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AAA Northlands Motel

232 Main North Road, | Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We checked in around 5pm and still found condensation and wet window sills , that had not been wiped that morning. There was no blankets, despite being a cold winters night, and heater in room kept coming on /off every 3 minutes, so not enough to warm room up. light bulb above bed didn't work,bathroom heater didn't work, eg...very little... More 

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Whataroa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Room was cold, and bedding was disgusting. Bathroom ceiling had crack in it. In general appeared to be in need of some TLC. Had to use this in order to redeem some points otherwise I would never have stayed here and after the experience of it, I would never go back! Would not recommend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Thought this place looked nice on the internet but as soon as we walked into our room we knew it was anything but. Looks like no maintenance has been done for years. The room is grubby, with marks all over the walls and roof. We left our empty pepper shaker upside down with the plug out of it, on the... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Not often is there a place that will cater to specific needs with pleasure this hotel will do just that. Once you get inside the room is just as pleasant and comfortable. There is enough room to stretch out and get very comfortable. I highly recommend this location to anyone. Rest assured that your needs will be met and your... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Firstly just want to say rooms were dirty and carpet sticky it had a terrible smell and needed a good re vamp and clean the most disappointing thing was I left expensive make up on the bench and phoned the motel back that night and they said there was no make up to be found well an out right lie... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My companion & I have been staying here for the past few days & I'm absolutely appalled at the state of our two units. I don't know where to begin. The owner of this motel (Brian) obviously doesn't believe in providing a SAFE, clean, pleasant living environment for his guests. I was horrified to see that NEITHER of our rooms... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Granted that I stayed during torrential rain, but the room was not weatherproof. The bathroom leaked and I soon learned to keep towels on the floor to soak it up. By the look of the peeling wallpaper, this was not a recent thing. Something outside the room was very noisy in the wind, making sleep a challenge. Was expecting "cooking... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This motel was a one bedroom unit. Two single beds were in a separate room with the main bed being in the lounge. The main bed was actually two beds pushed together hard up against one wall with the sheets turned sideways to fit. When we went to turn the electric blanket on, the plug was burnt; needless to say,... More 

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Westport, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It was very king of owners t allow us to check in early but that was where the nice ended! The had a funny smell when we arrived like it had been cleaned with a dirty cloth. The towels smelled like kitchen food. The road noise was very loud as was the people outside the room. The bed was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed 2 nights My partner found body hairs on her towel when she went to have a shower that weren't hers. When this was mentioned to the person in the office he just laughed. Also pricing on breakfast is dearer than they list on their website. We paid $250 for 2 nights

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