Motels & Motor Lodges


Motels Also known as motor lodges and motor inns are the most popular forms of accommodation in New Zealand and provides clean and comfortable self-contained lodgings. These suit both independent and group travellers to New Zealand. Prices are mid range but depend on the overall facilities offered and the unit type. Smallest in size is the one room studio with one, two, or three bedroom units also available. Most motels in New Zealand offer kitchen facilities in your units or room and separate bathroom as well as a phone and Sky (satellite) TV, swimming pool, hot spa, sauna and Car parking is also usually provided right by your door. Large motel complexes are often similar to hotels in their service and features. There are many types of Motels & Motor Lodges Accommodation to choose from which you will find when performing Motels & Motor Lodges Searches on this site. To help you understand this wide selection we have provided short definitions of the major types of motel-style accommodation below.

Self-contained units or apartments

A self-contained unit or apartment is air conditioned, tastefully furnished with dinning/living area with colour TV, radio, telephone and fully equipped kitchen complete with utensils sufficient for you to prepare a meal, stove / oven and microwave and large fridge. The unit has one or two separate bedrooms and a separate bathroom. A range of single, double, queen or king size beds are available to suit your needs. All linen for bedding is provided.

Studio units

Studio units are suitable one or two people. They usually consist of Room Amenities such as work desk with lamp in room, a bedroom with private ensuite and tea/coffee making facilities and some may also have cooking facilities. All bedding and linen is provided and all units include a telephone, radio and colour TV.