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Owls Nest Motel

12 Ruru Street, Piopio 3912 New Zealand
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Owls Nest Motel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Piopio, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out Piopio Berry Orchard (3.1 km) while visiting Piopio, Owls Nest Motel is a short distance away.

Owls Nest Motel is a family-friendly motel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The motel features 24 hour front desk. Plus, guests can enjoy a lounge, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Piopio. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Piopio pubs such as The Night Owl Restaurant and Bar, which is a short distance from Owls Nest Motel.

Enjoy your stay in Piopio!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
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kipa74 wrote a review May 2021
Wellington, New Zealand134 contributions58 helpful votes
Patrick couldn’t do enough for us. Superb rooms. Large, great bedding, towels and toiletries. Good heating and amazing decor. Pub next door serves excellent food and staff were all incredible. We were cycling 120km over the weekend and Patrick was full of tips and even offered to help if we got injured or stuck. We left our cars there and they were very accommodating. On return we booked a room to shower before heading back to Auckland and be put 10 towels and soap in the room for us. Also complimentary continental breakfast and lounge room. Microwave, toaster, cereal and milk. Thanks Patrick and your wife. Your service, food, motel was top notch.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Shandster007 wrote a review Mar. 2021
Ruakaka103 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed here as we were visiting family in the area. Checking was easy and reception easily assessed from car park right next door. Room was clean without the frills found in city motels. The bed was comfortable and there was plenty of hot water with good water pressure. The room didn't have air conditioning so opened the window and provided enough fresh air. It was quiet with no street noise. Checked out early so left the key at reception desk.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Mike F wrote a review Mar. 2020
San Diego201 contributions76 helpful votes
You would think that with how popular the glow worm caves are, there would be good places to stay near there. There just isn't. This motel is 35 minutes from the caves in a tiny village. The owners a nice enough. The room a box with the most basic furnishings. It was clean, though the carpet was a bit stained. The a/c barely cooled the room. 25 when I went to sleep and 22 in the morning. While, not the hotel's fault, the power went out at 8:00 am and everything came to a halt. To make things worse, there was no not water for a shower. When I checked out, I mentioned this to the front desk and rather than apologize, she kind of shrugged. An apology would have gone a long way.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Maree R wrote a review Feb. 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand654 contributions210 helpful votes
Great value for money, we had a twin room at the end of the building and the wifi didnt reach that far down but it was fine in the sitting room. The beds were very comfy, the room got stuffy quickly but opening the window fixed that and we didnt have to resort to the aircon, yay. Good shower and I think there is cereal available in the sitting room for breakfast. We did have to head into Te Kuiti for dinner as we couldnt find anything open on a Monday night.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Helen W wrote a review Dec. 2019
Hawera, New Zealand201 contributions65 helpful votes
We stayed overnight in Piopio to break a long road journey. The only motel in town, the Owls Nest is clean and comfortable and nicely decorated in keeping with its name. The hosts were friendly and we dined at the restaurant next door, the night Owl. While service was slow due to it being a busy night, the meal was good and the wait staff helpful. The motel has a basic breakfast service of cereal and toast and overall we were happy and would not hesitate to stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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US$60 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionPiopio
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Frequently Asked Questions about Owls Nest Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Owls Nest Motel?
Nearby attractions include Piopio Berry Orchard (3.1 km) and Post Office Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Owls Nest Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Owls Nest Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Owls Nest Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Owls Nest Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Pigeon Cafe, The Night Owl Restaurant and Bar, and Clover Leaf Cafe.
Is Owls Nest Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Piopio.
Are pets allowed at Owls Nest Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.