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Review of Cherylea Motel
3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 Mar 2023via mobile
I recently stayed and was perturbed to find the office not only closed for checkin, but a list in the window of the names of those staying . So much for privacy.
Heater didn't work, took til 3rd day to get another.
Cupboard too high for oldies.
Staff were fab, but manager needs to be more user friendly.
Date of stay: March 2023
Room Tip: Parking quite tight when large SUV owners don't park properly outside their units. Units need a...
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2023

Good location, good parking, an inviting small pool, plenty of hot running water and a comfortable bed. However, the room (Room 9) was clearly in a very worn state and desperately needed renovating. Cupboards were old, damaged and rather dirty! Lots of hair was found on the well worn carpet and on the bathroom floor and skirting board:( The shower worked OK but the water wouldn't drain away properly. This was rectified when we told the cleaners. The state of the bathroom cabinet was shocking, see images. In addition the bathroom door had squeaky hinges and wouldn't shut!! I could go on as there were quite a number of other negatives like smelly T -towels, little cutlery and stained towels and bath mat.....ugh I will NOT be staying here again:(

Room tip: I wouldn't stay here again:(
Date of stay: March 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2023

The Owner and staff at this Motel were exceptionally nice to us. Their hospitality was extremely kind. We actually stayed in another Motel that was well well below standard, which made our holiday miserable. I bought our three young children here and we had one of our best holidays yet due to great people and loads of fun in the pool. We would definitely stay anytime, recommend to friends and to any corporate having staff travelling. Heart warming to know there are great people in NZ and great places to stay to give your kids a true Kiwi experience.

Date of stay: December 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

We booked a 2 bed executive room, that isn’t what we got. Peter the owner was extremely unhelpful and would not accept the fact he had mislead us with false advertising. When we challenged him he told us to go away. We wouldn’t. We questioned him on another room which was the executive room, he said that was none of our business and it was taken.
Thirty degree heat and no air con. We asked for a fab, after huffing and puffing he finally got us one, obviously we were inconveniencing him. We asked again about the room, he said leave, offered us a refund then seconds later changed his mind. My two friends are visiting me from the uk and I was embarrassed by him to be honest, so I tried again. Other guests arrived as I was trying to resolve the problem, he said to them - bet you can’t guess where she’s from in a nasty voice. He continued to ignore me. I asked him what he would do in my position, being mislead, he would not discuss it. Just abused me when he did bother to speak. The man is racist and a male chauvinist who needs some lessons in customer service.
Rooms very basic. Not enough chairs for us all to sit outside.
We have reported him to booking.com who are currently trying to get our money back so we can stay somewhere else. I have also reported him to the commerce commission.
I have learnt a very important lesson today, check places out before you book and if you have been mislead take the necessary action to try and make sure he can’t keep doing it.
The most horrible man I have ever met in my life, at least Basil Fawlty had a sense of humour. Here is more but I’m giving him too much of my time……
Photo is of the room we should have got

Date of stay: February 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 January 2023 via mobile

Booked at least 6months in advance wanted 3 double rooms for 3 nights
Well it goes like this
Rooms it was a bit like the rhyme 1 room was so tiny it was a joke for the price 2nd room was bigger but passed the 3rd room was the biggest and very suitable
But again all 3 were the same price
Really room 1 was only suitable for 1 baby bear definitely not 2 big bears
Other than that hiccup
The grounds pool location was okay
+we did ask if 2 big bears could be moved to a bigger room But this didn't happen 😥

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank 125kathyh
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Reviewed 25 November 2022

I have stayed here many times, usually only overnight after the ferry, so don’t usually speak to the manager. This time staying for a weekend, but did not get the room I ordered, only got a Studio. When I questioned this, I got rudely abused and told I could leave.

Do NOT stay here if you expect any form of customer service, or at least some who is polite. This man has obviously lost all joy in life and should not be managing a hotel, or in fact have anything to do with customer service. It’s a wonder they have any customers at all given his behaviour.

Date of stay: November 2022
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