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AAA Mana Motel

41 Mana Esplanade Mana, Porirua 5026 New Zealand
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#2 of 2 hotels in Porirua
Welcome to AAA Mana Motel - Porirua, New Zealand. Relax and enjoy some quiet time in our pleasant sunny surrounds. Our well kept grounds and private upstairs balconies provide the perfect environment for you to relax and unwind. Even better, on a warm summer's evening, put you feet up and chill out around our on-site barbeque and picnic tables. The choice is yours. We are conveniently located just north of Porirua, on the main road to Wellington (SH1). We offer a great combination of nice and sunny units; easy access to town; and a heated swimming pool to relax in. Most importantly we pride ourselves on providing a warm and friendly place to stay. Our clean and sunny, 1,2 and 3 bedroom self-catering units provide a relaxing place to stay, whether for the long-term or short-term. Wireless high-speed internet access is available along with Sky TV. We deliver a great experience of good honest kiwi hospitality with well-kept facilities. Our motel accommodation is conveniently located just 5 mins north of Porirua on SH1. Being so close to Wellington City, you can quickly and easily enjoy the Capital experience, either by car or train; and just 15 mins drive to Cook Strait Ferry. We also offer off street parking outside each unit.
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Free parking
Breakfast in the room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid wifi
Indoor pool
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
DVD / CD player
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Korean
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P.Kawana wrote a review Sep 13
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Motel owners over charged us, and tried to avoid refunding what they owed us. There are dogs living in a couple of the rooms and when I went to use the washing machine, it had pet hair all around the inside of it. The premises were not clean or up-kept and I did not enjoy the stay or service. We definitely will not return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Adele Hermansen wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Worst motel I’ve ever set foot in. People need to know that there are a lot of Winz people staying there and a few seem to be permanent. There is a lot of mould in the bathrooms. It is very surprising that they are still allowed to be open. The mould is a health hazard. The shower made you feel dirtier than before you get in it. The bathroom stunk. Absolutely disgusting. The duvet cover had terrible stains all over it. Hair under our pillows. We had to sleep with clothes over our pillows and in our own blankets. Debated sleeping the dogs in the motel and us sleeping in the car. Even then felt to dirty for the dogs. Stains were everywhere. They also had no fire alarms!!!!! The iron was broken. The hair dryer was melted. Nothing is like what it shows online. The only positive is you are allowed your dogs in the motel and the man running it was lovely.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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ElvisInvercargill wrote a review Jul 2020
Invercargill, New Zealand227 contributions49 helpful votes
Triple AAA rating is unbelievable. Size of TV is unbelievable. Furnishings unbelievable - tatty, tired, curtains off rails. The tariff charged was unbelievable for the standard of accomodation. Bathroom had unbelievable odour. Wifi charge was unbelievable. But the bed was comfortable.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Dale wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Arrived later in the afternoon. Couldn't even get a park space outside our room. Walked in and very old and dirty looking. Could do with a complete revamp as there was a broken window in the bathroom, a light didnt work, the fridge was broken, the toilet was peeling and dirty looking, the towels both had big black marks on them and looked grey dirty and bath mat frayed to tatters, no hooks to hang clothes on...they sat on the toilet, the shower was dirty to look at and the water did not drain away and toiletries were left floating and water nearly overflowed onto the floor. The wifi that we asked about would not could not connect, but I suppose we were entertained by the parties of people smoking and yelling outside our room til 2 am in the morning and background music of the train most of the night. When we rang the owner to complain he hung up on us so hence the bad reiview. We paid $165.00 for a night and were running to get out the door in the morning....take my advise dont stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Room Tip: dont go there its awful
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Lynn M wrote a review Mar 2020
24 contributions5 helpful votes
The is the very worst motel I have ever been to. Tried to arrange an early check in 9 10pm) as the wedding was at 11. Rang several times but phone never got answered. Arrived at motel and 12 asked if we could check in and the Owner/Manager burst out laughing.. I told him I tried to ring earlier but there was no reply. his response was that he was cleaning toilets and fixing things that people broke. Any way he said we were in room 23 and I said we would go and grab some lunch and be back soon. When we cam back Manager was no where to be seen but the door to Room 23 was open so I looked in to see if cleaning had been finished and there was another couple in there unpacking. The Manager turned up and we both asked what was going on, he said he thought the man was with me despite the fact he had a wife and we both have different names. So he gave us the disabled room at the Corporate rate which was $160.00.. the room was very tired and the bathroom stunk of Urine it was disgusting. The cushions had stains on them, the plug in the bathroom wasn't working, the cutlery draw fell onto the floor when I pulled it out. I went out the ranch slider which was off the lounge part and there was dog poo on the lawn and the gardens where full of weeds. The ONLY reason we stayed here was we didn't have time to go somewhere else as the wedding was fast approaching. NEVER again will I stay in this disgusting Motel and have to deal with the Faulty Towers Manager running the place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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$96 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandNorth IslandGreater WellingtonPorirua
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Frequently Asked Questions about AAA Mana Motel
Which popular attractions are close to AAA Mana Motel?
Nearby attractions include Ngati Toa Domain (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at AAA Mana Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at AAA Mana Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at AAA Mana Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at AAA Mana Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to AAA Mana Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sandbar Mana, D4 Mana, and Burger Wisconsin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at AAA Mana Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at AAA Mana Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at AAA Mana Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at AAA Mana Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Korean.
Is AAA Mana Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.