Ratings based on 153 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

One of the top places

Posted Mar 5, 2015 on Hotels
Pat and Bernie were excellent hosts. It was one of the best places and we would definitely stay there again.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 9, 2015 by Bernie, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to review our property. We wish you a very pleasant stay in New Zealand and hope to see you again some time
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Was not truthfully advertis being near the airport

Posted Mar 4, 2015
No air conditioner and beds were old and worn. The hotel was advertised in close to the airport but it was at least 20 minutes away
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2015 by Bernie, Hotel Management
We wonder if you have confused us with another property. We are some 7km away from the airport and all Manukau motels are advertised as close to the Airport. Our beds are new and definitely not shabby and as you will have read from other reviews are regularly praised for their comfort. We have recognized that with changing weather patterns ceiling fans and pedestal fans which we have in all units are no longer sufficient and we need to look at air conditioning. With this in mind we have received one of three quotes and wilol install air con before next summer
5 out of 5
by Sue Taylor from New Zealand - Northland

Posted Mar 3, 2015 on Wotif
Pros: The hosts and the lovely little garden area out the back.
Cons: Nothing really.
Location: Just right
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Great deal; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Spotless; A perfect sized motel, the hosts are really friendly and make you feel at home. You're close to the motorway, but not too close, and reasonably quiet
5 out of 5
by John Cupper from Australia - QLD - Sunshine Coast

Posted Feb 24, 2015 on Wotif
Pros: Free hot muffins on arrival. Great hosts. A teddy bear that adds a touch of class..
Cons: No complaints from me...
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless; Stayed there on three different times during our 21 day tour of the North Island. It is a great place to stay...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Kathleen from Melbourne

Choose an apartment over the studio room

Posted Feb 20, 2015 on Hotels
We stayed in 2 different units during our trip and we're delighted with the friendly and personal attention received from the owners including warm muffins on arrival. Whilst we were very pleased with the apparent on our first stay the studio was very poorly laid out with an incredibly small gap between the end of the bed and the wall that had to be squeezed through to access tha left hand side of the bed. That said the service outweighed this inconvenience. The property is fairly close to the airport which is important with the appalling Auckland traffic.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 9, 2015 by Bernie, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for staying with us and for your generous comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us that you came back again. We recently upsized and upgraded our beds and in Unit 11 only the extra size did mean that there is a gap of only i8 inches to the front of the bed. Unfortunately other than putting smaller beds back there is little we can do about this.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Colin from Victoria B.C. Canada

NZ Hospitality

Posted Feb 17, 2015 on Hotels
Proprietors could not have been nicer or more helpful. Room was well appointed and very comfortable. Plus, there was sky sports channels!, :)
Comment from Hotel Management
May 9, 2015 by Bernie, Hotel Management
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you appreciated the fact that we have over 60 SKY channels, including all the sports channels. We also have a free DVD library consisting of over 200 titles which guests seem to really appreciate. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by John from Australia

Noisy plumbing helpful management

Posted Feb 12, 2015 on Hotels
Overnight stay to be close to airport. Management try really hard to please clients but cannot overcome the problem of noisy plumbing, we were woken at 4.30 am by the shower in the adjacent unit. Beds etc are very comfortable but the unit was obviously originally designed for smaller beds. All conveniences such as fridge, milk, coffee toaster etc provided including warm muffins and an unnecessary large teddy bear.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Convenient motel, wonderfully managed in convenien

Posted Feb 11, 2015
Pros: Quiet. Convenient.
Cons: Bathroom is without towel racks and there is no safe either in rooms or office
Location: Shops, takeaways and restaurants nearby
Very and surprisingly quiet as it is very close to main road and airport. Gulf course across road and shops a walk away.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2015 by Bernie, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your generous review. Although situated on a busy main road we have been able to mitigate most road noise by selective planting and fencing. As with all other motels we do get some comment about traffic noise but the nature of motels is that we all need to be on roads that are easy to access and locate
5 out of 5
by John Cupper from Australia - QLD - Sunshine Coast

Posted Feb 4, 2015 on Wotif
Pros: Received hot muffins on arrival and there was a teddybear on the bed which was a nice touch...
Cons: Can't say a bad word about the place....
Location: Close to the airport
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless;
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from christchurch

Great location for sports turf

Posted Feb 2, 2015
Pros: Welcoming staff
Cons: Air conditioning
Location: Not much in area. Great location to go and watch homey matches at local sports club. Pity the golf club don't allow you to walk through the grounds so
Welcoming staff and very helpful . Nice to have a private garden area.