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8.7

Excellent

77 reviews

77 reviews

Housekeeping9
Breakfast2
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Taumarunui i-SITE Visitor Information Centre 630 m
Bradley's Garden 3.0 km
Lauren's Lavender Farm 9.8 km
Taupo Airport 73.3 km
New Plymouth Airport 94.4 km
Hamilton Airport 113.4 km
Whanganui Airport 121.5 km
Rotorua Regional Airport 126.2 km
Hawke's Bay Airport 153.6 km
Hastings Airport 155.3 km

Forgotten World Motel

9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui, Taumarunui, New Zealand, 3920 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Taumarunui part of Taumarunui, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Ticket services

Elevator

Tours

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center0.7 km
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Forgotten World Motel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Classic Studio
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Queen Studio
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Superior Suite
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
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Studio
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Two Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 single bed ...
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Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
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Family Studio
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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Deluxe Studio
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 king bed
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Twin Room - Disability Access
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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  • 1 king bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Forgotten World Motel?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Forgotten World Motel?

    A stay at Forgotten World Motel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Forgotten World Motel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

    Is breakfast offered at Forgotten World Motel?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Forgotten World Motel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 9 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

    What is the smoking policy at Forgotten World Motel?

    Forgotten World Motel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What restaurants are nearby Forgotten World Motel?

    Restaurants including The Training Cafe, Golden Kiwi and Jasmine's Cafe & Thai Restaurant are popular in Forgotten World Motel’s neighborhood which is known as Taumarunui.

    What are popular attractions near Forgotten World Motel?

    Guests at Forgotten World Motel can easily visit Bradley's Garden and Lauren's Lavender Farm located in the Taumarunui area.

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    What people love about Forgotten World Motel

    • 8.8

      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Good location clean room ,would stay again.Would encourge everyone to do the forgotten highway for a taste of remote rural NZ"

      Kevin

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      October 3, 2021

    • 9.2

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Very clean and nicely appointed"

      Fiona

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      January 1, 2020

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Location

      "Great location and very comfortable accommodation."

      Alan

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      March 12, 2020

    Overall rating:

    8.7

    Excellent
    77 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.9
    Facilities
    7.9
    Location
    9.1
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    More about Forgotten World Motel

    More about Forgotten World Motel

    Forgotten World Motel

    The superior services and facilities offered at Forgotten World Motel will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Taumarunui can be assisted with the shuttle services available here. Parking is provided free of charge for guests.
    The motel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience. The motel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. The motel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The motel is entirely non-smoking.
    Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Forgotten World Motel. The specially-designed rooms at Forgotten World Motel offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The motel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms.
    You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer and toiletries provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Wake up with no worries at Forgotten World Motel, where breakfast can be provided in house.


    Reasons to stay here

    Spend less here on rooms than you would at 84% of other accommodations in the city.
    Verified reviews score this motel higher than 84% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
    Verified reviews for this motel's food and dining options score it better than 92% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Very good
    Facilities

    7.9

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    5 mentions

    Internet

    1 mention

    Languages spoken
    • English
    Outdoor
    • Bicycles
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Canoeing
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Breakfast in room
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Kitchen
    Services and conveniences
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Food delivery
    • Heating in public area
    • Invoice provided
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    For the kids
    • Family room
    Land sports
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Access
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Smoke alarms
    Getting around
    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Shuttle service
    Sports equipment rental
    • Bicycle rental
    Available in all rooms
    • Alarm clock
    • Carpeting
    • Cleaning products
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Electric blanket
    • Fan
    • Free bottled water
    • Fruits/snacks
    • Hair dryer
    • Heating
    • Ironing facilities
    • Kitchenette
    • Linens
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Private bathroom
    • Private entrance
    • Refrigerator
    • Safety/security feature
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Shower
    • Sleep comfort items
    • Smoke detector
    • Socket near the bed
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Trash cans
    • Wake-up service
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    • Wine glasses

    Food and dining

    Breakfast options
    • Continental
    • Gluten-free

    Location

    9 Hakiaha St, Taumarunui, Taumarunui, New Zealand, 3920
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.1

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until19:00
    • Check-out from07:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    • Reception open until19:00
    Getting around
    • Distance from city center0.7 km
    Extras
    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)9 NZD
    The property
    • Number of floors2
    • Number of rooms 15
    • Year property opened1970
    • Most recent renovation2015
    Parking
    • Daily parking fee0 NZD

    Reviews of Forgotten World Motel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.7
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities7.9
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.7
    High score for Taumarunui
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (21)
    8-9 Excellent (5)
    7-8 Very Good (5)
    6-7 Good (1)
    <6 Below Expectation (0)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (8)
    Jun - Aug (6)
    Sep - Nov (8)
    Dec - Feb (10)
    All guests (77)
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    Showing 32 verified guest comments
    12
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Glenn from Australia
    Family with young children
    Studio
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

    Great base for exploring the region”

    We based ourselves at Forgotten World Motel for 5 nights. We received a very friendly welcome from the staff and they were always helpful. When considering the reasonable rate we paid for the room, the motel represents good value for money. The room was comfortable, with all basic facilities supplied for a comfortable stay. We did not notice much noise from road traffic or other guests and we got a good sleep. A good thing about staying in this town is that it makes a great base for day trips to the ridiculously beautiful scenery in the neighbouring regions, such as the Forgotten World Highway, Waitomo and Central Plateau. We hope to return for more adventures!

    Reviewed August 05, 2019

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    Thank you for this excellent review Glenn! We are very pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon!

