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AAA Mana Motel

41 Mana Esplanade | Mana, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A "self-catering" unit - musty, dusty, dated and a bit neglected. There was a TV, hanging on a wire from a hook on the wall, next to the window (free-to-air channels only). An uncomfortable two-seater sofa with a loose cover that kept coming off. Nowhere to hang clothes. A motley (and minimal) fairly grubby-looking assortment of crockery, utensils, etc. We... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Reminiscent of tacky American motels I had the misfortune of experiencing in the 70's. Very tired, dated and in much need of a refresh. Stained duvet covers are never enticing. On the plus side the rooms was generally clean and tidy and the shower was strong and hot. It's just a pity the rotting wood around the base of shower... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We were to stop for 3 nights. The room we were allocated was musty, dated, had lots of flies and felt damp. Some of the crockery was chipped and the milk came in a small jug, not a sealed carton or 300ml bottle. We opted to move on and asked for a refund which we were given. We were able... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I will have been here 4 months when its time to go back to Canada. If your looking for fancy high end, don't come here you won't appreciate this place. This is a family, pet friendly location that is cozy, clean and peaceful, even when the train goes by. The hosts George and Hoya along with Sally are so nice... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Motel manager was very friendly. Rooms are very dated and smelt musky. We found some of the dishes in the cupboard were dirty. No Internet (wifi) or main Sky channels available such as sports and movies and heated pool was cold. We felt the website was a bit misleading too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped over for one night so we could be close to fly out wellington the next day. Easy check in. On state highway one so expect a bit of traffic noise and also the train goes pass. The studio unit we stayed in was well presented with a great shower and comfortable bed. George greeted us in a professional... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

This motel is absolutely disgusting and they should be ashamed. We booked a ground floor apartm ent due to a recent hip replacement and got a second floor one. he rudely said he stated that when we booked but he most certainly did not. The rooms were missing curtains, holes in walls, missing light bulbs, no housekeeping during our stay,... More 

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3 Thank Megan S
RossMegan, Manager at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

1. It is unfortunate that we could not give you a downstairs unit as these were pre-booked by people with dogs and kids who wanted access to the grassed area. What you did not mention was that I spent some time ringing people around the country to see if they would swap with you as it was obvious a man... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I have not had the greatest experience at AAA Mana Motel. The apartments are very dated for the price paid (compared to other motels/hotels around NZ) and a number of things in the room were not working. The manager was not helpful and after asking for one of the beds to be changed due to being quite worn out, he... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The room did not reflect the photos in advertising - I had to wait 10 minutes and after ringing the bell, I actually ended up ringing the 0800 number and prompted the gentleman that we were here and waiting to check in. We got to the room and was disappointed in the quality - however this was not really a... More 

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RossMegan, Manager at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

We are indeed lucky to live in a beautiful country like New Zealand. Here we can practically do and say what we please - no matter if unfounded or uninformed. Hysterical venting in an open forum is not an appropriate method of dealing with issues. Our industry reserves rooms etc and are bound to hold those rooms even if we... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Awesome service George. 2nd time round at Mana Motel, different owner's from my last visit and still very friendly considering late arrival after 1 a.m. My apartment was fresh & clean the 3 days, comfy bed and very spacious, and I would not hesitate to recommend Mana Motel to anyone seeking affordable, comfort, family & pet friendly accommodation..look no further.... More 

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Thank Katherine R
RossMegan, Manager at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your kind comments it is very much appreciated. I apologise for the late reply. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about AAA Mana Motel

Address: 41 Mana Esplanade | Mana, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua
Price Range: $74 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — AAA Mana Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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