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Aotea Lodge

65 Whitford Brown Avenue | Papakowhai, Porirua, New Zealand
Aotea Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was very dirty and the fridge was not clean the dust in the rooms was very bad and the sheets was stainned.you could not cook the stove and oven was not clean for a family of 8 we got 4 towels. very over priced.will never stay there again

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked two rooms to accommodate 8 family members. Bathrooms were dirty, fridges filty, bed linen's had mould, not enough blankets plates and towels. Broken pull out bed. Went ask if they could clean units, which they did. The leaving time is 10am. At 9.30 am cleaning services came in and started pushing my family out. Not happy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Really good customer service, the whole team is very helpful and friendly. We asked for a booking cancelation for our 3rd night because we were invited to stay at a friends house and the booking cancelation wasn't a problem at all. Totally recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

undoubtably the best customer service I have ever encountered at a hotel (and my last stay was at the Langham, AKL). The team (especially Serena) were friendly, helpful and considerate, what an asset to this establishment! I'd happily stay here again based on the service I received alone!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Substandard accomodation!! Broken fridge, remotes and alarm clock. Carpet linen and Towels all Stainned. Dirty plates and cups. Pool was freezing. Large window above could not be shut. No spa or sauna. Pool towels are extra. Spoke to reception about faults was not moved but given extra room to use. After returning from our celebration (the reason we came to... More 

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Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Stayed here for the second time recently.Motel was quite busy this time but reasonably quiet all the same.Once again we found our room clean and comfortable.Great water pressure in the shower.Also I like that you get real milk instead of UHT pods.The staff member we dealt with was lovely and very accommodating.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

arriving by taxi were greeted by staff.shown were bar etc was for a pre evening carvery meal ... were there for a 65 th.the meal was exceptional enormous amount of meat a choice of three then you helped yourself to the roast side of things ..or salad ..the staff were of the highest tending to our every need.enjoyed the touch... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We always stay in this motel when visiting this area as our family live nearby. There are other motels in the vicinity, possibly better where we have stayed over the years but they are much nearer the railway line and to hear the sound of a train coming into your room in the middle of the night is not a... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stayed in a room with 2 adult family members over the weekend & travelled by train to Wellington. Rooms are adequately spacious with kitchenette & very clean bathroom & toilet. Quiet surroundings near to housing area & motorway, nearest shops within 25-30 minutes walk to Porirua city center which is also accessible via hourly bus shuttle. Very helpful front office.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Modern accommodation conveniently located close to the motorway. Excellent value for money. Great helpful staff who provide a fantastic service. I left some items in the room. Staff very helpful in having them returned. Highly recommend.

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