Hire a Navy Motel

Hi, Welcome to the Navy Motel Page. The Navy have three motels located in Turangi, Taupo and Mt Maunganui. Details of these facilities are located below. Take a holiday you have earned it.

TAUPO – ARAWA LODGE

The Arawa Lodge is made up of four 3 double bedroom apartments with a double garage. These are completely self-contained with all the comforts of your own home.

Each unit is fitted out as follows:

• 32” Wide screen TV and DVD/VCR combo.
• Washing machine, clothes dryer
• Dishwasher, microwave, oven, gas cooking, full sized fridge
• Enough beds to comfortably fit six and at max fit 8.
• BBQ and picnic table
• Baby equipment (high chair, changing table, security gate, portable cot)

The lodge is located 2.5km from the Taupo CBD and a 5min walk to the nearest dairy, alcohol and takeaway shop. The upstairs balcony has terrific views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. There is also a reserve in the middle of the street with a park so your children can play and a field big enough so you can play your favourite summer sports.

Bedding is available for you to use but if you wish to have linen (such as sheets, pillow cases, towels and facecloths) an additional cost will apply.

Conditions of Tenancy

Occupants who do not comply with the conditions of tenancy may have their tenancies terminated and be liable for any charges for cleaning or damage, and be barred from further usage of all apartments for such a term as the RNZN Motels Committee may determine.

  • Bookings are not transferable. The applicant must occupy the apartment allocated.
  • Pets and animals are not permitted to stay at the apartments.
  • No tents or caravans (used as accommodation) are permitted.
  • An occupied apartment may be inspected at any reasonable time but only on special authority of the RNZN motel executive committee.
  • Apartments must be kept in a clean and hygienic condition.
  • If the tenant cancels a booking within fourteen days of occupation, a cancellation fee of one night’s accommodation will be charged.
  • A booking may be cancelled at any time if in the opinion of the Management of the apartment has become uninhabitable. The Committee does not accept any liability for costs or inconvenience resulting from such cancellation but any rental will be refunded in full.
  • The Defence Force does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage suffered during the tenant’s occupancy of the apartment.

WHAT YOU NEED
The apartments (aside from Duchess Pool) are fully self-contained as far as living and cooking facilities are concerned but the tenant must provide the following:

  • Linen, i.e. Sheets, pillow cases, towels and tea towels. A linen service is available and if required is to be booked through the Motel and Amenities Office. The cost for the linen is as follows:
  • $5.00 per person for hireage
  • Labour charge (for washing and drying the linen).
    i. Up to 3 tenants $15.00
    ii. More than 3 tenants $5.00 per person

Both these charges are to be paid, at the Motel and Amenities Office, before your stay. Tenants will be required to make beds on arrival. Upon vacating the apartment tenants are required to strip all linen, place in the laundry and commence washing and drying, time permitting.

  • Food including salt, pepper and sugar – please read the booklet specific to your location for details of local supermarkets.
  • Personal effects and toiletries.

CANCELLATIONS
Should you wish to cancel your booking please advise the RNZN Motel Office as soon as possible to allow rebooking of your apartment. During working hours the RNZN Motel Office can be contacted on:
Ph (09) 445 5131
Fax (09) 4455132
E-mail rnznmotels@nzdf.mil.nz
If the cancellation is within 14 days of occupancy then a fee of one night’s accommodation will be charged. The original receipt must be returned to the Motels Office before any refund can be made.

APARTMENT ALLOCATION
Your receipt shows your allocated apartment. You must occupy the allocated apartment.

CAR PARKING
Car parking options are outlined in the booklets provided for each motel, please read these and keep to those rules outlined. Please keep your vehicles off grassed areas.

CHECKING IN and OUT
You may not enter your apartment before 1400 on the day of arrival and must vacate by 1100 on the day of departure. Should you require the apartment to be cleaned for you, you will need to vacate by 1000.

GETTING YOUR KEY
Motels and Amenities staff will tell you what options are available for obtaining keys to specific units.

ELIGIBILITY CATEGORIES:

Category 1 – $50.00 per night
RF personnel (including spouse or partner), navy civilians, volunteer reserves (VR) with at least five years VR service, and Foreign Service personnel serving with the RNZN.

Category 2 – $55.00 per night
Ex RF/ex civilians (providing they have served five years). • Note: This also includes dockyard staff that were previously employed by the RNZN.

Category 3 – $60.00 per night
Army and Air RF, NZDF civilians (excluding navy civilians), police, fire service (subject to agreement), and AFCC staff who are employed at naval establishments.

Category 4 – $65.00 per night
Category 1 sponsored people.

MT MAUNGANUI – TAKITIMU LODGE

Takitimu Lodge is made up of four 3 double bedroom apartments with a double garage. These are completely self-contained with all the comforts of your own home.

