Apple Motor Inn
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Apple Motor Inn

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2.5
#11 of 11 motels in Hastings
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
2.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
2.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Budget accommodation only 290 metres from the centre of town. Friendly staff invite you to enjoy our all weather barbecue area, spa and swimming pool. Relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere within walking distance of town.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free internet
Pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Room features
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English

Location

409 Railway Road, Hastings 4122 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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Hawkes Bay Airport
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Jatagnat wrote a review Jan 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand127 contributions54 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel should be renamed a ‘backpackers’ as the facilities were most definitely not to a motel standard. The room had no information booklet about the ‘motel’ or Hastings. The furnishings and decor were definitely past their use by date and need a major upgrade. The stairwell to the upstairs units was absolutely filthy, obviously never been cleaned. The jumbo bin used for motel rubbish was smelly and full to overflowing and on full view of the motel exit. Not a good look. I wish I had read the reviews before staying here. A very poor image for Hastings.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hanniepex wrote a review May 2022
Auckland, New Zealand599 contributions226 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Our check in was easy. The room is neat And overall tidy. There are toiletries provided.
Room has mini fridge, microwave and utensils.
However since it was summer, the weather becomes to humid in the evening and electric fan is only available upon request which we dont know on the 1st day. It wasn’t a good sleep for me.
The blankets were itchy and my daughter got flee bites on 3rd day.
The pool is not maintained.
Check out was fast.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is one car per room.
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Josie wrote a review Jul 2020
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The shower didn't drain properly so it meant you were standing in soapy water. The plant box at the top of the stairs had rubbish in it. The woman on reception was unhelpful. The notice at the front said "Units from $59", but these were apparently only dorm beds. False advertising.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Naomi B wrote a review Sept 2022
Greater Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Not staying here again. Just wanted a peaceful place to stay before a long drive home the next day. The room stunk of stale alchohol. Got the smell as soon as we walked in.The entire place including the room was extremely run down. The walls super thin so could hear EVERYTHING that was happening in the room next door🤮 Didn't sleep much so defeated the purpose off there stay. I get it's budget accomm but come on, fill the holes, fresh coat of paint, fix the plumbing,
shampoo the carpets, so disappointing. It reminded me of motels in horror movies. Couldn't wait to leave. Yuck👎🏽
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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amym5275 wrote a review May 2021
Wellington, New Zealand9 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Service was lovely, but the room was disgusting with broken tiles, unclean cups etc no milk, internet, tv, they folded my dirty towel for me to reuse. No lights etc gang presence with strong smells of illegal drugs. Would never recommend or come back.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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shadfield wrote a review Mar 2022
10 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would recommend this motel as I stayed just over night. Room was clean. Sound proof. Allowed my two small dogs. Good parking and I was put out of the way which I appreciated. Staff friendly. And price was very reasonable
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sharon L wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the worst motel I have stayed in, ever. Very dated rooms, the pillows were just horrible. No air-con, just an inadequate thing on the wall which did not heat the room, not sufficient for an NZ winter, so I was really cold all night and didn't sleep well. No shampoo or hairdryer. Don't stay here.
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Go stay somewhere else, it's not as though it was much cheaper than other motels in the area
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Tricia D wrote a review Mar 2023
Rotorua, New Zealand104 contributions33 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just spent 3 weeks here with our cat.

Was clean, tidy, comfortable motel. Staff were friendly and nothing was a problem.

Appreciate having a haven after being evacuated from our storm damaged home.

Would happily book and stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wylie4861 wrote a review Aug 2015
Belfast, United Kingdom5 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Even though we were here in February 2010 the experience of this DUMP has never left us. On driving into the place we were greeted by some Vanuatan guys all over the place with their laundry hanging on every possible place. The swimming pool (haha)had green stagnant water which would state that it was never serviced much like the rooms. We had enough, packed the csr znd left at 4am. People give this hovel a wide berth and do not even think of staying here. Anyone who rates this more than 1 must be blind, if I could've given it a minus rating I would've.
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Julie W wrote a review Feb 2015
Katikati, New Zealand2 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited this motel with 3 friends for Art deco weekend. I had booked through the AA travel at $145.00per night plus $10 each extra person and the reviews werent too bad-BUT the manager has an ufortunate manner and and doesnt know the meaning of customer service. On arriving we were were greeted by a group of Vanuatan guys lounging around the entrance way-not a good look - and out side all the rooms they were staying in there were all their clothes and shoes. Found out why- our unit had no hanging space or hangers or any hooks behind doors or on walls to hang our "Art Deco finery" or any shelf or dresser to put anything on. There was only one pillow on each bed so I asked for another and was given a lecture about how it was a "Budget" motel and they didnt run to extras. They did find some for us tho.
The room was never serviced except for clean towels. On the Friday night when we came in at about 11pm I went to get into my bed and it hadn't been made properly- electric blanket bunched up and there were crumbs in the bed and the sheet looked as tho it hadnt been changed. I turned the sheets over and 'remade" the bed. When I queried about the beds not being made I had another lecture about "our type of people" expeceted too much and they were a Budget hotel and they didnt make beds where people left belongings on beds.When I could get a word in I pointed out that my bed didn't have belongings on it and I didnt consider the price we were paying to be Budget priceses. Maintenence is mimnimal with broken door handle on our bedroom door and the ranch slider lock very difficult to open as the screws were all loose. Dont go there if you want basic customer service.
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Date of stay: February 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sharon L wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go stay somewhere else, it's not as though it was much cheaper than other motels in the area"
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hanniepex wrote a tip May 2022
Auckland, New Zealand599 contributions226 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is one car per room."
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Mike wrote a tip May 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here."
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Ebony W wrote a tip Dec 2019
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"My only tip is STAY AWAY"
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a_lusby wrote a tip Jun 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would not choose to stay there again"
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandHawke's Bay RegionHastings
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apple Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Apple Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Common Room (0.5 km), Hastings City Art Gallery (0.3 km), and Velocity Entertainment (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Apple Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Apple Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Apple Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apple Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rush Munro's, Sazio Pasta Bar, and Gengy's Mongolian Bbq Buffet Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Apple Motor Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Apple Motor Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Hastings.
Are pets allowed at Apple Motor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Apple Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Otatara Pa Historic Reserve Walk (10.5 km).
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