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Best Western BK's Pioneer Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Mangere
Reviewed December 25, 2007

We stayed at BK's for one night after flying in from Chicago. We booked a "deluxe spa suite" accommodation. This turned out to be a small room with a "spa" bathtub. The place is new and it shows but the furnishings, excluding the recliners, are basic to the point of absurdity. The "spa" bathtub is in fact a very large Jacuzzi-type tub. The TV is mounted near ceiling level because the room is too small to put it anywhere else. Deluxe is not an appropriate term to use here. Normally a suite means two rooms or at least a sitting area separated from the bedroom. When I questioned the managers about the fact that I had booked a suite they said that is what I got. If I wanted a separate sitting area "I should have booked a one bedroom suite". They claim that in NZ a suite is just a room. During our travels in NZ I questioned several people (all Kiwis) about what a suite is in NZ. In every case I was told that it is separate sitting and sleeping facilities. Do not be fooled by the use of the terms "deluxe" and "suite" in the room descriptions--neither is applicable.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank leegin
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Reviewed August 9, 2007

We stayed in this hotel recently for one night on the way from Sydney to Tahiti and another on our return. This hotel is comfortable and clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. The response to our call from the airport for a shuttle was very quick on both occassions. The bus stop is directly out the front if you wish to go in to Auckland.
We highly recommend this hotel and do not feel you could do better if you are needing a room close to the airport..

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank wishfullOz
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Reviewed June 11, 2007

Had an overnight in Auckland on my way to Sydney, so needed somewhere handy to the airport. Free internet access AND free airport pickup/drop-off couldn't be beaten at this price!

My room had a comfy recliner chair, and a spa bath. Tastefully decorated, fresh and modern. The biggest bonus was the super-friendly owners, who made my trip a pleasure and were more than happy to help with recommendations, information and a chat.

I'll definitely be staying here for my next trip out of Auckland later in the year!

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled solo
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4  Thank jj90
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Reviewed May 21, 2007

This property is near the Auckland airport (with shuttle service.) While not over-the-top luxury, it is the newest accommodation, very clean and quite comfortable. The staff is great to help with sightseeing options. We stayed for three days upon arrival and on our last night before departure. BK's has other properties as well. Check them out!

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank LeitaLuetta
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Reviewed March 7, 2007

This was a very clean and convenient place to stay for an overnighter on the way to and from the Cook Islands. There is a 24 hr free shuttle to pick up or drop off at the airport. My only complaints are that the curtains are too thin and let in too much light and that the ceiling is not noise insulated - when you get a noisy upstairs occupant you can really hear them!

Otherwise, very happy to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with family
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3  Thank SilkStrawberry
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Reviewed December 1, 2006

Very new, very handy to Auckland Airport. Reasonable value-for-money. Don't blink or you'll miss it after turning onto Kirkbride Road off the 20. Staff at reception was very polite and helpful. Overall, accommodation is newish but basic apartment-style. TVs in main and bedroom. Family restaurant right across the road and small shopping centre a five-minute walk up Kirkbride Road. Too easy! Given that this place is very close to the airport, did not hear one plane either come or go all stay, which was surprising too. Beds were wonderful, shower and bathroom well appointed.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank TasDevil
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Reviewed October 8, 2006

We spent one night in transit at BK's and found it to be very clean, convenient, well-equiped and comfortable. Free shuttle picks you up from the airport and there's free wireless internet usage as well. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Overall, it is a great place to stay if you're passing through and need to be close to Auckland airport.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled with family
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8  Thank sirfox
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Additional Information about Best Western BK's Pioneer Motor Lodge

Address: 205 Kirkbride Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Mangere
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Mangere
#5 Business Hotel in Mangere
#6 Luxury Hotel in Mangere
Price Range: $105 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western BK's Pioneer Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located only 4 minutes from the Auckland International Airport, New Zealand, Best Western BKs Pioneer Motor Lodge offers you quality, affordable accommodation. As our guest, you’ll enjoy our 24 hour courtesy airport shuttle service for the International and Domestic terminals. ... more   less 
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