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4.8 out of 5

"I love the fact that these guys are pet friendly. I needed somewhere to stay while travelling with my cat and these guys made me feel so welcome. The ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 29 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

Podium Lodge puts you in the center of Cambridge, 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from Avantidrome and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Cambridge Raceway. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

You can enjoy patios, coffee/tea makers, and fans, featured in all 31 soundproofed rooms. Kitchens come with refrigerators and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Hair dryers and irons/ironing boards are also available.

Enjoy the seasonal outdoor swimming pool and pool loungers as well as access to bike rentals. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a microwave in a common area. Bring your pet along and take advantage of this property's pet-friendly amenities including food and water bowls and an off-leash area.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Cambridge motel include Lake Karapiro and University of Waikato.

Studio

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.TwinXLBed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$147* Per night/room 1 Dec. - 2 Dec.

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.TwinXLBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shared Dormitory

Bed Count 14 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 14 Max

Podium Lodge ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Podium Lodge

Everyone (21) Couples (4) Family (9)
5 out of 5
I love the fact that these guys are pet friendly. I needed somewhere to stay while travelling with my cat and these guys made me feel so welcome. The location is very peaceful and the room was clean and cosy, with a super comfortable bed. I’ll be back for sure 😀

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2021

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19 Nov. 2021 by podium Lodge

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5 out of 5
Great staff

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
The rooms are setup encouraging a community feel.

Posted by on 7 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Jun. 2021

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18 Jun. 2021 by Podium Lodge

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4 out of 5
The beds are so comfortable and the units are warm. Had a wonderful stay thank you

Posted by on 28 May 2021

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29 May 2021 by Podium Lodge

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5 out of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the lodge staff very accommodating to our needs. The whole facility was immaculately clean and a good number of activities that my boys could enjoy such as the pool and soccer pitch. We will definitely be returning.

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2021

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15 May 2021 by Podium Lodge

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5 out of 5
This place is modern and comfortable with expansive grounds with shared kitchen and laundry facilities making it great for groups. We stayed as a couple here overnight In a studio room and it was truely as good as any hotel rooms we looked at. It’s only five minutes from town and is in a very quiet location. A very cool place.

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2021

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24 Apr. 2021 by Podium Lodge

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2021

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3 Feb. 2021 by Podium Lodge

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5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay here. The room was fresh and clean. Great facilities.

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2020

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22 Jul. 2020 by Podium Lodge

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2020

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15 Jul. 2020 by Podium Lodge

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Property Features

As a guest of Podium Lodge, you'll find a seasonal outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. WiFi is free in public spaces. The eco-friendly Podium Lodge also features a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 4-star Cambridge motel is smoke free.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • 1 conference room

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Podium Lodge offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4-star motel have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. This Cambridge motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private patio
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 8:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: NZD 10 per pet, per night
  • Food and water bowls and an off-leash area are available
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 300.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: NZD 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Hotel Names

  • Podium Lodge Cambridge
  • Podium Cambridge
  • Podium Lodge Motel
  • Podium Lodge Cambridge
  • Podium Lodge Motel Cambridge

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • The seasonal pool will open in November and close in March.
  • Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.