I purchased a plant with flowers to add color to my room. There were no pictures and the walls were beige.
I just returned from a 10 day stay in Napier, Hawkes Bay to visit a friend. The room was very clean and the owners were friendly and able to answer almost all my questions. Their restaurant has a short but varied breakfast menu. The dinners can be anything from a salad to a several course meal. I was able to take my leftovers back to the room's small refrigerator and reheat them later in the room's mircowave. They have dishes, glasses, mugs and can and wine openers in the room. FYI: The restaurant is closed on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
The motel is within easy walking distance of a a small shopping center that had a bank, post office, infirmary, 2 ATMs, 2 bakeries, a couple of restaurants, a florist, a pharmacy, a convenience store, and more. I didn't have a car, but with a car you can drive within 5 minutes to an area that has 2 groceries, fuel and restaurants. For me, it was a 15+ minute walk.