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Ranking: 9/10

We have booked a Road Abode motorhome for one month in March 2017.
Shane and Hamish were very helpful and answered quickly our questions when we were preparing our trip from France. We had initially booked a 2-berth campervan, and Road Abode kindly upgraded our rental to a 4-berth motorhome, which turned out to be very pleasant !
No problem at all regarding the pick-up and drop-off times, many thanks to Hamish for his availability (even on Sunday) and for his advice on how to use the motorhome.
The vehicle was fully equipped, with two sets of household linens and bath sheets. The interior was clean but not spotless.
The motorhome had more than 150000 km on its kilometer reader, but no issue at all with the driving around South Island.

We would definitively recommend Road Abode for a campervan rental !

Reviewed 6 months ago and experienced in March 2017

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Eva Rodriguez

Ranking: 2/10

The campervan we rented was very old, but it has everything we needed. Two days before our trip ended it stopped working. From Abode Motorhomes recomended us to give back the campervan as soon as possible. So we did it and we rent a car for the rest of our trip.
They ensure us to refund the amount of 3 days. I've been asking for that refund from March 2016, but it never arrived. Now they told me they can't refund anything. So, don't believe what Abode Motorhomes says!!
Choose another company for better experiences!!

Reviewed 9 months ago and experienced in March 2016

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Leslie Lindeman

United States

Ranking: 4/10

The van we rented had multiple problems that cost us a lot of valuable vacation time to rectify.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in April 2016

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Jiri Lucius

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

My family hired a campervan from Road Abode for 12 days before the Christmas 2015 Shane was extremely prompt and reliable in answering any questions. The whole process was very smooth.
Shane friend dropped off the van to Picton were we got of from the Ferry with no problems and provided a detailed explanation. We drove the van around the South Island without any problems.

I would recommend Road Abode to anyone. Hope to come back again.

Thanks Shane!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in December 2015

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Abby Hall

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

My boyfriend and I hired a campervan from Road Abode for 12 days over the Christmas/NY period 2015/16. The experience was simply amazing. Whilst trying to organise the trip from the UK, Shane was extremely prompt and reliable in answering any queries and finalising the booking via email. The whole process was very smooth and reassuring. The great added benefit was these vans are they're available directly from Nelson, so you don't incur the added relocation charges from some of the big brand companies, who were ridiculously expensive.

Shane dropped off the van to our requested address with no problems and provided a detailed explanation of all of the facilities and amenities and we knew that if any problems occurred we could get in touch at any time for some help. Luckily this was not required! The van was brilliant in every way. We had no problems with it at all, it drove well for the whole loop of the South Island and was a great place to set up camp in some off the track spots.

The van came with everything we could possibly need and was so comfortable, we're already talking about our next trip!

In short, I would recommend Road Abode to anyone, the service and product was second to none at a very reasonable price.

Thanks Shane!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Adrian Sant

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We came to NZ for 19 weeks and hired a 6m Ducato van conversion with twin couches at the rear. It was a 2007 model with about 180K on the clock. Despite this it was in good condition and drove very well. Being tall and with a recent back injury, Shane was very careful in supplying a van to meet my needs. One couch was 2m long the other 1.95m long, also no bulkhead behind the driver's seat so I was able to adjust the tilt of the seat to suit. It had a four burner stove, a small grill, a microwave and a BBQ hot plate and a fridge. It was fully self contained and as we joined the NZMCA there were many locations to freedom camp. The solar cell on the roof meant we could avoid commercial sites for days on end saving lots of $$$ and enjoying the best locations too! There was plenty of overhead locker space and a half height wardrobe. Initially we wondered how we would cope in a relatively small vehicle, but after a while we were really pleased not to have hired something too large! During the researching period before booking, Shane responded promptly and patiently to all our questions. Nothing was too much trouble for him. During our trip he was very attentive to any problems or queries we had. Shane met us at Christchurch on arrival and he was there to see us depart. Over the 19 weeks we travelled 15000km throughout North and South Island and thanks to Shane and his team at Road Abode we had a great time. Many Thanks!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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