We were really surprised that we found so many irritations in the studio we booked. The bed was fine, but the furnishings were pretty basic. The blurb stated there were cooking facilities in the studios, but ours had only a microwave, no stove top, etc. This despite the fact that the cupboard had saucepans and cooking utensils!! There was also NO SINK in the kitchen area to wash dirty dishes or to fill the kettle. The kettle had to be filled in the bathroom, and didnt fit under the shallow sink tap. So of course the tap was loose from so much jiggling about by previous guests. I also did not feel it was very hygienic to wash eating vessels and utensils in a bathroom next to a lavatory.
We left some packaged food on the countertop overnight, and next morning there was a nice trail of ants coming in under the door up to the countertop, so I had to throw the cereals out.
I asked the manager about cooking facilities, and he said there were stove tops and cookers in the "family" studios, but that would be 40 NZD extra per night. We had not been told this when we booked.
As we like to be independent and are on a budget, we declined to stay a second night. I feel this motel is geared for the business traveller who does not bother to cook.