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“Excellent value & everything you need”
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Knights Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Epsom
Certificate of Excellence
Queenstown, New Zealand
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185 reviews
81 hotel reviews
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“Excellent value & everything you need”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We travel to Auckland regularly on business and always looking for a good value room but one that still offers all comforts and convenience we need. Knights Inn is certainly at the top of our list now! The location is ideal if you have a car and need parking and don't want the cost and inconvenience that many city hotels have when it comes to parking. Since this is a motel the car parking is just across from the rooms and there's plenty of it. The location of Knights Inn is in Greenlane, just off the route you take when driving from the airport to the city so it's easy to find. It's opposite ASB Showgrounds & Alexandra Park racecourse and only 10 mins from the city.

Check in was easy (motel style so very simple reception area) and we were given our internet access for our stay which works out at 200 MB per day. We said we both needed internet access and there was no issue in providing another code for an additional internet access.

The building itself is 'Tudor' and inside the newly renovated rooms it's a bit of Tudor meets Asia - but done very well. It's nice to stay at a place where everything is new and clean! The king size bed was comfortable, there is also a sofa in the room, a large LCD TV with 50 channels, a small desk but with two chairs and plenty of power sockets for our PCs! The kitchenette is small but with sink, fridge, microwave, coffee/tea making facilities etc. The bathroom was great - not much bench space for toiletries however an excellent shower that was a good size with wonderful shower pressure. There was also a wardrobe and an iron and ironing board supplied - so we had everything we needed.

Breakfast is 'motel-style' - so delivered to your room at the time you order. We ordered breakfast one morning and just a simple bacon and eggs and it was fine - nothing fancy but certainly adequate if you need breakfast before you head out.

There is an Asian supermarket next door (and next time I'll make time to stock up with some wonderful supplies to take home) and a Chinese fast food takeaway place - so if you get back late and need a quick stir fry, it's right next door! And there's a bottle shop just around the corner.

We booked one room using Wotif and paid $153 a night for a "Luxury Studio" - but this is not a discounted rate as it's the advertised rate on their website http://www.knightsinn.co.nz/epsom-auckalnd-accommodation.html This was a ground floor room suitable for 1-2 people. We also booked a "Loft Unit" for another in our group through AA (NZ) at $129 a night (again same price as motels own website). There are only a couple of lofts and these are on the 3rd floor. They have exactly the same features instead a double bed rather than a Kingsize bed in the Luxury Studio and a bit smaller so ideal for a single traveller.

The rooms are exactly the same as they appear on the Knights Inn website so if you want to see them, go onto their site.

I was very happy with our stay, the Chinese staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. I would definitely go back here again when we're on business in Auckland!

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 2 on the Ground Floor - which was convenient. The rooms are on the ground or firs...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Alex K, Manager at Knights Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comment :)

I am very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

We aim to give the best service for all our guests.

If you ever have the need to come to Auckland, please feel free to contact us!
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Knights Inn is a motel that has everything you wold expect from a city motel. On arrival parking was very easy close to the room, and check-in was friendly and efficient.The rooms were recently renovated and were clean, tidy and with good facilities. There was plenty of power points - something a couple with two PC's and two mobile phones really needs but often does not find. The room had a small desk to work on, good TV service - with access to a good range of cable channels. The bed was comfortable, air-con worked well and quietly and while the bathroom is small, the shower was hot with plenty of water pressure. The location is very convenient to the airport and city, being about midway in drive time. There is an Asian style supermarket next door which is quite handy.

We're not normally likely to choose a motel verses a hotel but in this case were very happy with our 4 day stay using this as a business base and would likely do so again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Alex K, Manager at Knights Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for the review.

I am glad to hear that you liked your stay with us.

We try to provide the best service possible to all our guests.

