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Takanini Park Motor Lodge

144 Great South Road Takanini, Takanini 2112, New Zealand
Takanini Park Motor Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

I booked the Takanini Park Motor Lodge for 3 nights during the V8 Supercars as somewhere cheap to stay. I had read the reviews, but was pleasantly surprised with what is excellent value for money accommodation. There were two males staying there so the 2 bedroom unit we were given was more than suitable for the stay, and was very... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

There are some major positives and negatives about these motels. The reception area had a terrible smell when I first arrived..really bad first impression - however the welcome from the manager was very warm and helpful. The unit I was in was pretty dire in terms of being so worn and in need of some TLC - even holes in... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Upon arrival the first thing we noticed was the photos online did not match up to what we were seeing. The photos online are so small you can not enlarge them. The front office had an old stale smell to it but friendly receptionist. The grounds messy and needed some TLC. The room had a power switch that was loose... More 

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New York, New York, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Arrived at 5 am on a Monday morning after flying for 26 hours from New York, Kathy had got up early to make sure everything was good for my arrival and let me check in hours early. Which after flying for so long was much appreciated the room clean and comfortable perfect for my needs, my dog had to go... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

On arrival I noted poorly kept grounds, a dark and strange smelling reception and some rubbish that needed to be cleared away. Entering one of the units we had rented I had to remove a dead cockroach from the kitchen bench. More dead cockroaches were found later in the week. During the week I enquired as to why one of... More 

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Sydney Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

Use of washing machine is free, place is very clean, but fittings are dated and the place is situated right next to a busy street. Wireless internet too expensive. Use of dryer is $2 per half hour. Pool is dirty.

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

This older style lodge is just of the main highway and well placed for the city. We were passing through on our way north so just wanted a place to sleep before resuming the journey. This place suited our needs. It’s stuck in a time warp with some breeze block walls and some rather tired fittings. However, it’s lovingly looked... More 

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