Tongariro River Motel is now 5 ***** STAR accommodation…?
This is a new “first”! The report in TRM’s Guest Comments is actually from SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed is the Manager at Tongariro River Motel (“TRM”). Yes, you should be very suspicious too. She is so modest and has graciously accepted TRM’s revised five star rating from a google review which read as follows:
elmuzzerino – 16 Jan 2011 Always friendly and great location. Heaps of room and a little bit of old fashioned charm. Superb!
SWMBO was naturally absolutely delighted when, on the recommendation of a guest, She googled “Motel Turangi” to discover, to Her astonishment, with the above comment Google had re-rated and upgraded TRM to FIVE ***** STAR accommodation. Before you jump to conclusions we should emphasise this upgrading is nothing at all to do with the trout caught by our guests.
Now we don’t want to spoil the party but we have to be credible too. So we provide this correction for prospective guests. Tongariro River Motel star rating by Google is incorrect. We are not five star or even 4 star. Once upon a time when TRM was a member of the Golden Chain franchise a Qualmark inspector awarded TRM 3 1/2 (Three and a half) star rating. But we even question that. If you ever choose a motel purely on the basis of their star rating then we pity you. SWMBO thought the Qualmark inspections were a joke. Qualmark’s system may have been effective last century but now everyone can browse the web to check out motels for themselves far better than relying on a snooty inspector from Qualmark. So SWMBO strongly recommends you should only read “personal” recommendations from people you can rely on.. like SWMBO?.
So we just thought you should know – if anyone asks TRM are now officially a “5 star” motel and unofficially a delightful relaxed comfortable and affordable place to stay. To be even more accurate, TRM is probably the furthest thing from a five star Qualmark endorsed lodge hotel accommodation that you will ever have the joy to stay in. At least that’s what our guests say…