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Grange Lodge Motel

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1 Grange Rd, Manukau 2025, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Masterton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in a lot of Motels in my life. Never have I experienced the warmth and friendliness that the owners of this motel, Pat and Bernie, showed to us during our stay. The rooms were serviced particularly well and at a time convenient to us. All staff were very friendly and the owners went out of their way on... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights with a group of golfing buddies. Straight across the road from the Grange golf club. Welcomed with hot muffins fresh out of the oven. Bernie and Pat were extremely welcoming and accommodating. Would stay there again without hesitation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our trip ended in Akld and we were tired and ready to go home, the last thing we wanted was a bad night in Akld before a long flight home. Pat and Bernie greated us at reception with some homemade muffins and instantly relieved our stress of travel, they semed to treat us as a long known friend rather than... More 

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Mangonui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This motel is an outstanding example of how great service can overcome any negative aspects. Which to be honest are very few. It is close to a main road so some road noise can be heard, but nothing that is not tolerable. The hosts are amazing. You instantly feel like you have come home, and the warm muffins are to... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Pat and Bernie, you are fantastic hosts. we had two comfortable nights stay last week. The warm muffins on arrival were very nice . Yummy ! Free lending of dvd's ..another nice touch. We will see you again next time we are in Auckland. We would recommend your motel to everyone. All the best...Steve and Ann. New Plymouth.

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

Thank you very much Steve and Ann for taking the time to review your stay with us. It was so lovely to have met you both. You will be most welcome to stay again and we wish you all the very best for your future plans. More 

Victoria, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Upon early arrival, the proprietor could not do enough for us. She insisted that the room was ready even though we were there before the official check in time. Previously, after booking, they had sent us via email lots of information about the area and this exemplary service carried on after our arrival. They assisted us in making a long... More 

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

How lovely of you to review us - thank you very much. We are so pleased we were able to offer an early check in. There's nothing worse than mooching around in a car waiting for the "official" check in time! Here's hoping our paths cross again one day. More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

had an absolute wonderful stay here for 2 days with bernie and ian taylor - they were so welcoming and all round great people. nothing was a bother for them. If we are back up this way again will be staying there. Thanks Bernie and Ian

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

Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us. It was absolutely a joy to have met you all. We should love to see you again when next you're needing accommodation in Auckland. All the very best for 2015. PS. Do please tell your lovely husband I forgive him for breaking the muffin tray! More 

Hong Kong, China
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319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Grande Lodge Motel was a cozy little group of cottage-type motel rooms with great service, homemade muffins at arrival, sizeable beds and a very nice manager. It took about 15-20min to get to the airport in the morning and there is a private parking space outside each of the cottages. I don't know much about the area but it seemed... 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 are so glad you appreciated the special uniqueness of our property. We wish you and your family all the very best. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

After arriving from the UK from such a long and arduous journey, we were greeted with smiles, and genuine affection from these two friendly, caring people (Pat and Bernie the owners), the warmth from them made us feel wonderful, and helped us a lot to feel that moving to the other side of the planet was a very good thing... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review Ian. It is especially appreciated that you made mention of Lucy who works very hard and takes such pride in the appearance of the units. Really nice of you to acknowledge that. Both Pat and I wish you joy and happiness in your new lives here in New Zealand. Do keep in touch. More 

Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Everything provided in a clean and comfortable motel, little extra touches such as hot muffins ( tasty ) and big teddy bears ( pointless ) provided by the owners who obviously take a pride on their motel and make every effort to look after their guests. Unfortunately we were woken at 4.30 am by the neighbour in Room 9 taking... 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 our motel and for your helpful comments. There is a great story on our website and our Facebook page you might like to read which explains why we have Teddies on each of the queen beds. Perhaps you might like to have a look as the story generally makes our... More 

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