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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Two years ago we stayed here whilst visiting from the UK to go to the Team Champs at Palmerston North so when we decided to visit again, there was only one place for us to stay. I cannot speak highly enough of this motel. Comfortable ,clean and quiet. Paul, the owner, cannot do enough for you. Most of the motel...

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celtic_motel, Owner at Celtic Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review Lyn. Hopefully we will see you again in a couple of years.

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have stayed in this motel twice now which has been ideal place for our family to stop while travelling to and from the South Island. Both our stays have been top notch. The motel is in a quiet location off the main road and the units are cleaned to a very high standard. The manager went out of his...

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celtic_motel, Owner at Celtic Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Sue for your review. See you next time you need to stay in Foxton.

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Awesome motel very quiet off the main road no road noise at all nice clean and tidy cleaned daily to a high standard Definitely recommend staff very friendly very accommodating Highly recommend this motel if visiting this area Room could of sleep four people quite easily with one double and two singles beds available microwave and small kitchen in room...

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celtic_motel, Owner at Celtic Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Marylyn for taking the time to lodge your review. See you next time you are coming to Foxton.

broxbourne. herts
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stayed here whilst journeying around beautiful New Zealand after being told about this little visited but gorgeous part of the North Island. After a long but rewarding drive from Napier, Paul and Lesley, the amazing owners, greeted us like long lost family to welcome us to their small part of paradise. Their affection and enthusiasm for the small town...

Thank BlackSchnauzer
celtic_motel, Owner at Celtic Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your FANTASTIC review. It was great to meet you guys. Soon be Spring for you folks in the Northern Hemisphere. Thanks again. Regards Paul

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely quiet motel with absolutely awesome hosts, we stayed for a wedding and they were very friendly and even turned the light on for us before we got home so we weren't walking into a dark room. Very accomodating. Would go back!

Thank Sammy M
celtic_motel, Owner at Celtic Motel, responded to this review

We focus on the little things that make all the difference when staying with us. Thank you for expressing your appreciation.

Putaruru, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I have been staying at the Celtic Motel for many year's. Both for Sled Dog Races and Waitarere Beach, a great place to run the dog's and I just love the drift wood. The Celtic is very easy to find quite great staff what more can be said. Visiting Foxton area STAY AT THE CELTIC A++++++

Thank Snowk9s
celtic_motel, Owner at Celtic Motel, responded to this review

Wow what a great review. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very quiet motel, clean, comfortable and convenient location. The host is so nice and lovely, the rooms are brand new, so cute decoration and easy living!!! Everything's perfect!!! Highly recommended. Anne marie

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celtic_motel, Owner at Celtic Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Anne Marie for your kind review.

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here with 3 other father's and their kids on a mx trip. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were immaculate and clean. The outside surrounds were very clean and tidy. The beds were comfy and the kids loved the free wifi and the 50 sky channels. Will definitely be going back and would recommend this motel...

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celtic_motel, Owner at Celtic Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Good to hear we helped make your weekend away with your boys all go well.

Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I've stayed here a few times now so it's definitely about time I wrote a well informed review! Awesome motel, very clean, modern and well equiped with comfortable beds and hosts that go well out of their way to make sure everything is perfect. Love the addition of my sky tv and always delighted by the well stocked quality tea/coffee/hot...

Thank Dmiller0084
celtic_motel, Owner at Celtic Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Daniella. Look forward to seeing you when the next show jumping event is on in Foxton.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The room was spacious and spotless. Easy to find and with being off the main room, very quiet. The owner was very helpful in recommending a couple of places for dinner, offering to ring to make a booking. Overall, a good place to stop overnight, as part of our journey heading north.

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celtic_motel, Owner at Celtic Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Good to hear you had an enjoyable evening dinner.

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Celtic Motel - a quiet, comfortable gem to be found in the sunny Horowhenua township of Foxton - where friendly hospitality is guaranteed. Located on the beautiful lower west coast of the North Island 10 minutes from Foxton Beach and 12 minutes north of Levin, the Celtic Motel is the ideal place to stay for interisland ferry stopovers. Our price range starts $135.00 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Celtic Motel

Address: 29 Purcell St. | Foxton, Foxton, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Foxton
Price Range: $129 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“N°3 is perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles Amajal, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are equal regarding quietness as everything on one level”
 of 5 bubbles philiphobbs2016, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Al lrooms quiet And away from main road.”
 of 5 bubbles Whiting_11, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms share high standards...size varies.”
 of 5 bubbles bobwood, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Good comfortable rooms in an easy accessible location without being on the main road”
 of 5 bubbles watchernz, 15 Jun 2015 | Read review
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