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Brown's Bay Olive Tree Motel & Apartment
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Browns Bay
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We booked a night because we were having a night out nearby and didn't want to drive. I had received a text earlier giving me a code for the safety box so we could get the key ourselves. The front office at the time of our arrival at 5pm was closed so we saw no-one until I rang them at 8.15am the next morning to check out. While the unit seemed relatively clean (although the window frame in the toilet was quite mouldy and the bottom of the back door was either very dirty or partly rotten) it still had its 1980s decor. It perhaps had newish carpet and possibly a lick of paint but it's very tired and terribly dated. The condition of the furniture is very, very average and is in keeping with its age. Unfortunately it's probably the only motel in the locality but the Olive Tree would be dead if any sort of half decent competition came along. The front office is also dated and had leaves lying around on the floor, a bag of linen on one side and behind the other door there seemed to be a big pile of sheets. We will make alternative arrangements next time if we need to spend a night in Browns Bay. Perhaps it's one advantage is that it would be a 10-15 minute walk to the beach.

Room Tip: I imagine all unit's are dated. The owners, it seems, don't see the need to spend any money...
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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

we arrived at this motel at about 8.00 at night. We were welcomed and shown to our room. The room or should I say suite had kitchen dining area, bathroom and lounge. We were pleasantly surprised at the spacious area in the unit. The bed we slept in was the most comfortable I have experienced in a motel, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Kuni, the owner, and his staff are extremely helpful and run a good establishment.
The Olive Tree is close (walking distance) to public transport, supermarkets, great restaurants and Browns Bay Beach.
We stayed here during our first few days in NZ and then returned after touring around the North and South Islands, before returning home.
The units' kitchens have enough to make basic self-catering meals and basic Sky TV channels.
A good base from where to explore Auckland, especially the northern areas of Auckland.

Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2014

I think staying at Browns Bay Olive Tree Motel is not good because the bathrooms are not very clean and the cleaners don't come here to clean the bathroom and I would give it one star because the room I stayed in had only one bedroom so I would not recommend this room to family or friends

Room Tip: I would recommend that travellers choose a room with two bedrooms like one bedroom next to the kitch...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights in a room for 7 people. Room was very clean and spacious. It suits our family very well. The owner is kind and helpful. Loved the big trampoline at the backyard! It located a bit far from the city. 40 mins by bus and 20 mins by car. Wifi connection in the room was amazinggg.

  • Stayed: October 2014
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Additional Information about Brown's Bay Olive Tree Motel & Apartment

Address: 24 Glencoe Road, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > North Shore > Browns Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Browns Bay
Price Range: $152 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Brown's Bay Olive Tree Motel & Apartment 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
8 spacious refurbished units in peaceful surroundings. 1 studio unit, 6 x 1-bedroom units (sleep 5) and 1 x 2-bedroom unit (sleeps 7). All units have full kitchen facilities including microwaves, phone, TV (9 channels including 3 Sky TV), electric blankets and heaters. Our facilities include guest laundry, spa, BBQ, trampoline, off-street parking. Hairdryers, cot, highchair and baby bath available. 5-minute walk to beautiful Browns Bay Beach and many shops, cafes and restaurants. 5-10 minute-drive to North Harbour Stadium, Massey University, tennis and squash courts, golf. RSA and bowling club close by. Public transport at door if required. 20 minutes to downtown Auckland. ... more   less 
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