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“What a great place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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540 on Great South Motel
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   540 Great South Road, Otahuhu 1062, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Otahuhu
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“What a great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights, and this was a great place to stay, close to everything.
We found the staff to be very helpful and nothing was a problem. The breakfasts were fantastic!
We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

I stayed here for six weeks and was very impressed with the treatment I received, I was picked up at the airport, I was in the cheaper flat beside the main motel and it was clean and tidy, it is obviously a place best suited for longer term clients and was ideal for me.
Ron and Murial were welcoming and went out of their way to be helpful to me, they offered me rides to the supermarket and to and from work each day.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2010

We had multiple stays in Nov. When they figured out what our specific needs were, they went out of their way to meet and exceed them. And went our of their way for special requests.

One thing that particularly stands out is their wireless internet service. Hotels in New Zealand and Australia have found a way to gouge customers with this, but not 540 South. The charges I accumulated over about 6 days stay were less than I have paid in a single day with the competition.

Ample parking... other hotels in the AKL area seem to rent out parking to air travellers. Money for the hotel, hassle for the guests. Not 540 South.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Canberra
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

Very friendly service and found Fivefourty on Great South a great location .
We were able to set up our travel plans, the staff we able to direct as to the
right deals on car and Motor Home Hire .
The location made it easy work in a new city.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

We booked our room last minute, we had a seven hour stop over in Auckland before heading to our final destination Wellington, we were coming off a long international flight. When we booked we ordered a free transfer to pick us up from the airport at 1am and take us back for 7:30am. The transfer was prompt the driver gave is the keys to our room also it was great we had no waiting time. The heater was even on in the room too which was a nice touch. The room itself was large, clean and very tidy. The bed was very comfortable the shower was great also. I would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whangarei, Northland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

Service was very good
Room clean and comfottable,
Hospitality genuine
Would return

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotorua New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

The room we stayed in was nicely furnished, very clean and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was tasty & still lovely & warm when delivered to our room..even the toast was wrapped so it retained warmth. Recommend ordering the scrambled egg & bacon! The biggest plus was the friendly helpful service provided by the hosts.
My only negatives were I was a little concerned about the security of our car (unnecessary worry) andthere was a lot of noisy vehicles passing as it was a Friday night

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about 540 on Great South Motel

Address: 540 Great South Road, Otahuhu 1062, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Otahuhu
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Otahuhu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 540 on Great South Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
540 on Great South Motel Located in the heart of Otahuhu only a moment’s walk from cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. We are located just off the southern motorway and very close to the Grange & Auckland Golf Courses, Kings & Otahuhu Colleges, Rainbow’s End, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland International Airport, Sylvia Park shopping centre. Close proximity to Mt Smart Stadium, Manukau Telstra Events Centre and Elleslie Racecourse. Business or leisure 540 on Great South is your perfect accommodation choice. Our 4 star boutique Motel offers a range of excellent accommodation options. Free Airport Transfers; see Airport Transfer Service for conditions. ... more   less 
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