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Mount Wellington Motel
Reviewed April 25, 2014

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.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I think there must be new owners/management. The room we had on this visit certainly wasn't up to the standard I received approx. 1 1/2 years ago. The clean of the room after the last guest seemed to only consist of a change in linen and vacuum, nothing else. The sink had rubbish in it, a dirty towel from the prior guest was still hanging on the hook in the bathroom, tampon rubbish on the floor, 1/4 roll of toilet paper for the family unit (no spares!?), bench in kitchen area needs a scrub. I wanted to wash out the cups which didn't look clean... But no detergent or cloth/brush! Fan didn't work and the room was stuffy and hot, spa bath jets do not work. Room only had freeview... Not sky in every room as advertised. One bonus... The bed was comfy but that's about it. Definitely better options available for the $159 we paid.

Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

A very basic and I repeat BASIC motel. Checked in late and found there was no hot water and the fan didn't work. The maintenance man came out, could not speak English, tried his best but could not do anything as the controls were broken.

Bed was comfy enough and location was good with shops nearby. All in all, nothing so great,

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Mount Wellington Motel

Address: 580 Mount Wellington Highway, Auckland Central, Auckland 1062, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Auckland Central
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Auckland Central
Price Range: $77 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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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