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Nice tidy motel, friendly staff and nice and close to places to eat. Will definitely be booking here again.
Thanks Bowers and Co for the business and nice review. Hope your guys slept well.
I thoroughly enjoyed My Unit. Great shower set up. Heat pump was great nice and warm and the bed was nice and comfortable. Fabulous I have stayed before and I will stay again.
Thanks, Ross, for your review and repeat custom. Take care.
Another wonderful stay. I have begun to break up road trips by staying here. In fact it’s part of the pleasure of a road trip now. Taihape is picturesque, the motel is spacious and well-appointed and I find it to be an absolute haven. George is lovely, friendly and a good communicator. I trust him and Annette. I noticed a slight smell whenver I would first enter the suite. When I read Aspen’s commitment to clean, healthy rooms I felt reassured and put the curious smell down to that. I stayed at the Nautilus in Napier a few days later which also does a fastidious job of maintaining clean, high quality suites, where I smelt that same smell. That was confirmation that my stays were clean and I put the curious smell aside.
Hi there Simone, thank you for your repeat stays with us and your detailed review. Yes, we are committed to a cleanliness and Hygiene program second to none and that smell upon entering the unit will be testament to that. All the best.
Such an amazing place to stay. Neat, clean and well equipped. Great space in the one bedroom unit. Friendly and kind owners who are always welcoming to our kids.
Thanks Rachel for this review.
A1 stay and fantastic staff and very accommodating.
Thank you Leonard for your review. All the best.
This is our favourite stop-over from north to Wellington (and vice-versa). Quiet, roomy always clean. Would like enough comfortable chairs to sit in to match number of guests in the studio units – usually only one and the dining chairs are hard work!
Thanks Rose, we have space issues between the bed and the sliding door, that is why we only have a single chair. Maybe try a 1 bedroom or 2-bedroom unit as they have bigger sofas. Many thanks
Good tidy motel which suited my needs, late check in management waited for me to show up Thanks, room clean and warm bed comfortable
Thank you Ngahina for your review. Safe travels.
Very comfortable, well appointed room. Quite despite being next to SH!. Friendly reception and service. Love the falcons.
Thank you Roger for your review. Many thanks for taking the time to write this. Cheers.
Handy location when on a long drive and not that noisy considering it’s next to SH1. Accommodation was roomy, clean and tidy. The spa is dated but still good. 3 star due to customer service. I presume it was George? I almost felt like he rolled his eyes at me when I walked in. George was in can’t be bothered mode with me. He had no interest in instigating a conversation knowing I had driven a few hours to reach this accommodation. He was a let down for me and didn’t make me feel welcome!
Thanks for the honest review Alotutusa, So sorry to hear about your frosty welcome at Reception. We will discuss this with George. Take care and all the best.
Great stay. This is the 2nd time we’ve stayed and our little ones love it. They get a room to themselves with their own TV and we get a big king bed. Nice and roomy for us all and they love the spa bath. Very warm room considering the times we have stayed temps have dropped below 0. Love it and will stay again next time we are up those ways.
Cheers Hayden for the review. Great to hear your kids love staying with us. Safe travels.
Excellent service, large room, everything I needed was provided. Cooktop, microwave, jug, teas, coffees, hot chocolate, milk. Loved the under floor heating, kept the room warm without the provided air con (2⁰ morning).
Thank you, Tania, for this review. Need to keep the units warm as Taihape can get quite cool. Hope your Kiwi trip is going well.
Motel is well located only three hours drive north from Wellington Airport or three hours south from Rotorua. Room was spacious and very clean. My wife and I even had our own TV’s !
Thank you Douglas/Ruth. Great to have you staying with us….good to see you could watch what you wanted to watch as well! Cheers.
Another excellent stay. Thankyou very much for giving us a very large room. As `usual` we found the Motel to be excellent in all respects… spotlessly clean with all `bits and bobs` (soaps, shampoos, teas and coffees etc.) fully provided. We always enjoy staying at this EXCELLENT Motel, in our view it is one of the very best in all of N.Z. ! 🙂 🙂
Thank you Robert for your glowing review. Safe travels.
Our stay was excellent, room was fabulous and spacious and always so clean and tidy. It is a credit to the cleaners and George & Annette. Highly recommend staying here, nice walk into town or the steak house almost next door.
Thanks for this review, Gail and your repeated stays with us. Yes, our housekeepers do a wonderful job so a big shout out to all of them! Well supported and led by Annette and George. Thanks again.
Always nice to stay here. Enjoyed the aircon. Modern and clean with lots of space.
