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Motel Six

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#13 of 17 motels in Whangarei
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Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Whangarei does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Motel Six, a nice option for travellers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Motel Six offer a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and a desk.

Guests of Motel Six are also welcome to enjoy a hot tub, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While visiting Whangarei, you may want to try some fish and chips at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Quay, Stumpy's Takeaways, or Serenity Cafe.

Whangarei is also home to Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, a popular history museum that is not too far from Motel Six.

Motel Six puts the best of Whangarei at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Babysitting
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Paid internet
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Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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JulesnDan wrote a review Nov 2022
Brisbane, Australia60 contributions49 helpful votes
A great budget motel. Very clean and roomy. Very comfortable bed. Full kitchen, mostly well equipped. Great location, easy walk to the shops. Very little road noise despite being on a busy road. The entrance could use a facelift but the rooms are great. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Albert T wrote a review Oct 2022
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The room is tidy and clean and the location is very near city centre. The staff and cleaners are nice and polite. However, the sound insulation is very poor and no one came to my room to clear the rubbish occasionally.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: It's good for a short trip as the location is very near city centre.
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Bernd E wrote a review Sept 2021
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Well, due to the price of staying at Motel Six, I expect Spartan accommodations, no frills. What I do expect is a clean floor and not the smell of cigarette smoke and WiFi that is usable for business. The floor was rather dirty and walking bare footed (not recommended in any hotel) made the bottom of my feet very dirty. I took one of the white hand towels, made it wet and cleaned a portion of the floor, not a pretty sight. The towel was very soiled I am afraid to say. My first few hours in the room resulted in very teary and scratchy eyes. I am not sure if was from the smoke or the cleaning agents they used to sanitize the room. The next issue was the WiFi connection or should I say the speed. It was very slow taking many minutes to access a browser page, down load documents or photos, forget about viewing videos from YouTube or Netflix. I have an app that tells me the location of WiFi transmitters and the speed of down loads, uploads and ping times and they were terrible. I got download speed of 0.56 Mbps, upload speed or 0.58 Mbps and ping time of 53.28 ms. I questioned the front desk if there was something wrong with their internet service due to this and they said no, this is what Motel Six has ordered through their ISP. I told them that is not good for business. I was supposed to stay there for 4 nights but left after the second night and told them why, I could not do business on my computer with such slow Mbps. It took 2 hours to do some work that should have only taken about half an hour to do. Would I book with Motels Six again? Yes, most likely providing the Internet speed is up where it belongs, I definitely would check the speed before checking in. Regarding the floor, I can live with a dirty floor and just have to remember to bring cleaning supplies and do the floor myself. They lost $209.04 of business because of this and I had to pay and additional $50.00 per night for accommodations elsewhere.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Take an upstairs room for a quitter night/clean the floors!/if you do allot of business on your...
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jeaninecheeseman wrote a review Mar 2021
Whangarei, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
What's worse is they don't understand English when you mention identity theft and they don't want to know. I stayed on the 23rd of December by the 28th December they had obtained a credit card. Somebody who works there is a theft. BE WARNED , its been a costly and time consuming and on going expense .
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Talia wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions32 helpful votes
This has to be one of the worst motels I've stayed in. We were put here on a work trip and couldn't believe how bad it was. The beds were so uncomfortable I could barely sleep. The walls were so thin I could hear people talking in the next room at 5am and showering all hours of the night. It was so dirty in my colleagues room - there appeared to be vomit on the curtains, old food all around the place, stains on the carpet. My toilet wouldn't flush properly and TV had two long lines of dead pixels down the middle. The only saving graces were the good quality wifi and the location.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Don't stay in the studios. The one bedrooms are much better
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Serendipity wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand109 contributions41 helpful votes
While the location was convenient and the rooms adequate, it was very stuffy and hot since there were no air conditioning especially during this hot summer. What irks us was that check outs were supposed to be at 10am but was hastened out by 9.30am which was really discourteous.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Rose wrote a review Aug 2020
New Zealand99 contributions22 helpful votes
What a horrid dump!!!!! You couldn't pay me to stay again....Downstairs unit.... First thing that greets me is a cigarette butt on the doorstep...Out the sliding door theres another one.... The sheets look used and had stains... Apparently people use oils and they said they can't get stains off. (Never seen that before!)...you felt dirty sleeping in them. It smelt and felt damp in there..not to mention the damp and mould on the lounge ceiling. Uncleaned tv cabinet. The kitchen looked clean apart from a stained teatowel, dirty foil under element and dirty knobs on the oven. I couldn't wait to get out of there!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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OwenHOz wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia122 contributions78 helpful votes
I admit I booked this hotel because of the reasonable price and the 4 star average on here. After staying there I think most of the ver positive reviews must have been based on the apartments rather than the studios. Good points. Parking in front of the studio. Very clean. Good kitchenette. Good supply of hot water for the shower. Not too far to walk to the Basin. Bad points No soundproofing. People in the next studio could be heard speaking at normal volume It is literally right next to a very large primary school...that is what the view from the studio's windows is of No security...the windows have to be secured shut which makes it very hot. No aircon
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Date of stay: March 2020
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gannysmith wrote a review Dec 2019
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Wow, we have stayed twice now and each time the facility is awesome,so clean and tidy,everything sparkles showers, sinks,fridge is clean so are the drawers that the utensils are in, bonus.All is fresh and welcoming.We would defineatly come back again. Granny😀
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hila wrote a review Nov 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand60 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed in a studio with a small kitchenette. It was spotless & peaceful setting. I was amazed at the cleanliness, the towels thick and dry nicely. I think run by a family and they were very friendly. Gave me milk for my coffee. It centrally located next to McDonalds off main road but for my 2 nights stay perfect.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel Six
Which popular attractions are close to Motel Six?
Nearby attractions include Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery (0.7 km), Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum (0.9 km), and Town Basin (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel Six?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Motel Six?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Motel Six?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel Six?
Conveniently located restaurants include Suk Jai Thai Restaurant, Khane Bahar Indian Restaurant and Bar, and Turmeric Indian Whangarei.
Are any cleaning services offered at Motel Six?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Motel Six accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.