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Southgate Motor Inn

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70-72 Riddiford Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
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Southgate Motor Inn
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Palmerston North
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143 reviews 143 reviews
44 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

the room is cosy cormfortable and convenient the hospitality is personal and amazing very clean good cleaner that puts your bed properly i would advice if you are travelling on a budget this is a very

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

As part of a study group we decided to stay at the south gate an try it out...one night down and we had convinced majority of the class to book in with Southgate!! The hospitality is personal and amazing. After a stressful day there is always one of the lovely staff there waving out the window. The rooms are cosy... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have spent three weeks at Southgate Motor Inn at Newtown, Wellington and rate my overall experience very highly. Natalie and Dave are kind and friendly hosts. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed. The location is convenient to public transport into the city centre. The rooms are spacious, well appointed and maintained and extremely comfortable. The bathroom is large. I... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is an ideal place to stay if you need to be close to Wellington hospital as we did this week. Natalie was brilliant, clearly accustomed to dealing with families of patients. Could not fault the service from her, dealing with different groups arriving and the various necessary arrangements. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable and have great beds... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I have just spent the Easter weekend at the southgate motels in Wellington so I could be close to my seriously ill partner. The motel was beautifully presented and I slept very well in very comfortable beds. The atmosphere is very relaxed and quiet. And I would totally recommend this motel to everyone

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Staying here while My Wife was in Hospital and very handy indeed as just across the road. Had a top floor unit and a lift is there if needed.Very clean and tidy unit with microwave and a 2 ring stove top and all the utensils you need. A huge and very comfortable bed and even a balcony to sit outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This motel is located in a central position handy to the bus system, airport, the downtown area and the hospital. Has excellent well appointed spacious units with a good kitchen. I would stay here again. Good value for the price.

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Palmerston North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

My daughter and I have just stayed here and I cant say how happy we were, nothing was too much trouble the rooms were lovely and clean and had everything we needed , we came down on a moments notice with my husband being admitted to wellington and just walked in no booking made and they couldnt do enough to... More 

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Address: 70-72 Riddiford Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Wellington

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