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“Most enjoyable stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amethyst Court Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Porirua B&B and Inns
Auckland
1 review
“Most enjoyable stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2010

Lovely motel with great hosts and staff. The rooms were well equipped and the service was of a high standard. Very convenient location for our sports related trip.
Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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97 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2010

This is the second time we are staying here, both are one week stays, on business, the owners, Eliott and Jenny are superb hosts, i challenge you to find better hosts anywhere in New Zealand, very good rooms, excellent service, drinks on arrival, queit motel, free broadband, good amenities, comfortable beds, better than any other motel in Porirua, the second time we stayed here was actually for a business trip to wellington city, but we chose to stay at amethyst again because it is that good !!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Edwin11967
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Warwickshire
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124 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2010

We were looking for a one night stop in Wellington after the ferry journey from Picton. When we came to book there was nothing available that got a decent review on here in the city so we looked farther afield and came up with Amethyst Court. I knew we were on to a good thing when after the formalities the usual question in a NZ motel is what sort of milk do you want. Here it was do you want a complimentary beer, wine or fruit juice. That should become industry standard! When we got to our room it was large, airy and very well equipped with all you would expect in a modern motel. The decor was very elegant. If I am looking for something to be critical about it is that it is not near eating places, but they have thought of that by selling a variety of meals at reception that you can heat up in the microwave. The other is less easy to fix. Most motel units have a wash basin in the bathroom and a sink in the kitchen area. This only has a small basin in the bathroom which made washing the pots more difficult.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank abcoldgit
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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2010

I stayed at the Amethyst Court with colleagues for one night during a work trip to Wellington. I was expecting an old-fashioned motel (you know, concrete bricks and tatty curtains) but I was very happily surprised to find a huge, new, sparkling clean hotel with lovely rooms.

What I liked:
- the rooms are large, newly and nicely decorated, shiny and clean. I could swear I was the first person to stay in the room I used.
- the amenities provided are hotel-standard: coffee/tea/etc, shampoo and soap, tv and radio
- the breakfast fruit was tasty.

What I didn't like so much:
- Porirua is quite far from the Wellington CBD - we only stayed there because every central hotel was booked out for the AC/DC concert. The motel's very handy if you need to be in Porirua though.
- room service breakfast was delivered about ten minutes earlier than the time I requested, and I was still in the shower. That's a pretty minor problem for such a nice motel, and I know it's hard to deliver every single breakfast on time.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Feilding
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2009

I have stayed at this motel a number of times this year and felt the need to write about it and share my recommendation of this motel with others. The owners of this motel have been very welcoming and accomodating with any request on each and every stay. They provide the personal touch from check-in to departure and you are treated as one of the family. There is always a prefoessional yet welcoming, warm and relaxed atmosphere which makes the stay just fantastic. This motel has now been placed as the first motel of choice for any stay that I have in Wellington. Everything you need is within walking distance, with Kenepuru Hospital being literally just around the corner. I would invite anyone who is either travelling for business and looking for a place that sets itself above the rest, then try here, this goes also for holidays and weekends away, I have enjoyed a great experience every visit since it opened. Give it a try! 10 out of 10 in my books!!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Amethyst Court Motor Lodge

Property: Amethyst Court Motor Lodge
Address: 5 Titahi Bay Road, Porirua 5022, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Porirua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Amethyst Court Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amethyst Court Motel offers a very peaceful and quiet atmosphere. It is luxurious and spacious, having 26 studio suites, some with kitchens and spa baths, all having tea/coffee making faculties, microwaves. 1 bedroom with study & kitchen, 5 x 2 bedrooms with kitchens. Amethyst Court is ideally situated in the central business district of Porirua. Ideal stopover for ferry, with its easy access off the North/South Motorway. Complimentary broadband, breakfasts also available. ... more   less 
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