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Lords's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A+ service! We rented a Fiat 4 berth self-contained motorhome for a week in December 2017. Had an awesome, relaxing time on the Nelson/Golden Bay coastline with great weather and no crowds. Great value to hire from a Nelson company rather than pay the relocation costs charged by many large national ones. Hamish and his team were always very helpful and communicative: online during booking; at the start of the hire - when Hamish picked us up from our motel and gave us a thorough briefing on everything in the van, which we appreciated as first-time campers. And at the end of the week, Ken accommodated our flight time, even dropping us at the airport. They went 'above and beyond' and couldn't have been more helpful. The location of the yard is convenient to Nelson Airport. The van was in great condition and well-equipped. As a couple, we had the luxury of leaving the van set up all the time, with the seating and table in place - and the full-time bed above the cabin was more spacious and comfortable than we expected, too. Thank you for a great experience.

Reviewed 29 days ago

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john dunn


Ranking: 1/10

The camper provided had a severe dust problem, the company did nothing satisfactory to fix the problem, would not consider using this company again.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

Road Abode Motorhomes responds:

Hi John, Very sad to see your remark. If you had called with this issue when it happened I could of told you to close vents and windows. Unfortunately this is a lesson to all about driving on unsealed roads. I must add that I did get this Motorhome checked by the manufactures after this complaint and it came back A+. The people that hired this before and after haven't had a issue ether. I'm also very sad that your holiday and experience with traveling in NZ wasn't a happy one. Hope you travels in the future go better for you.

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Jeff Carmody

United States

Ranking: 10/10

A+ service and an absolute "10" of an experience. We rented a Sprinter-van RV from Hamish at Road Abode for a tour of the South Island. Started in Nelson & went up to Abel Tasman, down the west coast, through Wanaka, Queenstown, Te Anau and out to Milford Sound. Then up to Mt. Cook, over to Tekapo, down to Dunedin & ended our trip in Christchurch. Hamish was very thorough in describing the details of the van & we used it to its fullest (even freedom camped). Cooked many delicious meals, had numerous card games and it was amazing to walk up and have a cold drink out of the fridge after a long trek! We had zero mechanical issues as the RV ran like a top! The entire trip was comfortable and gorgeous! Hat's off to Hamish and his crew at Road Abode! We would do it again in a heartbeat!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Louis DeMais

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Rented / hired and utilized every centimeter of a 6 person Mercedes motorhome. It drove great for its size and everything was in perfect condition. Kitchen and linnens etc. well stocked. THE BEST run through I can imagine at pickup. It was like a free education and presented in a way so everything stuck. At the same time it's a very chill company so I'm sure you could say "ok ok I've got it" if you are in a rush. I'm a nut about safety so we tested several child seats. Overall received over an hour of hands on help. Got picked up at the Nelson airport in the actual motorhome too. The owner is basically a world record road traveler, camper and vehicle expert so renting from him is like borrowing a surfboard from Kelly Slater. Verry reassuring and a turbo boost start for our adventure. I bet you can not find a company more legitimate than Road Abode.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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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 10 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 about 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

Road Abode Motorhomes responds:

As the new owner I tried to sort this issue out but Eva wanted nothing than to put her comment here. Saying it was nothing to do with me but with Road Abode?? Very sad this couldn't be resolved. All our motorhomes have now been upgraded and hope we don't get a comment like this again.

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