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42 Cuba Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012 New Zealand
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Ava Lodge motel opened in 2014. Feeling more like a small hotel than a typical motel, Ava Lodge offers twenty thoughtfully detailed suites and apartments, catering to business people and tourists alike. The goal was to provide guests with an exceptional experience of comfort, quietness and security within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where they feel at home. The building is striking with bold and quirky colours surrounded by lavish landscaping and less than a minutes walk from restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping opportunities of Jackson Street.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Complimentary tea
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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77Somewhat walkable
Grade: 77 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
144Reviews4Q+A10Room tips
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ashleighwhatever wrote a review Jan 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
Felt more like a hotel than a motel with a large room and modern decor. The queen suite was huge with a comfortable bed and large TV. The large shower was great and awesome water pressure. Management are very welcoming and helpful. Plenty of parking out the back of the motel which felt very secure. Would happily stay again and hope I do soon! The gorgeous Birman cat saying hi is an added bonus :)
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Ava Lodge, General Manager at Ava Lodge
Responded 24 Jan 2022
Thank you Ashleigh for your feedback - We are very pleased you enjoyed your experience here at Ava Lodge - and we look forward to seeing you here again soon! From the Team at Ava and Shadrach (our greeter cat).
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Kirsty H wrote a review Oct 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand28 contributions
Very happy with our overnight stay. Friendly welcome and easy checkin. Room very clean and well equipped with all necessities and very tidy with lovely courtyard as on ground level. Easy walk to Cuba Street Restaurants and foreshore. Higjly recommend
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Ava Lodge, General Manager at Ava Lodge
Responded 8 Oct 2021
Hi there Kirsty Thank you for your feedback - we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience here with us at Ava Lodge. Our team also certainly appreciate and take pride in your review. Yes - it is a fantastic location for walking through the little boutique shops and enjoying all the eateries. We hope you will come again soon - Keep well and safe!
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Jenny wrote a review May 2021
12 contributions1 helpful vote
We had studio apartment (1) with private little courtyard. Plenty of room in apartment with everything you would need except washing/machine dryer in hallway - need to get key off reception. It was spotlessly clean and bed was very comfortable
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: apartment 1 has private courtyard
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Response from Ava Lodge, General Manager at Ava Lodge
Responded 18 May 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are glad that you had a nice comfortable visit with us. Keep well and safe - we look forward to seeing you again if you are travelling our way again. From the Team at Ava Lodge
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20yrRep wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions10 helpful votes
Lovely hosts but the motel is starting to look a but tired, really needs a refit to modernise and update the interior. Couches are worn and the table and chairs are very dated. Bedding also needs to be improved
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Ava Lodge, General Manager at Ava Lodge
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Hi, Thanks for the review, but I confess it has taken me by surprise. Our motel is just 6 years old and your comments are so opposite to the reviews below such as : "the building looks nearly new and the rooms were immaculate". We are the newest, most modern motel in the Hutt Valley and we have a large and loyal customer base. I am struggling to imagine any motel doing a "re-fit and modernise" after only 6 years. We are proud of the design and amenities of this building and our regular corporate guests book months ahead. If you would like to email me directly at info@avalodge.co.nz, I would be very interested to know which room you stayed in and which dates. Thanks and regards. Alison
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155richard81 wrote a review Oct 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand578 contributions84 helpful votes
we booked into the Ava Lodge for one night. the building looks nearly new and the rooms were immaculate. the room came equipped with a large bed and there were minimal cooking facilities. microwave oven, toaster and two ring cooktop. the bathroom was spacious and clean. would go back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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US$104 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonLower HuttPetone
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ava Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ava Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe (0.3 km) and Truby King House & Garden (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ava Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Ava Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ava Lodge?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ava Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ava Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include OLI & MI Kitchen, Caffiend, and Comes & Goes.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ava Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ava Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old St Paul's (10.4 km), Wellington Cable Car (11.4 km), and Government House (12.4 km).
Is Ava Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.