Ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

3.1 out of 5
50% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
2.8 Room comfort
2.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Hamilton

Don't swim in the pool.

Posted Jan 12, 2018
Key reason we chose to stay was it had a pool. Unfortunately pool was green and you couldn't see the bottom. The picture on the website made the pool look awesome, but the reality was very different.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from NZ

Good motel when on a tight budget

Posted Nov 19, 2017
Older motel so don't expect the Ritz but is clean and comfortable enough with all that you need for a short stay. Dan Dan is very welcoming, friendly and helpful and room rate fits in when on a tighter budget.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2017 by Dan Dan, Hotel Management
Dear Brett, thanks you so much for choosing stay with us, and really appreciate your positive encourage. wish you all good luck for the 2018 : )
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Levin

Posted Nov 18, 2017
Perfect room just shower wasn't so great. over all very happy
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Perth, WA

Posted Nov 10, 2017
Pros: Clean and tidy
Cons: See main commets
Old motel in need of a refurbishment. The cooker needs imediate replacement. The room layout was ramped and the TV position was not ideal.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 15, 2017 by Howick motor lodge, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, we appreciate your stay and thanks for the comments , we will do best to improve. wish you have a great week.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Invercargill

Very Reasonable

Posted Oct 11, 2017
Pros: Location, Helpful staff, Comfortable
Cons: some more room maintainance and TV reception could be improved
Location: Handy for main roads but not noisy, close to Howick and every sort of fast food outlet, supermarket and dairy.
Attend a yearly conference in the Botany area so have tried most motels etc in the area. This one was cheaper than most and some write ups not too good, but we found it value for money. Handy for amenities, friendly staff etc. Ok, its not the most modern and some things could do with updating or a handyman's touch, but I would recommend it to others as value for money and would use it again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from rotorua

convienient for travelling to ou conference .

Posted Oct 6, 2017 on Wotif
It eas clean and tidy but definatley needs an update and to be refreshed .
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not a lot of Choice in Howick

Posted Jul 31, 2017
Not much to say. Just not worth it. Frayed towels, upstairs toilet (in the 2 bedroom), cold rooms and heating is simply not sufficient - old heaters, stains on bedding..... This is an old motel (70's style) so whilst I had a much lower expectation, it was worse than that. The road noise is loud - if you are a light sleeper - best to avoid.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 30, 2017 on Hotels
bedding was so smelly, it was hard to go to sleep because of the smell from the pillows and duvet, my father slept upstairs and said the same thing
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Old and tired

Posted Jul 21, 2017
Stay away especially in the winter. Only heat source was an oil fin heater which was totally inadequate to heat the room. Beds were uncomfortable and on one day of our stay housekeeping did not even bother making the beds. They just pulled the covers up. The bathrooms were super old with the only ventilation being a window which is not so good when it is windy and freezing outside. Shower ceiling was covered in mold. Towels were frayed, small, and worn out. We would never stay there again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very happy with our stay

Posted Jun 26, 2017 on Wotif
friendly staff very helpful and a nice place to stay, clean and tidy. Spacious for us being big people... everything we need for our sports trip.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 30, 2017 by Dan Dan, Hotel Management
Many thanks for choosing stay with us, and we really looking forward to see you in future. all the best : )