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747 Motel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kilbirnie
New Zealand
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11 reviews
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Booked this motel mainly because of proximity to airport. But also because it was the most reasonably priced due to Rugby World Cup. Had from on upperfloor. Access with a suitcase was difficult dur to narrow stairway. The room was very tired looking. Although therewas a microwave and toaster in unit, there was no cutlery or plates provided for anything prepared in these appliances. The room was quite dark.Probably only any good for one night stayover when flying out of Wellington

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Stayed for 2 nights in July due to Brentwood Hotel being full. Had heard motel was very average but thought would give it a go. Very basic room with block walls, old furniture and wall heater covered in rust. Room quite dark and lighting inadequate. Was pretty soundproof tho. Bedding and beds were fine, kitchen ok, and shower pretty good. Thought was high priced for the standard of room.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

I should note that am writing this review on behalf of my parents as they are not what you would call 'computer savvy'.

My parents booked the 747 Motel due to the close proximity to my place which is in Kilbirnie. I understand that it was $120 per night. I would assume many of the people book this place as it is only a few kms far from Wellington Airport.

The first thing I noticed was how dark it was in the unit. It is near impossible to read a book in the room as the lighting is terrible. Even in the middle of the day it is not much better. There isnt enough parking available on street if all the units are full as residents that live in the area also require the parking.

The worst part was the blood stain on one of the blankets. My mother went to reception and told them about the stain and that she wanted it sorted out. She was told that the cleaners would come in later in the day to have a look. This did not happen. One can only wonder if a visible stain like that is acceptable, what on earth is on the rest of the bedding that you cant see! Last I heard, the issue of the stained blanket was not sorted out. Therefore, service not high on the list of priorities.

I suppose the bonus to this place was that it was very warm and fast to heat. Also couldnt really hear people in the units above. Could only hear people that were outside talking.

I would not recommend this place at all. If it is close proximity to the airport you are after, there are better options out there.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: 747 Motel
Address: 80 Kilbirnie Crescent | Wellington Airport, Kilbirnie, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Kilbirnie
Amenities:
Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kilbirnie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — 747 Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
747 MOTEL PROVIDES AN ATTRACTIVE STYLE OF ACCOMMODATION747 Motel is located just minutes away from the Wellington airport, Wellington city centre, Kilbirnie's new Regional Indoor Community Sports centre and is across the road from the Wellington Regional Aquatic centre. The Weta Cave, Weta Studio and the Wind Sculptures on Cobham Drive are nearby attractions. 747 Motel is also close to great cafes, major supermarkets and the bus route to city centre. An ideal stay for budget travellers. ... more   less 
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