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Michelle
Wellington, New Zealand

Okay that’s about it.

Review of Poenamo Hotel
3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 Mar 2024via mobile
This place is very average. For a room that cost $160 a night I would have expected something more reasonable. Our room was okay but it really does need an overhaul. Clean and tidy but looks very tired. The bathroom had a smell that wasn’t nice when you first entered the room.
Nice big TV. Nice wee deck but you do look across to the pub !!
It was okay and central to Hillcrest. Glenside and Northcote.
Lots of old rugby photos in reception which was pretty cool to see.
Date of stay: March 2024
Room Tip: Parking for cars is available but can be tricky getting across the busy intersection.
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

I stayed in one of the hotel's new 1-bedroom apartments. Really fantastic little place, very close to the venue for a wedding I was attending.

The apartment was really clean and well looked after. It had all the amenities I could need for my stay, including a fully-stocked kitchen, dishwasher, laundry machine, etc.

It's a small drive away from the hotel's main building and reception, but we had a car, so this wasn't really an issue.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Stayed multiple times over last few months. Carpark, stair well dirty. Unit was basic, tired but clean, bed was comfortable and shower was good. Kitchen wasn't well supplied with the basics and elements didn't work well (but gave us an excuse to eat out all the time).

Our last stay was in a studio unit. Mattress should have been binned years ago. Swapped us to a different studio unit the second night, mattress was even worse.

Will not stay there again.

Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

The villa is awful, cockroaches running up walls sofas sinks, stains on sofa and carpers craxked tiles, no handles on wardrobes just screws, no working microwave, cobwebs in bathroom, broken glass door, road cones and massive signs in the garden. Cigarette burns in bedding. Avoid it we moved out early I've never stayed in these conditions.

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Paid for the Villa more like a Dump! This place is unfit for occupation and health risk.
The online Pictures on Booking.com are deceptive and do not match what we found. The place is infested with Cockroaches!. Missing door knobs on wardrobes leaving dangerous screws pocking out that was the perfect eye level for my 8 year old Boys eyes in the main hallway and bedrooms. Microwave and Cooker top didn't work so the kitchen was useless, although I would not eat there due to the cockroaches! over the counters and in our food after 5 minutes of opening. Found 2 spray bottles of Cockroach spray under the sink where a disgusting smell is emanating, no guessing that the infestations is there.
Complained to reception and asked or a refund as we moved out. after fighting with them we got a partial refund! would not recommend.

Room tip: Avoid at all costs!
Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Hotel is not what is advertised on booking.com, we were expecting something quite nice, little known it was an actual hell hole. Rooms are smelly, unclean and really small. Carpets are filthy, bedding was covered in some questionable white substance and fridge was mouldy. No such thing as cleaners here, they won’t change the beds unless specifically asked at reception. Pool is dirty… everything about this place is just awful. Was very very happy to leave.

Room tip: Just avoid
Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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