Amble In Motel


Wow, what a place!

Wow, what a place! They have gone and taken The “extra” step in all areas.. quoting my 5year old : “it’s cleaner than our house”. 🙂 The rooms are clean, feels new and tasteful. The playground and “enchanted forest” a beautiful touch.
Easily the best place we’ve stayed in New Zealand.
Small thing, like supplying a package of press-coffee was a nice change for the normal freeze-dried. Stay here!
Andreas F


I thought this motel was exception in every way, from being greeted by the friendly and helpful owner (and the elderly 4 legged guardian of the deck) to the care and detail that has gone into my 1 bedroom unit, to the motel cat trying to stow away in my car while I was loading! The unit was immaculate, much thought has gone into setting it up, and the grounds lovely to wander through. The road is busy during the day, but quietened down at night, and the bedroom away from that side anyway. This is your base for exploring Taranaki

Barry (NZ)

Another happy guest

Just when we thought receiving one letter of appreciation was a treat, we receive another.

Dear Tom and Allie,

… I would like to extend our thanks to the exceptional hospitality shown to those members that availed themselves of your establishment recently. The touch of the Scottish flag went down a treat.

I also thank you sincerely for the kindness shown … The extra mile you went has left an impression on those that attended and again I would extend the Lodges appreciation for making that weekend a memorable one for all.

Bill P

You’re more than welcome Bill, and we look forward to seeing you all again when you’re next in the area.

Tom and Allie

Aw shucks!

We received some lovely feedback today after helping a guest who sadly fell ill while staying with us this week.

Dear Tom and Allie,
… we would like to thank you for the exceptional hospitality that you showed us. … The care you showed was far beyond what might be considered reasonable…

Your units were of a very high standard … – a real credit to you. The ground looked lovely…

The breakfasts you supplied were superb and even the hungriest of us were hard put to eat everything! For myself, the cooked breakfast on Sunday was sufficient to keep me going until I arrived back in Gisborne at 4:30pm.

Once again, thank you so much and I am sure that you will see us again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Tony F

We’re glad you all enjoyed your stay Tony and thank you for the lovely letter!

We hope Jim is feeling better and back to full health.

All the best,

Tom and Allie