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by Tony van der Lem on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: New Zealand

Comfortable stay, very good bed and great barbecue. We usually stay in back unit, made mistake of just using internet booking so didn’t get our preferred unit at the back, in future will ring through and book, as I found the traffic noise a bit disturbing in the unit closer to road.

Thanks Tony, great to hear from you. Yes you should always call direct or email direct or even book online with us direct, then you can ask for what you want. When you use an Online Travel Agent like Booking.com or Expedia they are our customer, not you. They dictate what you pay and provide no flexibility. Also you will pay more when you use them as we have to cover their excessive fee, which is 15%. So it is best for us and you if you just BOOK DIRECT.

by Pam Shoebridge on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Auckland

An excellent stay. the 3rd time we have been there and each time we find it comfortable, friendly and relaxing.Will definitely come back.

Cheers Pam. Safe driving back home to the big smoke.

by Leonard on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Palmerston North

Great stay, excellent service

Thank you Leonard for your review.

by Lily Satuala on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Auckland

Excellent service! We enjoyed our 1 night stay, very clean, comfy beds,easy check in and friendly manager! We higly recommended this place! One of the best motels in NZ.

Great review.....thanks Lily. We hope to see you again one day then.......All the best.

by Pauline on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: New Plymouth

Lovely and clean, comfy beds, spacious, unit had everthing you would need and more. Thanks

Good stuff, thanks Pauline. See you again one day soon.

Town / Country: Tauranga

Ferry was delayed so our arrival time was to be 10.30pm. But this was no problem for Aspen Court and when we arrived our room was warm and had all the lights on making it very easy! Very quiet and comfortable beds giving us a good nights rest for the remainder of the drive back home the next day 🙂

Great to hear you were well looked after by George. Safe driving I hope, thanks for the review.

by Haley Lethbridge on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Palmerston North, NZ

Who would have thought this little place even exists here? I was happily surprised by the cleanliness and detail given to my room. Heat pump and under floor heating?... I dont even have that in my own home! The service was very friendly and appreciated. I look forward to making this a regular stop.

Hello Haley. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.......who would have thought indeed...... It has been 16 years now since we built Aspen Court Taihape and we constantly maintain it. We hope to see you again.

by Sharon on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Hamilton, NZ

Fantastic place to stay. Very clean and quiet.

Thanks so much Sharon, safe driving

by Joanne on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Australia

Stopped over for 2 nights while visiting Favourite Daughter in Waiouru. Our room was very spacious and, despite being on SH1, extremely quiet. Outside was well lit but the excellent block out curtains provided a good night's sleep. Breakfast delivered to rooms, which are maintained with extreme cleanliness, provide for an enjoyable stay. Plunger coffee is an added bonus...Would be happy to return anytime. 😁

Thanks Joanne, we would love to have you back staying with us. All the best.

by caroline on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: methven

Our second visit and all was as we remembered it - spotlessly clean and every thought has be given to making the guests comfortable.

Thank you Caroline for this review, great to see you again. All the best.

by Graham Baker on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Tauranga NZ

My wife and I are retired and travel regularly between Tauranga and Wellington with our small (and elderly) caged bird. We look forward to breaking the 7 hour road trip with a stop at this establishment.Over the last 5 years it has regularly delivered to us on what it purports. It is clean, upmarket quiet and friendly. The beds are great and the service is unassuming but consistent. The best place in Taihape by far.

Thank you Graham for this review, it is much appreciated. Safe travelling and we look forward to seeing you again on day soon.

Town / Country: Wellington

5th time staying at The Aspen, love it love it love it, won't stay anywhere else, walking distance to town, thank you so much George and Annette 👍👍👍👍

Thanks Nora for your review and the repeat business. Great to have you staying with us so many times. All the best.

Town / Country: New Zealand

Lovely clean quiet unit. Seeing sheep walk past the rear window in the morning and taking a walk through the native bush area opposite the Aspen made for a great stay. Would definitely stay there again.

Thank you Craig for your appreciation of our location.....yes the sheep do get close. The bush walk is lovely too, on a beautiful day you get a great view of Mt Ruapehu from the top. Thanks for the review.

by Maggie Davies on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Lower Hutt

A beautiful, immaculate place. Friendly and helpful. Will definitely recommend this to others. Thank you

Thanks Maggie, much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards

by Jill Winthrop on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Blenheim NZ

Enjoyed our stay. Sorry it was only one night. Very spacious and clean. Would advise family and friends to stay.

Thanks for the referral Jill, we really do appreciate that. Well next time you will have to book in for two nights and explore the beautiful Taihape surroundings......so much to see and do here.

Town / Country: Auckland

Well presented and immaculately clean unit. Perfect midway point to stop and relax for the night. Thank you for having us!

