Devonport Motel
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Devonport Motel

11 Buchanan Street, Devonport, Auckland New Zealand
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3.5
#1 of 1 motel in Devonport
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Two fully self contained units, serviced daily, in a private garden setting. One minute walk to the beach, three minutes to shops, cafe's and ferry to city.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Wifi
Car hire
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range

Location

11 Buchanan Street, Devonport, Auckland New Zealand
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 88 out of 100
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Auckland Intl Airport
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rmp26 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
There are two rooms in this motel. The location is great within walking distance of Devonport shops, cafes and the wharf. They advertise Free Parking but generally it is on the street if you are lucky. We were able to park in the driveway but had to move the car a couple of times to allow workers to bring their truck in which is the second annoying fact that there were workers working right outside our front door digging up the cement. This could or should have been done at a time when there were no guests. The room was adequate and it was very quiet at night. I had to ask if the room would be serviced as it was not explained whether or not the room would be serviced which it should being classified as a 'motel'. Long and short the location was great but there needs to be improvement.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Duncan W wrote a review Jan 2014
Wellington, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Devonport is a great spot in Auckland, and we stayed there overnight in summer in order to take a ferry trip to Waiheke island. It is a short walk from the motel to the local restaurants, and to the ferry. The owners seemed to be on holiday during our 1 night stay, and those standing in didn't seem to have much local knowledge (I assume this was just a temporary situation). The two units out the back are comfortable and quiet, and the back garden is very pleasant. We had no noise and slept very well. Parking is a bit of a problem for a "motel". We were okay parked overnight on the street outside, but parking on the street is P120 so leaving the car there all day would be a problem (there is only space for 2 cars off-street, one being the owners). However, there is plenty of free parking outside the ferry terminal for those going to Waiheke Island. WiFi signal was a bit weak in the unit, but worked reliably for me okay.
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Date of stay: January 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan L wrote a review Nov 2010
Brisbane, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is situated in the pretty backyard yard of an old Devonport home. It is in a quiet location less than 5 minutes walk to Devonport restaurants and ferry terminal. The hosts are friendly but unfortunately the room was a bit tired and needed some repairs ( damaged paintwork, torn curtain, old linen). The overiding negative was the paper thin wall between the units. Our neighbours were up at 5.30 am and we were woken by the male commenting "What are you doing up so early?" Our thoughts exactly!
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Date of stay: October 2010
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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A.Belrae wrote a review Apr 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of this motel is very convenient to shops and the ferry, but I was truly disgusted by the dirty room. The upper windows could not be opened due to the dirt encrusted hinges, the induction plate was broken (a hole in the plate) the kettle leaked water all over the countertop when boiling, the table, when I pulled it away from the wall, was stuck to the wall due to dirt, the fan in the bathroom was so covered in dirt that I didn't dare turn it on ---etc etc. I asked when the unit was to be serviced so that I could voice my concerns, it was though I had asked a trick question "you can get extra towels from the store room"!! The outdoor chairs had 50% paint peeling off them, the bbq was so dirty it was unusable. Parking was an issue as said by other reviewers.
Certainly NOT a luxury motel as advertised. Only if the owners get their act together would I be able to recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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wellykpr wrote a review Mar 2015
Wellington, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A little accommodation gem snuggled near the Devonport beach and ferry.The handy siting allowed us to travel by ferry to the city to sightsee across the harbour and avoid the parking and traffic hassles of Auckland - these are chronic and frustrating at times when trying to have a relaxing holiday ! The motel rooms were well-presented, clean and had all the basics needed for an overnight stay. Whilst there we got the unexpected opportunity to visit Waiheke Island and stay there for a few days and the hosts kindly let us keep our vehicle parked at the motel after checking out. Service beyond that expected ! Will book again.
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Date of stay: January 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Only 2 units - both are good quality.
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LP881 wrote a review Apr 2011
Sydney
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hosts, John and Anne, are lovely and accommodating without beinf intrusive.

They have a little schnauzer called Ollie who quietly pokes around the backyard, and when invited (but only when), comes up for a pat. Most importantly - he doesnt bark and doesn't leave a mess in your yard!

The units were very comfy for my girlfriend and i, and our friends shared the adjacent unit and loved it too.

The street is quiet and pretty and only a stone's throw from town, the water and the ferry wharf.

Thanks John and Anne - we'll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: April 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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234stevenz wrote a review Apr 2013
Auckland Central, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The three stars don't mean it isn't a good place to stay, it is. It's just a bit different from the other Devonport B and B's. The place looks like a two unit motel in the back garden of a house, which is on a quiet residential street. Each unit has a bedroom and a small kitchen/sitting room. Oh, and a bathroom. Very clean. Not too private since the family uses the back garden but it's pretty there so you'll want to keep the drapes open anyway. The property backs on the businesses along Victoria Road and you may hear some noise from them, particularly the Patriot Pub, but it ended pretty early the night I was there. Recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Shardlake wrote a review Jan 2013
Melbourne, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location if you want a tranquil place to stay in Auckland. Close to the front at Devonport and the ferries over to the CBD.

There are 2 units in the owners' back garden. They are well appointed and the owners are very friendly. There is an interconnecting door between the units. Luckily there was no one else staying there when we were there, but we would think that the units be best hired by people who know each other....

The room could also do with some curtains in the high windows at the back of the unit as the light comes through strongly. However we enjoyed our stay and would go back if we went as a group with folk we knew having the next room.
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Date of stay: September 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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simon wrote a review Jan 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Good-sized room with lovely comfortable bed. Lots of hot water and good shower/bathroom. All very clean. Kitchenette had everything you need. Wifi worked really well. Owners were friendly and welcoming. Short walk into Devonport for bars, restaurants, shops, beaches and ferries. Would definitely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Simon E wrote a review Nov 2016
Palikir, Micronesia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of this small motel, which only has two rooms and is in the back garden of a family house, could not be better. The place is just a two minute walk to the ferry. It is more like an AirBNB than a hotel/motel. The owners were very friendly and helpful. However, the units were quite dated and in need of work. The accommodation here is very different, and not up the standard we experienced over the rest of New Zealand. When we arrived the place was mostly clean but the fridge had obviously not been cleaned and had a half empty container of milk inside and crumbs everywhere. There was also the lid of a jar on the floor. The bed was really uncomfortable. One side of the bed was so badly sagging it was very hard to sleep in. In the bathroom the handles that open the windows had been removed and were lying on the sill. The shower was new and the water was hot.
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Date of stay: November 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 2 had a very uncomfortable bed.
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Simon E wrote a tip Nov 2016
Palikir, Micronesia44 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 2 had a very uncomfortable bed."
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wellykpr wrote a tip Mar 2015
Wellington, New Zealand38 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only 2 units - both are good quality."
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PRICE RANGE
$205 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandAucklandNorth ShoreDevonport
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Devonport Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Devonport Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mount Victoria Reserve (0.2 km), Devonport Chocolates (0.2 km), and The Vic Devonport (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Devonport Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Devonport Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Devonport Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Devonport Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Corelli's Cafe, Manuka Restaurant, and The Patriot.
Does Devonport Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Devonport Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Devonport Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Devonport.
Are there any historical sites close to Devonport Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Parnell (3.5 km), Eden Garden (5.8 km), and Auckland Town Hall (4.0 km).
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