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“Friendly owners, convenient location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Aarangi Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kohimarama
Dublin, Ireland
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158 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Friendly owners, convenient location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2011

We stayed at this motel when visiting friends in Auckland. The accommodation consists of a double bedroom, lounge, basic kitchenette and a small bathroom with shower and toilet. There is access to a small balcony. Rooms are small. A short walk brings you to the beach and promenade at Kohimarama and to local cafes, restaurants and shops. From here there is public transport into Auckland city centre. A longer walk takes you to the lively resorts of Mission Bay and St. Heliers where there are lots of bars and places to eat. The owners were helpful with local information, printing off maps, etc. All in all the motel is good value for its location close to the beach and its proximity to Auckland city centre.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2010

We arrived in New Zealand after a long flight from England feeling pretty jetlagged and jaded. Plus driving a hire car from Auckland airport through town to the motel....... But we soon revived in the calm and welcoming atmosphere of the Aarangi,where we felt immediately at home. This is a great motel for seeing Auckland: it's just the right distance from the centre, and is handy for Tamaki Drive with beaches and Kelly Tarlton's aquarium just minutes away. Restaurants really handy too. Owners are lovely people: made us feel at home. We returned there for our last night in NZ after touring the country. Would we stay there again? You bet!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank chrisemsworth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2006

I arrived at the motel on a day where the weather was not the best, I was determined to make my break a good one though. I was greeted by a very friendly Asian man at the desk who was extremely helpful. We chatted for over an hour swapping investment tips. My unit was located up stairs where I could see the sea and plenty of sun poured through the huge windows. Not only did the weather clear up the next morning, I actually made money when I stayed with the Aarangi. I'm definitely going back to stay again :)

  • Liked — The staff and the location
  • Disliked — no wondow in the bathroom
  • Tips/Secrets — save up to stay at this excellent motel
  • Stayed December 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank RubyRoy
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Property: Aarangi Motel
Address: 1 Melanesia Road, Kohimarama 1071, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Kohimarama
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kohimarama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aarangi Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sparkling clean Motel Units in a quiet residential neighbourhood, 1 block to Kohimarama Beach and 1km to Mission Bay. Choose units from upstairs, with a "peep of the sea" or downstairs and enjoy the garden. Walk, jog, bike along popular Tamaki Drive, enjoy scrumptious breakfast/lunch/dinner or just a coffee or wine in neighbourhood cafes and restaurants. Kohimarama beach is a safe beach with popular activities ranging from swimming to stand up paddling, kayaking and kite surfing (wind dependent). It is also home to Kohimarama Yacht Club for juniors, a club that has produced many a top sailor. ... more   less 
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