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Wayfarer Motel

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Pool & Beach (2)


Our Motel is centrally located in Kaitaia, a 5 minute walk to shops. Wonderful licensed restaurant across the road. Free parking, free Wifi and Sky Guest Select (50+ channels) in all rooms. Swimming pool, spa pool, trampoline for the children and BBQ all available for guests. Great place to stop and explore the Far North. We can book a day trip to Cape Reinga for you - a wonderful experience!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot Tub
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Traveller rating
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As others have said, this motel is fairly typical of the motels in which we stayed in New Zealand -- a bit dated (but clean and comfortable), no A/C (but had fans and probably don't need A/C too much in New Zealand), no elevator BUT very nice staff and located where we wanted to
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Response from wayfarermotel, Owner at Wayfarer Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you Barbara for staying with us :)
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motel advertising says pet friendly, not at all, total the opposite, pets can stay in your car they said on a day that the temp was over 30 degrees Celsius and she is a Maltese and sleeps in her crate,
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Response from wayfarermotel, Owner at Wayfarer Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Paul, Thank you for your review. Could you please tell me where in our advertising it says that we are "pet friendly". I have looked and googled pet friendly Motels and I can't find anything. I would like to get this removed so that it doesn't cause any confusion in the future. You are a regular guest during the summer months with your job and after your last visit 23/1/19 our cleaner said that she thought there had been an animal in the room as there were several poop droppings in the bathroom and 3 wet patches on the carpet which could just be spilt water or wet hair dripping on the carpet as you suggested. We viewed the camera footage and it showed you carrying a cage up into the room. We thought maybe it was a pet rabbit but as you have said it is a Maltese dog which was not mentioned on check in. You said it ran around in the room but was not allowed on the beds because at home you did not let it get on the beds. We do not allow pets in the rooms because alot of people are allergic to animals. It's not that guests don't like animals but they don't want to sleep in a room that has had an animal in it. When you arrived in Feb to check in we said that you could not have animals in the room. I told you that we did have a couple of customers who did bring their dogs who sat outside the room or around in the shade and then slept in their vehicles at night time. This has worked well for them and been arranged before they arrived. They do not usually visit in the hotter months. Apologies again for the incorrect advertising.
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As per previous reviews and as is quite common with motels over here, this place was a bit dated. However this wasn’t a problem as it had everything we needed, a comfortable bed, and most importantly it was clean. We stayed just one night and didn’t spend long in the room but
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Response from wayfarermotel, Owner at Wayfarer Motel
Responded Feb. 7, 2019
Thank you for stayiing with us :)
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We were very happy with the room which accommodated three people comfortably . The only thing we would criticise is the arrangement of microwave and kettle which we felt was a safety issue. Ideally situated across the road from the superb Beachcomber Restaurant.
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Response from wayfarermotel, Owner at Wayfarer Motel
Responded Jan. 10, 2019
Thanks Izzy for your review and staying with us. The kettle is easily moved to be used in other power outlets within the kitchen to avoid any safety issues :)
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All we wanted was a room for the night, I checked booking.com and drove past a different motel that was advertised and it just wasn't up to standard. So we continued on and came across the Wayfarer by driving past. There was one room left after a cancellation had been made and
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"The motel is in town, near the fire station. The fire alarm at the station went off a couple of times, so wasn't too quiet."
"Upstairs had good wi-fi reception"
"I would not recommend this motel."
"Rooms to the rear of the property will have less road noise."
"Parking for each unit. Walking distance to town centre."
US$79 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionKaitaia
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