To be fair to this motel, they are priced at the low end of the market in central Auckland so I was not expecting the Ritz. So I am willing to forgive the lack of amenities, you get what you pay for after all.
BUT, though my expectations were modest, I believe that a motel of ANY budget should be clean, all appliances should be functioning, and the motel owners should speak English to a decent standard. This simply was not the case.
HOWEVER, they allow dogs. This is their only plus point (from a dog lover point of view!) As we were travelling with dogs they were the only motel in Auckland that would allow dogs to stay and still be affordable. This is their only USP. There are other places that allow dogs in Auckland, but often they have to sleep outside tied up/in a kennel or in a special room for extra $s. Now I have seen the state of the rooms I am not surprise of the liberal attitude to allowing dogs in the rooms.
If you don't have pet dogs/giraffes/cats staying with you I wouldn't recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Large on site parking ideal for large vehicles, 2 entrances one going of to Panama road. Under full renovations, guest select sky, large clean rooms, cooked breakfast available and delivered to room, light continental breakfast included in price. All new pillow top beds, guest laundry available. We are two local Kiwis and our mission is to upgrade and give good quality accommodation at an affordable price. Charge back accounts available. ... more less
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