Unless you are motivated by decor, this motel should tick most of the boxes. It is modestly priced, clean, comfortable, with large well equipped rooms. It is situated in the midst of spectacular scenery, and offers its guests complimentary use of the geothermally heated spa baths (some of which were very warm indeed). The host couple, Bob and Ann are wonderfully warm salt-of-the earth kiwi hosts who make you very welcome. In winter this would be well placed as a base for skiing on nearby Ruapehu. The downside is that if you want to eat, you either bring your own food and use the fully equipped kitchen, or you drive the 5km to Turangi and buy food there. As I indicated the decor belongs to an earlier era ... but in a location like this, who cares?
I shall definitely revisit when in the area.
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