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“Time warp” 3 of 5 stars
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Cascades Motor Lodge
244 Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pakuranga
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Time warp”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The staff are very friendly
However the unit we gad which was a studio unit left a lot to be desired
Net curtains were filthy , drapes were filthy and not fitted to rail
Windows filthy and had broken catches
No radio in the room
Unit is very dated
Bathroom basic
Toilet had no window
Patches of wallpaper over patches
Bed was not made after first night
Unit needs to be gutted and refitted properly with quality fittings
Would not stay again

Room Tip: Studio unit was a joke Entire complex is very dated...time warp material Needs to be drastically u...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed here with my cousin for two nights. Absolutely no complaints! The management are a lovely Korean couple who's English is fantastic and customer service is very professional. The rooms are very basic and equipped to cover the necessities - slightly dated decor and due for a modern overhaul in the upcoming year or so. Cleaning done daily and the lovely care taking lady is super friendly and happy to help with any queries. No bed bugs which we've seen in other motels. Location is awesome; being so close to Lloyd Elsemore, Pakuranga Plaza, Howick and not too far from the motorway or Botany Downs. Overall, stay was pleasant. Thanks for the great nights!

Stayed July 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Unit is very small and cramped, so one member of our group had to go stay with family members. Poor patchwork done in shower, all the doors and walls needed a good clean. Basic thing like teabags etc were not replaced on 2nd day of stay. Even some of the UHT milk in the fridge was curdled. Wont be going back.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

I had booked here as I needed a place to get over jet lag having just had a long flight from London. The room I had was a little tired with patches of different wall paper on various parts of the walls where either they had been knocked etc. the bathroom also is in need of a touch up.

The room was dark and required lights even during the day, the TV reception was not great (when you wake up at stupid O'clock in the morning the TV is your friend!)

To finish on a positive the lady that runs it is very pleasant and welcoming.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Upon sighting the motor lodge we were all let down with it's rundown appearance but hoped that the rooms would be nicer. Unfortunately no.

The only good things I can say are that the lady on reception was absolutely lovely and helpful and the bedding and the kitchenette crockery/cups etc were clean and the shower had good pressure.

Room was small and dark and the décor was hideously out of date (picture horrible floral wallpaper yellowing with age, in different patterns throughout, teamed with floral bed covers). Peeling paint in bathroom and on ceilings. No fan in bathroom other than the 'skylight' that let cold air down throughout the night and looked filthy.

Our biggest problem is that there is absolutely zero sound-proofing between the rooms so unless you want to be able to hear every single word your neighbours are saying, avoid like the plague. Woken at 4:30am by drunken neighbours coming home and then again at 6:20am like they were in the room with us.

A horrible experience and we most certainly will not recommend or stay here again.

Room Tip: Due to lack of room sound proofing - a room down the back but even then pray you don't have neig...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Stayed in Rm 3 at the Cascades in Pakuranga in June 2013 for a weekend. On arrival, we noted that no gardens were weeded as you drove in making us wonder about care of the rest of the facility. Our fears were soon confirmed. We had booked a family unit and were under the impression we had a full kitchen - this was not the case. We had many pots and a frying pan in the cupboard, but no oven to use them in! There were many ants, even in the fridge. Even though the unit could sleep five, there were only enough plates for 3 people. The bathroom was no better, with peeling paint on the ceiling, a vanity door nailed shut because it was broken, and cracks in the linoleum that water went into when showering - imagine the bacteria under the lino! It is also a unit that had a door adjoining it to another unit. We were woken at 1am by the neighbours talking on the phone - all conversation was clearly heard - obviously no soundproofing between the units/door. On the second morning of our stay, we had no hot water when we showered. I went to the office to discuss this and other concerns we had about the unit, and the owner wouldn't discuss it and walked away from me without offering us another unit to have a warm shower in, or addressing any of the problems. I advise that if anyone is to stay here, please ask to view your room first before handing over your visa card! I travel to Auckland regularly and will never stay at this motel again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 244 Pakuranga Rd, Pakuranga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Pakuranga
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pakuranga
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Number of rooms: 21
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