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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Decided to book this motel as it was so convenient for joining the Forgotten World rail tours. We were welcomed very warmly and even though we'd arrived well before check in time were cheerfully ushered to our bright and sparklingly clean unit. Fresh white linen with red accents, and white walls, towels etc. made a great impression. The unit was...

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Blue Mountains, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as two couples before doing the Rail Trail. Very nice double bedroom suite, clean, fresh crisp linen, plenty of towels provided. Good kitchen facilities. Can be a little noisy with road traffic and as always, there are people leaving in the early hours. Front office staff very pleasant. Free wi fi which is appreciated but can be unreliable...

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fortunately the bedding and towels were clean BUT dust and dead flies in the bathroom particularly and a dirty bath mat coupled with mistakes at reception put me off. I was asked for $10 more than the price I'd been quoted, my breakfast order had not been passed on (but I got cheerful service of a mediocre breakfast when I...

Thank Supergranbee
ForgottenWorld, Social Media Manager at Forgotten World Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry your experience with us was not up to your expectations Supergranbee. Your honest feedback is appreciated. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our units and the warmth of our welcomes and farewells. We will take a review of our systems to see why that did not happen for you. Thanks again for letting us know.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2017

My room had a double and a single bed, with fridge, toaster, jug and coffee plunger. The bathroom had all I wanted. The staff were great and let me have a late checkout as my bus was not until the afternoon. You can get breakfast here, but the town has quite a few good choices for breakfast at good prices,...

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ForgottenWorld, Social Media Manager at Forgotten World Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for your review! We are loving the increase in eateries that are becoming available for breakfasts and dinners in Taumarunui. So pleased to hear you tried them.

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed here one night for work. The lady at reception was lovely and welcoming. My room was beautiful with fresh white linen and a good size. Quite like the view out the window of trees. Good kitchenette. (Fridge, cooktop, and microwave). Excellent workspace for a laptop. Faultless wiifii. I got a cooked breakfast delivered to my room. I loved the...

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ForgottenWorld, Social Media Manager at Forgotten World Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us Katsolo. I have passed your comments on to the management team but so glad to hear you were able to get a good nights sleep. We look forward to welcoming you again if you are back in Taumarunui.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The motel is ideally located in close proximity to the town centre of Taumaranui and thus is a very easy, level walk of just a few minutes to shops, restaurants etc. This motel is also the assembly point for tours run by Forgotten World Adventures and thus is a very convenient place to stay if you are participating in any...

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ForgottenWorld, Social Media Manager at Forgotten World Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Trevor F. We enjoy having our Forgotten World Adventurers staying with us before and after they head out on the rails or the river, but we also love hosting anyone who wants to enjoy a night in Taumarunui. Thanks for choosing us!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Clean, has everything you would need. It's being extended. Has good beds tidy bathroom easy walk to supermarket, mc Donald's and off license. The staff were mostly very friendly. The town people were great very warm and friendly

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ForgottenWorld, Social Media Manager at Forgotten World Motel, responded to this review

Taumarunui is a great place and we are so pleased you were able to experience the warmth and hospitality of it's people. Thanks for staying with us and for your review.

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff, very generous with advice, clean, nice artwork but a little noisy, close to train lines(active). As such my wife was not impressed due to noisy night, but I was very happy overall. This little town had a supermarket, cafes, restaurants and Maccas. All easy walk distance from hotel. They also have a Moa statue in the Main...

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ForgottenWorld, Social Media Manager at Forgotten World Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and for your review Martin R.

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were booked to do the Railcarts and since they were to leave from this motel we decided to book our night there for convenience. Best thing we did! Didn't look that appealing from the road but was great. Possibly the cleanest motel we've ever stayed at. Had everything we needed, lovely decor, bedding etc. Very comfortable bed. Staff were...

Thank Maria M
ForgottenWorld, Social Media Manager at Forgotten World Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Maria. Hope you enjoyed your trip on the rails!

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here last night before driving the forgotten highway today to Stratford. Not much to look at from the road but the units had been newly decorated and were quite adequate. Really comfortable bed. The rooms were incredibly clean. The only negative was the shower water pressure was terrible but maybe there's no mains pressure in...

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ForgottenWorld, Social Media Manager at Forgotten World Motel, responded to this review

Yes there have been some water problems in Taumarunui 190karlynb. We have been working hard on the issue. Thanks for staying with us and hope you enjoyed the Forgotten Highway.

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Forgotten World Motel offers very clean, warm comfortable accommodation with free WiFi throughout and generous off road parking. It's just a couple of minutes walk down town to restaurants and cafes and we have a supermarket over the road! Let us help you find other activities to enjoy in the area while you are staying with us. What about walking the Tongariro Crossing, cycling the Timber Trail, jet boating or canoeing the Whanganui River or enjoying a round of golf. We are only 45 minutes drive from the Whakapapa ski fields. All units feature electric blankets, TV's, tea and coffee making facilities and toasters and we have a drying area to help get your gear dry ready for your next activity. Find us at the north end of Taumarunui's main street, 9 Hakiaha St - the gateway to the Forgotten World. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forgotten World Motel

Address: 9 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 3920, New Zealand (Formerly Hilton Motel)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Manawatu-Wanganui Region > Taumarunui
Price Range: $84 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forgotten World Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“We were on the ground floor to the rear. Pretty quiet, which was nice!”
 of 5 bubbles HiWellington, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Billis1965, 14 May 2016 | Read review
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