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AAA Mana Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Porirua
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We have stayed at this motel on a number of occasions. We have found the rooms to be immaculate, well serviced every day and extremely comfortable. This motel is situated in a good, convenient location, close to shops, restaurants etc.

Ross and Megan were fantastic to deal with, therefore, I would not hesitate to recommend this motel to anyone staying there.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2012

We thank you for taking the time to review AAA Mana Motel. We love receiving honest down to earth comments from guests and are delighted that you commented highly about the cleanliness and fabulous location of AAA Mana Motel. Good honest kiwi hospitality which we are also very proud of. Look forward to catching up with you both on your next visit.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Don't stay here if you want to sleep !!!! The trains (freight and passenger) run all night and feel like they are coming through the room, VERY VERY VERY noisy !!! The rooms were generally tidy but when you looked slightly (and only slightly) closer - they were very dirty- bathrooms and kitchen areas!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2012

AAA Mana Motel is proud to be located on the outskirts of the vibrant Capital City - Wellington.
To get no noise, this large family of seven would be better off staying in a country location not in a vibrant City. We note, however, this guest rated our "Location" and "Room Quality" quite highly. Which we thank you for but are slightly confused about.

This room is extremely popular for large families, who are budget driven as it is a large three bedroom apartment, and is roomy and immaculately presented. The prior guest review, who also stayed in this room, confirms our thoughts "Excellent great stay for great value". Very hard to please everyone all of the time!

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed four nights. The rooms were bright and fresh and very clean with comfortable beds and pillows. The room was well serviced every day and the hosts were very friendly and helpful with information on local sites to visit.The room was very comfortable and great value would certainly stay there again a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank milo68
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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2012

We thank you once again for your fabulous comments. As you know we pride ourselves on our well presented, clean and sunny rooms. Guests, like yourselves, love the convenient location of AAA Mana Motel, being so close to the vibrancy of Wellington City where they can enjoy shopping and upmarket restaurants whilst leaving the car behind and hoping on the train. We look forward to seeing you all again next month on your return visit.

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

A little tired. No electric blanket and noisy being between the railway and the road.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2012

Jenny, we thank you for taking the time to comment on AAA Mana Motel. We clearly list ourselves as a three star property and do not confess to be anything more, which is clearly reflected in the very competitive room rate you paid. Also, Jenny, our compendium in each room clearly states that electric blankets are available and you only have to ask. AAA Mana Motel is in a fabulous location situated 15 minutes out of Wellington which is the Capital City of New Zealand, not in a small country town. Like any large City our roading infrastructure is vital and your decision to stay with us reflects your need to be near easily accessible arterial routes. Delighted to see our friendly service impressed you and we thank you for that.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at this great motel.The rooms are nicely furnished very comfotable beds and pillows.The kitchen was equiped with everything you may need to cook with.And a good size rubbish bin.Room was serviced very well each day.Nice to have earl grey tea to drink and a coffee plunger as well.Very pleasent stay, great hosts,we definitely will go back again.This was our second stay and both times we have enjoyed it.Many thanks.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment honestly and positively on your stay with us. Your warm thoughtful comments were delightful, it is so nice when Guests can comment on the positive things we are doing right rather than focusing on personal irritations. Megan and I work extremely hard to provide our valued guests with a memorable stay and to be able to anticipate their needs. We look forward to your continued support of AAA Mana Motel and meeting you both again in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We were at Mana Motel for three nights. The first two nights were uncomfortable due to what we thought was a very poor mattress. We found on the third night that there was a broken leg on the bed! We were able to prop it up temporarily, but the bed still wasn't that good, and the single in the second bedroom wasn't comfortable either. Good beds should be a number one priority in any accommodation. On the plus side, the big rubbish bin by the kitchen bench was a real bonus - those tiny things we normally get are hopeless. And the service was very efficient and friendly as well. We'd stay here again, but would check that the bed legs are OK first!

Room Tip: Ask for a unit towards the road - there is a rail line at the rear.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2012

Our top priority, as Owners, is always to provide our valued guests with a good night sleep, we want you to leave happy and continue to return.
Guests unfortunately think Motel owners are mind readers, preferring to vent their problems through this medium....... Guests, can you please advise any staff member immediately if there is a problem of any kind, we will then rectify the problem as smoothly and as promptly as possible. If we are not advised, in this case, throughout a three day stay, how are we to know there is a problem.

We thank you for your positive comments regarding our efficient service and friendly manner, and we are delighted to hear that you would recommend us and would definitely stay here again. We look forward to hosting your family on your next visit.

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Reviewed March 8, 2012

I had a lovely stay at Mana Motel, it had everything you could need when away from home and in a great location out of the city but close to reality. The room was a good size and fully equipped with everything to truly relax in like your own home after a day working away from home. Good cafe and supermarket/shops close buy & great hospitality. The only negative i would say is that it is a bit close to the train tracks but really, you can't get away from this or highways through Welly so its fine. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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RossMegan, Owner at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review your enjoyable stay with us. Your comments and honesty are much appreciated. Look forward to catching up with you again on your return visit.
Ross and Megan Levy

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Additional Information about AAA Mana Motel

Address: 41 Mana Esplanade | Mana, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Porirua
Price Range: $70 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — AAA Mana Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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