, plus the hot drink selection was perfect!

Would definitely stay again and recommend
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from WrightsbytheSea, Owner at Wrights By The Sea Motel
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Thank you for such as lovely review! Was a pleasure hosting you and we are glad you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future :)
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pcm55 wrote a review Aug 2023
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand71 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a really nice site within 5 minutes walk to the beach. The rooms are a reasonable size. However we ended up in a room under the walkway and other upstairs rooms which was a bit gloomy and smelt a bit of scent disguised cigarette smoke. The room had a comfortable double bed and there was a small ensuite toilet and slightly mouldy shower. Two of the taps needed new washers as they dripped when off.
While the motel was right next to the road there was surprisingly little traffic noise.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Try to get a top story unit
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Ellen wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand80 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed our stay here, we arrived and the check in was very quick, the room was ample for 3 (2 adults, 1 child)
Very clean and tidy, the kitchenette was really modern.
The hotel is just around the corner from the main part of Paraparaumu, where you can get a bit to eat and walk along the sea front, go to the playground.
We ate at ' Fedup' recommended by the hotel - very nice !
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Frank Hsu, Owner at Wrights By The Sea Motel
Responded 11 Apr 2021
Hi Ellie, thanks for staying with us and we are stoked for such a lovely review! Glad to know you have enjoyed the time here and we look forward to see you again in the near future!
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johnmorgan2016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Orange, Australia24 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel us to be avoided if you like sleep. We experienced noise from a party in one room where we heard every colourful word and heard every step above us and were serenaded by the next room snooring. Couple that with thinking the traffic was a metre away this is not were you go to sleep. Avoid.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nigel S wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Unit ( # 14) we stayed in was nicely laid out; in very good condition and was well equipped....particularly the kitchen area.
One issue was that we could hear the next door neighbours talking at 2am.
The owners, Frank and Zoe, were helpful and friendly.
The motel is close to the sea (3 minutes) and eateries.
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Date of stay: January 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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jeffwF4099MT wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed one night as a traveller and had a terrible night. Family living in next door unit made sleep near impossible. We have stayed at lots of motels throughout NZ and this would have to be noisiest. Avoid this place if looking for a peaceful nights rest. Facilities are old and tired and need refurbishment. E.g. No power point for hairdryer. In bathroom rather an old shaver point!! Bed very soft.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Waynedvh wrote a review Feb 2021
Hokitika, New Zealand3,792 contributions146 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spending the weekend exploring the Kapiti Coast and picked Wrights by the Sea Motel. Received a lovely welcome from the staff on duty who booked us into our delux studio unit all we could say was wow, very tidy, clean, spacious and well stocked kitchen. Highly recommended, value for money, we'll be back.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Frank Hsu, Owner at Wrights By The Sea Motel
Responded 8 Feb 2021
Hi, thanks for staying with us and we are delighted to know you have enjoyed the stay and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
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MJ P wrote a review Apr 2023
Perth, Australia11 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Last minute booking as we were on the road. This motel has a great location, only steps from the beach. Parking was easy, check in was easy. The room was very well stocked. We had two single beds and a double bed in a separate room. Tv had cable which was a bonus ! the accommodation was very clean. We didn't use the balcony as it was a little noisy overlooking the main road. The beds were probably the only down side, but the electric blanket was a welcome addition. Probably could have had a few more pillows. Overall, a good tidy overnight stay.
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Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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courtenayb354 wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome place to stay. Excellent service by Frank and his team. Ideal place to stay close to town, beach and food outlets. Comfy beds, clean unit's with plenty of room. Look forward to returning soon. Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from WrightsbytheSea, Owner at Wrights By The Sea Motel
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Thank you for the lovely review! It was a great pleasure hosting your family and we are delighted to know you have enjoyed your time at the coast. Thanks for the recommendations and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
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Anne L wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was lovely,bright and spacious. We were pleased to have an upstairs room that meant we had a balcony and airy room. Room was clean and tidy. We had been worried about water pressure as this was something mentioned by others but it was fine...no problem at all. Could hear neighbours in evening but had worse in some hotels. All the staff we met were friendly and helpful.
We really enjoyed the stay. Thank you
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Date of stay: March 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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Baylee B asked a question Aug 2018
Palmerston North, New Zealand
How old do you have to be to stay in this Motel without a parent?
Answer from FranknZoe
Paraparaumu, New Zealand3 contributions
Thank you for your enquiry. The guest will have to be 18 y/o or more to book and stay independently. Kind regards, Frank
pcm55 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand71 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get a top story unit"
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Sareena Cowie wrote a tip May 2023
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go with an open mind "
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Rosemary N wrote a tip May 2019
Napier, New Zealand76 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Suspect upstairs rooms are quietest, def sunniest"
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Christopher B wrote a tip Mar 2019
Brisbane Region, Australia12 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our upper room we had a usable deck which was worthwhile"
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Alexander6011 wrote a tip Mar 2018
Tauranga, New Zealand475 contributions104 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Our room was on a second level so anyone with mobility problems should request a ground floor room."
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PRICE RANGE
$167 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonKapiti CoastParaparaumu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wrights By The Sea Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Wrights By The Sea Motel?
Nearby attractions include Maclean Park Playground (0.6 km) and Paraparaumu Foreshore Shared Pathway (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wrights By The Sea Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Wrights By The Sea Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Wrights By The Sea Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Wrights By The Sea Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wrights By The Sea Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include 50-50, Spice Lounge, and Ambience Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wrights By The Sea Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Is Wrights By The Sea Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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