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Spinnaker Motel

Cnr Grays Road and State Highway 1 | Plimmerton, Porirua, New Zealand
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51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Our stay here was for 3 nights, before catching the ferry to South Island. We found the room clean, comfortable and well equipped. There was traffic noise from the road by the property, if this might be a problem the inner rooms may be quieter. We were able to explore the Plimmerton area one day, and walked over the road... More 

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

Thank you for your review and we appreciate the comments. I will pass onto our 'angels' that you found the room clean and comfortable. We do know that they appreciate these reviews. Once again thank you and we hope that we can welcome you back to the motel sometime in the future and in the meantime, safe travelling. Pat &... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We were only there overnight but our Motel was clean & tidy and the bed was comfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful. Tea and coffee making facilities in our room. 20 minute motorway drive into Wellington

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we a very pleased that the room was nice and comfortable for your stay. We know that our 'angels' work very hard in making sure that our rooms are presented in a very good way. Cheers Pat & Gary More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Great location. Jump on motorway to zap into Wellington - didn't notice traffic noise. Over the road, handy to water for a lovely walk. Unit was excellent with great servicing. Pat and Gary were very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend and go back again.Thanks very much for the 3 days I was there.

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Thank 1monty_1daisy
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the near future. Pat & Gary, Managers More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We are locals who needed to find a place to stay after being evacuated from our home after 9:00pm on a Saturday. Pat was so kind on the phone, no hesitation to offer us a room, and checked we were able to leave our house safely. We were offered a weekend deal despite the lack of advance warning, so were... More 

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

Thank you Rachel for such a lovely review and we are so glad that we could help under the circumstances. We would really like to welcome your family and friends to the motel when they are visiting you. Once again we are so happy that we were here to help. Pat & Gary, Managers More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We booked 2 rooms from Picton whilst waiting for the night-time ferry as the other couple we were travelling with had stayed there a couple of times before. Helpful receptionist. We were going to be about 10.30pm arriving so they left the keys under the mats of each unit. They had turned the heaters on so the rooms were nice... More 

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it is always helpful to have points where improvements can be made. Also the little note of appreciation was very thoughtful and it does make our day when things like this are left in rooms. Once again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Stayed twice last year found you want inner room facing main car park the front rooms next to road. traffic is really loud at night and u don't get much sleep. Owners were really nice and after I got lost frist time due to power out becuse of storm and gps not working they made me feel like family or... More 

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Thank Linda F
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and yes the GPS can mislead you - the secret with our area is to put Grays Road Camborne as for some mysteries reason the GPS will not recognise Plimmerton. We are trying to solve the problem with the noise along that side of the motel, but at this stage nothing seems to work. We... More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Room was pretty basic,but very clean.Good place to stay if your planning on catching the morning ferry, as it's easy to get to And its Affordable,Only down side is that the room was right next to the motorway.

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Thank missnuku59
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Yes we are in a great place for quick access to the ferry and we are sorry that you found the road noise a bit load. We have had other people stay in these units or have heard nothing. We do hope that you will stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Spinnaker Motel on the way down to dropping off my daughter who was starting next day at Vic Uni. Easy to find and even easier to get into Wellington within 15 mins. Would highly recommend this instead of trying to find alternative accommodation with carparking in Wellington. Shall be back!!! Staff... More 

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Thank vronnie101
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and your very nice review, we are so pleased that you found everything to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Pat & Gary, Managers More 

York, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We picked this motel to stay one night, as we had arrived in Wellington via the evening ferry from Picton, and it was on our route to Rotorua (20 minutes drive from the ferry terminus). The room was very small and although there was a kitchenette area, there was no sink and hence we had to use the bathroom basin... More 

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Thank Simon F
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 not up to expectation. From your description, you chose one our basic studio's which has only a microwave and tea/coffee making facilities. The price that you were charged for this unit, is the same price all year round, we do not make any adjustments... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

An older motel complex that has been very nicely refurbished. On both our recent stays we were late in arriving due to travel commitments and on one occasion left again very early in the morning. Pat, the lovely motelier, made this extremely easy for us which was most appreciated. We would certainly stay again!

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Thank falc0n42
ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are more than willing to help late travellers and it is our pleasure to be able to offer this service. Pat & Gary, Managers More 

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