Thanks, Wayne, for your review and for being a repeat customer. Safe travels.
Very clean and tidy, easy check in, the executive suite was huge and very clean, well organised kitchen, large shower and everything was well maintained, nice shower products. There is some road noise expected next to the highway but nothing major, would definitely stay again
Great to hear back from you Donna, thank you for your review. Yes, we cannot cancel out completely all of the road noise but have done as best as we can for most of it.
Great place to stay. Rooms always immaculate. Staff friendly and helpful.
Cheers Nico for your review and repeat custom. Take care.
Great Motel…spacious and luggage racks. Love luggage racks. Great bed…
Hi Lesley, thanks for your review. Yes our bag racks are large aren’t they? Take care and safe driving.
Clean, quiet, and well-appointed apart from the curious absence of a hair dryer. Luckily, we’d packed one.
Thanks for the review Michael. There should have been one in the unit, we will look into that. Thanks for the heads up.
Accommodation was spacious, clean and well equipped. It was also quiet and well appointed. Highly recommend to anyone.
Thank you, Judy, for your nice review. Take care on your driving around the motu.
We are very sorry but we have to tell it how it was. The bedside manner of the desk man was appalling. We rang to say that due to circumstances beyond our control. (The Interisland Ferry we were booked on did not leave Picton until 5 hours after due to sail.) The arrogant, ignorant inflexible attitude to our plight was stressful. To QUOTE: ” We shut at nine. “We shut at nine. We shut at nine”!
This is NOT what we expect from a fellow KIWI. Ian and Eileen Gilmour
Thanks, Ian, for your review. I understand you arrived soon after 9pm and that the unit was open for you, with the key left inside. It is unfortunate that the stress of the whole ferry situation led to this outcome, but our manager George was just advising you both how we could work around it. Similar late arrivals, due to delayed ferry crossings, are happening frequently at the moment so not really an issue from our end. Apart from this, we hope you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great sleep and onward journey.
We stay here regularly and are never disappointed – nothing at all to fault as it is just perfect. I would like more options for TV viewing in the evening – maybe Sky movies or Netflix…..
Thanks Briar and thank you for your repeat custom. Yes smart TV’s are on the future to do list so that one day soon we will have Netflix as an option. All the best.
Thank you. We had a great night. Comfy bed, hot showers, quiet night, well worth the stop.
Thank you, Cathy, for your review, so pleased to hear that you decided to stop. All the best.
Great place to stay. Love the small town atmosphere. Only problem no plug for vanity basin.
Hi there Lyn, many thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that, we will get this sorted ASAP. Take care.
What a beautiful, comfortable place to stay. How friendly and hospitable the staff are….The Manager/Owner George and Annette (I’m hoping that, I have your names correct) and the ladies who service the rooms. Thank you 💯👌
Thank you Annette for allowing us to pick some of your beautiful flowers, much appreciated 💐🌷💐🌷💐🙂
Thanks, Kelly, for your lovely and kind review of our staff, managers and our complex. Safe travels and all the best.
Rooms are clean and have everything needed for a comfortable stay. Check in was managed by friendly staff with advice on options for local eateries. Parking is directly outside your room so minimal distance to move cases and bags etc. I would definitely recommend and stay here again.
Thankyou Mike and Anne, we hope you are having a wonderful time here in NZ. Take care.
Excellent stay, this motel maintains a consistently high standard of cleanliness and maintenance. Comfortable bed and great facilities no hesitation in recommending this motel.
Thank you, Anthony, for your review. Hope the long drive south went well.
This was our first time staying at Aspen and we weren’t disappointed. The place was clean and nicely presented. The temporary manager was very helpful. Great location. Only downside was some SH1 road noise of passing traffic (mainly trucks) through the night.
Thanks, Craig, for your review. We are waiting on Transit (Waka Kotahi) to change the speed limit on the piece of road outside so that the trucks slow down at night. Hopefully it will happen soon. It is annoying but we have done all we can to mitigate this with sound insulation, double glazed windows etc. All the best.
Great hosts who were very helpful, the unit was extremely clean and well appointed. Surprisingly very quiet given the proximity to the main road. I will most definitely be back to stay.
Thanks, Malcolm, for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to your return but do book in advance as we do full up most days. Cheers.
Loved our stay. Wish we could’ve stayed longer. Cleanliness was the star!! Very comfortable bed and made sure we had a spa bath which was devine. The room had everything you could need.
Would definitely stay again.10/10
Thank you, Tia, for your wonderful review. Great to have you staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again one day, safe driving!
Great stay. Always clean and well-presented.
