Who do you believe?
With OTA’s (Online Travel Agents) competing for your holiday $$$ budget it is so important to accurately select the right motel for your requirements. But to do that, you have to believe in the accuracy of their descriptions of your holiday accommodation?
You have now been warned – a lot of their comments are complete utter nonsense!.
Even their motel photos can be wrong… If you think you have problems then believe me, so do the motels and other holiday accommodation suppliers who have been misrepresented by OTA’s.
OTA’s = Online Travel Agents…
Their images are supposed to be of Tongariro River Motel? I’ll bet you have never seen TRM looking like that above? This is to explain again why we have to go on and on about them and why you should not rely on them… Even though they are our own photos that have been used, TRM is not featured. If they cannot get the correct basic info would you trust them with all your confidential cc details. ??
SWMBO blames DOC of course. That is their Waihohonu Hut featuring as Tongariro River Motel?…
The following is the sort of nonsense you can expect when you trawl the internet looking for the best deal… we have no idea who this OTA is, apart from the fact they have obviously pinched the info with no understanding of what TRM is, but no doubt will get a commission for on-selling your enquiry to a similar OTA. They have no idea of what they are even describing. This one describes Tongariro River Motel as a two star hotel (?) with but then goes on to say:
Tongariro River Motel 8.8 stars Very Good
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 187 688
Trip Advisor reviews?
To restore your faith some more recent Trip Advisor reviews follow:
Tourists from Brisbane :
The rooms were ideal for our purpose and the kitchenette included everything we needed to ensure that we prepared our own meals and ate well. The beds were comfortable and we certainly got a good night’s sleep after our daily excursions to the river. The lounge / dining area was spacious enough for our group to sit and compare our stories at the end of each day including SKY TV.
Clean, tidy, spacious, comfortable and above all fishing friendly!
If you want to experience a classic NZ motel this is it. Nothing fancy but warm and comfortable. You can walk to the shops and cafes and the nearby Tongariro River has a nice walkway along both sides. If you are a fisherperson , there were rod racks on the wall of our motel lounge. The owner and the owners dog are very welcoming and helpful, and the prices are excellent value for money. The location is away from the main road so it is nice and quiet.
Tourists from Tauranga:
Lovely staff who were happy for us and our cats to stay at their motel. Everything was clean and tidy, but the best part was the queen sized bed in our unit (8). So many times I have stayed at motels with old soft beds that are so uncomfortable to sleep in, but not this time. That was the best sleep i have had at a motel in a very long time. A firm mattress folks, and it felt so good.