Raglan Palm Beach Motel
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Raglan Palm Beach Motel

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4.5
#1 of 2 small hotels in Raglan
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Take a step back in time at Raglan’s iconic waterfront accommodation - The Palm Beach Motel. Experience this classic 1970’s “Kiwiana” Batch style self-contained accommodation that has been at the centre of the town’s renaissance as a world-class visitors destination. If you’re looking for some of the best surf in the world, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, inspiring arts or simply a good cup of coffee, laidback Raglan really does have something for everyone. The Motel offers a list of modern amenities and professional services; including a BBQ, a spa pool situated on the water’s edge, kayaks and paddle-boards available for free guests use which can be launched right from the lawn. We also host a variety of sporting activities based in Raglan, including surf lessons, rock climbing, horse trekking, stand up paddle board lessons, harbour cruises and kayak tours to name but a few. You name it we can arrange it. Whether you are taking your sweetheart on a romantic getaway, a family holiday or for a base for your adventures let our staff of the Palm Beach Motel ensure you have a remarkable stay in our seaside village. Raglan Palm Beach Motel is 45 minute drive from Hamilton and a 2 hour drive from Auckland airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Room service
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Sofa
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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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
Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

Location

50 Wainui Road, Raglan 3225 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 51 out of 100
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Hamilton Airport
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Lee H wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a gem of a retro-style motel in the heart of a surfing village on the North Island's west coast. We loved the large unit that had a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room with large glass doors that open to a central area, two bedrooms with comfy beds, helpful staff and laid back vibe. It's within walking distance of the main downtown area on a pedestrian-friendly path that crosses the bay. When the tide is in, guests can borrow kayaks to paddle around the bay. This is a good find in a charming town.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from PalmBeach2016, Manager at Raglan Palm Beach Motel
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us with a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for coming and we hope to see you again. Cheers
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Australophiles wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom45 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a well run and very comfortable motel at a lovely waterside location in the interesting resort of Raglan. We were given a warm welcome, and found everything just right. The units are well equipped and amply furnished, some having their own covered parking, but there is ample space for all vehicles on site.

The motel is situated in a quiet location outside the busy town centre, which is reachable on foot. Raglan offers a choice of supermarkets, bars and restaurants,
and there are some lovely beaches nearby.

Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Some units have private covered parking
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Response from PalmBeach2016, Manager at Raglan Palm Beach Motel
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Thank You for taking the time to leave us with a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back sometime. Cheers Tanya
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thomasandannette wrote a review Feb 2020
Lake Macquarie, Australia17 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place to stay in Raglan. It was in a fantastic location, with kayaks available to borrow and paddle in the estuary. The staff were really friendly, always asking if we needed anything. Clean and comfortable. The only downside was the shower, which was a little small.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from PalmBeach2016, Manager at Raglan Palm Beach Motel
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thanks for taking the time to leave us with a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for coming hope to see you again. Cheers
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wellyhelly wrote a review Feb 2020
Thousand Oaks, California48 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This waterside property was a great find, located on the shore of a picturesque tidal inlet. The units are well proportioned, and beds were comfortable. The staff was very friendly. We recommend the Raglan Palm Beach Motel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Geoff Kelly, Owner at Raglan Palm Beach Motel
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Thank You :)
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abcdefghi2016 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia264 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights and wish we could stay for longer. The location is safe, quiet and has direct access to the river !

