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Ava Lodge Motel

42 Cuba Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012 New Zealand
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#1 of 4 motels in Petone
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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 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
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Washing machine
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
152Reviews4Q+A10Room tips

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wc9828 wrote a review Mar 2024
Boulder CO103 contributions79 helpful votes
Modern, attractive facility with kitchenette, nice furnishings, off-street parking. Attentive and beyond the normal service. When was the last time the owner did your laundry as the guest laundry was backed up? Highly recommend. We stayed here twice on our New Zealand travels.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review - we are so pleased you were comfortable during your stay here with us. Hope the rest of your travels here go well and you return home with great memories of your holiday in New Zealand. Thankyou for being lovely guests! Take care and keep well - Warm regards from Christina & the Team
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Kelly B wrote a review Jan 2024
Whakapapa, New Zealand174 contributions58 helpful votes
Love this place so clean and comfy. Stayed for one night only. Lots of real nice little finishing touches, I’m 7 months pregnant and the bath had a cute little tub of bath salts! Bonus!! Bed was large and super comfy. My partner loved the coffee machine! Great location and was quiet. Would love to stay again - Thankyou!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ava Lodge, General Manager at Ava Lodge Motel
Responded 30 Jan 2024
Thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback - Lovely to read you enjoyed the bath salts and your partner made good use of the coffee machine. Hope you got to venture around the corner to Jackson Street to try the Cafes & Eateries. Not long now till you welcome your new addition to your family - very exciting times ahead for you both ! Warm regards and best wishes from Christina & the Team
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TheDesertKiwi wrote a review Jan 2024
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Exceptionally clean and comfortable rooms, well located within a couple of minutes walk from the beach, Jackson Street shops and local bus/train routes. Fast wifi and helpful staff. Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 30 Jan 2024
Hi there - Very happy to see from your feedback that you had a great time here in Petone. Your review has been shared with the team - they were very pleased with themselves and felt appreciated. Thank you from Christina & the Team
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Scenic43816411150 wrote a review Dec 2023
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The manager was quite grumpy and rude. The Lodge itself is nice enough but the manager caused us a number of problems with a rude personality. Also a housekeeping person came into the room when the do not disturb sign was on
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Date of stay: December 2023
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jahhp wrote a review Nov 2023
Los Angeles, California635 contributions172 helpful votes
My partner & I stayed here for 3 nights and it was a solid choice. Free parking (and if the lot is full, the street seems pretty empty all the time). The room had a strange odor when we walked in, but I think it was some sort of air freshener or disinfectant. It wasn't necessarily BAD, but it was STRONG. The woman who checked us in wasn't necessarily warm, but she was friendly enough. The room was very clean, bed & pillows were comfortable and we were within walking distance of many restaurants. Shower had good water pressure and they had some nice toiletries for use. We aren't high maintenance, so this place suited us just fine. All in all, a solid choice.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 16 Nov 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay here with us at Ava Lodge. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and experienced some of our great restaurants just around the corner in Jackson Street. Hope the rest of your trip went well - Take care and keep well from Christina & the Team
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AzRat wrote a review Sept 2023
Arizona1991 contributions710 helpful votes
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August 2023 - One night stay for Fifa 23 and then next day Interislander ferry. Exceeded expectations. Lodge was very easy to find. Room was large, full kitchen with seating, small but efficient bath with shower and separate tub, balcony with seating, secure keycard entry, and plenty of free parking. We were just looking for an overnight stay, next time in New Zealand will stay longer. Nice little suburb of Wellington, walking distance to restaurants, beach, and shops. Drive to ferry port was 15 minutes on Saturday morning and easy 'straight shot' into city of Wellington. Lodge provided plenty of local info and had very nice bath and kitchen self -catering amenities, and was very clean and well maintained. The area was residential, so there was very little street noise at night. Very comfortable stay and pleased to recommend the Ava Lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Ava Lodge, General Manager at Ava Lodge Motel
Responded 27 Sept 2023
Thank you for your review - the Team & I were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay experience here. So pleased you were happy & comfortable in your Spa Studio Unit. We hope you got to hear the native Tui birds singing in the morning below your balcony - they love to feed on nectar from the flowers of the Kowhai tree there. We look forward to seeing you again when you can venture out to explore Petone some more. Until then take care and keep well from Christina & the Team
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G G wrote a review Mar 2023
London, United Kingdom83 contributions71 helpful votes
I've stayed at this place twice before and would be happy to do so again. It was an excellent room with plenty of space. All the facilities were good, and the wifi was more than adequate. The shower was also good. The one negative was the realisation that Ava Lodge don't do anything about blocked drains in the shower. Every time we walked into the room there was an unpleasant smell coming from the shower drain.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: Bring some drain cleaner with you.
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Response from Ava Lodge, General Manager at Ava Lodge Motel
Responded 22 Mar 2023
Thank you for your feedback Grant - We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay with us at our Motel. Though I had not heard that there was a problem with the bathroom drain - please be assured that it would have been remedied immediately if I was aware. The drains for the building are regularly cleaned as part of our maintenance program as we want to provide our guests with the best stay experience possible. Kind regards from Christina & the Team
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Cat wrote a review Feb 2023
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Beautiful room, spacious and spotless. We had the spa room. The shower was amazing, bed was super comfy. Loved that there was gowns and high quality products. Great location and lovely staff. Would definitely stay again. Close to public transport.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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acid_slug wrote a review Feb 2023
Scottsdale, Arizona46 contributions23 helpful votes
Modern, functional, clean studio unit. Just what we needed to stay overnight for a reasonable price before taking the Interislander the next day. It was quiet and has everything you need for self-catering or, if you prefer, it’s walking distance to the town centre and the waterfront.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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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 on business
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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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PRICE RANGE
$215 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonLower HuttPetone
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ava Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Ava Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe (0.3 km), Truby King House & Garden (0.4 km), and Pinot And Picasso Hutt Valley (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ava Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Ava Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ava Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ava Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ava Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caffiend, Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, and Comes & Goes.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ava Lodge Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ava Lodge Motel?
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 Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.