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Auckland Central, New Zealand

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4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 Jan 2024
Lovely people managing the motel. Very CLEAN rooms, great facilities. Awesome location - could walk easily across the road to the Lake. Walking distance to the city also. Only grumble was the hard mattress which they tried to help us out with by giving us a mattress topper so maybe management needs to sleep in the beds to see how comfortable they actually are. So if you’re booking ASK for a mattress topper.
We stayed in Room 12 (top floor furtherest from the street) Room 9 has the best view BUT closest to the street.
Date of stay: December 2023
Room Tip: Mattress was hard - ask for a mattress topper We were pleased to be away from the street as the...
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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All reviews across the road spa bath safe parking within walking distance view of the lake excellent location top floor great place to stay clean tidy kitchen facilities stayed here for two nights nice room motel bedroom cbd
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

What a Great Motel, very clean , had everything we needed , the staff was so friendly & extremely accommodating , has storage for our E bikes ( which was very important to us ) . The Motel was close to the shops, eating, pubs, walkways , biking trails , straight across the road to the lake , great location. We we had a good view of the lake . We certainly will go back & would Highly Recommend . We have a lot of unfinished biking trails to do.

Room tip: It is in walking distance of most things & not far from the Huka Falls , very central , good eating places close by, " Jolly Good Fellows "
Date of stay: May 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 May 2023

A really great spot, rooms very nice and motel within easy walki9ng distance to CBD. good staff, comfy and well priced. Carparking available and good restaurants both next door and 1 min walk up the road.

Date of stay: March 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank Rob H
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Reviewed 21 April 2023 via mobile

The new owners of this place took over in February this year and they are were welcoming! They are very aware of a few past reviews and are committed to their roles of bringing this wee gem back on the map. Great holiday price for our stay too.
We stayed in a Delux Suite on the top floor for 4 nights. The balcony is a shared walkway to other suites, though wide enough that each suite has a small table with two chairs outside. We had great views of the lake.
Greeted warmly by our host & shown to our room. The room was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. TVs in lounge and bedroom. Bedroom was a good size. Pressure of shower was amazing and spa bath worked well. A few areas in bathroom need TLC however it was functional and owners are on to it.
Room was serviced with fresh towels each day.
Excellent location with a hop, skip and a jump to lake right in front. Cafe cart close and restaurant/bar 2 minutes away. Also within walking distance to main town centre.
We will definitely be back!

Room tip: Top floor suites have the views of the lake.
Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 December 2022

We stayed here for two nights in a De Luxe suite on the second floor. There were quite a number of steep steps to our room so this wouldn't be suitable for the elderly or anyone with a large amount of luggage. We appreciated that there were 2 rooms, one large double bedroom and a separate living area both included TVs. The bathroom was spacious with excellent water pressure. There was outside seating but this doubled as a walkway for guests gaining access to their rooms so we didn't bother sitting outside at all. Anyway, the only view was the motel next door but this was shielded with some trees. The little kitchen was well stocked with cups, sauces, glasses etc, 2 cooking hobs and a microwave. The unit was clean and quiet but could do with a coat of paint. Fresh towels were left both days. There were only 2 negatives, only one bedroom side table for the queen bed and the light switch in the bathroom was right in the interior of the bathroom and not by the door where it should be. This made it difficult to find the switch in the dark during the night.

Room tip: Not good access to the top floor.
Date of stay: December 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Christine T
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Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

Recenty checked into this motel. Very friendly man at reception. Room was spacious with separate bedroom. Very nice renovated bathroom. Kitchen facilities. Clean and tidy. Table and chairs outside. Very quiet room with no outside noise. Would definitely stay again

Date of stay: November 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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