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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank Mike F
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

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.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Thank Maree R
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

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.

Date of stay: November 2019
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2  Thank HelenW3596
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

The Owl's Nest Motel is probably the only hotel in town, but it has very comfortable and clean rooms, which only cost me $77US for a weekday night. The staff and owner are very friendly, and did us a huge favor for free that night(which I won't mention exactly what because I don't want to create expectations for future travelers).

There's not much in the town of Piopio, but the Owl's Nest is the perfect place to stay if you plan on catching the nearby 10AM Hairy Feet Tour(Which I highly recommend for Lord of the Rings fans!).

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank SwingerJ
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

Stayed in this motel after a long road trip. The room was comfortable, spotlessly clean and well furnished. Had dinner at the adjoining restaurant and couldn’t fault the meal or venue. Service was good and quick and the hosts very friendly and accommodating. Would stay again if passing through and highly recommend this motel.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank JocelynN175
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