Thank you for your review Lisa. We look forward to seeing you again one day.

by Graham on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: New Zealand

A very pleasant stay, perfect for our stop over on the way to Wellington. Our unit was very comfortable and clean. Would definitely recommend it to other travelers.

Thanks so much for your positive comments about Aspen Court Taihape Graham. Safe travelling, all the best.

by Gerry Gillard on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Auckland

Great stay. Room was well set up, warm, comfortable and very clean. Would stay again and recommend to friends.

Thanks for this Gerry. We would welcome you and your friends staying with us again. All the best.

by Jude and Henare Taratoa on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Australia

Loved the warmth of the room even the bed. Breakfast arrived spot on time all good.

Thanks guys for your comments, great to have you staying with us. Cheers

by Keith & Glenis Pinfold on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Woodville

We really enjoyed our overnight stay excellent room very comfortable and spotless had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend this motel to others and would stay again sometime.

Thanks very much for your review Ken and Glenis. Safe travels back to the North Island.

by Denise Macdonald on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Wellington NZ

First time staying at Aspen Court and we’ll definitely be returning. We arrived late evening and the room was warmed ready for us. Good sized, clean and comfortable rooms and my daughter loved the spa bath. Taihape is a great place to stop on our way to the ski fields and Aspen Court is the perfect accommodation, quiet and spacious rooms. Would definitely recommend to others.

Thanks a lot Denise. We first opened our doors in Sep 2002 so I am sure you must have driven past us many times. Great to hear that you had a pleasurable visit, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

by Helen Andersen on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Havelock North.N.Z

We really enjoyed our 5 night stay excellent room everything we needed. Will definitely stay again next time we are over that way. Thankyou

No problems at all Helen, thank you for your review. Safe travels.

by Catherine Rowsell on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Country

Loved our stay even though it was brief. Easy check in. Very comfortable room with all we needed for over night. Good heat pump. Thank you

No worries Catherine, thank you for your review. See you again some time.

Town / Country: Waikanae

I have stayed here four times and every time my expectations were exceeded! Lovely warm, exceptionally clean rooms and very comfortable. Thank you for keeping your motel in such an excellent condition! I definitely recommend this motel to others and will always choose to stay here again.

Thanks so much Junet for taking the time to write these lovely words. We love repeat guests such as yourself, that tells us that we are doing something right!

by Wendy J on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Wellington

I have stayed at Aspen Court twice now. Both times were excellent - the units are very clean and have everything needed. On the second visit, we were running late due to traffic accident on the motorway, and the owners were helpful with our late arrival. Would definitely recommend to others and stay again ourselves!

Hi Wendy, thanks for your review. We would love to have you back next time you are passing.

Town / Country: New Zealand

First time staying in Taihape and will stay at Aspen again without hesitation. Spacious, warm, spotless and quiet.

Hi there Bevan, great to hear that you were impressed with your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to write this review.

by Stephanie Coyne on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Tauranga

We had a very nice comfortable stay here, we were arriving late with our new born so they pretty warmed our room for us. Everything you need and very clean and tidy, affordable and accommodating. Definitely recommend and would stay again.

Thanks Stephanie for this review. I hope you are getting a few hours good sleep in with the new born! Cheers

by Richard Lun on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Manukau/New Zealand

I travel from Auckland to Wellington 6 times yearly, Aspen Taihape motel is the best hotel we have stayed. New and modern design, very clean and tidy. Bed is very comfort. Large carpark space and easy walk to town center. Sure will stay again on coming November.

Great stuff Richard. Thank you for your repeat custom. Safe driving.

Town / Country: Levin

Spacious, clean and tidy room. Great service!

Great to hear that you were more than happy with your experience with us Kelly. Safe travels.

by Faye Guthardt on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Lower Hutt

It was a very nice motel.

Hi there Faye, thanks for this.

Town / Country: Cambridge

We stayed one night and were very happy with everything and thankyou to the man filling in on letting us know the pub roast was delicious! 😀

Cheers Anna for this review. All the best.

by Sara Daley on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Auckland

Excellent motel, one of first motels where the online photos truely reflected the motel. Very clean warm and comfortable. Beds were very comfortable. We were travelling with two dogs and rhey happily accommodated this. Gentlemen at reception was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

Thanks Sara. All the best.

Town / Country: Auckland New Zealand

Stayed two nights very comfortable and clean. Beds were very comfortable. One of the few motels were the online photos truely reflected the rooms.

Hello Sara. Ha. Yes a lot of places show only the photos of their best room.....or how the room was ten years ago! We only show what we truly have to offer as you found out. Thanks for the review.

by Lisa S on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: New Zealand

Perfectly positioned for my trips between the Picton ferry and Auckland for breaking up my 2 day journey. The rooms are quite spacious, very comfortable, always clean and I love relaxing in the spa bath after a long day on the road! Meals are just a short walk around the corner to either the local pub or next door at Gumboot Manor. The staff are always refreshingly friendly with plenty of local tips to offer. I Highly Recommend! Thanks chaps!

