You'll find that motel accommodation in New Zealand, compared to many other countries, is generally of a high standard. Look out for a Qualmark star rated property if you want to be guaranteed a quality stay.
There are literally hundreds of motels scattered right throughout the country, so you'll rarely be limited for choice. In larger towns and cities you can often find a motel room on the fly, without having to worry about pre-booking.
Motel accommodation usually features a selection of studio, one or two bedroom units. Tea, coffee and sometimes cooking facilities are provided and most units have a television. Very affordable, motels are ideal for the more budget conscious traveller who appreciates the ease of a hotel stay.
Larger motels can be similar to hotels, often with a swimming pool, spa, sauna, laundry, and restaurant.