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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Brown`s Bay Olive Tree Hotel Browns Bay