If you happen to come to Auckland again, feel free to contact us :)
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Me and my partner have stayed at this particular motel several times now and find it very pleasant and in excellent condition every single stay, we're never disappointed. The staff are more than friendly, furnishings very clean and tidy, spacious bathroom with big mirror, SKY TV, Wi-Fi, and very COMFORTABLE BED (I could lye in bed all day hehe) even though its on a main road it is surprisingly nice and quiet. Also close to a small group of shops which is handy. I would highly recommend everyone to book your stay here! If I had to comment on a negative, it would have to be the prices - but only because we first stayed here in 2008 and the loft room was around $90 and the suites were about $120 now the prices have slightly increased but non the less this is still our FAVOURITE :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alex K, Manager at Knights Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for commenting on us :)

I am very delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stays with us and that our motel is your favourite!

The price change occured when we fully renovated all our rooms in 2010-2011.

We still provide the same service every time, and we keep everything in top condition each stay.

Hope to see you soon!
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Wanganui
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Very clean and modern room. We had 3 people so had a room with two king singles and they made up a sofa bed for us. Beds were very comfortable. Full Sky tv and a very nice sized flat screen to watch it on. Microwave and small kitchenette with two hobs and cooking utensils. Bathroom was very nice and we loved the shower! Walking distance to the Showgrounds and a number of eating places, not far from Greenlane hospital. 200mb of free wi-fi was handy too. Would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Alex K, Manager at Knights Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for the review.

I am happy to hear that your stay was comfortable.

We still provide free wi-fi and good service :)

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you decide to stay in Auckland again
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Masterton, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Stanley and co were extremely friendly and helpful and the unit was spotlessly clean. I wanted to take the bed home with me it was so comfortable! I thought it was very reasonably priced (especially as it was Labour Weekend) and I would recommend it to anyone.
The location is perfect for the ASB Showgrounds and Alexandra Racecourse.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Alex K, Manager at Knights Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for commenting on us.

I am pleased to hear that our room was comfortable,
We still provide the same service, so don't hesitate to contact us if you come to Auckland again :)
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Heswall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

Its not in a great location if you are thinking about the centre of Auckland, but this establishment is excellent for value. The rooms were spotless, and I thought it offers great value.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Alex K, Manager at Knights Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for the comment.

The location may not be best for Central Auckland but is a good accommodation for Alexandra Park and ASB Showgrounds, which is a couple of minutes distance.

If you happen to come again, don't hesitate to contact us :)
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

My husband is a very frequent visitor to this lovely establishment, and on the occasions I have accompanied him on business I get treated very well. The recent refurbishments take this to a very high quality accommodation and the staff, location, and all services top it off nicely. It is a lovely home away from home. The Alexandra Park facilities right across the road provide good meals and entertainment, and it is just perfect for us. The proprietors are friendly and provide outstanding service, thank yu.

Room Tip: Book early and just ask for what you want.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Alex K, Manager at Knights Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you for the review.

I am delighted to hear that you loved your stays with us :)

We still provide the same service and welcome everyone with a smile.
If you require anything, don't hesitate to ask.

Hope to see you again
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Property: Knights Inn
Address: 234 Green Lane West | Cnr Greenlane & Manukau Rds, Epsom 1051, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Epsom
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Epsom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Knights Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Knights Inn, our goal is to provide you with a warm greeting, a comfortable stay and have you leaving feeling refreshed and looking forward to returning. Knights Inn is in a superb central location of Greenlane/Epsom. We are directly opposite Alexandra Raceway, ASB Showground and Logan Campbell center and are just a few minutes away from the Auckland central city, Ellerslie Racecourse, Mt. Smart Stadium and Mt. Eden Park by car. The recently refurbished Knights Inn Motel is the number one choice for style, comfort and convenience when choosing a place to stay in Epsom. 26 Spacious modern and bright rooms are ideal for catering business, family and tourist travelers and include all the conveniences one would need. There are heavenly comfortable king-size bed, modern LCD TVs and every channel (free 50+ SKY channels) you could wish for if you choose to spend time and relax in your room and of course wireless internet for you to work from the comfort of your room. ... more   less 
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