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Manukau Motor Lodge
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   631 Great South Road | PO Box 76450, Manukau 2241, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Manukau
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8 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed recently in this motel for business
Staff are friendly and our room was spotlessly clean
It had basic kitchen
and cooking facilities and 2 supermarkets right next door.
Certainly a good choice if you have business in the area.
It is noisy with both the air brakes of trucks keeping you awake as well as the planes overhead
However it is nothing that earplugs wouldn't fix

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Had a wedding to go to in Manurewa and as there is not a great selection of motels in the area a friend booked us in here.
It was ideal, centrally located and the units were spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished.
Great friendly service. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for accopmmodation in the area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manukaumotorlodge, Owner at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for your complimentary remarks. The staff work really hard to ensure the units are cleaned to a high standard.I remember the wedding party. They were really well behaved. Regards. Neil
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7 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were a sports group so by the time we returned from our games we were knackered so the plane noise didnt really affect us. this lodge had all the conveniences we needed ... close to the park we were playing at, paknsave behind us, countdown across the road, right next to big shopping mall, plenty of food malls just in walking distance, also places like mcd's and wendys right there as well, pool and spa pool, laundry - suited our needs to a tee. all we needed was a bed to sleep in and we were away laughing ... or maybe snoring!! we ended being like one big family :):):) as when i needed some help i just ended up walking into their back room to see what they could do - thank u all for helping me cook for my team and using your bigger kitchen facility!!!! fantastic service. HOPEFULLY I WILL CONTACT YOU SOON TO BOOK OUR TEAMS IN AGAIN!!!! BOP TOUCH!!!! TOUCH WHAT A GAME.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manukaumotorlodge, Owner at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Gee what a great and full review! The teams were a joy to have around which makes it easy for us to work with you to ensure everything was made easy for you. We look forward to hearing from you again Kim. Regards. Neil
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Since convenience was a premium it served the purpose.
There were issues with the internet however the manager kindly went out of his way to rectify the problem immediately.
That said the rooms are basic and the bathroom facilities scratchy.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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manukaumotorlodge, Owner at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for your review. Unfortunately we are unable to identify which unit you stayed in in October 2012 but we would say we have a regular maintenance programme in place and possibly some of the "scratchy" items have been attended to. I am pleased we were of assistance with the Broadband problem and you were able to benefit from our FREE 60 minute internet access. Neil
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

It some how, probably self rated, has four an half stars! Not even worthy of three stars! Very disorganised person on reception. Very very dated fittings! Very dirty mouldy shower with a floor that feels like its going collapse. Shocking bad shower control and spray head could do with a clean as it does not spray properly. Poor quality linen for a place that reckons its four+ stars. No air conditioning and don't bother trying to open the window to let air in. Don't stay if you want a peaceful sleep because you won't get one in this location.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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manukaumotorlodge, Owner at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Thank you for your feed back. We have found a leak in the shower base and are in the process of having this repaired and your other comments addressed as appropriate. Merry Christmas.
Neil and Gaynor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

This is a lovely little hotel, and the service was great, don't get me wrong... I am, however, surprised that not one of the reviews mentions that it is right on the flight path, and jets land until 1am, then start again at 5am. If you are the type who could sleep for your country in the Olympics, then this is the place for you. :-)

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manukaumotorlodge, Owner at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Hi Hamish. Thanks for taking the time to write this review and the high marks you gave us. Yes we are on the flight path. The noise level is dependant on the wind direction, cloud cover, and type of plane. Some of the older ones can be noisy. We trust this does not put you off staying again. Neil
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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I booked a room here for four weeks for my mother and aunt on their first trip to New Zealand to visit family.
The hotel could not have been any more helpful; from the booking stage, ensuring they got the right room & facilities, right through to the departure date.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Manukau Motor Lodge to anyone who wants to book somewehere safe & friendly to stay in Auckland.
Many thanks to Neil, Gaynor, Melissa & all the other staff who made their stay such a pleasant one.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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manukaumotorlodge, Owner at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Hi Andy M
Thank you for your very kind comments. We thoroghly enjoyed having the "girls" stay with us. People like them make our work pleasurable!
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Address: 631 Great South Road | PO Box 76450, Manukau 2241, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Manukau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in Manukau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Manukau Motor Lodge 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our complex is ideally located being an easy walk to Westfield Shopping Centre and Manukau CBD. This centre includes SKYCITY cinema and restaurants. Motorway (State Highway 1) on and off ramps make for easy access to us and to and from the rest of Auckland. Auckland Airport is a 10 minute drive. Our complex includes, Studio, one and two bedroom units, Spa bath units, Swimming and spa pools and sauna. QUALMARK 4.5 star rated. ... more   less 
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