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Frimley Lodge Motel

311 Pakowhai Rd, Hastings, New Zealand
Frimley Lodge Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I know I rang rather late, which I apologised for, but I needed to find last minute accommodation for a work crew who had just come off a remote site and this was one of the few motels that still indicated rooms available in the Hawke's Bay area. The male manager replied, "we're closed" and slammed the phone down on... More 

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Bunburybound, Owner at Frimley Lodge Motel, responded to this review

My recollection of the conversation is slightly different. I did explain that we don’t offer a 24 hour reception service and that we are not always able to offer a late night check in, I certainly did not hang up on you. More 

Pukekohe, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed 2 nights recently. The motel, although of the older style had been well renovated with good bathroom & toilet facilities. It was a spacious 2 bedroom unit with roomy parking. Everything was spotlessly clean and well appointed. The complementary teas, coffees & biscuits were good quality, The owners were friendly and helpful-everything was supplied with a smile. A... More 

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I stayed in a small studio room. Was very impressed with the room. Very small but suited my needs. Had the usual tea and coffee supplies. Very clean, good shower, and the bed and pillows were comfortable. Would definitely stay again.

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights in October. The room was small but adequate and very comfortable. Spotlessly clean. Everything is one one level so suitable for all people. Parking outside room. Crockery is provided, usual tea and coffee, but an added bonus of plunger coffee included. Very central to Hastings either walking or by car. I would have no... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Motel comfortable, very clean and well laid out. Proprietor went out of his way to provide useful information and extra assistance. Good swimming pool and access to local gym available. Good parking. Nice park for a walk across the road.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I stayed here once for a weekend. Yes it was noisy but to be fair I was warned before booking. Room was adequate and a good price. However, not worth the sleepless nights, literally felt like trucks were driving through the wall. Highly recommended paying extra for a rear unit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We found this motel to be excellent value for money. We had a friendly welcome and found the room to be spotlessly clean and well equipped for our needs. We had booked in for one night but decided to stay for another. We would stay again.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed in one of the smallest units, but despite being compact it was very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. The host and hostess are very friendly and helpful. Free WiFi, laundry, a nice garden area with a pool and children's play area. Had a microwave and sufficient equipment for a quick meal, no washing up facility, but no problem the hosts... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I'm not that one who would give a bad review for a motel, but I disliked my stay! I am really disappointed. We stayed in a studio apartment even though the place was fairly clean it did not have a nice atmosphere! On arrival we were given our room key and told which room we were in, the owner didn't... More 

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New Brunswick
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105 hotel reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A little out of the center but modern , well equipped rooms with microwave, kettle, toaster,dishes and cutlery. Family run by pleasant and helpful hosts. Close to the town, shops and restraunts this is an excellent place to use as a base for visiting the area.

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