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Vista Motor Lodge

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Property grounds
Outdoor pool
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Terrace/patio
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Terrace/patio
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Living area | Flat-screen TV, pay films

Overview of Vista Motor Lodge

Vista Motor Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star motel in Wairoa with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.4/10 Good

42 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
2 Bridge Street, Wairoa, 4108

Guests rated this location 8.3/10 - Very good

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Business centre
  • Area shuttle
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Premium TV channels

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Eastend Cafe and Bar - 10 min walk
  • Oslers Bakery - 5 min walk
  • Ponderosa Fish Shop - 3 min walk
  • Frasertown Tavern - 6 min drive
  • Cafe 287 - 3 min drive

About this property

Vista Motor Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Wairoa with a stay at Vista Motor Lodge. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Vista Restaurant, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a children's pool and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • In-room dining only


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Vista Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and only serves dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 14.00 per person
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector, a security system and window guards on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Vista Motor Lodge Wairoa
Vista Motor Wairoa
Vista Motor Lodge Motel
Vista Motor Lodge Wairoa
Vista Motor Lodge Motel Wairoa

Frequently asked questions

Does Vista Motor Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Vista Motor Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Vista Motor Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Vista Motor Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Vista Motor Lodge?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Vista Motor Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Vista Motor Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Vista Motor Lodge and nearby?
Vista Motor Lodge has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Vista Motor Lodge?
Yes, Vista Restaurant offers local and international cuisine.
Does Vista Motor Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Vista Motor Lodge like?
Vista Motor Lodge is a short 6-minute walk from Alexandra Park and 10 minutes' walk from Gaiety Theatre.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

A bare-bones motel, but it was comfortable and convenient.
Richard, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

It was like stepping back 40 years. Bird poop on the door. Mirror in bathroom not cleaned, toilet seat nearly off, mould in the shower and window sills. Cobwebs with moths in them. Only half the lights operated. Power point only on one side of the bed. I have stayed at the local camping ground and this would have been a better option.
Robert, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The rooms are spacious but in need of redecoration. The whole place was tired and definitely dated. The dining facilities were closed during to Covid but the menu looked good. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The tariff was expensive for the quality of the accomodation.
Kelly, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

perfect location. Friendly staff. Noisy neighbours. Leaking taps. Needs a deep clean and update
Brenda, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Old but Gold!
The layout was old, typical Motor Lodge. But it was clean. Comfy bed.
Jeremia, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Very expensive for state of room and property - cleaning done to a minimum - dust - tv in room on floor - fridge frozen over - table and chairs outside room needed a good clean
John, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Jason, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Kim, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Both their and Wotif’s website stated that last check-in is 6pm and if you intend to be later to contact them for ‘late check-in’ process. My booking was for 25 & 26 Dec 2021 and i felt sure i would arrived after 6pm. I phoned both the phone numbers on their website, one of which was permanently engaged left a voicemail on other, asking for guidance on 2 days running. No response was received by me. I was left with a very stressful situation of wondering how i was going to get a room late Xmas day evening. It would seem that nobody monitors their voicemail messages to reassure guests of what is required. This is not good customer service.
Christine, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I enjoyed the free off-road parking and that they catered for families.
Lelie, 2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review