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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Room was a good size and very clean . Rooms get cleaned every day which is nice . Was a bit expensive I thought but other wise fine for a quick stop off. Close to shops and everything we needed. We were offered a special price when we booked , But this wasn't given when we paid and had to... More 

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Thank 417jeanninek
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing the review and we are pleased that you were satisfied with the cleanliness of the unit, which is one of our newly refurbished 2-bedroom units. Once again, we are sorry about the mix up in the charging, but these things do happen from time to time and we were able to sort it out quickly. Regards... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This will now be our first choice when staying in the Wellington area. Room has recently been renovated. Comfortable and warm. We could hear some traffic but easily ignored. Better value than many other places nearby.

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Thank Richard M
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Richard for a very nice review and it is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit down this way. Regards Pat & Gary, Managers More 

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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

$145 for a large room, 1 single and 1 queen bed. Not the best value, given the location. I could hear our neighbours in the other room (from my bathroom) when they were showering or talking. The hotel borders the main highway. Trains and heavy vehicles can be heard throughout the day and night. Not a good place to spend... More 

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Thank David G
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you David for taking the time to give us feedback, we have taken aboard your comments including upgrading the heating, reviewing the provisions of our internet services and supplies of toiletries. Regards Pat & Gary, Managers More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

It was ok. Not heated before we arrived and only moderately co-operative hosts. Normal room. Clean and tidy. Painted concrete block walls inside. Good strong shower which heated quickly. A very cold day and the room was icy. The heater was a convection heater (no fan) and so we asked for an extra heater to more quickly cut the chill,... More 

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Thank Jeremymelser
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are sorry that you felt that the room was icy, but we did find another heater for you and we did it pretty promptly. Pat & Gary, Managers More 

Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Booked in very late due to late arrival of the ferry. Very nice accommodation. Laundry room was under construction, so they helped us out and washed and dried our laundry. Has a barbecue area with a play area for children. Carpet on the stairs was scary as one of my children had a fall

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Thank Gerrit B
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, but a little upset that one of your children had a fall on the stairs and we do hope that the child is okay. We hope that the rest of your travels in New Zealand goes well and in the meantime safe travelling. Pat... More 

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80 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We stayed there for 10 days. Couldn't fault the accommodation! A comfortable, spotlessly clean, well-appointed and up-to-date room with a fully equipped kitchen. Free WiFi and a full basic Sky TV channel selection. They even had a good selection of DVDs on loan free of charge from reception. There is a slot-machine laundry, the clothes line is a bit inaccessible.... More 

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Thank Anne D
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Hi Anne, thank you very much for the lovely review and we are so glad that your stay with us was so good. We will pass onto our 'angels' about the cleanliness of the unit as they always appreciate feedback. We look forward to saying hello to you again, sometime in the not too distant future. Take care and safe... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Compact unit which backs onto SH1, despite this, road noise was a minimum, the bed was comfortable and the room well appointed. Only gripe was having to wash dishes in the vanity, and nowhere to sit the dirty dishes or leave them to drain before drying them.

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Thank Tricia D
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it is not necessary to do your dishes in our Basic Studio as the units are serviced everyday and dirty dishes are replaced with clean ones. Hope we can welcome you back sometime in the future. Cheers Pat & Gary, Managers More 

Waihi
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31 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We stayed here twice, once in a Standard Studio Unit on our way to the south island, and again in an Executive Studio Unit a few weeks later on our return. This is a tidy motel, modern and well appointed. There is good parking beside the units. Situated beside SH.1and just 20 - 30 minutes driving from the ferry terminals... More 

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Thank Well-Weathered
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, which we appreciate. We will pass on your message about how clean and tidy the units were to our girls who do appreciate the feedback. We hope that we can once again welcome you back at some future time. In the meantime safe travelling Pat & Gary, Managers More 

Walsall
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Very close to SH 1 so potentially noisy. Fortunately had a fan so we could keep cool and close the windows to cut down the noise . Book a room that is not beside SH 1 Small double bed. Good value and useful to access Wellington.

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Thank Kevin H
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and yes it can be noisy on that side. We are reviewing our options on hopefully making the rooms a little quieter. Hopefully this will not put you off from staying with us again in the future and in the meantime safe travelling. Pat & Gary, Managers More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

I first went to this motel last Friday morning and booked a room for that night. Later that day I was phoned up and had my room cancelled because of a fire code - I needed a bigger room for my wife and I plus our 3yro and infant. There was a temporary manager on that morning, so I accepted... More 

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Thank Brett_and_miranda
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

The room was left in an unacceptable state and to bring it back to an acceptable level of presentation it took considerably more time to achieve the standard that we set, and that our customers expect. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm welcome is waiting for you. An older motel that has been extensively refurbished throughout. Local beach which is safe for swimming and lovely for walking along. Close to local facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spinnaker Motel

Address: Cnr Grays Road and State Highway 1 | Plimmerton, Porirua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua
Price Range: $83 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spinnaker Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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