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Moana Lodge

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49 Moana Road, Plimmerton, Porirua 5026 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Moana belongs to the BBH network of backpackers in NZ. We booked it long time in advance as it seems very popular. Here everything depends on the room you get. Unfortunately ours was (too) small and facing the bathroom corridor. So, noisy. Nice owner. You...More

Thank jobst56
Response from BeachViews49, Manager at Moana LodgeResponded 14 December 2017

Hi Jobst56, thank you for your feedback as we always like to hear from our guests. This includes both the positive and also other useful points raised. From how you commented on the room that you had, and that you stated you booked a long...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

It is a great little place to stay. People friendly and overall very comfortable. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. Easy access to Wellington without the Wellington prices!!. Excellent value for money, would use again.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

An awesome House & Garden, we stayed in a large room with Queen size bed and two single beds. This room has a view of the Harbour. All the shared facilities were clean, also a computer lounge on the upper level with kitchen, dining etc.,...More

Thank Dave C
Response from BeachViews49, Manager at Moana LodgeResponded 6 October 2017

Dave, thank you for your review as it is always good to get feedback from our guests. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay at our backpackers and appreciated our great kitchen, which we know many of our guests really enjoy. Please feel free to...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This place suited our budget for a short trip to Porirua and Wellington. Nice and handy to local shops and the train station for trips into the city. We also enjoyed being so close to the sea to explore the local beach with its rocks...More

Thank nin132
Response from BeachViews49, Manager at Moana LodgeResponded 6 October 2017

Hi Nin, we are glad you enjoyed exploring area during your stay as there is quite a bit to look at, including our great local beach with amazing sea views. And we are fortunate we have a number of rooms that look directly out onto...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed there for four nights in a four bed shared room. As it was the middle of winter there weren't many other guests and hardly any staying more than one night. I didn't understand that because I think if you want to visit Wellington...More

Thank SophieH1818
Response from BeachViews49, Manager at Moana LodgeResponded 7 August 2017

We’re glad you enjoyed your stay, as well as taking advantage of seeing the many things that Wellington has to offer. And being the capital of New Zealand, Wellington certainly has many great things to see and do. Please be assured, we do our utmost...More

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Superbly located for an exceptional beachfront experience, Moana Lodge offers excellent accommodation facilities combined with amazing sea views. Just ten steps from the water’s edge and overlooking Plimmerton ...More Bay, it provides the ultimate stay for a peaceful relaxing break. Being a 5 star backpackers, all facilities are immaculate and well kept. With a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen, outdoor courtyard, and friendly welcoming hosts, you can be assured of a relaxing stay. We are situated just 20 mins from Wellington city, with easy access to public transport. At the end of a fun filled day you can come back, relax, and enjoy a wine in our sunny courtyard! We offer a range of rooms catering for groups, families, couples and individuals, plus backpackers travelling alone (with our 4-bed share room). Quoted by Lonely Planet: “this exceptional backpackers right on the beach is immaculate and inviting”. Moana Lodge has achieved the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence from 2012 - 2017 Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$48 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua > Plimmerton
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$48 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua > Plimmerton
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Dining (10)
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"chose the room with the view"
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"Wonderful and cozy lounge facing the bay, very friendly atmosphere"
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"Room 9 is upstairs, is a double room, with the water directly opposite.....beautiful. Quite a few rooms enjoy..."
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"Ask for a room upstairs."
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