4.5 out of 5

"Very clean and roomy. Great value and friendly welcoming staff. Would stay again. Thank you " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 30 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

At Captains Quarters Motor Inn you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Cambridge i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Cambridge Museum. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 9 rooms, and you can enjoy DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Refrigerators, hairdryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Additionally, you'll find a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and laundry facilities. Each morning cooked-to-order breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Cambridge motel, you'll be 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Cambridge Raceway and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Avantidrome.

Twin Studio Unit

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$114 per night

2 Bedroom Unit

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio Unit

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Large 2 Bedroom Unit

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Super King Studio Unit

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Captains Quarters Motor Inn ratings based on 51 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5

not for corporate travel

No AC, which was unfortunately, unbearable. Bed needs upgrading including the pillows.

Posted by on 31 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Feb 2018 by Owner

Thank you for your review. AC is being looked into in view of recent unusual very high temperatures. All our units have recently been fitted with New Super King beds and have many corporate returning guests who are complimentary of our facilities.

5 out of 5

Well Done

Pros: Its cleanliness
Very clean and roomy. Great value and friendly welcoming staff. Would stay again. Thank you

Posted by , from Tauranga on 30 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Feb 2018 by Keith

Hi Steve, Thank you for your review and kind comments. We look forward to hopefully being of service to you again in the future.

5 out of 5

Close to town

Pros: Location
Lovely place, within walking distance to town. Couldn't fault anything.

Posted by on 27 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

Friendly and cooperative owners.

Pros: Spacious and comfortable motel close to town centre.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Close to town centre and restaurants.
Stayed one night in comfortable, spacious rmotel. Qwners even looked after our car while joined a tour party.

Posted by , from New Plymouth on 13 Nov 2017

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5 out of 5

Very nice stay

Pros: Comfort and location.
Location: Only 1 km to town centre, and 5 mins drive from Avanti Velodrome.
Friendly staff, close to town and local cafes. Would recommend.

Posted by , from Christchurch, N.Z. on 28 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: The bed
Wonderful. Very helpful, great bed. Would stay here again

Posted by , from Taranaki on 10 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

Spacious, centrally located

Pros: The size of the rooms. Well equipped kitchen. The overall cleanliness. The friendliness of the staff.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Great restaurants. Quaint shops. The velodrome
The welcome was outstanding. The room was spacious and well equipped. The staff had a thorough knowledge of the town.

Posted by , from NSW Australia on 7 Apr 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice motel close to everything

Pros: Location, good size room.
Location: Shops and cafes nearby.
Very comfortable and friendly place to stay. Well equipped kitchen in our motel unit and the bed and shower facilities were great. Nice little pool too, but didn't swim due to cold un-summer like weather.

Posted by , from Auckland on 22 Jan 2017

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5 out of 5

Lovely Quiet Motel

Pros: Room to move, didn't feel claustrophobic at all.
Cons: As mentioned above I think the owners would benefit (financially) by putting two queen size beds in the room as there was plenty of room.
Location: Very close to Cambridge City Centre which is a lovely quaint township, with plenty of eateries, shops etc. to entertain you.
Check in was easy and once we entered the room I felt that it was good value for money. Lots of room, so much so that I actually thought they should have two queen size beds and forget the single. I slept on that as I am a restless sleeper, but it is very much a single bed for kids (which of course is just fine). As we have our own holiday accommodation we rent out, I was keen to check out what this place offered. Everything was really well done, very neat and tidy and nothing shabby and worn out. Great idea to offer a dark coloured facecloth as I know I am guilty of rubbing makeup all over nice white towels or pillowcases and that is so hard to get rid of. I can see it would be a perfect place to stay if you were travelling on business and just felt like you wanted to stay in for the night and have a home cooked meal instead of eating out. The kitchenette was equipped with a portable two element benchtop cooker, plus there was a microwave too so very easy to cook up a quick meal.

Posted by , from Auckland on 18 Jul 2016

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3 out of 5
Pros: Location and quiet no road noise at all.
Cons: Staff to welcome the clients with a smile. Also the coffee/tea cups were quiet dirty and stained.
Location: Great
To me a smile goes a long way, would of been lovely to be greeted with a smile or two. Didn't seen to go out of their way, just pointed to where the room was. Cups were very dirty and stained. Comfortable beds, great location, and lovely an quiet.

Posted by on 25 Apr 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 May 2016 by Owners

Thank you for your comments. From many other reviews our Friendliness and Cleanliness ranks very highly. We have been away recently, so it would appear your visit coincided with being received by our hotel minder. We have already spoken to our Minder and Cleaners regarding your comments and apologize for the above.

About the Captains Quarters Motor Inn

Location 57-a Hamilton Road, Cambridge, 3434

Property Features

As a guest of Captains Quarters Motor Inn, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and a BBQ. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Cambridge motel is smoke free.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) (21.2 km / 13.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Captains Quarters Motor Inn offers 9 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM until 9 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 15.00.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD18 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD20 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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National Rating

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