Thank you, Katrina, for your review.
Clean, tidy unit with all amenities working. Well located and quiet. The property was well presented and all the Staff were friendly and helpful. We were very happy with our stay here and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
Thank you, Rosalyn, for your nice kind words. Great to see some Aussies staying with us.
Great place to stay. Comfortable bed. Very clean facilities. Lovely, helpful hosts
Thanks, Sheryll, for your review. All the best.
This is our second time here. The unit was again immaculate and highly spec’d with lots of additional accessories. Sadly this time we were only two removed from the road and the road noise kept me awake for much of the night, which was not a problem at all on our previous visit. Would definitely stay here again but check where the unit was next time. Very handy location.
Hi there Sue, thank you for your review. Sorry to hear re: the road noise. I know Fulton Hogan will be fixing the many potholes on that stretch of road so hopefully it will all settle down soon. Cheers.
The unit was nice and clean. Didn’t hear any road noise which was great. Probably the quietest place we stayed at while away these holidays. Would definitely stay there again.
Thanks, Kelly, for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon one day. Cheers.
Rooms are neat, clean and tidy as well as spacious. Beautiful rose garden outside as well. I loved the friendly grey cat that greeted us as we paid in the office.
Thanks, Tara, for your review. We look forward to seeing you again someday.
Very clean and had everything we needed. Was supposed to check out early but our room had the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in!
Thanks, Kathryn, for this review. Cheers.
Great stay yet again…always so lovely and clean, thank you. See you next time
See you both next time as well thank you Jim/Jan. Safe driving and thanks for the review.
We found this place last year and it is perfect halfway stopping point to break up the journey. We have stayed here four times and have never been disappointed. Great rooms, very clean and well laid out. Comfortable furnishings. Will definitely stay there again. I would highly recommend.
Thank you, Lorraine, for your review and your repeat custom. Great to see you coming back time after time. All the best.
Love staying at Aspen Court. Spacious, clean, comfortable all that one needs. We will be back. Lorraine and Max Hamilton
Thank you for this review. Great to see you both again and yes please come back and stay in the future. Cheers
Very comfortable and cleaned well. Enjoyed our stay. We will visit again, Many thanks.
Hi there Fellingham’s, thanks for your kind words, see you again one day. Cheers.
I booked this for My Uncle and Aunty travelling from Auckland. They loved the room and being close to other whanau members. The staff were amazing .. friendly and great at their mahi.
Cheers Wanda for your review. Thanks
Good clean spacious units,with good comfy beds…Happy with our overnight trip…Nice open setting.
Thank you, Gavin, for your review.
Met all advertised expectations. Was recommended by our daughter. We will certainly stay there again.
Thank you, Mary, for your review. Safe travels.
We discovered this motel a couple of years ago and now always make it our stop when traveling to Wellington. Rooms are very clean; beds are super comfortable highly recommend this motel.
Thank you, Rosie, for your review. Safe driving.
Excellent as usual. Stayed overnight on 11 November 2022. Booked my usual room, number 1, and it was just as it always is over the last 7 years that we have been going to Taihape for our hearings. Even though George was not there, and a reliever was at the controls, the same friendly and hospitable service was provided. Room was its usual high standard in every respect. Highly recommended.
Thanks, Layne, for writing this review. Thank you also for your repeat business over these past 7 years. Take care.
Friendly staff, great units lots of room spotless clean, excellent value for money, have stayed several times on our way through and would recommend, great resturant in walking distance down the road. we enjoyed our stay.
Thank you, Lorraine and David, for your review. Great to hear from you. Safe travels.
Clean, spacious, well equipped, & maintained, what more could you ask for. The restaurant a few meters down the road is also a great spot for dinner; We would definitely recommend this motel.
Thanks, Richard, for your review.
We discovered Aspen Court Taihape some 18 months ago and had a very nice stay heading to the South Island. It is now our regular go to and is well priced, clean and modern. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. On our latest stay, we really appreciated the upgrade to a larger more comfortable room when we arrived with an extra family member – thanks George & Annette! Look forward to our next stay with you.
Hi there Anthony, thanks for your review. Great to see that you discovered us and are now a return customer. All the best.
We have stayed hear twice now and find it a very convenient overnighter on our way to Wellington. And Taihape is a fascinating town. We were greeted warmly and our unit was modern, well-equipped and very clean. We do recommend that they should raise their tariffs by at least $20 per night. We will be back.
Hello Paul, thank you for this review and your honest appraisal of our prices. We have been discussing this and you might see a small increase in our rates next time you are passing. Safe travels and thanks once again.
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