Hello there Lisa, thanks for taking the time to write these nice words. Great to have you as a repeat guest. Safe driving. Cheers

by Seth Bird on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Te Kauwhata / NZ

Have stayed here several times and my motel of choice in Taihape. Clean, modern, warm, comfortable.

Thank you Seth for these nice words, safe travelling.

Town / Country: New Zealand

Great accommodation for a family of 5. Comfy beds, warm, roomy and would stay again. Highly recommended. Thank you 🙂

Thanks so much for your comments. Much appreciated.

Town / Country: Kerikeri

Perfect road stop on my way North. Reeeallly comfortable bed + cosy room, great night's sleep. Everything very clean and spacious. Friendly humorous owner.

Cheers Kris for writing this review. Safe driving North.

by Heather on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Ohope

This is a very comfortable place to stay. We like it so much that we stay every time we head to Wellington. The interior unit design and lighting placements are very well thought out. The beds are super comfortable. We are always warm and cosy here. We rate it Nz's best motel and to top it off The Telephonic Restaurant by the clock tower,(centre of town), is amazingly good.

Hi Heather, thanks for these lovely comments about us and Le Telephonique. Great to hear that you are repeat visitors. Safe driving and see you again soon.

by Jade Bai on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Taumarunui

Lovely modern unit. Beds were super comfy and everything was pristeen clean. We arrived late on a cold night and the unit was still warm even though the heating hadn't been turned on yet. Would recommend to everyone!

Hi there Jade, thanks so much for your nice comments. Our units are well insulated and double glazed so the heat remains within! Cheers

by Nora & Rob on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Wellington

The Aspen is a great place to stay will definitely be back👍

Hi there Nora/Rob. We would love to have you back with us, see you both soon.

by Amanda Purdy on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Wellington

We only stayed one night but it was very clean comfortable and warm. Nice decor and layout.

Thanks Amanda for this. See you next time you are heading north. Cheers.

Town / Country: Hamilton, NZ

Quiet, Clean, and Warm!

Short and sweet but to the point......thank you Peter. See you again. Cheers

by Sharleen Manning on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: NZ

This motel truly is a hidden gem, always spotlessly clean and welcoming. A big thank you to Ken who looked after us and gave us his papers to read. A lot of big city motels could learn alot from this motel - Thank you, we will be back. 😊

Thank you very much for this review Sharleen. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers.

by Judy Webb on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Auckland/New Zealand

What a fabulous place to stay. Wished we had chosen to stay longer. Kitchen had all we needed plus some. We were in a disabled unit which allowed for a huge shower which was excellent. No road noise for us. Luggage space at the door made all the difference. Unit was extra clean and sparkling. Cleaning staff were well presented and very friendly. Very comfy bed. Only complaint was the smell of smoke in reception area.

Hi there Judy, thank you so much for this review. We would have loved you to stay longer....maybe next time. Apologies for the smoke smell in reception too!

by Philip Sonntag on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: NZ Whangamata

Cosy,comfotable,quite. Great unit bigger than the avarage with very good facilites. Great place to stay when visiting Taihape or for stopover when passing through. Have stayed here before and will again.

Hi there Philip, thanks for this. Lovely to see you again as well. Cheers

by Tiffany on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: Auckland

We enjoyed our stay, the room was clean and warm, with great amenities and super comfortable beds. I'd recommend and we'll return again.

Thank you Tiffany for taking time out to write this review. All the best.

Town / Country: Thames,New Zealand

Clean spacious room with comfortable bed and a good shower. Will definitely stay again.

Hi there Jill, thanks for your review.

by G lynds on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: New Plymouth

I highly recommend this motel and would stay again.

Thank you Sir for your nice comments!

by Tony van der Lem on Aspen Court Taihape
Town / Country: New Zealand

Very comfortable stay, Unit was well equipped and the bed was excellent, my suggestion to Aspen Court Taihape management was that no smoking signs be placed in the units, a previous guest had smoked in the unit in which we stayed which is very unpleasant for a non smoker, it is not asking too much for a guest to step outside for a puff.

Thanks Tony for your review. Yes we completely agree and we have always had them in the past but removed them recently as it was considered a given these days that everybody knows you cannot smoke inside. We will follow this up. Cheers

Town / Country: BoP NZ

Unit was spotlessly clean and well equiped. Good sized bed which was very comfortable. Two minor points - one of the bath towels was worn and frayed and two easy chairs would have been appreciated (room only had one). Would stay again when travelling to Wellington.

Thanks Ellie for your review. We are in the process of replacing all of our bath towels etc, thank you for nothing this. Safe travelling.

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