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Southgate Motor Inn

70-72 Riddiford Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

while my husband has been in hospital I have stayed twice at Southgate motor inn, owners and staff really friendly, and helpful. I felt very safe staying here on my own, and would highly recommend to anyone .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very pleased with the accommodation during my 5 day stay. The motor in is located very conveniently, with short walks to supermarkets and also to many great eateries in Newtown. The staff have always been friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean. The rooms are cleaned everyday, which has exceeded my expectations considering it is a motel, not... More 

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Wales
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stayed here on business. My experience can be summarised as follows: 1) Cleanliness: poor. Cleaning ladies dragged a cloth between items and shoved things into corners. A coffee stain on the floor of the kitchenette, small but easily visible, was not removed during a whole week-long stay. 2) TV small and in an awkward corner. 3) Wifi very slow and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We have stayed here a number of times. We have to make regular visits to Wellington Hospital with our son. The Inn is close to the hospital (less than 2 minutes walk), clean, quiet and within range of a really good selection of restaurants. It is always spotless, warm and well kept with great, friendly management. Having travelled all over... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I spent a night at the Southgate Motor Lodge on Saturday as I had a course over the weekend at the University of Otago over the road. I had a very comfortable unit overlooking the hospital. The location of the unit was perfect for me. I didn't make it into the city centre this visit but the Lodge is in... More 

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Himatangi Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very clean tidy units with great amenities if you are in for a longer stay. We had a studio room that had a huge bed, good tv and great facilities. Only has single glazing but you are far enough from road that the noise is negligible. Have ability for smokers to smoke on covered outdoor balconies Easy walking to hospital... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It's perfect place, handy, very close to home and can be host of anyone no matter if you are a president or a whole. Also have car park, walls and doors and windows are sealed. No mater how hard and loud you listen to your music wouldn't bother anyone. Aquatic rooms. Perfect for having your fun time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

worst service I've ever seen . they kicking ur bags out with no notice . no respect after getting money from u. just be careful they checking u bags when ur not in the room. the lady in the reception is so rude and the man useless.

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Natalie D, Manager at Southgate Motor Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry you feel this way. When did you stay. Please give more information regarding your luggage. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

With a course at the hospital early the next day this motel was a convenient place to stay being just across the road from Wellington Hospital. Fortunately the motel wasn't overly busy and despite a busy major road outside the unit was very quiet. Off street parking was appreciated. The design of the motel is unusual and involves walking up... More 

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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We travelled as a family of 2 adults, 2 children to Wellington for a doctors appointment. I booked a one bedroom unit that was meant to sleep 3-5 people. Southgate charged $50 extra for the 2 children but provided no extra shampoo/soap etc (1 bottle for 4 people). What was most disappointing was that the "sofa bed" in the lounge... More 

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Natalie D, Manager at Southgate Motor Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing to our attention the condition of the sofa bed, we have since had this rectified. We have put a new thicker mattress on the bed which in turn makes the sofa better to sit on. I apologize for only the 1 bottle of shampoo etc, we would have gladly supplied more if requested. More 

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