We decided to make an overnight stop half way between Wellington after the Blue Bridge ferry and Auckland, that would give us time to stop at some of the sights on the way up. We chose this hotel because it was cheap and had a restaurant attached if we didn't feel like going out. The room was quite small and there was the smell of sewerage coming out of the shower drain (not sulphur from the geothermal areas), this was probably because we were the last room in a long row and the smell moved up hill.
We did dine at the hotel, the meals were good but not stunning, there was a free dessert but the wine list was lacking and not well thought out.
There was ample off street parking.
The staff were all friendly and helpful.More
- Free parking