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All reviews kapiti island clean unit heat pump few minutes walk great parking modern look quiet at night off street parking free wifi place to stay local eateries hot water railway station short walk to the beach comfy bed close to shops the owner
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Just stayed for a night. Had the room above the entrance. Was quiet, tidy and clean.
Good value for money. The location was very handy for an event we attended at the local boat club.
Local eateries do all close early so watch out if you arrive after 8.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank simono704
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FranknZoe, Owner at Wrights by the Sea Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear Simono,
Thank you for staying with us and reviewing the stay! We are pleased to know you have enjoyed the stay and the location of the motel being handy for your functions. Look forward to hosting you again in the near future :)

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We spent two nights here. It was a practical choice, close to family and friends we were visiting. It's also a short walk to the beach and numerous cafes. There is a larger shopping complex nearby. The staff were welcoming and helpful, the room itself was large, clean and comfortable. Given that the motel is on a busy road, we had expected that traffic noise would be a problem. That was not the case. One thing to note: If you have a longer car, especially with a tower, approach it cautiously and slowly. If you don't, you will add to the gouge marks on the road.

Room Tip: Our room was on a second level so anyone with mobility problems should request a ground floor room.
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alexander6011
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FranknZoe, Owner at Wrights by the Sea Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Dear Alexander,
Thank you for your detailed review on the stay and we really appreciated you pointing our the location, service and comfort our motel has to offer. Sorry about the steep drive in and out of the complex! Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Our experience was over the top. The hotel manager, Frank, was more than accommodating with our needs. He made sure we were properly taken care of in every aspect with our reservation. We can't thank him enough for his hospitality and professionalism.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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FranknZoe, Owner at Wrights by the Sea Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Dear Janice,
Thank you very much for your kind reviews and we are more than happy to know we were able to help out with your reservation. Make sure you come and stay with us on your visit to New Zealand in the future! :)

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Stayed for two nights and found the accommodation to be reasonably priced and fine for our purposes. Our room was clean, had an excellent heat pump, fridge, microwave, small table, cutlery, etc. Bed was comfortable, and bathroom had a shower over the bath.

It was well located being a short walk to the beach, and a short drive to the railway station where there were regular trains leaving for Wellington.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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FranknZoe, General Manager at Wrights by the Sea Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your review and for your comments.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to you visiting again in the future.

Kind regards

Frank & Zoef

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Stopped for a night and was more than happy. Friendly staff, spacious room, clean comfortable bed. Good fridge, shower powerful with plenty of hot water. Quiet at night. $5 to use the washing machine but I needed to do a load. Very good location with off street parking.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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FranknZoe, Owner at Wrights by the Sea Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Dear Pauline, Thank you for choosing to stay with Wrights by the Sea motel and we are pleased to know you have enjoyed the room and the facilities in the unit. Thank you for highlighting the superior location and the comfort of the units, we really appreciate it! Looking forward to hosting you again in the near future :)

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