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4.1 out of 5

"Very large room, exceptionally clean and tidy " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 01 May 2022

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Hotel Description

At Thornton Lodge Motel, you'll be 42.1 km (26.2 mi) from Porangahau Beach and 46 km (28.6 mi) from Kirakau Beach. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi, patios, and LCD TVs.

This pet-friendly motel offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and has a garden. Additionally, you'll find a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights in the region of this 4-star Waipukurau motel include Splash Planet and Ocean Beach.

Studio - Units 4,6,7,9

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$158* Per night/room 13 Aug. - 14 Aug.

Family - Unit 11

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Thornton Lodge Motel ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 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 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thornton Lodge Motel

Everyone (18) Couples (2) Family (1)
3 out of 5
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Posted by on 1 May 2022

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5 out of 5
Very large room, exceptionally clean and tidy

Posted by on 1 May 2022

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5 out of 5
Standard NZ motel. Bit pricey through Wotif though.

Posted by on 9 Oct. 2021

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5 out of 5
quiet and peaceful even though it is right beside a busy main road with an airport adjacent

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Mar. 2020 by Ness

Thanks for your review - yes we have upgraded our units to included hush glass and double glazing

5 out of 5
Lovely facilities, beautiful owners. Close to a lot of areas. Close to town.

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Mar. 2019 by Ness

Thanks for your review

5 out of 5
Lovely hosts excellent facilities. Quiet warm rooms. Clean and convenient place to stay. Highly recommend for others traveling with family.

Posted by , from Central Hawkes Bay on 14 Oct. 2018

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3 out of 5
Slept well. Bed was comfortable. Easy to find.plebtuly of parking

Posted by on 29 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jan. 2018 by Ness

Thanks for your review, pleased you enjoyed your stay

3 out of 5
Pros: The breakfast was very very good.
Cons: Room needs to have a lot of attention....upgraded urgently required.
We had a family of very young children in the room next door running around and very noisey, even at 12.30 in the night. One had a bike which is how our car has been damaged......no needless to say we won’t be back.

Posted by , from new zealand on 11 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Dec. 2017 by Ness

Thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your breakfast, we love our homegrown eggs too. I'm sorry regarding your car and noise for the other guests and wish that you had bought this to our attention at the time of which we were not aware off.

5 out of 5

Comfortable motel

Pros: Value for money.
Cons: Nothing to be improved.
Location: 2 minuted drive to the shops. Not sure of activity as was there for a funeral.
Needed a room for 2 adults and 3 children. We managed to get the family unit. Room was very spacious and comfortable beds for all. Everything you need is there. Really appreciated having air conditioning. Has a large swimming pool - went down a treat for the kids. Shops are close by. Breakfast available both continental and cooked as well as snacks at reception. Very welcoming staff. Very clean rooms. Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Auckland on 6 Dec. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Dec. 2017 by Ness

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. On our hot summer days/evening we know how air conditioning (which we have in all units) can make your stay more enjoyable and to be able to take a dip in the pool also. Hope to see you all again soon

5 out of 5

Wonderful

We had tha family room. It was clean and well stocked with amenities. Staff where terrific. Beds comfortable and breakfast available. What more could one ask for.

Posted by , from Orlando Fl on 12 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Nov. 2017 by Ness

Hi Annie, thanks for your lovely review of our motel, we pride ourselves on a clean, tidy motel and hope we can accommodate you again in the future.

Property Features

Thornton Lodge Motel offers its guests an outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Thornton Lodge Motel also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Waipukurau motel.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1974
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Thornton Lodge Motel offers 11 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Waipukurau motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private patio
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 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 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 7:00 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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards, and cash. 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.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • 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
  • Contactless check-out is not available

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 1 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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

Hotel Names

  • Thornton Lodge Motel
  • Thornton Lodge Motel Waipukurau
  • Thornton Waipukurau
  • Thornton Lodge Motel Motel
  • Thornton Lodge Motel Waipukurau
  • Thornton Lodge Motel Motel Waipukurau

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in October and close in May.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.