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5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 Jan 2023via mobile
Both my daughters loved the swimming pool and play area. Ray, the owner was friendly and helpful and let us check in early. Room was comfy and clean and easy parking. The restaurant over the road was great for dinner and breakfast (Salt and Wood).
Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 13 November 2022

    My husband and five year old daughter had a great time here this weekend. The weather was pretty bad, but that didn't spoil our stay.

    Our daughter braved the nice family pool, but the weather wasn't nice enough for us.

    This motel is perfectly located with a supermarket and nice restaurant within easy walking distance.

    The grounds are well kept and there is a kids playground, family pool plus toddler pool as well as picnic tables, bbq and plenty of chairs to relax in. Would be nice to use when the weather is good.

    The rooms are dated, but has everything you need, are spacious and clean. Perfect for a family holiday.

    Great service here to.

    Date of stay: November 2022
    Thank Olivia M
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    Reviewed 24 November 2021 via mobile

    Fabulous motel. Lovely clean facilities and very well equipped kitchen. Superb TV. Bedding was lovely. Bed extremely comfortable and we had a superb night's sleep. The owners were very friendly and it was just across the road from a superb restaurant and bar.

    Date of stay: November 2021
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank gill h
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    Reviewed 28 April 2021 via mobile

    A great clean, spacious, quiet motel that is really good value for money. Highly recommended.

    It's an older motel but with that you get a solidly built structure (and therefore helps it to be nice and quiet) that is warm and has really good sized rooms, kitchen and bathroom. The rooms are provisioned with everything you need. Super friendly and helpful hosts.

    Date of stay: April 2021
    Trip type: Travelled with family
    Thank DGM788
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    Reviewed 28 December 2020

    We (three Whakatane senior trampers) stayed at the Ariki for the nights before and after a few nights in the Tararua bush country. We appreciated the friendly reception and always prompt service by Ray, and loved the well appointed unit including fresh coffee, the washing and drying facilities on site, as well as the ample parking space. Ray let us park our car on site while we were away tramping. The motel is very close to the centre of town with a brewery / pub just across the road. The room was spotlessly clean.

    Room tip: Let Ray know your preferences and he will do his best to make it happen.
    Date of stay: December 2020
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    Reviewed 12 November 2020 via mobile

    Love this motel - warm welcome and easy access parking which isn’t something we have found on our jaunt around NZ in the Chev. Beautifully clean, older style unit but immaculate - unlike our tired, shabby rooms at the Brentwood in Kilbirnie last night which were similar vintage but no comparison. A guest Laundry, pegs and clothesline in the sunshine. We were tempted by the inviting pool but this is still Wellington and not quite Summertime yet. The grounds and gardens are very nice and the tuis are flitting about. It has been interesting to stay at many smaller places this trip and experience such great hospitality and apart from our Brentwood experience we have discovered some true kiwi gems well worth coming back to.

    Date of stay: November 2020
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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