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“Love Takapuna” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Takapuna Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Takapuna
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love Takapuna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

Stayed overnight while attending a medical appointment. Excellent location, central to everything. Excellent room, extremely clean, comfy bed. Kitchen facilities were great. We swam in the pool which was perfect temp for March, spa pool was lovely too. Definitely recommend and stay again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were visiting Auckland as we were going to the Bruce Springsteen concert. The location of Takapuna Motor lodge was perfect as we caught the express bus to the stadium. The bus express lane was only a 10 minute walk from the lodge. Staff were really friendly, the pool was great, and rooms suitable for a 3 night stay. Other family members were also staying and they were put in the room next to ours which was fantastic. I would recommend and also would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Browns Bay, New Zealand
Level Contributor
41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

This motel was very good. The motel was clean but could do with a bit of renovating in some areas just to freshen it up. The new managers were very helpful and lovely. The breakfast was a little on the expensive side and you only got continental. When it was full, which was on most days very hard to get a park.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Redruth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

We travel to new Zealand every year and love Takapuna as it is close to all our family,We have stayed in this motor lodge for the past 5 years and have never been disappointed.It is a family run motel with the friendliest staff you could ever wish to meet.Rooms have everything needed for an extensive stay if required and has the added bonus of a nice swimming pool which our family love when they visit us at the motel.It is only a 15 minute walk to the lake lake.shops and beach.Would thoroughly recommend this motel to anyone who wants a nice relaxling stay in Takapuna.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

cleans are not too spacious but clean. Location is good as there are many shops within walking distance. Staff were friendly had a little issue with communication with some foreign staff but they were very courteous and polite I would recommend and stay again

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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New Plymouth
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39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

We were in Auckland for a wedding on the North Shore therefore it was convenient. It was clean and quiet we had room 3 so it was not right on the road. It was not large but comfortable enough for two, it was what I call a bedsit with the bed and lounge and kitchen table in the one room -and the kitchen had all that we needed to be able to prepare our own food. We needed to use the dryer but were unable to get this to work, but managed to use the iron to dry the shirt :-). The staff were pleasant and helpful. Had own carpark right outside the room. I often have problems with beds being not good for my back BUT this was a pleasant surprise and I had a good sleep. Very close to a hospital and petrol station and shopping close by, easy to get to from off the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed one night in an upstairs 1 bedroom unit. ($190/night for 2 adults and 2 children). It was close to the shops at Takapuna, and only a very short drive to Takapuna Beach. Having dual access to the bathroom was great for kids! (They slept in the lounge). Everything was clean and tidy. However, there was no peeler, bowl or grater - quite unusual for a full kitchen unit with an oven! Would stay again, however would have to bring a few kitchen items (unless the motel owners stock the kitchen a bit better).

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Takapuna Motor Lodge

Property: Takapuna Motor Lodge
Address: 28 Taharoto Road, Takapuna 0622, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Takapuna
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Takapuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Takapuna Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two minutes to Takapuna Beach and 10 minutes to Auckland CBD. Here on business, the weekend or if you need long term accommodation, choose from our studio or 1,2 and 3 bedroom units all with full cooking facilities. 'Unwind in our tropical pool area or live it up in the vibrant Takapuna Centre. ... more   less 
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