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kevin
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Studio
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Transit toward Tongarairo”

    Fantastic stop thanks, lovely clean well presented room, great shower/ bathroom, nice ANZAC biscuits (2) Thanks. My stop couldn't have been better. Coffee Grounds appreciated and the RSA recommended by staff for a special and good meal experience taken up! Cheers

    Reviewed February 12, 2019

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    Thanks for your review Kevin. Great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, including the biscuits and food recommendations.

    Responded February 18, 2019
    Forgotten World Motel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alan from Australia
    Couple
    Queen Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

    Exceptional”

    Great location and very comfortable accommodation. Very convenient as is the pickup point for Forgotten World railcar tours. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very nice breakfast.

    Reviewed March 12, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Douglas from New Zealand
    Couple
    Queen Studio
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    Excellent room. Heater warmed the room quickly. Booking was straightforward. Booking tours was also”

    Supermarket across the road was a bonus. Everything was within walking distance. Restaurant for evening meal was only a few minutes walk away.

    Reviewed August 11, 2019

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    Thank you for your great review Douglas! We aim to make the booking and check-in process as easy as possible for our guests. Hope to welcome you back soon!

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lance from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Studio
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Lance from New Zealand”

    great stay very impressed with the room ,much nicer and quieter than the Alexander spa i had to stay in on the way back

    Reviewed December 29, 2019

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    Thank you for your review Lance! Much appreciated. We hope to welcome you back soon!

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Elizabeth from Australia
    Couple
    Family Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

    Great stopover with very helpful staff ”

    Great location and comfortable facilities

    Reviewed November 28, 2019

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    Thanks for the great review Elizabeth. Much appreciated.

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yun from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Couple
    Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    Awesome to have kitchen facilities to cook ”

    There is electric blanket which is crucial during winter👍

    Reviewed June 23, 2019

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    Thank you for your review Yun! Much appreciated.

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maree from New Zealand
    Couple
    Studio
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Exceptional”

    great spot good location staff fab and lots of information brilliant stay

    Reviewed December 20, 2019

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    We're very pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us, Maree. Thank you for your great review. Much appreciated.

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Graeme
    Business traveler
    Queen Studio
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Awesome”

    Great place , value for money

    Reviewed March 17, 2019

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    Thank you for your review Graeme! Much appreciated!

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Corinne from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Queen Studio
    Stayed 1 night in February 2020

    Exceptional”

    Room a little small but fine for one night

    Reviewed February 29, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Fiona from New Zealand
    Couple
    Studio
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Great location and facilities. Friendly and knowledgeable staff”

    Room was great value for money. Very clean and nicely appointed

    Reviewed January 02, 2020

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    Thank you for your great review Fiona! We're happy to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us!

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Brett from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Studio
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    Exceptional”

    Good, would stay here again.

    Reviewed November 05, 2019

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    Thank you Brett! We hope to welcome you back soon.

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Mike from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Studio
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2021

    Best Motel Bed We've Ever Slept In”

    Pros: Great value, fantastic bed, no street noise and nice staff. Cons: You can hear the neighbours and bathroom is very compact and larger people will struggle to get in and out.

    Reviewed April 03, 2021

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Carolyn from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Studio
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Excellent”

    Comfortable. Good that the, upstairs, room was at the same level as reception so my mum didn't have to climb stairs. Nice dining room and breakfast. Bed linen and curtains looked new, a nice surprise and quality feature.

    Reviewed December 18, 2019

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    Thank you for the great review Carolyn! We're pleased to hear that your mum was comfortable during her stay. We hope to welcome you back soon!

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kevin from New Zealand
    Couple
    Studio
    Stayed 1 night in September 2021

    Excellent”

    Good location clean room ,would stay again.Would encourge everyone to do the forgotten highway for a taste of remote rural NZ

    Reviewed October 04, 2021

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    6.8
    Good
    Lan from New Zealand
    Couple
    Studio
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Good location but poor room soundproof”

    We stayed there before getting onto Timber Trail. The location wise was good and only 20 minutes drive to Ongarue. The room had most things we needed except proper rubbish bin. The room sound proofing was poor and basically you could hear the next rooms bathroom flushing noise in the middle night.

    Reviewed May 11, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nazatul from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Family Studio
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Warm welcom”

    We did the Forgotten World Adventure tour and stayed 1 night at the motel. The staffs are very helpful and warm.

    Reviewed June 12, 2018

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    Thank you for your review Nazatul. Much appreciated.

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    8.0
    Excellent
    James from New Zealand
    Couple
    Two Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Forgotten World Adventure Starting Point”

    Great Motel location Supermarket across the road Restaurants and Coffee all in close walking distance and the Forgotten World Adventure Starting Point AAA

    Reviewed May 12, 2018

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    Thank you for your great review James. Much appreciated!

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    SUMAN from India
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    wonderful stay”

    stayed in 2 bedroom unit no. 15. very neat and clean. well designed and maintained unit. Excellent checkin experience. lots of adventure tours from motel. a good place to explore the region by rail cart or waterways. Most recommended.

    Reviewed January 06, 2017

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    Thank you for your wonderful review Suman. Much appreciated! We hope to welcome you back soon.

    Responded February 05, 2020
    Forgotten World Motel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    emma from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartment
    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

    Friendly staff”

    Friendly staff which were very helpful, especially for my 89 year old grandad. Rooms were clean and tidy.

    Reviewed April 26, 2017

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    Thank you for your kind review Emma. Much appreciated.

    Responded February 05, 2020
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