Each unit is fitted out as follows:

  • 42” Wide screen TV and DVD.
  • Washing machine, clothes dryer.
  • Dishwasher, microwave, oven, gas cooking, full sized fridge.
  • Enough beds to comfortably fit six with two foldout beds to sleep max 8.
  • BBQ
  • Baby equipment (high chair, changing table, security gate, portable cot)

The lodge is conveniently situated within minutes strolling distance to town. The upstairs balcony has a dominant view of Mount Maunganui. The beach is only a 5 minute walk away.

Bedding is available for you to use but if you wish to have linen (such as sheets, pillow cases, towels and facecloths) an additional cost will apply.

Conditions of Tenancy

Occupants who do not comply with the conditions of tenancy may have their tenancies terminated and be liable for any charges for cleaning or damage, and be barred from further usage of all apartments for such a term as the RNZN Motels Committee may determine.

  • Bookings are not transferable. The applicant must occupy the apartment allocated.
  • Pets and animals are not permitted to stay at the apartments.
  • No tents or caravans (used as accommodation) are permitted.
  • An occupied apartment may be inspected at any reasonable time but only on special authority of the RNZN motel executive committee.
  • Apartments must be kept in a clean and hygienic condition.
  • If the tenant cancels a booking within fourteen days of occupation, a cancellation fee of one night’s accommodation will be charged.
  • A booking may be cancelled at any time if in the opinion of the Management of the apartment has become uninhabitable. The Committee does not accept any liability for costs or inconvenience resulting from such cancellation but any rental will be refunded in full.
  • The Defence Force does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage suffered during the tenant’s occupancy of the apartment.

WHAT YOU NEED
The apartments (aside from Duchess Pool) are fully self-contained as far as living and cooking facilities are concerned but the tenant must provide the following:

  • Linen, i.e. Sheets, pillow cases, towels and tea towels. A linen service is available and if required is to be booked through the Motel and Amenities Office. The cost for the linen is as follows:
  • $5.00 per person for hireage
  • Labour charge (for washing and drying the linen).
    i. Up to 3 tenants $15.00
    ii. More than 3 tenants $5.00 per person

Both these charges are to be paid, at the Motel and Amenities Office, before your stay. Tenants will be required to make beds on arrival. Upon vacating the apartment tenants are required to strip all linen, place in the laundry and commence washing and drying, time permitting.

  • Food including salt, pepper and sugar – please read the booklet specific to your location for details of local supermarkets.
  • Personal effects and toiletries.

CANCELLATIONS
Should you wish to cancel your booking please advise the RNZN Motel Office as soon as possible to allow rebooking of your apartment. During working hours the RNZN Motel Office can be contacted on:
Ph (09) 445 5131
Fax (09) 4455132
E-mail rnznmotels@nzdf.mil.nz
If the cancellation is within 14 days of occupancy then a fee of one night’s accommodation will be charged. The original receipt must be returned to the Motels Office before any refund can be made.

APARTMENT ALLOCATION
Your receipt shows your allocated apartment. You must occupy the allocated apartment.

CAR PARKING
Car parking options are outlined in the booklets provided for each motel, please read these and keep to those rules outlined. Please keep your vehicles off grassed areas.

CHECKING IN and OUT
You may not enter your apartment before 1400 on the day of arrival and must vacate by 1100 on the day of departure. Should you require the apartment to be cleaned for you, you will need to vacate by 1000.

GETTING YOUR KEY
Motels and Amenities staff will tell you what options are available for obtaining keys to specific units.

ELIGIBILITY CATEGORIES:

Category 1 – $50.00 per night
RF personnel (including spouse or partner), navy civilians, volunteer reserves (VR) with at least five years VR service, and Foreign Service personnel serving with the RNZN.

Category 2 – $55.00 per night
Ex RF/ex civilians (providing they have served five years). • Note: This also includes dockyard staff that were previously employed by the RNZN.

Category 3 – $60.00 per night
Army and Air RF, NZDF civilians (excluding navy civilians), police, fire service (subject to agreement), and AFCC staff who are employed at naval establishments.

Category 4 – $65.00 per night
Category 1 sponsored people.

6 Responses to Hire a Navy Motel

  1. Robert Thompson says:

    I have just been reading about the Navy Motels. I served in the Comms branch from 1949-55 and then at NR1 at Irirangi until 1959. I am now 80 years old!
    Would I be eligible to hire a motel at either Mt.Maunganui or Taupo?

  2. Murray Nash says:

    I would be interested in contacting Robert. I worked at NR1 too, from 1970. I dont believe I have heard Robert mentioned before, so I wonder if he meant NR2, the navy receivers. He may have some memories he could share with me if it was actually NR1.

  3. Kathryn says:

    Hi there, I was wanting to maybe book a navy motel preferably the Taupo-arawa lodge. Can you please tell me if a booking for Thursday 9th and Friday 10th july?

  4. rosalyn elliott says:

    Hi. We are a defence family in the RANR in Australia and still current active members. Are we able to book accommodation on our holiday over to NZ? We can provide iD. Looking at coming over late Jan/early Feb. Thanks Rosalyn

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