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Auto Lodge Motel

298 Ulster Street | Whitiora, Hamilton, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

For the past 12 months i have been a regular guest at the autolodge motel and i cannot speak highly enough of it. The owners are always friendly and helpful, its great value for money, the wifi is amazing, the tv has all the sky channels and the air con just tops it off.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Stayed at almost 20 places in NZ and this is the only place we found that gave great quality internet. No vouchers, limits, or poor signal. Each room has its own wireless router for excellent signal. If decent internet is a priority of yours, look no further.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My room is simple but clean ,outdoors well kept, shower good pressure and hot water good. WIFI easily accessible with ID & Password clearly in a readable size font. Rooms quiet. Room serviced. TV had good channels to watch , not just ads. Has kitchen and dining table & chairs. A small hub to work on the computer. I was... More 

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Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Auto Lodge Motel is old. I was badly scolded in the shower when the water temperature suddenly went from warm to burning hot with no warning. I was able to move quickly, but the scald was painful & required treatment- luckily the water was not on my face or head at the time, a child or an elderly person would... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed in this motel for two nights in December while visiting friends. It is an odd mix - great airconditioning, quick wifi, very large parking areas, and huge TV but also dated interiors that seemed to have survived from an earlier era (my spouse says they are from the 1980s but I think late 1970s might be closer to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This year I stayed at the Auto Lodge Motel. This is a older style motel but seems to be in good condition. The motel was clean and had everything you needed. Did not have much interaction with the staff, but did not need to. Last year I stayed closer to town and was able to walk to restaurants, this year... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Apart from the fact they doubled their prices while an event was on in town, this motel at it's normal price is not good value for money. They also said they had upgraded all there studio units, well not the one we stayed in. The bathroom is well in need of an upgrade, windows are draughty & can not shut... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We 3 have stayed here before and found it to our liking with good accommodation for a reasonable price.The two rooms were tidy and clean although a bit dated. Pretty handy to city centre . On main road but we did'nt notice too much road noise. Would certainly stay here again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The places it's self is not that bad if your into very old, BASIC accommodation. You do not get what you pay for. The room I had had a SPA bath in the bathroom but the drainage smelt rotten, is hate to think what it was. There was a massive communication issue when I booked a second room for a... More 

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John K, Manager at Auto Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We are a local family based business providing quality hospitality services for many years. Having years of experience and meeting a very broad range of guests, we operate under strict policies like all other motels. This guest, who had originally booked for 4 nights asked for a cancellation having already checked in and staying for one night, demanding a cancellation... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The LCD TV is the biggest I had in motels in NZ. The room was basic but everything worked. If your room is nearer to the road, traffic noise is a problem, so try getting a room further away. This is the first motel along the road as you drive into town, so you may want to compare the other... More 

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