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3.8 out of 5

"A motel located in a small village in rural New Zealand. I have stayed here before and always find it clean, comfortable with friendly staff. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 09 May 2021

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Hotel Description

At Owls Nest Motel you'll be in proximity to popular sights like Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 10 rooms.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Continental breakfast is available daily.

Sights in the vicinity of this 3-star Piopio motel include Aranui Cave and Caveworld.

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$85* Per night/room 9 Aug. - 10 Aug.

Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Queen & Single Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Owls Nest Motel ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 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 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Owls Nest Motel

Everyone (12) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
A motel located in a small village in rural New Zealand. I have stayed here before and always find it clean, comfortable with friendly staff.

Posted by on 9 May 2021

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4 out of 5
A nice comfortable motel in a small rural village. Friendly staff, very clean. Would stay again.

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Apr. 2021 by Dee

Awesome much appreciated.

1 out of 5
That the windows wouldn't close the wood was warped. Tiny and no kitchen in room

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jul. 2020

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5 out of 5
Great place to stay . Bed comfortable. Nice people

Posted by on 19 May 2020

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3 out of 5
Entering the motel I was immediately cautious. Reception area untidy, carpet had better days, it all looked worn out. The room did not smell fresh although the toilet and shower were very clean and the bedlinen was also nice and crispy clean. The little bowl with sugar,tea and coffee bags had crumps of what looked like breakfast cereal in it. The host was very friendly. For the 1 night stay to break my travels it was ok but for the price I guess I expected a bit better.

Posted by on 24 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Clean, friendly. Great restaurant. Comfy bed. Good facilities and friendly staff

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2019

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3 out of 5
Hotel staff were nice enough but hard to find at times. Found a clump of hair when i lifted the sheet to get into bed. I only needed one pillow so went to put the extra one at the foot of the bed and when i lifted it up a spider ran out from under it and up behind the curtain somewhere. Shower was freezing cold in the morning in both rooms. Literally no heat to it. Went to front desk to ask what was going on but couldnt find anyone. Decided to have breakfast, bread and cereal provided. Milk in fridge was empty. Went to front counter to see if i could get new milk, couldn't find anyone. Decided to skip cereal and had toast which was all good. I was loading the car so my partner took the keys back. Told the guy at the counter about cold shower. Offered no apology just said oh ok. Glad we only stayed one night.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Beautiful FANTASTIC staff. Will stay here again. I have so much to say. Beautiful staff. Thankyou Sohe sori if I havnt spelt it right

Posted by on 16 Nov. 2018

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4 out of 5

Very nice motel

Very nice motel half way between HAMILTON and New Plymourh. Ideal stop over. Great staff very clean and tidy. Not far to local tourist attractions. Local cafe and ammenities all very nice.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2018

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Owls Nest Motel also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. Self parking is free. This 3-star Piopio motel is smoke free.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) (212.6 km / 132.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Owls Nest Motel offers 10 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily.

Owls Nest Motel has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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.

This property accepts credit cards. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 10.00 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Owls Nest Motel Piopio
  • Owls Nest Motel
  • Owls Nest Piopio

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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