Tanya, the hostess was so welcoming ! Absolutely terrific. The facilities there were for us to use ..her kayaks, life jackets, paddles to take down the accessible river (picturesque and fun for kids), the HUGE trampoline (kids 11-15yo were on this for hours !), the volley balls, cricket set and even laundry facilities and hot tub. The rooms were so clean, bed so comfortably, fabulous powerful shower, large lounge, kitchen with stove, microwave fridge ... We felt at home. There was even a carport for each cabin
Thanks Tanya for your hospitality and I hope you can visit us in Melbourne
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All great cabin locations
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Response from PalmBeach2016, Manager at Raglan Palm Beach Motel
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Thank You :) So pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you, Hope to see you again in Raglan or maybe even Melbourne:)
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Sonz28 wrote a review Feb 2020
Redcliffe, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
M A G I C after a long drive.
We slipped into a comfortable bed with crispy clean linens after enjoying the relaxing view from the end of the Jetty.
The whole experience was organically Retro NZ, with bins for compost & recycling, and made to last furniture.
The quality extra touches were delightful including the coffee plunger, and lotions & potions.
We wanted to stay a week, not just 2 nights.
Definitely coming back here.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Erica L wrote a review May 2022
Coromandel, New Zealand42 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Palm Beach Motel is one of the few places which we call 'home away from home'. It has largely remained unchanged over the years, as there is simply no need for drastic changes. The units are immaculately clean and freshly painted, with a nice mixture of upcycled and new furniture and fittings. Erin is the best host ever, the room was reconfigured with an extra bed for us and anything we could wish for. The grounds are amazing with lots of palm trees now grown huge and plentiful over the years. Free use of jacuzzi, kayaks and bbq add to the delights of outdoor fun. We recommend a stay of at least a week to make this a worthwhile visit. We stayed much longer than that and are already looking forward to our return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: For couples not requiring extra room, single bedr, also choice of 2bedr if more room is required
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Maree R wrote a review Feb 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand1,185 contribution352 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a lovely one night stay in the unit by the spa. Private deck with BBQ overlooking the spa and water on a perfectly sunny day meant it was stunning. Comfy bed and well stocked kitchen, outdoor furniture and kayaks. Great place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from PalmBeach2016, Manager at Raglan Palm Beach Motel
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay
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del_b wrote a review Feb 2020
Papamoa, New Zealand210 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After recently spending a weekend in Raglan, I must give this motel top marks for their service, right from time of booking through to check in. Very friendly. Old units but interior of unit very well kept and had everything we needed. Comfortable bed and pillows. Outside facilities also get top marks
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: No 1 unit - own deck with views over the estuary
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klausundjutta2009 wrote a review Feb 2020
Germany73 contributions72 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 3 nights, have travelled for almost 3 months, thus had quite a bit of luggage to store.
We we greeted politely and given the choice between end unit 8 and another one.
We chose no. 8 , it had its own outdoor jacuzzi and gas bbq, both of which we did not require.

It was actually clean, but partially worn, bedroom door could not be closed.
whole unit needs a makeover in our opinion.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Info R
Raglan, New Zealand1 contribution
Hi, Yes we do have a pet friendly room but i am sorry we are fully booked for this weekend. Available 15th & 16th or 29th 7 30th if either suit Cheers
Answer from raglantripper
Raglan, New Zealand272 contributions137 helpful votes
Hi you can book on our website all information is there including vancancies rates etc
Answer from Info R
Raglan, New Zealand1 contribution
Trip advisor needs to change the number tyo read ph 07 8153
Erica L wrote a tip May 2022
Coromandel, New Zealand42 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For couples not requiring extra room, single bedr, also choice of 2bedr if more room is required"
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del_b wrote a tip Feb 2020
Papamoa, New Zealand210 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No 1 unit - own deck with views over the estuary"
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Australophiles wrote a tip Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom45 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some units have private covered parking"
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abcdefghi2016 wrote a tip Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia264 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All great cabin locations"
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Vacation542264 wrote a tip Oct 2019
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Waterfront 2 bedroom was close to the spa, water and play area, only niggle was small bathroom but shower had great pressure!"
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionRaglan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Raglan Palm Beach Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Raglan Palm Beach Motel?
Nearby attractions include Raglan & District Museum (0.9 km), Meet The Makers Tours (0.9 km), and Raglan Domain (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Raglan Palm Beach Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Raglan Palm Beach Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Raglan Palm Beach Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Raglan Palm Beach Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Raglan Palm Beach Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Shack, Orca Restaurant & Bar, and Ulos Kitchen.
Are any cleaning services offered at Raglan Palm Beach Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Raglan Palm Beach Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Raglan Palm Beach Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Raglan Old School Arts Centre (0.9 km).
Is Raglan Palm Beach Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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