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Takapuna Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   28 Tahoroto Road, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Takapuna
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looked good online but in reality it was a bit tired and needed maintenance. It was clean but not perfect and there were a number of small things that were annoying. For example, only 3 of 7 lights in the entire room worked (and were not simple replace bulb problems). The curtain rails were broken which meant I couldn't... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed at the Takapuna motor lodge for a family event as it was one of the last rooms in Auckland we could find for 5 people over and very busy weekend. The rooms were fine, a bit dated but comfortable and clean. Having a little balcony was nice and our son enjoyed the kids playground. Good access to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great place to be based for a few days visiting Takapuna. Room 1 (I think) was good for a family of 2 adults/2 kids and suited our purposes. Clean and comfortable. Easy to find and get around from even though it is on a main road. May take time to get out of the driveway if leaving in peak hour... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Stayed here 4 nights and used as a base while in Auckland and the best thing about it was its location and the fact that it was clean. I wanted to prepare our own meals (due to food allergies) and while we had a hotplate with two elements unfortunately you couldn't fit both frypans on at the same time -... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed for one night during the school holidays. The room was clean and the beds very comfortable. We had a very pleasant evening relaxing and watching TV. Enjoyed our stay very much, and found the office people very pleasant also. Only issue was the lack of cutlery and dinner plates, but fortunately we ate out for dinner and didn't... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We travelled to Auckland with a large family and the 3 bedroom apartment here was perfect. The room was clean and modern and the beds were very comfy. The kids loved the pool and spa and despite the inclement weather stayed in there for quite a while. It is in a great location which gives easy access to the north... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Great service and friendly people. Good sized rooms. Could do with modernising and repainting the interiors though. My one big gripe is with the placement of the smoke alarms... Just cooking our steak set off the smoke alarm as it is on the ceiling practically in the kitchen. Comfortable beds and a reasonable selection of TV channels. Good location -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Room was reasonably clean but oldish. Surprised there wasn't a heater in the room. Location is handy. Stayed for 2 nights. Was charged $50 extra for being an hour late to check out. No negotiating. Manager tried to charged me another $50 for room smelling of smoke. Yes, I am a smoker but NO I did not smoke in the... More 

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Michael A, Manager at Takapuna Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our motel. The person you dealt with during your stay was the receptionist. Please be assured that as the manager I have spoken extensively with the staff about this particular incident and found it concerning the way you were spoken to. We have taken appropriate measures to ensure this... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I stayed at this property for 4 nights whilst visiting a relation in North Shore Hospital. My accommodation was a studio unit at the rear of the property. I was surprised and delighted that there was no noise from the busy road that the Lodge is situated on. The unit was spacious, and ultra clean. The small kitchen was great... More 

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Sydney
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45 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We arrived late at night but had pre-arranged to collect keys with reception. Very clean and comfortable - room was spacious enough for us (ground floor). Only stayed one night as we were heading north the next day. Would recommend.

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Address: 28 Tahoroto Road, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Takapuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Takapuna Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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