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Spinnaker Motel

Cnr Grays Road and State Highway 1 | Plimmerton, Porirua, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed twice last year found you want inner room facing main car park the front rooms next to road. traffic is really loud at night and u don't get much sleep. Owners were really nice and after I got lost frist time due to power out becuse of storm and gps not working they made me feel like family or... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Room was pretty basic,but very clean.Good place to stay if your planning on catching the morning ferry, as it's easy to get to And its Affordable,Only down side is that the room was right next to the motorway.

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Yes we are in a great place for quick access to the ferry and we are sorry that you found the road noise a bit load. We have had other people stay in these units or have heard nothing. We do hope that you will stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Spinnaker Motel on the way down to dropping off my daughter who was starting next day at Vic Uni. Easy to find and even easier to get into Wellington within 15 mins. Would highly recommend this instead of trying to find alternative accommodation with carparking in Wellington. Shall be back!!! Staff... More 

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and your very nice review, we are so pleased that you found everything to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Pat & Gary, Managers More 

York, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We picked this motel to stay one night, as we had arrived in Wellington via the evening ferry from Picton, and it was on our route to Rotorua (20 minutes drive from the ferry terminus). The room was very small and although there was a kitchenette area, there was no sink and hence we had to use the bathroom basin... More 

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are sorry that you felt that the room was not up to expectation. From your description, you chose one our basic studio's which has only a microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. The price that you were charged for this unit, is the same price all year round, we do not make any adjustments... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

An older motel complex that has been very nicely refurbished. On both our recent stays we were late in arriving due to travel commitments and on one occasion left again very early in the morning. Pat, the lovely motelier, made this extremely easy for us which was most appreciated. We would certainly stay again!

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are more than willing to help late travellers and it is our pleasure to be able to offer this service. Pat & Gary, Managers More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Stayed here whilst away for work. The owners were so lovely and welcoming. Any request we had whether small orange was absolutely no problem. The room we had was nice and tidy. Loved the full kitchen set up to cook every night. Will be back for sure.

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and yes the kitchens are good value and I will pass the message on to our girls about the how clean you found the unit, they do appreciate the feedback like we do. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are here in our part of the country. Pat & Gary,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed with our children in unit 19. Queen bed downstairs and queen and single up stairs. Well equipped kitchen with dining table. Motel is across the road from Plimmerton train station. Train took 30min into Wellington. 5 min walk into Plimmerton which has a dairy and several cafes and restaurants. Owners got our washing in off the line before... More 

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your review. It was no problem bringing in your washing, which we did not mine doing. We look forward to welcoming your family back to the motel in the future. Pat & Gary, Managers More 

Tauranga
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very pleasant Motel where we had a studio unit. Adequate for one night, and very handy to the motorway to and from Wellington. Pleasant staff (pat) and clean room. A bit noisy, but what do you expect on a main road? Recommended

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and yes it can be a bit noisy at nights with some of the big trucks. We are still investigating the ways to soundproof the rooms a bit more, but at this stage no decision has been made. When you come back for a return visit, please ask us for a quiet unit and as... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

everything i felt kind of ticked the boxes i guess but had an incident where it was 5 in the afternoon and requested to use the washing and dryer machines but was told they lock up at 6 then i had asked if there was any chance she could extend the hours so i could do my washing as I... More 

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

We take any compliant very seriously. It is about balancing the individual needs of all guests. We try very hard to accommodate most requests, however, occasionally we need to invoke our guidelines. We do have a different interpretation of events around this specific complaint. The laundry is situated near to family units and to ensure the other guests' quality of... More 

Oxford, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were in the older part of the motel and hada very small room with a small double bed that was also very uncomfortable! Our host was very helpful and at least the roo was clean, but we were alsobacked on to a main road which was very very noisy!

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and yes we do have different size rooms and it sounds like you were in one of our basic studios. This is the first complaint about beds being uncomfortable and if we knew what unit this was we could then have a look at this particular bed. As for the noise, we are investigating ways... More 

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