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Reviewed 16 October 2020 via mobile

This was my hubby, son and my second stay here and we’ll be back again next year! The rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The furnishings may be outdated, but everything is sparkling clean and extremely well maintained. The small touches, like the lavender bubble bath, make it special. Thank you so much!

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank TaniaMcAnearney
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Reviewed 26 July 2020

We went to this motel just before it was handed to the new managers. The previous manager and her husband were absolutely helpful and did everything their guest needed. the accomodation was nice and the rooms were good, spacey and clean. the bedding absolutely great. Being next to the lake guaranteed a nice walk under the start around the lake and the distance from the town centre is only 15 minutes walk. This was an absolutely good stay for us and hopefully the new managers are able to upkeep the standard of the previous managers.
We wish them and their business well.

Room tip: very romantic, all the rooms at ground floor have a little outdoor space.
Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank nl2kiwi
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

This is a really pretty little motel very close to town and with access to a beach. I had great fun dipping my toes in the lake after a hard day’s sightseeing!

The room was a good size for three adults with it’s own back yard with chairs and parasol. There was even a hot tub in the room for those who fancy a long soak. And the owners were friendly and helpful.

The room could have done with a curtain over the kitchen window though. The light outside (and the odd reversing car) lit our room up like a Christmas tree.

But despite that, I would recommend a stay here.

Date of stay: January 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

Pro: great location. Spacious house with nice backyard.
The owner (he) was very nice and helpful. Free small kayaks for quick trips around the bay. Two big barbecues in the common area.

Con (reason for the three stars): As so often in new Zealand, the rooms have carpets and as usual those are really dirty. We wore slippers inside and took the toddler of the floor. His pants and hands were black after the first day. The barbecues need a deep clean.

House was a bit older but in good condition and surfaces were clean.

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank 895jao
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Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

The hotel is ideally placed in front of the lake with direct access to the beach. It is few minutes away by car from the city, which is very convenient too.
We had a very nice and cozy room at ground floor with private garden, honestly a big advantage when the weather is so good as in the period of our visit.
The rooms are very well equipped and hotel gives also free towels for the beach and access to the washing machine (you will just have to pay for the drying machine).
I really recommend this hotel if you want to stop in the city

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank demetriov192
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