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Auto Lodge Motel

298 Ulster Street | Whitiora, Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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New Plymouth
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19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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echuca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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

KL
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144 reviews 144 reviews
84 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
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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Australia
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28 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Hmmmm. I stayed at this property on a 'walk-in' basis during a recent driving trip in NZ. The Auto Lodge Hamilton is located on a strip with numerous motels - so I guess competition is pretty strong. I was travelling by myself, so only wanted a single room. The lady on the front desk only wanted to sell me a... More

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

Thanks for your review, as we welcome all reviews to encourage development and improvement to better customer service and quality accomodation that is clean, pleasant and welcoming to stay at. At Auto Lodge Motel, we have intiated a new management system to aim at customer satisfaction one step at a time. Keeping prices low and providing a service more then... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

These people are difficult to deal with. Trying to get thru to people with very little english is bad enough, but the man that I tried to cancel our room with had no grasp of what I was saying and did not cancel a room which ended up costing me $220.00. Never again.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Was met by a lovely receptionist and after asking the price of a room booked in as was a drive in. Did not think the $90.00 charge for the room was worth what was there. The room was dated and old fashioned & it was quite hard to flush the toilet. The free internet did not work and had someone... More

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

We thank you very much for your review. We are currently refurblishing all our units to bring them up to standard as of early 2013. Being aware our building is one of the older buildings on the Hamilton motel Highway, we are in the process of constructing a better service of accomodation for our future guests. We hope the next... More

hamilton new zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights on a visit to Hamilton. Room was clean and tidy but very pokey, bathroom dated, best thing was the size of the tv. Relatively quiet at night . Walls and ceiling not very sound proof as we could hear the people upstairs going to the toilet first thing in the morning, not that great!! Was... More

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

Thank you very much for your reviews. We take all aspects into consideration and over look all pros and cons for developement. So thank your for your reviews. More

Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

I got a Wotif 'flaming special' price of $79 for a studio suite [for one person in my case but price catered for 2] so my review is colored by that fact. I may have been a little surprised at the older but adequate bathroom/kitchenette areas if I had paid the usual $115. But the other great services and facilities... More

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Address: 298 Ulster Street | Whitiora, Hamilton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
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