Stayed here in April for work (one night). It is clean & comfortable. The managers are really friendly, but it seems to cater to men working (leave your muddy boots at the door) .
It's not in a great part of town. All the other motels are on Fitzherbert St. This is way across town on Main St. Nothing nearby but a fish& chips shop across the road and some car dealerships, etc.
My room was comfortable but, well, seemed like it was set up for a guy. Two lay-z-boy recliners parked in front of a huge TV, and a big bed. Kitchen is very basic. Fridge was loud (had to unplug), bathroom was clean but shower only (it was a good strong shower) - no bath, no bench space to put stuff, no hooks to hang up clothes while you have a shower.
Walls are paper thin. Could hear everything from room next door and above me (talking, some lively extra-curricular activities and then snoring). Unpleasant.
I was also concerned about security. The only lock on the room door is one of those ones where you twist and jiggle the lock (from the inside) to get it lock. But when you go to test it (from the inside) it pops the lock open - so you have to lock it and stand there with the door open to test it. No deadbolt or chain.
Also, there was a large window right next to the door with a small latch. I had to really slam it to get the latch to catch. If it wasn't locked someone could just slide the window, reach in and unlock the door. I must have checked the window and the door 5x before I went to sleep.
So, if you're a bloke and all you want is a good , hot shower, fish and chips from across the road and a relax in the lay-z-boy chair while you watch sport on the huge TV - you'll probably love this place.
For a female travelling alone - stay over on Fitzherbert Street. I wouldn't stay here again.
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