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Grange Lodge Motel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pat is by far the sweeetest host ever! I went through a 26 hour trip, lost luggage, and had a massive migraine...Pat's hospitality definitely changed my grumpy mood! The room was spotless.. and the muffins, oh my god soooo good..I refused to share them! Pat kept asking about my lost luggage, and made sure we were perfectly relaxed.. What else,... 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 so much and also for the terrific photos. They are absolutely superb. We intend putting them on our website. So glad that the temporary loss of your luggage didn't spoil the beginning of your holiday. It was so great to have met you both and to hear that you had such... More

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not the place if you want downtown Auckland, however is great for its location south of Auckland. Site consists of a group of individual 'cottages' gives a feeling of space. Each has all you need for self sufficiency. Equipt kitchen even with plunger coffee (replaced daily) and fabulous warm muffins on arrival. Very friendly and informative hosts who have ensured... 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 complete such a comprehensive review. We particularly value feedback from such a seasoned traveller. Our Housekeeper takes great pride in her work and we encourage her to use her artistic talents with room layout and towel display. She was very proud to receive a mention. Thank you! More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed here for the last night of our trip in NZ and what a great place to do it. The place was convenient and the room was spacious and clean. Pat (host) was very friendly and thoughtful. He even remembered as promise to give us some suggestions on what to do the next day before our flight when we... 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 write a review on your stay at our motel and I am glad the information I gave you on some of Auckland's many attraction proved helpful. It was lovely meeting you both and we hope you had a safe and pleasant journey back home and that this short visit to New... More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed here with our daughter when we arrived we were warmly greet with hot out of the oven chocolate chip muffins (they were so yummy) our room had been upgraded just because they though we sounded like nice people after we booked by phone and my husband chatted to the owners our room was clean and... More

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

Hi Guys. Thank you so much for such a glowing comments..Thank you particularly for mentioning the comfortable beds. The secret is a top quality mattress combined with quilted topper pads. We hope that you can all make it back here again sometime. You would be most welcome. More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed 7 June rm #6. Just the best service. This is my second stay with Grange Motel an overnight stay for an early morning flight out. I could have stayed closer to the airport but there is nothing in comparison to this motel. Thanks Pat

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. It was really great to see you and your friends again, albeit for such a short time. Thank you for noticing the little extras in the unit, many of our best ideas having come as suggestions from guests. We regularly sleep in the units ourselves to experience what our guests experience, which... More

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We recently stayed at the Grange Motel Papatoetoe for three nights . We had the friendliest welcome we have ever had at a motel, and the Motel was perfect. Bernie was warm and friendly, and the muffins were very welcome. We shall be returning again before long.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, which are all the more welcome given that you are seasoned travellers. We very much enjoyed meeting you and were delighted to learn that you had a very restful time in the unit. We see that you are coming back again later this year and are very much looking forward to renewing... More

Hervey Bay, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our later than planned arrival seemed to be no problem. The muffins were warm as was the welcome from Pat. We have been to Auckland many times in the past but this was the first time we stayed here at the Grange Lodge. We cannot recommend this place more highly! Roomy, clean, great owners not to mention "Mack" my wife's... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Mack particularly missed calling around to the back of your unit after you left and as you can imagine made short work of the treats you left behind for him. Thank you for your understanding over what was a difficult time for us and your flood... More

Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This would have to be one of the best motels for service we've ever stayed at, from the greeting and warm muffins on arrival to coming back late every evening and finding the curtains had been closed as well as the outside and porch lights turned on to welcome us back. They also had all the little touches that made... More

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

How nice of you to review us, thank you very much. I'm really glad you appreciated the tea and coffee we have on offer. It's all beverages that I like myself! We regularly sleep in the units to try and experience what you do which is why there are plenty of toiletries. It's the kind of thing that I would... More

Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

wow wow and wow. I'm a fussy child and like to know that i'm getting more for my buck. Bernie and Pat are two of the most beautiful, down to earth, relaxed and easy going motel owners that you could ask for. I had intentions of only one night but I stayed for two in the ending. Macca dog came... More

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

Wow! What a very generous review. Thank you so much for taking the time to do it. We were so happy to play a small part in your family reunion. It was lovely to have you all. I hope our paths cross again. Thanks for not feeding the dog! More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The lovely Bernie and Pat were so warm and welcoming when my sister and I passed through briefly on our epic NZ road trip. Bernie even had a plate of muffins waiting for us. I hadn't realised (though a quick check of Google maps would have confirmed this) that the motel is out in the suburbs which are surprisingly reminiscent... More

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

It was so great to have met you both on your epic trip around New Zealand. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, it is much appreciated. We are so pleased the Wifi lived up to your expectations. Hope to see you both again one day. 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*
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In residential area opposite Grange Golf Course and adjacent to East Tamaki industrial area.5 Minutes drive to Middlemore Hospital 15 minutes to Airport, 20 minutes to CBD Auckland. AA Supreme Host of the Year 2004 and 2005. Runner up 2012 and 2008.Category winners at 2006, 2007 and 2008 Manukau Business Excellence Awards. Qualmark 4 star grading. Enviro Bronze Award ... more   less 
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