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All reviews spruce goose lyall bay offered a complimentary drink an overnight stay on arrival an early morning flight carton of milk shuttle service next morning a queen size bed taxi ride conference room long stay place to sleep stayed for one night would definitely stay here again late check
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

We booked this motel as it was close to a venue we were going to. The room was tidy but small. I though I had booked a room with a view of Lyall Bay as it indicated it had a balcony but turns out the view was of the neighbouring roof top. Starting to get very tired the bed was not all that comfortable although fortunately had a few drinks so slept fine.

Room tip: Book a Ocean view balcony rooms don't have ocean views
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Wayne S
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Rooms were grubby & over priced - won’t be returning. Very disappointing as the online pictures are misrepresenting what is actually there. On the bright side is the restaurant down the road that has superb coffee & food

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank 420anip
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The motel was basic, but clean. Convenient to airport. If you arrive after 10:00 pm, be sure to alert the staff so they will give you a code to obtain your key upon arrival. Hotel provides shuttle during regular hours.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank lreynard
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Stayed overnight for an early morning flight out of Wellington. My studio room overlooked the ocean and the airport with the coming and going of air traffic, it was rather entertaining. Don't worry, the building has sound proofing! You are offered a complimentary drink on arrival, there is also complimentary tea/coffee/hot chocolate in your room. The space is a little tired and basic, however, is comfortable and value for price for where you are located. No free shuttle for early morning flights so a Taxi had to be booked at $18NZ for a two minute drive. Motel staff were welcoming and friendly.

Room tip: Ask for a studio room overlooking Cook Strait.
Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank kookakea
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This motel is located about 5 minutes drive from the airport. They arranged airport uber's for me too and from the airport (on more than one occasion during my stay) free of charge. The person I dealt with over the phone (Suzie) was very helpful and all around really enjoyed my stay. There are nice cafe's down the road (about 500 metre walks away) - The Botanist and Spruce Goose. Whether it is winter or summer - this place has nice views of the beach from the ocean facing suites (I was initially facing the road - but asked them on arrival if a ocean facing one was available and was switched free of charge).
Would definitely stay here again. Two thumbs up.

Room tip: best views
Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank James A
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