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Fountain Lodge Motel

17 Tarewa Road, Whangarei 0, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This is the worst motel I have ever been in.I am. in the accommodation business in Auckland and if my staff left any room or apartment in a state as this was in I would be horrified! The Managers or owners should be checking what state the units are left in after being cleaned.The microwave had not been cleaned and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Typical New Zealand motel, dated and poorly insulated, therefore cold in September unless heaters are run continuously. Bathroom needs work. Price was fair and convenience to the town a plus. Two bedroom unit worked well for a couple with young child.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Older style motel but clean and functional, free wi-fi was a bonus, is within easy walking distance of the town centre and the wharf area, good sized room and good value for your dollar, great views over the town as well.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Just what I needed for the purpose of my visit. Walked everywhere - Northtec, town, visit friends - AWESOME. I happen to get a really good deal for me and my 2 girls. Beautiful view from the Unit we stayed at, looking down into the town basin.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Would agree with previous comments that the place is a little dated. However our unit was clean, adequately equipped, had good WiFi. We had a separate bedroom, which was nice as we were cooking. Parking no problem as it wasn't busy. Reception staff were helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our stay

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Some great things about this place: It was easy to find and just down the road from the Whangarei information centre, free wireless broadband that worked with no hassles, and really comfy beds. There was a nice inground pool (decent size) which would have been good for a swim and a chill out had the weather been kinder. We stayed... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

My family stay Fountain Lodge Motel to see north ilands in New Zealand. Very comfitble place, we like to have clean room with good price and we found here. also we like children have own room and my wife can cook here so we don’t eat junk food all day. The staff very helful with advice on what to see... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

broken glass under the chair-watch your children. We pay 150 per night (2 adults 2 kids) asking for 2 bedroom and in fact they give 1 bedroom (cost 135- Unfortunately we know it late. Apart from above, we can't comment on quality- what do you want as it is only 3 stars

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WhangareiJoey, Manager at Fountain Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Guest was offered 1 or 2 b'room unit with his "stay 3, pay for 2" deal. He choose to take the 1 bedroom unit as it was cheaper, although a 'superior' unit. He paid $300 for 4 people for 3 nights. A great deal! We apologise for any broken glass and hope no-one was hurt. Unit is 3.5 stars with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

I would urge anyone visiting Whangerei to stop at Fountain Lodge! Booking was easy and Robyn very kindly upgraded me to a better room at no extra charge. Lionel picked me up and dropped me off at the bus stop which was such a great help bearing in mind it was my first time in a new place. Fountain Lodge... More 

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WhangareiJoey, Manager at Fountain Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Your comments are very kind and much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of your stay at Fountain Lodge Motel. Management More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2009

We really don't like to leave bad reviews but have no choice for this accommodation. To start, if you are not comfortable driving on the left-side of the road, DON'T stay here as you must drive up a steel hill, squeeze by other occupants' parked vehicles, turn around and come back, only to parallel park (on the left with a... More 

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WhangareiJoey, Manager at Fountain Lodge Motel, responded to this review

A pity when a guest arrives from a long haul flight tired & irritable, has trouble with their computer in a new country (writes a negative review 2 weeks later) & other guests are content & happy with everything, enjoying themselves. With kiwi prints on walls, eco bulbs in shades, carpet, spotless units, views from large windows, gardens etc, complaints... More 

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