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Harbour City Motor Inn
Ranked #38 of 45 Wellington B&B and Inns
Thornhill ON
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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Reviewed July 26, 2009

Ditto with the last review - except we did not get stuck in the lift as we did not use it
The Kitchen and Bathroom's are old - very very old
Beds are OK
Carpert was newish
Walls had been painted
VERY expensive at $180 per night for such a old run down place
+ the smell was very bad

  • Liked — NOTHING
  • Disliked — The Bathroom - old very very old
  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 5, 2009

Well where to start - ah yes getting stuck in the lift on arrival - not a good beginning we should of left at that stage. We stayed in the 3 bedroom apartment. It was dirty I'm not sure when they last cleaned it but it certainly wasn't recently. Went to cook on the 1st night and the electric frypan was still dirty from previous use. The oven smoked when turned on. Breakfast time rolled around and only 1 breakfast bowl could be found had to go and ask for more - there was 8 of us staying in the apartment. There was a pungent smell coming from downstairs (maybe the restaurant?)The maintenance on the unit has realy lapsed. The doors on the balcony don't shut properly and you have to put a chair up against it to keep it closed. The locality of the place is great the owners need to stop thinking about making money and spend a little on the upkeep. Believe me though my whanau and I will never stay there again nor would we reccommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 24, 2009

I stayed for almost two weeks at this motel in the process of relocating to Wellington. The small staff were unbelievably friendly, helpful and welcoming. The motel is 5 minutes walk to Cuba Street (where all the cafes can be found) and about 10-15 minutes from the city center. There is also a bus within 5 minutes that runs frequently to main areas of the city.

Staff were willing and able to help set up tours and recommend places to visit.

Overall, the hotel is very clean and well-run. The room was a bit small, but had all the amneties one needs and the price was right. Street traffic can be a bit noisy, but that's the price you pay for being so close to the city.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled solo
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Penticton B.C.
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2008

We stayed at this Hotel because of the location. It was close to all amenities, and especially close to the ferry terminal.
From the outside it looks O.K.
We actually rented the Penthouse suite, as it was the only vacancy they had.
We found the suite to be very "used", thread bare carpets, that had visible dog hair. The bath tub was cracked, with black mold around the edge. Over filled ashtrays on the decks. Basically everything was in BAD repair, and not clean.

On the positive note, the linens were very nice.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — the cleanliness and condition of the entire hotel. Even the common areas were not very clean
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank Sundried
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London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2006

Whilst this is a very clean place to stay and the owners are nice it is very dated and basic.
Beds and rooms felt damp, probably due to not being rented out for a while. We only stayed for a night which was enough. Furnishings have seen better days.
Breakfast was ok, selection of hot or cold served in the dining room.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Thank Angela P
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Property: Harbour City Motor Inn
Address: 92-96 Webb Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #38 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Harbour City Motor Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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