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Ellerslie Highway Motel

384 Ellerslie-Panmure Highway, Ellerslie, New Zealand
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Ellerslie Highway Motel
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be the worst ever motel in New Zealand. Filthy windows. Enough hair down the bathroom sink plug to make a mat. Duvet and pillows so old and stained valance. No excuse for not having a standard of cleanliness.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place needs a total reconstruction. our room surely was under construction: no cover on the floor of the living room, the toilet bowl was out of order, the shower was bad, etc. when asking the manager about this we were insulted ... never be back there

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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very dated Motel .Manager seemed to be in panic mode - grey singlet and shorts was not a good look on reception - couldn't really be bothered to be civil. Unit was a little grubby and had some odd features like a hole in the wall for razor blades! , a built in radio that didn't work, a grubby/rusty bottle... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My family and I stayed here for 4 nights(15-18 ),always read the reviews before booked ....most of the reviews for this place were pretty bad but we didn't pay much attention this time cause we just here for the tennis tournament so most of the day we will be at the court. So just want some place that clean and... More 

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Clinton, Washington
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54 hotel reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We booked with bookings.com and brought the printout of the $130 advertised fee for 4 people. The manager insisted their rate was $110 for 2 plus $20 per additional person ($150 total). So he gave us two separate rooms for the overcharge of $30; we read that this has happened to other guests. Is it their common practice? Room was... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

From the time we arrived at motel things went downhill. Manager(?) was so wound up and stressed..... he should give the job up if he feels this way. We checked in, were told we had been upgraded, what a joke! The room was not what we had booked. We booked a double studio and got a room with 2 odd... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Tired, dated and not particularly customer focused, this place is fine if ALL you want is somewhere to keep your stuff safe, somewhere to prepare a simple meal and somewhere to sleep. The rooms are simple painted block (we had room 17 – upstairs - but all the rooms look similar) with a very basic microwave, oven/stove/cooker (with broken ring),... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

NEVER SAY HERE Stayed here for 3 nights in late July 2014 Only 6 channels on the TV Available. Internet was very sparse I complained twice, The Managers son used abusive language and standover tactics

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Myself and two teenagers stayed here for a night because our floors were being sanded and varnished....It was very handy for our work etc, ,,however it is well outdated...I don't like to say negative things about people but the owners were not very friendly at all.. When I checked in at 4pm we wanted to have a shower, but the... More 

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Cleaners suck, staff is not helpful and services provided are not adequate. I'd say its best not to stay here at all as others have pointed out, not recommended except as an option of the last resort.

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