OVERALL: 8 / 10. VALUE: good compared to other places by the shore. PARKING: suits Light Rigid, limited for Heavy Rigid, not for Trailers. SERVICE: friendly and efficient, good website. ROOM: modern furniture, good bed, tidy. CLEANLINESS: good but wear&tear on walls. BUSINESS: no desk but table, limited power outlets, good Internet. COMFORT: traffic noises during day but ok at night. LOCATION: excellent, close to eateries, train station, walking trails. GUEST TYPE: mostly workers but respectful. *Reviewed Harbour view studio room.
we stayed there for 5 nights was very comfortable room and service was really good. room had everything we needed except oven which was fine, heating was excellent. yes it may need a touch up but a comfortable bed and very tidy was all we required. It is close to shops maybe a 10 minute walk on a nice day, or across the road to the beach. Cafes and shops are really friendly and good.
Breakfast doesn't start until 7:30 - not good when you have a 7am start at work. Hot water in the shower early in the morning would also be a bonus.. Comfortable and clean but definitely for tourists.
The hotel is a little on the old side, but the place is comfortable. I stayed here on an extremely hot night and i was in an upstairs unit, and they dont have air conditioning which made it very hard to sleep. I opened the windows up to get some fresh air in, but then i had the road noise. Handy for walking on the beach, and a short walk to the main shopping area of Petone.
The hosts really need to get a grasp on english. They struggled to understand me and the booking in process was slower than it needed to be. The rooms are very average. The biggest down side for us was they cater for truckies which is fine but we didn't appreciate a truck idling outside our room for 25 minutes in the morning. When i mentioned this to the host when checking out he did not understand what idling was. Probably won't return.
We found the staff and the motel rooms excellent for our three say staying it was well situated for visiting all local areas .min all a very enjoyable stay. We would certainly stay here again in any future trips to Wellington. The staff were most helpful in suggesting other accomodation venues further north for our trip.
What can o say that would make it better than it is is, nothing! We booked based on the website, full of inaccuracies, distortions and total untruths. This very bottom end motel is on the esplanade, sold as some sort of seaside resort hotel, it is on a dual carriageway, surrounded by industrial sites, the noise of traffic is deafening, they take trucker bookings, the car park in front of the harbour view studio had 3 massive trucks, arriving at various times of the day and night. The website says harbour view, it is about 8k away in Wellington! Glimpses through trees. The sky TV promised is nothing of the sort, it is freeview, 5 channels, 10 if you count plus channels. The toilet paper is cheap 1 ply, the owner complained about the price I was paying. The room was sweltering with a cheap fan. Everything about this place is cheap and dishonest. Do not stay. …
I stayed here for 2 nights on a recent business trip. I chose this motel as it is quite handy to Jackson Street (restaurants and cafes), easy to go for a walk/run along the foreshore and also not far to walk to my work site. The rooms are very basic but ok. The bed and pillows were quite comfy. Overall, it was quite good.
We had an overnight stay in a spacious studio upstairs room which had everything we needed. It was quiet even though on a busy road. Only 5 minutes walk to the restaurants, cafe and shopping street, plus very close to the supermarkets. Helpful, friendly hosts. Would highly recommend. Excellent value for money.
Stayed here just one night. Room was comfortable, clean and tidy. The staff / owner was most accommodating for our late arrival and helpful to answer our queries. Road outside was a little noisy in the morning and the walls did allow some noise to be transmitted between rooms. That said, overall the accommodation was up to a very good standard and recommended.