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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great Motor Lodge, Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Would definitely stay here again. Handy to the wedding we were attending and handy to anything else you could need.Stayed here with wife and baby.

Thank Harvey F
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Three of us stayed here while travelling through on motorbikes. The hosts were welcoming and were able to help with the queries we had. Unit was clean and well maintained although would have been a bit crowded if the 3 single + queen beds had been occupied, but it served our purpose well. Would stay here again.

Thank bamaka
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed with a group of friends for a wedding, our unit accomodated 5 adults perfectly and had a spacious bathroom and kitchen. Spacious clean and tidy - a very stressfree stay. Staff were friendly and helpful but unintrusive. Cant imagine i will be in waipukurau again however if so would definately stay again.

Thank Kiwi_chick28
Thornton L, Owner at Thornton Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your time in writing a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and you never know if you are ever back in Waipukurau we'd be happy to host your stay again Ness & Gilly

Reviewed 14 January 2016

Thanks Ness and Gilly, My mother and I had the best rest and were most comfortable, your hospitality and friendliness was warm and service second to none. Thanks for taking time to welcome us to your region and helping us with maps and directions. We were truly blessed to have met you and stay in your beautiful clean self-contained rooms......

Thank rhaniestar72
Thornton L, Owner at Thornton Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Teresa and Linda - thanks for your time to write us a review. So nice to meet you both also and are happy that you enjoyed your stay Ness & Gilly

South West Rocks, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Home away from home for those either passing thru or just home visiting. Upon arriving we felt a warm feeling about the place. The hosts Ness & Dave were so welcoming & friendly, unlike some hosts can make you feel uncomfortable. The entire facility was so family orientated, we thoroughly felt comfortable & relaxed during our stay. Definitely returning in...

Thank Pete C
Thornton L, Owner at Thornton Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your time in posting a review for us :) We pride ourselves with our friendliness and hospitality and are pleased these shone through. Happy to have you stay anytime you are back in NZ Ness & Gilly

Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2016

As a ex-motel cleaner, I know what to look for but there were no fault at this motel. Room were very clean & tidy. We enjoyed the pool which was very clean.. We stayed for two nights & we had our bikes with us. Vanessa & David were happy to locked them up in their garage. We will be back...

Thank Sue29_12
Thornton L, Owner at Thornton Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your time to post a review. Another happy guest and we aim to please and go the extra mile for our guests. Hope to see you again in Waipukurau Ness & Gilly

Pattaya, Thailand
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Stayed 2 nights, The Unit was very good and well equipped.Everything you need including a full size oven.Large room with a excellent shower.Very clean and very friendly Staff. They recommended the The Stonegrill to eat at night. Very good. Now sorry the BUT,it is on Highway 2, so yes the road is very busy all day and Night. So for...

1Thank Barry-Jang
Thornton L, Owner at Thornton Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to submit a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal at Farriers Arms for the Stonegrill. Yes unfortunately all motels in Waipukurau are on the main road (like most most in NZ). Your comments are valued and appreciated and we are sorry that you didn't sleep well due to the traffic noise, but...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Great motel with friendly helpful staff. Spotlessly clean and everything you need in the unit. We stayed in a two bedroom unit at the front of the motel with undercover parking for the car. Will be sure to stay there again. Great pool too and free WiFi.

Thank Pat231045
Thornton L, Owner at Thornton Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your time in writing a review. Another happy guest and look forward to hosting your stay again Ness & Gilly

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We travel around NZ a lot and have found most country motels do not have a very high hygiene standard. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the Thornton. Large comfortable room and fully equipped kitchen. Service was excellent and the air conditioner a bonus. We stayed 2 nights to attend a family wedding and very glad we booked...

2Thank sherroll_bryson
Thornton L, Owner at Thornton Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your time in writing us a review. We are so pleased your enjoyed your stay. Yes the air-conditioning is great on these hot days/evenings. Hope to see you back again - Ness & Gilly

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 November 2014

This is a nice little hotel. I stayed in a studio unit with seperate kitchenette and a bedroom as well as the main living area as such, It had a double bed and single bed in the living area and 2 single beds in the bedroom. I froze this particular night, the motel said it had electric blankets available but...

1Thank travellingkiwi_lass
ThorntonLodge, Owner at Thornton Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time writing a review. We apologise that you did not enjoy your stay. Although I would like to say that all units have electric blankets but are not always plugged into power sockets. In regards to the volume on the radio we are looking into this for future references as we have only be now made...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our spacious complex is situated in 'Wonderful Waipukurau" at the south end of town & a 5 minute walk to the CBD. 11 Spacious ground floor units comprising of one bedroom and studio units that have views to our large outdoor swimming pool. All units have kitchen facilities, shower, FREE WIFI (conditions apply), LCD with Freeview and 5 Sky channels. Large onsite FREE parking ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thornton Lodge Motel

Address: Takapau Road (State Hwy 2) | Waipukurau, 4200, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region
Price Range: $117 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thornton Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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#37 Luxury Hotel in Hawke's Bay Region
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“It is on the main road and our unit was closest to the road so light sleepers may benefit from using earplugs!”
 of 5 bubbles bamaka, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the front are a little noisier as rather near to the main road but really not too bad. Try and get a room further back but don't stress if you can't .”
 of 5 bubbles Pat231045, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Get a room away from the Highway if possible”
 of 5 bubbles billhale, 25 Jun 2014 | Read review
“The rooms near the back i would imagine would be quieter than the rooms near the road, thats if you are a very lite sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles NapierKiwi, 17 Oct 2012 | Read review
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