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B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   Cnr The Esplanade & Tory Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Petone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
73Lesley Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a 'local' and stayed here for 3 nights, after moving house. I had a well appointed, peaceful and very comfortable 1st floor studio,with a spa and a small balcony to sit on with a glass of bubbly to enjoy the wonderful views of the harbour and Wellington city, The double glazing dealt with any noise from the Esplanade traffic... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here while visiting Wellington. It’s a bit of a drive outside the city centre but we had a car so that was fine. The location is very good. The motor lodge is a short walk from the main street of Petone which contains all the eateries and boutique shops. It is also a short walk to the Esplanade. Our... More

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Annette B, Manager at B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Kylie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about BKS Esplanade in Petone. We appreciate your lovely comments in regards to your room and location. We are very sad to read that you felt the staff on reception was not up to standard. We pride ourselves on making our guests very welcome (refer to other reviews)... More

Levin, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Highly recommend as a place to stay for couple of nights of pure bliss! Friendly helpful staff, beautiful scenery overlooking the capital of NZ with the ferry coming and going, sitting out on the balcony with a glass of bubbles then ending the day in a bubbly spa bath! Five mins away from Jackson St cafés and bus stops, everything... More

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Annette B, Manager at B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Anita, Thank you kindly for your lovely review. We are thrilled your stay with us was so pleasant and hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards Annette and Ivan (managers) More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great place to stay. Owners couldn't be more accommodating. There was lots of us staying here for work over a long period and it was no problem leaving vehicles there. Rooms are comfortable with great cooking facilities and top notch lazy-boy chairs. Can be a little noisy on the esplanade side but the view more than makes up for it,... More

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Annette B, Manager at B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Dave, We do appreciate you fantastic remarks about Bks Esplanade in Petone. Our staff work very hard to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and service and we love to receive feedback from our guests. We do hope you will visit with us again soon. Kind regards Annette and Ivan (managers) More

Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Well appointed accommodation with spacious rooms; good variety of room options (single occupancy to family rooms); clean and comfortable with harbour views from some rooms; off-street parking; security card access after 10pm. The owners/hosts were most helpful. Handy to harbour beach, and handy (5-10min walk) to the main street of Petone where there are plenty of eatery options from cafes... More

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Annette B, Manager at B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Cheryl, We really loved reading your review and thank you for taking the time to do so. We love to hear that our guests have had such a pleasant stay with us and can share their feelings about Bks Petone and lovely Jackson St, which is unique to this area. I would just like to mention that we do... More

Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I was very impressed with the views (right on the beach front), close proximity to a good city transport (train), and the free parking for those with cars which is rare in Wellington. Close to lots of good places to eat and like the accommodation, excellent and reasonably priced. Like NZ its the people that make this place beautiful with... More

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Annette B, Manager at B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Robert, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for BKs Petone. It is always great to hear that NZers are treating our overseas guests well and we do appreciate any feedback. We look forward to your next stay with us on your return visit to NZ. Kindest regards Annette and Ivan More

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is a little piece of paradise. Very welcoming hosts. A lovely room with a very comfortable bed. I sat outside in my private courtyard and while I ate my breakfast, I watched the activity on the water. So close to Wellington and i didn't have to worry about paying for overnight parking. Recommend staying here.

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Annette B, Manager at B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Julie for your lovely review. .We are pleased that your stay with us was so enjoyable. We have a lot of comments about our beds, so it is nice to hear that you had a comfortable sleep as well. We agree that we do live in paradise with a million dollar view as well. We look forward to... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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174 reviews 174 reviews
137 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Ivan was a little hollow on my arrival, took me up to my room, but didnt offer help with bags or the like. Rom was clean and tidy, ice in freezer, shower had good water pressure. No street noise as I had a view of the car park. Smelt a funny hospital food smell in motel/hotel corridors, weird Ok hotel,... More

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Annette B, Manager at B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Cameron, Thank you for your review. We do take seriously what our customers say in their reviews and take action to improve if there is anything not up to the customers satisfaction. We must apologise if you found Ivan "hollow". We had had a difficult few days during which time you visited us as our lovely sister in law... More

Te Pirita, null, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We staid with Annette and Ivan for a night on our way home from taupo and we had the best night sleep we have ever had anywhere that we stayed. easy access to the ferry for our early morning trip. Definitely stay here if your visiting the Hutt Valley or Wellington, extremely handy to all the amazing restaurants on Jackson... More

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Annette B, Manager at B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Alice, We appreciate you taking the time to complete a review for Bks esplanade. We do have several comments on the sleep quality at Bks and many also comment on the comfy beds and pillows that we have. You are right in mentioning Jackson St as a lovely place to visit. We are lucky to be so close to... More

Ashburton, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We staid with Annette and Ivan for a night on our way to Rotorua and we had the best night sleep we have ever had anywhere that we stayed. View of the Petone beach from our room was gorgeous and there pillows were amazing. Definitely stay here if your visiting the Hutt Valley or Wellington, extremely handy to all the... More

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Annette B, Manager at B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and hope you will make a return visit very soon. Kindest regards Annette and Ivan More

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Address: Cnr The Esplanade & Tory Street, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Lower Hutt > Petone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — B-K's Esplanade Motor Lodge 4*
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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New 28 suite 5 star motor lodge all with cooking facilites onsite gym wifi internet 28 onsite car parks 400 metres to historic jackson street with over 40 restaurants and bars balcony and ground floor suites with sea views acoutic double glazing recliner lounge chairs mini bars dvd players secure electronic key card entry spa or shower suites guests laundry facilites sky tv flat screen tvs ... more   less 
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