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AAA Mana Motel

41 Mana Esplanade | Mana, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I stayed in a standard studio on the ground floor. The room was older but nicely furnished and the bathroom was recently renovated. The unit contained everything I needed and had sliding door to the garden. The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. The only negatives were the tight carparks, made harder to get into if the neighbouring cars are... More

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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your stay. Our ground floor Studio units now have all brand new renovated bathrooms, we thank you for your approval. We pride ourselves on our true kiwi hospitality nothing is a problem which you obviously appreciated. Plenty of free parking for everyone, unfortunately we cannot control how some people park. We... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had an unexpected delay in Wellington, and stayed the night here. Great, very helpful staff, large rooms with good facilities, a very comfortable nights rest. Not the flashed in the book, but clean and well presented. Staff were willing to hold the room for the next night if need be. Great advice regarding local food outlets. Top value for... More

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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments and taking the time to voice them. We are a great place to stay close enough to Wellington to assist those with unexpected delayed travel plans. We pride ourselves on our well presented and clean rooms and are proud of our 3star plus rating which creates brilliant value for money. Good honest kiwi hospitality is available... More

Hawera, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

AAA Mana Motel has lovely spacious rooms, with everything you could possibly need and a superbly comfortable bed!! Well serviced by wonderfully friendly staff. Lovely private balcony and very peaceful especially considering the motel was fully booked with many staying that were attending dog shows. Great situation with shops within easy walking distance. Ross and Megan were very accomodating and... More

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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

Fabulous comments by fabulous guests. We look forward to seeing you both again on your return visits. More

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

It is not fancy and the rooms are a little dated but, that said, this a very well situated motel which is close to the railway station and motorway. Nice being able to walk down the road to the shops and handy to the park. The service is fantastic and Ross and Megan cannot do enough for you.

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Napier, New Zealand
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15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I've stayed here quite a few times. It is not fancy and the rooms are a little dated but, that said, this a very well situated motel which is close to the railway station and motorway. There is high speed wireless internet for a small additional cost. There is an indoor pool which is not really warm enough to swim... More

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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review. It is much appreciated. We are a 3 star plus property and claim to be nothing more. As a long term corporate stay this Government agency dictated a competitively priced nightly rate, which is great to see, rather than a more costly 5 star property previously utilised. Our indoor pool is in... More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

AAA Mana Motel was an absolutely wonderful place to stay. The unit was spacious with everything you need in it. The bed was very comfortable and nice and warm to sleep in, and the outdoor area was perfect for the dog. For those staying for Dog Shows, its only 10 minute drive to NZKC grounds. Ross and Megan are very... More

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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

Wonderful guests. Thanks for your supportive honest comments. See you next time. More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Just returned from my annual QB weekends dog showing at Porirua. Had another relaxing stay at Mana Motel. Find Ross very pleasant to deal with. Bed was very comfortable which helped with a good nights sleep after long days at the shows. Nice being able to walk down the road to the shops and handy to the park for walking... More

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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

Another great guest. Thanks for your honesty you were a pleasure to host. See you again soon. More

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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Had a very poor experience with the 747 Motel in Wellington who increased costs without notice (see my review). Needed a last minute change of accommodation for my wife and I when we arrived at 12.30 in the morning from Australia. This motel was wonderful and easy to deal with. They were welcoming and left the room unlocked and lights... More

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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest comments. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile and treating our guests as we would like to be treated - true honest kiwi hospitality at its best. We are disappointed that other Motels do not operate in the same manner. We hope you both enjoyed your trip around New Zealand and look forward to... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Although we arrived early and wanted to leave our bags there until later the management without hesitation showed us to our room where we had time to make a cup of tea from the excellent selection of provided drinks before heading off into town. Mana Motel is ideally situated and almost adjacent to Mana railway Station of catching a ride... More

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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of AAA Mana Motel. Your positive, honest comments are very much appreciated and we thank you. As owners we take a lot of pride in presenting a place where we would like to stay, we work hard at providing our valued guests with "Good Honest Kiwi Hospitality." We look forward to hosting you and your... More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My family & I stayed for 6 days at this Motel, and it was absolutely awesome in all area's. Our hosts Ross & Megan were wonderful, definitely family orientated, went the extra mile to make our stay that more enjoyable, comfortable, very relaxing & stress-free. My 4 year old twin grand-daughters thoroughly loved the environment, sandpit, trampoline and in-ground heated... More

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Thank you so much for your honest well written review. A delightful family to host who became part of our family. Hope to see you or your family and friends again in the future, More

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Address: 41 Mana Esplanade | Mana, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to AAA Mana Motel - Porirua, New Zealand. Relax and enjoy some quiet time in our pleasant sunny surrounds. Our well kept grounds and private upstairs balconies provide the perfect environment for you to relax and unwind. Even better, on a warm summer's evening, put you feet up and chill out around our on-site barbeque and picnic tables. The choice is yours. We are conveniently located just north of Porirua, on the main road to Wellington (SH1). We offer a great combination of nice and sunny units; easy access to town; and a heated swimming pool to relax in. Most importantly we pride ourselves on providing a warm and friendly place to stay. Our clean and sunny, 1,2 and 3 bedroom self-catering units provide a relaxing place to stay, whether for the long-term or short-term. Wireless high-speed internet access is available along with Sky TV. We deliver a great experience of good honest kiwi hospitality with well-kept facilities. Our motel accommodation is conveniently located just 5 mins north of Porirua on SH1. Being so close to Wellington City, you can quickly and easily enjoy the Capital experience, either by car or train; and just 15 mins drive to Cook Strait Ferry. We also offer off street parking outside each unit. ... more   less 
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