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Grange Lodge Motel

4.0 of 5 1 Grange Rd, Manukau 2025, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our one bedroom suite was spotlessly clean. The stainless steel sink & shower were sparkling. The towels were beautifully folded & the little extra touches such as yummy warm muffins were much appreciated. The owners live on site and are friendly & helpful. We only wished we had more than one night. Will stay here again.

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for your very generous review. It is most appreciated. I have passed on your comments about the standard of cleanliness to our two staff who were thrilled to have such feedback. Very much hope to see you both again More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great motel. Very clean and spacious. Nice, big bathroom.We love the muffins baked by Bernie. Nice to have access to a little garden. Able to use the washing machine and detergent for free (really generous of Grange Lodge!) Fully equipped kitchen. There were books in the laundrette and DVDs you can borrow from the motel. Fans were provided - both... More 

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

How lovely of you to review your stay with us - thank you and how wonderful that the children loved Pat! It was so nice to have met you all and I'm glad you enjoyed the muffins. Here's hoping our paths may cross again. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 hotel reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long haul flight we picked up our rental car and headed straight to Grange Lodge Motel where there were delicious fresh baked muffins waiting for us. Bernie and Pat were really friendly and the room was great, far bigger than we'd expected. We'd been in Asia for 5 months previously so this was pure luxury! The bed was... More 

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. It was really nice to have met you both and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wow this place is terrific and the owners Bernie and Pat are top of the class as you can see by the wall in their office filled with award plaques PLUS their enviable service skills! This motel which is set in a native bush garden has an easy peaceful feeling and yet it adjoins quite a busy road. Bernie greeted... More 

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

How lovely of you to review us Penny, thank you very much, particularly given that you are such a top reviewer! It's a shame you won't be here in February as we celebrate our 20th year in the motel. It was so nice to have you all to stay and we look forward to seeing you again when next you're... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

What an unexpected pleasure it was to end up in this motel during the power cut in Auckland. From the moment Bernie answered the phone to our call where we were seeking a place to rest away from the power cuts, we just knew we were on to a winner. It is seldom that one receives such a warm welcome... More 

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here. We hope you found everything back to normal when you returned home. It was really nice to have met you both and maybe one day our paths will cross again. All the very best. More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Being welcomed with a warm home made muffin and a friendly smile, personally walked to our room and treated like family, was a beautiful way to start our stay. There is a little road noise but it is minimal when windows are closed. The kitchenette has everything you need for a basic meal including pots and utensils, just a few... More 

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on your experiences at the Grange. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and your daughters are simply adorable. It was great that two of our grandchildren happened to be staying with us when you turned up and it was a real joy to see them playing so well... More 

Victoria, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Owners Pat and Bernie very friendly, helpful and enthused. Older property but well maintained and clean and fully equipped for self catering. Easy drive to the airport and the sights in Auckland, near a busy road, but very quiet. Well priced for the free laundry and wifi inclusions. Fresh muffins are provided upon check in. Would definitely stay here again.

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It was lovely meeting you both and we are glad you had the opportunity to photograph some of Papatoetoe's historic buildings while you were here.Now that you have had a taste of New Zealand we hope it will not be too long before you pay a return visit... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

On arrival we were met by Pat who welcomed us for our 3 day stay with fresh hot muffins. We found the units to be spacious, well-equipped and comfortable. My wife was very impressed with the standard of cleaning (spotless) and even asked Bernie how they got stainless steel so clean. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and we... More 

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us valuable feedback on your recent stay with us.We have recently taken on a second housekeeper who serviced your unit and she was absolutely thrilled to receive your comments about the standards of cleaning.We are very fortunate to have such excellent cleaning staff. Comments such as these made by you... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stayed here for the second time Owner informed us when we booked that they were away at a conference but that we would be in the very good hands of there friend who where looking after the place again we were greeted with warm yummy Muffins and A teddy bear on our Daughters bed we were again very happy with... More 

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review and we are only sorry that we missed you this time around. We are delighted to learn that our regular minders Brian and Lida looked after you so well. They have been our minders since they sold their own motel and interestingly we were their mentors when they first became motelliers twelve years... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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149 reviews 149 reviews
45 hotel reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was the last of the four lodgings we stayed at during our two-week trip to New Zealand. The owners, Pat & Bernie, were the quintessential hosts rather than merely hotel owners! Within minutes of our arrival, we felt that we were long-since-seen friends rather than clients who have arrived for the first time! It was an ideal place for... More 

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a fulsome review. Given that you are a seasoned traveller your comments are all the more appreciated and valued. We were delighted to be a small part of what was a wonderful trip through New Zealand and we hope it will not be too long before you pay another visit to see those parts... More 

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Address: 1 Grange Rd, Manukau 2025, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Manukau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grange Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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