Hicks Bay Motel & Lodge
5198 Te Araroa Road, Hicks Bay, New Zealand
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Hicks Bay Motel & Lodge Reviews
Ahh the serenity! Mar 01, 2002
I always stay here when I'm working out on the East Cape because the Hicks Bay Motel Lodge has a great restaurant and bar and the views from the place take my breath away!
The place caters for all comers with single rooms or family units available. Decor is dated but this is a place to get away from it all and hopefully if the weather is nice you won't be tempted to hide away in your room unless you've got your eyes closed anyway.
There used to be no tvs in the rooms but there has recently been a change of owners and with them came television. (updated 25/03/09)
The complex has a swimming pool, playground, barbecue area, car wash and laundry facilities.
They also have a small shop for those forgotten essentials and can help you arrange horse treks, visits to the East Cape lighthouse, boat charters, fishing and point you to the fabulous bush walks, including past a glo-worm grotto after the sun's gone down.
The restaurant serves good meals. I haven't tried their breakfasts or lunches but the evening menu is full of the usual fish, roast, steak dishes that I love my dinner to be.
The bar has a tv and pool table so it usually has plenty of activity each night and they do conferences here so there could be a party going on!
The one thing you need to be aware of, The East cape is the land Telecom forgot, so if you have this one of New Zealand's two mobile networks then turn your phone off as you drive into the district, Vodafone is the only provider that has a signal around here.
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