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Kensington Motel

85-87 Kamo Rd., | Kensington, Whangarei, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ahipara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly hosts. Clean basic and affordable, convenient parking with back street exit. We had a one bedroom unit which had comfortable beds a small tidy shower. The only thing we noticed was a peculiar smell in the toilet/bathroom area. We requested a portacot which was promptly put up on our arrival. We got back to the unit late and when... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The usual motel we stay in at Whangarei was not available on the nights we wanted so we took a punt. We chose a one bedroom apartment and at $110 a night this was great value. Basic but clean and equipped with all one needs basically. Very genial host as well. Beds were very comfortable although huge hard pillows are... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a very pleasant small motel in the suburbs of Whangarei. The staff are very helpful, the wifi works, the room was big enough and well appointed and the motel is in a nice area. The car park is a bit small and the pool is very small, but still, it was a great place to start our trip... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Just off the main 'motorway'. Room was large and well equipped. Lots of take-aways and restaurants near-by. Very friendly owner/manager. Al-in-all, just what we wanted for a break on our journey. We actually stayed in Whangarei the next morning and went to visit the excellent Quarry Gardens.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is an old style motel but the managers are just so friendly and helpful, and the place so clean and comfortable, that you really can't go past it for a nights accommodation. We appreciated a fully equipped kitchen (especially the hot chocolate) and it's great location. Handy to cafés etc. and easy in/easy out. Free wifi was also excellent.

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Biloela, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Friendly staff, clean rooms, spacious layout. Fully self contained and located adjacent to the local tavern which served great food. Located close to service station and other shops. Beds were comfortable and the heating and electric blankets were awesome

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Was perfect for the price, esecially with fully stocked kitchens and such bubbly staff. They are proud of their business and this made me feel welcome. The only con I had was lack of heating on a very cold night. The shower was luke warm yet I could get hot water in the basin. No hot shower for me but... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The motel is very clean and tidy with everything one needs for a few nights stay. The Studio units are small but certainly adequate. The owners are really nice, accommodating and unobtrusive. I have stayed several times recently

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hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed there for 3 days. The owners where really nice and helpful. Shops are close liquor store is close. Rooms were immaculately clean in fact it was the cleanest motel I stayed in. The rooms are a good size with good facilitys. Would most defiantly stay again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Cleanliness and Servicing: Spotless throughout and high standard of servicing with necessary items replenished daily. No visible rubbish on grounds. Shower/Vanity/toilet in one room (other units may be different) Shower had excellent pressure. Bedroom: Inner-sprung mattress bed and plumpish pillows (with extra if needed) . Crisp white unmarked linen with high thread count. Large mirror with roomy bench underneath. No... More 

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