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3.8 out of 5

"Its charming, clean and really really lovely. Hostess Lyn friendly and helpful soul. Loved my one night at Bucket Tree Lodge. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 18 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Tawa awaits you at Bucket Tree Lodge. You'll be 12.4 km (7.7 mi) from Interislander Ferry Terminal and 13.7 km (8.5 mi) from Westpac Stadium. Highlights at this Colonial motel include in-room free WiFi and balconies.

All 10 individually decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy private yards, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards. In-room dining is easy with amenities like microwaves and room service.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and childcare. Continental breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 9:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this Tawa motel include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Wellington Central Business District.

Studio Suite (1st Floor)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$139* Per night/room 19 Jul. - 20 Jul.

Executive Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Studio, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Unit, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Bucket Tree Lodge ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bucket Tree Lodge

Everyone (11) Couples (6) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Its charming, clean and really really lovely. Hostess Lyn friendly and helpful soul. Loved my one night at Bucket Tree Lodge.

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Mar. 2020 by Lynn

Thank you for staying with us and your positive feedback. Very much appreciated, Lynn

4 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Jan. 2020 by Murray & Lynn

Thanks for your comments

2 out of 5
The place smells like old people, the sound from the upstairs room kept us awake and the service of the welcome was the worst I have ever received and I stay at motels every week I would never stay there again, returned the key didn’t even get a thank you

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Sep. 2019 by Owner

Thank you for your response. Your comments do not reflect the scores given by other guests. We acknowledge there is a sound issue and are presently attending to this as best as possible. This motel was totally refurbished less than 4 years ago with new kitchen bathroom etc. and there is no evidence of smell at present. You are the only guests to have commented as such

4 out of 5

Convenient location

Pros: convenient location for our purpose
Cons: see above
Location: see abpove
A few issues; We should have been told that you are renovating The bathroom tiles were not finished and not grouted A humming noise outside the room (12) during the night The aircon / heatpump cannot handle the room limited internet access confusing entrance (especially when arriving in the dark) No off season (winter) rates -and staying while renovating bathroom amenities like soap and shampoo are minimal no bathroom heater

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5

Pleasant place to stay

Pros: Nice garden atmosphere - spacious rooms.
Mostly good but needs clearer instructions re use if wifi and microwave!

Posted by on 19 Mar. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Apr. 2018 by Murray & Lynn

All our microwaves have isolating switches at the kitchen bench as this means the microwave can be turned off without unplugging. Guests do not like the microwave lights flashing at night. If you are having an issue please call the owner. We are happy to assist.

4 out of 5
Cons: Fans availabled
Should have had a fan available for those terribly hot nights had to have all the windows open

Posted by on 28 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Feb. 2018 by regards Murray

In 4 years owning this establishment we have never experienced weather such as what we currently have and thus no need for fans. We have purchased some over the last few days but having difficulty tto procuring enough. Thanks for advising of the situation

2 out of 5

Overpriced, very average motel

Pros: I liked the location in Tawa. Had there been another motel nearby though, I probably would have chosen not to stay at Bucket Tree Lodge.
Cons: Property was generally untidy with general rubbish from renovations lying around. Considering this, the price should have been lower than it was.
Location: We stayed here purely because we had some business to attend to in Tawa. There are good restaurants and public transport nearby.
Motel under renovation - our room incomplete, with unfinished tiling/grouting in the bathroom. The room rate was too high considering the condition and facilities. The price booked through Wotif was far higher than the rate quoted on the motel website. This makes it difficult the understand what value is added by booking through Wotif. All in all I thought this was poor value for money compared with other NZ motels I have stayed in.

Posted by , from Northland NZ on 5 Apr. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Apr. 2017 by Murray

We are charged commission on this site hence the greater tariff. Our best tariff is through booking direct.

1 out of 5

Rude owner and terrible service

Owner was rude, my father in law was accused of smoking in the room when really it was just dirty. Also accused him if having two people stay in the room very aggressively after he found two cups were used. The room I paid for was for two people anyway so I don't understand his problem even though only one person stayed there. My mother in law had a separate room booked. The condition of the room was crap for ,$169. Extremely rude owner. I will never be using them again for visiting family.

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2017

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4 out of 5
Pros: Easy to find, close to the motorway
Cons: Noisy trains passing by frequently
Location: Loud, Next to busy train line
Facilities: Typical; Value: Moderate; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 11 Jan. 2015

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3 out of 5
Pros: Flexible with late check in and room for car parking for free
Cons: Trains!!!! Lots of them and very loud, tracks very close.
Location: Too noisy

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 16 Dec. 2014

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Property Features

Bucket Tree Lodge offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. The family-friendly Bucket Tree Lodge also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Colonial Tawa motel.

  • 1 floor
  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 2006
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) (22.5 km / 14 mi)
  • Train station: Tawa Takapu Road Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bucket Tree Lodge offers 10 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers. This Tawa motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • In-room dining
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Guests who wish to book breakfast must contact the property before arrival to pre-book it.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered during limited hours. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 15.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 10 and NZD 20 for adults, NZD 9 and NZD 15.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 65.00 per vehicle
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 15.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Bucket Tree Lodge offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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